Teen Wolf's gay character of Danny is not stereotypical because gay people come in “all shapes and sizes,” says Keahu Kahuanui, the actor who plays the high school student.

The teen series, which is based on the 1985 film of the same name starring Michael J. Fox, stars 19-year-old Tyler Posey (Smallville, Brothers & Sisters) as Scott McCall, the newly turned werewolf.

Newcomer Kahuanui plays the character of Danny, an out student who plays on the school's lacrosse team and has a boyfriend. He first appeared in the second episode of the series and in several scenes throughout the first season, which ended two weeks ago.

In an interview with gay male entertainment website AfterElton.com, Kahuanui described his character as a jock, and added that television is rightly moving away from showing stereotypical gay characters.

“Nowadays it's becoming more and more apparent that your typical gay in a situation or in a scene is not what you usually define as stereotypical. I mean they come in all shapes and sizes. And this one, Danny, happens to be a jock,” Kahuanui said.

In addition to Kahuanui and Posey, the series also co-stars Colton Haynes (The Hills, The Gates), Crystal Reed (Skyline, Crazy, Stupid, Love), Tyler Hoechlin (Road to Perdition, 7th Heaven), Holland Roden (Pushed, 12 Miles of Bad Road), Adam Fristoe (Halloween II, Road Trip) and newcomer Dylan O'Brien.