- Sean Hayes (actor)
name = Sean Hayes
birthdate = birth date and age|mf=yes|1970|06|26
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
birthname = Sean Patrick Hayes
emmyawards = Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Will & Grace"
sagawards = Best Actor - Comedy Series
Will & Grace"
Will & Grace"
Will & Grace"
Sean Patrick Hayes (born June 26, 1970) is a six- time
Golden Globenominee and a Emmy award-winning American actorand comedian. He is perhaps best known for his role as Jack McFarlandin the sitcom" Will & Grace".Stated in interview on " Inside the Actors Studio"]
Hayes was born in
Chicago, Illinois, the son of Mary, a director of a non-profit food bank, and Ronald Hayes, a lithographer. [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/68/Sean-Hayes.html Sean Hayes Biography (1970-2008) ] ] He is of Irish descent and was raised Roman Catholic, [ [http://www.angelfire.com/il3/rachelzworld/latimes.html L.A. Times article ] ] attending high school in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, at Glenbard West High School. Hayes studied pianoperformance and conductingat Illinois State Universitybut left before graduating. He worked as a classical pianist and served as a music director at the Pheasant Run Theaterin St. Charles, Illinois. He also composed original music for a production of "Antigone" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Companyin Chicago. He participated in The Second City improvisational comedytroupe.
As a teenager, he was an extra in
Winona Ryder's first movie, "Lucas" (1986), which was filmed at his high school, Glenbard West. He made his professional film debut in the independent film" Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss" (1998), which brought him wide attention and caught the attention of executives who cast him in the NBCcomedy television series" Will & Grace", as Jack McFarland, a flamboyantly gay, frequently unemployed actor. The show became a long-running hit and Hayes’ performance as Jack earned him seven consecutive Emmy Awardnominations (2000–06) as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He won the Emmy for his first nomination.
Hayes’ success led to film appearances in "
Cats & Dogs" (2001), as Jerry Lewisin the made-for-TV movie " Martin and Lewis" (2002), " Pieces of April" (2003), " The Cat in the Hat" (2003) and " Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!" (2004). He has also guest starred in several television programs, including "Scrubs" and " 30 Rock".
In 2005, Hayes was executive producer for "" for Bravo, a
reality showlike " Project Greenlight" but for sitcoms. He also executive produced the two winning scripts, chosen by NBC: " The Sperm Donor" and " Stephen's Life". He guest-starred in 2006 in the Adult Swimcameo-filled show " Tom Goes to the Mayor". The actor currently is busy with his own production company, Hazy Mills, with Todd Milliner, [ [http://www.hazymills.com HazyMills.com Coming Soon - Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner Production Company ] ] his producing partner from college.
In 2007, Hayes was featured in a major role as Thomas in
Rob Reiner's film " The Bucket List", starring Jack Nicholsonand Morgan Freeman.
On July 5, 2008, Hayes made his New York stage debut as Mr. Applegate / Devil in
New York City Center's " Encores!" production of " Damn Yankees" opposite Jane Krakowskiand Cheyenne Jackson.
In a 2008 New York Times interview, Hayes revealed he is working on a television project called "
BiCoastal" about "a guy with a wife and kids in California and a boyfriend in New York." [ [http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/06/theater/06mcge.html?8dpc=&_r=3&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1218596404-GpRhqaBreKmsEu7JVLJb1Q] - New York Times Interview]
Hayes has played gay and straight characters during his time as an actor, and will be playing a
bisexualin the upcoming "BiCoastal", but he has refused to discuss his sexual orientationin public. He has stated, “When you see me play Jack, I want you to believe that that’s a gay character. After "Will & Grace" is over, when I play a straight character, I want you to believe that, too.” [cite web | author= | title=Queer Lesbian Gay Arts & Entertainment: Celebrities --Sean Hayes | url=http://www.gay.com/entertainment/celebrities/package.html?sernum=161| work=Gay.com | date=2004 | accessdate=2008-04-06]
*"Sean Hayes". Biography Resource Center Online. Gale Group. 1999.
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* [http://www.nndb.com/people/582/000044450/ Sean Hayes] at the
Notable Names Database
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