Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes

114 Fans
Jun. 26th, 1970
Born in
Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA
5' 11"

Sean Hayes' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Will & Grace TV Show
Will & Grace
Campus Ladies TV Show
Campus Ladies
Sin City Spectacular TV Show
Sin City Spectacular
Situation: Comedy TV Show
Situation: Comedy
How Murray Saved Christmas TV Show
How Murray Saved Christmas

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Sean grew up in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. His father, Ron, a lithographer, left him and his four siblings when Sean was a young child. Sean says he hasn't seen his father in more than 10 years. His mother, Mary, works at a food bank. Sean attended Illinois State University where he studied music and theatre. He supported himself through his college years by playing piano for voice lessons and working in community theater. He played a stint with the Second City comedy troupe and then became a musical director for a local theater. He grew tired of that after a while and in the spring of 1995, moved to LA. He got a "hellish" job at a restaurant. His first big break was landing a national tour with Kenny Rogers (I) for a Christmas show. In 1997, he got a series of commercials that gained him attention and led to his eventual role on "Will & Grace" (1998).

  • Won the 2006 SAG award for an Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Jack McFarland on _"Will & Grace" (1998)_ (qv). He was also nominated in 2005, but lost out to _"Monk" (2002)_ (qv) actor 'Tony Shalhoub' (qv).
  • As a teenager, Sean Hayes was an extra in 'Winona Ryder' (qv)'s first movie _Lucas (1986)_ (qv) - filmed at Sean's High School in Glen Ellyn, Ill.
  • Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2004 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actor category for his performance in the film _The Cat in the Hat (2003)_ (qv), however, he failed to receive a nomination.
  • Attended Illinois State University in 1992, where he studied music and theatre.
  • Close friends with actress 'Rosa Blasi' (qv); attended her wedding to Giants Fullback 'Jim Finn (IV)' (qv) on February 14, 2004.
  • He is the youngest of the _"Will & Grace" (1998)_ (qv) cast.
  • Wanted to start a spin off series of _"Will & Grace" (1998)_ (qv), but after seeing what happened to _"Joey" (2004)_ (qv) on NBC, he decided against it.
  • The first thing he bought after he made some money was a concert grand piano.

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