Jay R. Ferguson

Jay R. Ferguson

Highest Rated: 55% The Killer Inside Me (2010)

Lowest Rated: 2% The In Crowd (2000)

Birthday: Jul 25, 1974

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

Handsome, sandy-haired actor Jay R. Ferguson saw frequent ups and downs in his career, starting when he was auspiciously cast as Ponyboy, the idealistic, sweet-faced lead of "The Outsiders," a 1990 Fox series based on the hit S.E. Hinton novel and film of the same name. Despite the almost legendary status of its source material, "The Outsiders" didn't make it past 13 episodes. Luckily for Ferguson, another job was already lined up and the young actor joined the cast of CBS' "Evening Shade" as the son of Burt Reynolds' football coach. A regular on the series from 1990-1993 and a recurring player from 1993-1994, Ferguson worked steadily and amassed a stable of fans, many of whom had initially noticed the performer in the teen magazine publicity blitz that met the debut of "The Outsiders." Following his television success, Ferguson found his career was a bit more hit or miss. He made his feature debut in the disjoined but hard-hitting and popular "Higher Learning" (1995), John Singleton's look at racial relations on a college campus. He was next featured in the 1995 Fox TV-movie "The Price of Love," a somewhat fluffy but heartfelt drama about hustlers in Los Angeles. Appearing in only a handful or roles in the mid- to late '90s, Ferguson began to be better known for the company he kept than the work he did when he began appearing in gossip pages as a frequent member of Leonardo DiCaprio's band of young revelers. Roles in the forgettable indie thriller "Campfire Tales" (1998), the well-intentioned but little-seen romance "Girl" (1999), the critically lambasted "The In Crowd" (2000) and the direct-to-cable crime caper "Blue Ridge Falls" (Cinemax, 2000) failed to register on the public interest meter. Having grown into his looks and his talents, Ferguson reemerged as a regular on The WB's short-lived suspense series "Glory Days" (2002) making the most of his featured role with a good measure of wry humor. He starred on the series as Rudy Dunlop, the young sheriff of a quaint waterfront town in Washington crawling with unexplained crimes. Ferguson reappeared on series television with the supporting role of art director Stan Rizzo on the Emmy-winning drama "Mad Men" (AMC 2007-2015). Originally a somewhat boorish, misogynistic type, Stan eventually bonded with rising young copywriter Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) and became the bearish, bearded, pot-smoking, in-house hippie of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Between seasons, Ferguson appeared in the noir "The Killer Inside Me" (2010) and romantic drama "The Lucky One" (2012). After the end of "Mad Men," Ferguson starred in the sitcom "The Real O'Neals" (ABC 2016-17) as amiable Chicago policeman Pat O'Neal, father of a close-knit family roiled by the sudden exposure of multiple family secrets.

Highest rated movies

The Killer Inside Me
Higher Learning
Club Life
The Lucky One
Back in the Day
The In Crowd




No Score Yet 27% A Stand Up Guy Manny (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 50% Little Loopers Todd (Character) - 2015
20% 17% Club Life Steven (Character) - 2015
11% 47% Back in the Day Mark (Character) - 2014
20% 67% The Lucky One Keith Clayton (Character) $60.4M 2012
55% 40% The Killer Inside Me Elmer Conway (Character) $215.0K 2010
No Score Yet 44% Swedish Auto Executive Producer - 2006
No Score Yet 33% The Year That Trembled Isaac Hoskins (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Palms Riley (Character) - 2001
2% 38% The In Crowd Andy (Character) $5.3M 2000
No Score Yet 29% End of Innocence Shane (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 31% Campfire Tales Cliff (Character) - 1997
45% 74% Higher Learning Billy (Character) $36.8M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Price of Love Beau (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 60% Shattered Dreams Teenage Luke (Character) - 1990


93% 47% The Conners Ben (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
79% 86% Briarpatch Jake Spivey (Character) 2020
49% 62% The Romanoffs Joe Garner (Character) 2018
18% 60% Living Biblically Chip (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twin Peaks: The Return Special Agent Randall Headley (Guest Star) 2017
67% 89% The Real O'Neals Pat (Character) 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2016
86% 84% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
94% 96% Mad Men Stan Rizzo (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2010 2012-2015
75% 86% Chasing Life Owen Gordon (Guest Star) 2015
72% 86% Ray Donovan Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
88% 95% Burn Notice John O'Lear (Guest Star) 2011
71% 81% No Ordinary Family Agent Norris (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 87% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
82% 86% Castle Dick Coonan (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 88% Lie to Me Jimmy (Guest Star) 2009
69% No Score Yet Easy Money Cooper Buffkin (Character) 2008-2009
70% 77% Weeds Keith (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 67% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
77% 80% Sleeper Cell Unknown (Character) 2006
21% No Score Yet Surface Rich Connelly (Character) 2005-2006
No Score Yet 75% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glory Days Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outsiders Ponyboy Curtis (Character) 1990