Sean Hayes

Highest Rated: 84% Pieces of April (2003)
Birthday: Jun 26, 1970
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Born June 26, 1970, as the youngest of five children, Hayes has since compared his suburban Chicago upbringing to "being raised by a family of wild dingoes." After high school in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, he attended Illinois State University, where he supported himself as a classical pianist and performed in a pop band. Following his graduation, where he was awarded a degree in performance and conducting, he went to work in the Chicago theater. For several years, he served as the musical director of the Pheasant Run Theater, often acting in productions in addition to writing music for them. He was also a member of the famed Second City improvisational group and performed standup comedy in clubs in Chicago and Los Angeles. While still living in Chicago, Hayes began finding TV work, notably in the series Silk Stalkings. In 1998, he made his film debut in Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss, in which he played the title character, a gay photographer in search of love. The film received both a favorable reception at Sundance and a wide art house release. It was while he was at Sundance promoting the movie that Hayes was asked to audition for the part of the straightlaced lawyer Will in the upcoming Will & Grace. Preferring the role of Will's friend Jack, Hayes auditioned for that part instead, and subsuquently became a full fledged star for his portrayal of the beloved character. Following the show's eight year run, Hayes would enjoy a variety of projects, appearing in films like The Bucket List, Soul Men, and The Three Stooges.After logging several high-profile guest runs on TV shows like Up All Night and Smash, Hayes tried to mount his television comeback with his own show, Sean Saves the World, in 2013. The show only lasted on season, but Hayes quickly rebounded by joining the cast of The Millers in season 2. He also launched a successful production company, executive producing shows like Grimm, Hot in Cleveland and The Soul Man, and created the game show Hollywood Game Night.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Tangled Before Ever After Pete the Guard 2017
No Score Yet Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown Actor 2016
No Score Yet Party Central Terri 2014
50% How Murray Saved Christmas Actor 2014
79% Monsters University Terri $260.4M 2013
42% Let Fury Have The Hour Actor $3.9K 2012
51% The Three Stooges Larry $41.9M 2012
13% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Mr. Tinkles $43.5M 2010
45% Soul Men Danny Epstein $12M 2008
37% Igor Brain $19.5M 2008
40% The Bucket List Thomas $93.6M 2007
No Score Yet Diary of a Spider and More Cute Critter Stories Actor 2007
53% Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! Richard Levy the Shameless $16.9M 2004
9% Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat Mr. Humberfloob/The Fish $100.5M 2003
84% Pieces of April Wayne $2.5M 2003
No Score Yet Martin and Lewis Jerry Lewis 2002
53% Cats & Dogs Mr. Tinkles 2001
No Score Yet Jackie's Back Actor 1999
75% Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss Billy 1998
81% Map of the Human Heart Hotel Bellboy 1992

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing Executive Producer Producer
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Host Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Host Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Jack McGarland Jack McFarland
  • 2018
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
89% Grimm
2011-2017
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
32% Crowded
2015-2016
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2016
38% Maya & Marty
2016
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Soul Man
2012-2016
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
Appearing
  • 2015
47% The Millers
2013-2015
Kip Kip Withers Kip Finkle
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Host Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
Chad Executive Producer Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011-2017
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2014
  • 2013
22% Sean Saves the World
2013-2014
Sean Executive Producer Producer
  • 2014
  • 2013
67% Smash
2012-2013
Terry Terry Falls
  • 2013
93% Portlandia
2011
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
71% Up All Night
2011-2013
Walter
  • 2012
  • 2011
92% Parks and Recreation
2009-2015
Buddy Wood
  • 2012
  • 2010
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2004
  • 2002
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 2001
84% Scrubs
2001-2010
Nick Murdoch
  • 2001

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