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Sean Hayes

Highest Rated:   84% Pieces of April (2003)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
78% Monsters University
  • Terri
2013
42% Let Fury Have The Hour
  • Actor
2012
51% The Three Stooges
  • Larry
2012
14% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
  • Mr. Tinkles
2010
45% Soul Men
  • Danny Epstein
2008
36% Igor
  • Brain
2008
40% The Bucket List
  • Thomas
2007
No Score Yet Diary of a Spider and More Cute Critter Stories
  • Actor
2007
52% Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!
  • Richard Levy the Shameless
2004
10% Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
  • Mr. Humberfloob/The Fish
2003
84% Pieces of April
  • Wayne
2003
54% Cats & Dogs
  • Mr. Tinkles
2001
No Score Yet Jackie's Back
  • Actor
1999
74% Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
  • Billy
1998
80% Map of the Human Heart
  • Hotel Bellboy
1992

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
22% Sean Saves the World
2013-2014
  • Executive Producer
  • Sean
  • Producer
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Host
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Soul Man
2012
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
68% Smash
2012-2013
  • Terry Terry Falls
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Chad
  • Producer
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
71% Up All Night
2011-2013
  • Walter
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
86% Grimm
2011
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
32% Crowded
2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
46% The Millers
2013-2015
  • Kip Kip Withers Kip Finkle
90% Parks and Recreation
2009-2015
  • Buddy Wood
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet Scrubs
2001-2010
  • Nick Murdoch
42% Maya & Marty
2016
  • Appearing
97% Portlandia
2011
  • Actor
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Jack McGarland Jack McFarland
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
  • Appearing

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