Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes

Highest Rated: 88% Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons' (2019)

Lowest Rated: 9% Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (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
88% Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons' Mr. Lorenzo 2019
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
80% 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
39% Igor Brain $19.5M 2008
41% 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
54% Cats & Dogs Mr. Tinkles 2001
No Score Yet Jackie's Back Actor 1999
78% Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss Billy 1998
77% Map of the Human Heart Hotel Bellboy 1992

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2019
2016
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013-2019
Guest Appearing Executive Producer Producer 2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
Guest 2018
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
2009-2019
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 Soul Man
2012-2016
Executive Producer Producer 2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010-2018
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 American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice 2014
2013
22% Sean Saves the World
2013-2014
Sean Executive Producer Producer 2014
2013
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011-2017
Guest 2014
2012
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2013
67% Smash
2012-2013
Terry Terry Falls 2013
94% Portlandia
2011-2018
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
85% 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
83% Scrubs
2001-2010
Nick Murdoch 2001

QUOTES FROM Sean Hayes CHARACTERS

Terry says: Hi. I'm Terry with a Y...

Terri says: And I'm Terri with an I! I'm a dance major!

Terry says: And I'm not.

Terri says: He's like a mountain! with fur!

Terri says: He's like a mountain! With fur!

Sullivan says: Oh come on, I don't even work out.

Terri says: I'm a Dance Major !

Terri says: I'm a Dance Major!

Terry says: And i'm not

Terry says: And I'm not.

Terri says: 5, 6, 7, 8 turn, turn

Terri says: 5, 6, 7, 8 turn, turn.

Terry says: I never agreed to do that

Terry says: I never agreed to do that.

Terry says: Hi, i'm Terry with a Y

Terry says: Hi, I'm Terry with a Y.

Terri says: And i'm Terri with an I

Terri says: And I'm Terri with an I.

Terri says: I'm a dance major!

Terry says: And I'm not!

Mr. Tinkles says: Cats rule! Yeah.

Mr. Tinkles says: Greetings, my furry friends! It is I, Tinkles! Free! Scot-free! [Laughing] Meow, meow. Did you really think the Rock could hold me forever? I am definitely not an indoor cat! [Steel drums are heard] HEY! Ringo! Enough with the steel drums here! I'm trying to talk, "mon"!

Mr. Tinkles says: Greetings, my furry friends! It is I, Tinkles! Free! Scot-free! [laughing] Meow, meow. Did you really think the Rock could hold me forever? I am definitely not an indoor cat! [steel drums are heard] HEY! Ringo! Enough with the steel drums here! I'm trying to talk, 'mon'!

Calico says: Hey boss! I'm riffin'! Heh-heh-heh!

Larry Fine says: Hey, quiet down you two, you're disturing my coffee break!

Curly Howard says: Oh boy! Donuts! Where's mine?

Moe Howard says: They're small! Why don't you have two?

Curly Howard says: Oh, okay!

Moe Howard says: [sticks the donuts into Curly's ears]

Curly Howard says: AH! HATATATATATATATAT! Oh, now look what ya did, Moe! Ya got donuts stuck in my ears!

Moe Howard says: Curly, go get the chainsaw.

Curly Howard says: Why can't Larry do it?

Moe Howard says: 'Cause he's got a headache.

Larry Fine says: No I don't!

Moe Howard says: [hits Larry on the head with a hammer] How 'bout now?!

Larry Fine says: Yeah, it's comin' on.

Fish says: Aah!

The Cat in the Hat says: *flush fish in toilet*

Fish says: *escape sewers and toilet* Water... water... *death*

Mr. Tinkles says: Evil does not wear a bonnet!

Larry Fine says: [Larry mistakenly reads a "Do Not Remove" Sign] Hey look, a donut remova'!

Larry Fine says: [Larry mistakenly reads a 'Do Not Remove' Sign] Hey look, a donut remova'!

Curly Howard says: Uh-oh, he's snuffocatin'!

Larry Fine says: Don't worry, I know the Heineken maneuver!

Curly Howard says: Who's the tall guy in the fancy suit and top hat?

Ling says: Oh.That's a snowman.

Larry Fine says: Yeah...But what's his name?????

Larry Fine says: Yeah...But what's his name?

Larry Fine says: You'll have to pay me to see this garbage!

Moe Howard says: He's got a headache. [To Larry]

Moe Howard says: He's got a headache. [to Larry]

Larry Fine says: No I don't!

Moe Howard says: [Bangs Larry in the head with a hammer] How 'bout now?

Moe Howard says: [bangs Larry in the head with a hammer] How 'bout now?

Larry Fine says: Yeah, It's comin' on.

Mr. Tinkles says: [After making Scotty sneeze when near a dog] SUCCESS!

Edward Cole says: Just do it on how you do it for your family.

Thomas says: So...would that mean giving all the money to my assistant?

Mr. Tinkles says: Mice!

Mr. Tinkles says: MICE!

Butch says: [Watching from a distance with Lou and Ivy] Son of my mom!

Mr. Tinkles says: I want you to stay here.

Calico says: Why?

Mr. Tinkles says: Because I hate you. [Closes and locks the door]

Calico says: No! NOO! NOOOOOOO! [Scratching at the door] NOOOOOOO! NO! LEMME OUT!

Mr. Tinkles says: Ha ha! Success!

Mr. Tinkles says: Lower the cage!

Sophie says: Mr. Tinkles!

Mr. Tinkles says: [Scared] Aaaah!

Mr. Tinkles says: At what point did you forget that WE'RE TRYING TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD?!?

Calico says: Are you mad?

Mr. Tinkles says: YES! I AM MAD!

Mr. Tinkles says: Evil does not wear a BONNET!

Sophie says: Now you can look just like me!

Mr. Tinkles says: No, I think not, Sophie. Those days are through.

Sophie says: Wha--

Mr. Tinkles says: What's the matter, Large Marge? Cat got your tongue?

Sophie says: No...

Mr. Tinkles says: Boo!

Sophie says: Oh!

Mr. Tinkles says: Oh my! A talking cat?! Scary, isn't it?

Sophie says: Ohhhh... [Faints]

Mr. Tinkles says: Lock her in the closet. We must remain on schedule. OUR DAY HAS COME!

Mr. Tinkles says: A cat's eye reveals everything.

Mr. Tinkles says: Cats rule!

Mr. Tinkles says: And now, leave! I'm planning my escape, you know.

Mr. Tinkles says: That is all... cats rule.