Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes

Highest Rated: 100% Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 (2021)

Lowest Rated: 6% The Emoji Movie (2017)

Birthday: Jun 26, 1970

Birthplace: Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA

After gaining notice for a series of Dorito's commercials and the gay indie "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss" (1998), Sean Hayes earned a place in comedy history for his role on network TV's first gay-character-helmed sitcom, "Will & Grace" (NBC, 1998-2006). For eight highly-rated seasons, his role of Jack - the flamboyant sidekick of a straitlaced gay lawyer (Eric McCormack) - was not only a favorite of viewers but was a significant catalyst for more widespread acceptance of the gay community in the general media. The Emmy-winning Hayes weathered criticism for playing coy as to his own sexuality during the show's run, but came out in 2010, finding himself at the center of a media controversy about the ability of gay actors to play "straight." Outside of his firm footing as a major player in primetime, Hayes primarily appeared in character roles on the big screen, demonstrating his wisecracking charm and impeccable comic timing.

Highest rated movies

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons'
Pieces of April
Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!
The Three Stooges
Soul Men
The Bucket List
Lazy Susan

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% No Score Yet Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 Executive Producer - 2021
10% 49% Lazy Susan Susan (Character),
Screenwriter
- 2020
88% No Score Yet Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons' Mr. Lorenzo (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 62% Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution Original Music - 2017
6% 37% The Emoji Movie "Devil" Steven (Voice) $86.1M 2017
No Score Yet 71% Tangled Before Ever After Pete the Guard (Voice) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pounce Soldier (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 64% Party Central Terri (Voice) - 2014
80% 81% Monsters University Terri Perry (Voice) $268.5M 2013
51% 47% The Three Stooges Larry (Character) $44.3M 2012
13% 38% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Mr. Tinkles (Voice) $43.6M 2010
45% 58% Soul Men Danny Epstein (Character) $12.1M 2008
39% 38% Igor Brain (Voice) $19.5M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Evolution: The Musical! Jesus H. Christ (Character) - 2008
41% 77% The Bucket List Thomas (Character) $93.5M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roberto, the Insect Architect Narrator - 2005
54% 47% Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! Richard Levy (Character) $17.0M 2004
9% 54% Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat Mr. Humberfloob/The Fish (Character) $100.4M 2003
84% 73% Pieces of April Wayne (Character) $2.4M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martin and Lewis Jerry Lewis (Character) - 2002
54% 32% Cats & Dogs Mr. Tinkles (Voice) $93.4M 2001
No Score Yet 87% Jackie's Back! Self - 1999
78% 63% Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss Billy Collier (Character) $2.0M 1998

TV

Credit
23% 78% Q-Force Steve Maryweather (Voice),
Executive Producer
2021
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest,
Host
2008 2017 2020-2021
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2012-2014 2016 2018-2021
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest,
Host
2011-2014 2016-2021
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2012 2019-2021
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016-2018 2020
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet 100% Hollywood Game Night Guest,
Contestant,
Executive Producer
2013-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couch Surfing Guest 2020
74% 88% Will & Grace Jack McFarland (Character) 2017-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comedy Central Roast Host 2019
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016 2018-2019
No Score Yet 56% America's Got Talent Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA Day Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016 2018
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2018
No Score Yet 50% The History of Comedy Executive Producer,
Self
2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jess Cagle Interview Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Weekly Cast Reunions Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
89% 89% Grimm Executive Producer 2011-2017
38% 78% Maya & Marty Music Performer,
Guest
2016
No Score Yet 100% The Soul Man Executive Producer 2012-2016
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
32% 66% Crowded Executive Producer 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2016
47% 44% The Millers Kip Finkle (Character) 2014-2015
No Score Yet 79% Hot in Cleveland Chad (Guest Star),
Executive Producer
2011 2014-2015
No Score Yet 100% Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2013 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet 100% Funny or Die's Billy on the Street Guest 2014
22% 41% Sean Saves the World Sean (Character),
Executive Producer
2013-2014
No Score Yet 91% American Dad Foster (Guest Voice) 2013
68% 78% Smash Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2013
71% 67% Up All Night Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
93% 89% Parks and Recreation Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
94% 80% Portlandia Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2006 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Head Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
78% 93% 30 Rock Jesse Parcell (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovespring International Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 87% Will & Grace Jack McFarland (Character) 1998-2006
83% 87% Scrubs Nick (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2001
No Score Yet 95% Rugrats Talent Show Director (Guest Voice) 2001
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet SmartLess Unknown (Character)