Plays Jack McFarland
Of Irish descent, Sean Hayes was raised as a Catholic in Chicago.
In his younger years, Hayes practiced improv, had a go at stand-up comedy, and appeared in several television commercials.
He also studied Piano Performance at Illinois State University, and became the music director at a nearby theatre.
His breakout role was in the independent film, Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss. He was cast in Will & Grace shortly afterward.
Hayes earned seven consecutive Emmy Award nominations for his role as Jack in Will & Grace – a role that also contributed to the success of the gay movement in America.
Hayes has also made guest appearances in several other television comedies. Scrubs, 30 Rock, Hot in Cleveland and Parks and Recreation, to name a few.
Movie credits include Cats & Dogs, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, The Cat in the Hat and The Bucket List.