Sean Hayes

Biography: Regarding the colorful character he portrays on "Will & Grace," Emmy Award-winning actor Sean Hayes explains, "Jack is highly neurotic, extremely outspoken, a little bitter, maybe even borderline obsessive-compulsive. However, underneath all that, he is a caring soul and a good friend to Will (Eric McCormack)."

Hayes, who won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2000 for "Will & Grace," was raised in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. A talented musician, he supported himself as a classical pianist and performed in a pop band while attending Illinois State University, where he majored in performance and conducting. He also appeared in the university's productions of "Burn This" and "Love for Love." After his college experience, Hayes began working in the Chicago theater community, serving as the music director at the Pheasant Run Theatre for a few years, where he appeared in several of their productions. He composed original music for a
Regarding the colorful character he portrays on "Will & Grace," Emmy Award-winning actor Sean Hayes explains, "Jack is highly neurotic, extremely outspoken, a little bitter, maybe even borderline obsessive-compulsive. However, underneath all that, he is a caring soul and a good friend to Will (Eric McCormack)."

Hayes, who won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2000 for "Will & Grace," was raised in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. A talented musician, he supported himself as a classical pianist and performed in a pop band while attending Illinois State University, where he majored in performance and conducting. He also appeared in the university's productions of "Burn This" and "Love for Love."

After his college experience, Hayes began working in the Chicago theater community, serving as the music director at the Pheasant Run Theatre for a few years, where he appeared in several of their productions. He composed original music for a production of "Antigone" at the Steppenwolf Theatre and appeared in the original production of "Role Play" at the Organic Theater.
An alumnus of the famed Second City improvisational comedy group, Hayes also had gigs as a stand-up comic, performing at The Comedy Club in Los Angeles.
While still in Chicago, Hayes won roles in television shows including "Missing Persons," "Silk Stalkings" and "Tough Target." He also starred in the television movie "A&P," based on the short story by John Updike.

On the big screen, Hayes played the title role in the art-house hit "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss," which won critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival. He has also been honored with a Screen Actors Guild Award, a TV Guide Award, an American Comedy Award and two Golden Globe nominations.

A resident of Los Angeles, Hayes is currently hobby-less.
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Sean Hayes' Scores

Average career score: 63
Highest Metascore: 75 Will & Grace: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 43 Sean Saves the World: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
6 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Grimm: Season 5 Oct 30, 2015 Executive Producer 8.2
tbd Who Do You Think You Are?: Season 6 Mar 8, 2015 Self tbd
tbd Grimm: Season 4 Oct 24, 2014 Executive Producer 8.1
tbd Grimm: Season 3 Oct 25, 2013 Executive Producer 7.8
43 Sean Saves the World: Season 1 Oct 3, 2013 Sean / Executive Producer 4.7
75 Grimm: Season 2 Aug 13, 2012 Executive Producer 8.3
65 The Soul Man: Season 1 Jun 20, 2012 Executive Producer 4.2
55 Grimm: Season 1 Oct 28, 2011 Executive Producer 7.8
64 Hot in Cleveland: Season 1 Jun 16, 2010 Executive Producer 6.5
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 4 Sep 4, 2006 Himself 7.0
tbd Will & Grace: Season 8 Sep 29, 2005 Jack McFarland 8.4
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 3 Sep 5, 2005 Himself 6.7
tbd Situation: Comedy: Season 1 Jul 26, 2005 Himself tbd
tbd Will & Grace: Season 7 Sep 16, 2004 Jack McFarland 8.5
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 2 Sep 6, 2004 Himself 6.7
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 12 Aug 23, 2004 Guest 10
tbd Will & Grace: Season 6 Sep 25, 2003 Jack McFarland 8.3
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 1 Sep 8, 2003 Himself 8.3
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 11 Sep 1, 2003 Guest tbd
tbd Will & Grace: Season 5 Sep 26, 2002 Jack McFarland 8.6
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 10 Sep 3, 2002 Guest 8.0
tbd Will & Grace: Season 4 Sep 27, 2001 Jack McFarland 8.4
tbd Will & Grace: Season 3 Oct 12, 2000 Jack McFarland 8.7
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 8 Aug 21, 2000 Guest tbd
tbd Will & Grace: Season 2 Sep 21, 1999 Jack McFarland 8.7
75 Will & Grace: Season 1 Sep 21, 1998 Jack McFarland 8.0
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 19 Aug 30, 1993 Guest tbd