|Born||Sean Patrick Hayes|
June 26, 1970
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Sean Patrick Hayes (born June 26, 1970) is an Emmy award-winning American actor and comedian. Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience primarily by making them laugh He is perhaps best known for his role as Jack McFarland in the sitcom Will & Grace. John Philip "Jack" McFarland (born February 1969 was a Fictional character on the American television Sitcom Will Will & Grace is a popular Emmy Award -winning American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on NBC from 1998 to 2006 
Hayes was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Mary, a director of a non-profit food bank, and Ronald Hayes, a lithographer. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. A food bank is a non-profit organization which distributes non-perishable goods and perishable food items to non-profit agencies involved in local emergency food programs Lithography is a method for Printing using a plate or stone with a completely smooth surface  He is of Irish descent and was raised Catholic, attending high school in Glen Ellyn, Illinois at Glenbard West High School. The Irish people ( Irish: Muintir na hÉireann, na hÉireannaigh, na Gaeil) are a Western European Ethnic group who originate Glen Ellyn is an affluent Village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. Glenbard West High School, or GWHS (also GBW and locally referred to as "West" is a public four-year High school located at the corner of Ellyn Avenue Hayes studied piano performance and conducting at Illinois State University but left before graduating. The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers Conducting is the act of directing a Musical performance by way of visible gestures Illinois State University is a Public university in Normal Illinois and is the oldest public institution of Higher education in the state. He worked as a classical pianist and served as a music director at the Pheasant Run Theater in St. Charles, Illinois. St Charles is an affluent city in Kane and DuPage counties of Illinois, United States, and is roughly 40 miles west of Chicago on He also composed original music for a production of Antigone at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a Tony Award -winning Chicago theatre company founded in 1974 by Gary Sinise, Terry Kinney and Jeff Perry He participated in The Second City improvisational comedy troupe. Improvisational theatre (also known as improv or impro) is a form of Theatre in which the Actors use Improvisational acting techniques
Hayes moved to Los Angeles in 1995, where he found work as a stand-up comedian, stage actor and as an actor in television commercials, including a 1998 Doritos ad featuring model Ali Landry. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Stand-up comedy is a style of comedy where the performer speaks directly to the audience with the absence of the theatrical " Fourth wall " Theatre (or theater, see spelling differences) is the branch of the Performing arts defined by Bernard Beckerman as what "occurs when one A television advertisement or television commercial (often just commercial or advert (US or ad (UK is a span of television programming produced Doritos-iljpg|thumb|Mexican Nacho Flavored Doritos Israel (old style]] Doritos (dəˈriːɾoʊz is a brand of flavored Tortilla chips produced since 1966 by the American Ali Germaine Landry (born July 21 1973 is a former Miss USA (1996 model and actress.
As a teenager, he was an extra in Winona Ryder's first movie, Lucas (1986), which was filmed at his high school, Glenbard West. Winona Laura Horowitz (born October 29 1971 better known under her professional name Winona Ryder, is an American actress Lucas is a film directed by David Seltzer and first released on March 28 1986. Glenbard West High School, or GWHS (also GBW and locally referred to as "West" is a public four-year High school located at the corner of Ellyn Avenue He made his professional film debut in the independent film Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998), which brought him wide attention and caught the attention of executives who cast him in the NBC comedy television series Will & Grace, as Jack McFarland, a flamboyantly gay, frequently unemployed actor. An independent film, or indie film, is a film that is produced outside of the Hollywood Studio system, a series of oligopolistic practices by several Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss is a 1998 independent, Gay -themed Romantic comedy film written and directed by Tommy O'Haver The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U Will & Grace is a popular Emmy Award -winning American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on NBC from 1998 to 2006 John Philip "Jack" McFarland (born February 1969 was a Fictional character on the American television Sitcom Will In the English language, gay is an Adjective that in modern usage refers to Homosexuality. The show became a long-running hit and Hayes' performance as Jack earned him seven consecutive Emmy Award nominations (2000–06) as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He won the Emmy for his first nomination. 
Hayes' success led to film appearances in Cats & Dogs (2001), as Jerry Lewis in the made-for-TV movie Martin and Lewis (2002), Pieces of April (2003), The Cat in the Hat (2003) and Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! (2004). Cats & Dogs is a 2001 American Comedy film directed by Lawrence Guterman. Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) is an American Comedian, award-winning actor producer writer and director best-known for his slapstick This article is about the American comedy duo Martin & Lewis For the British-born humorist writer producer and TV/radio host - see Martin Lewis. Pieces of April is a 2003 American Dramedy Film written and directed by Peter Hedges. Dr Seuss' The Cat in the Hat is a 2003 Live-action Film, based on the 1957 book, produced by Universal Studios, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! is a 2004 Romantic comedy film, directed by Robert Luketic and starring Kate Bosworth He has also guest starred in several television programs, including Scrubs and 30 Rock. Scrubs is an Emmy and Peabody Award -winning American Comedy-drama that premiered on October 2 2001 on NBC. 30 Rock is an American Television comedy Series created by Tina Fey.
In 2005, Hayes was executive producer for Situation: Comedy for Bravo, a reality show like Project Greenlight but for sitcoms. For the Sam & Max computer game episode of the same name see Situation Comedy (Sam & Max. Bravo is a Cable television network owned by NBC Universal. It is currently seen in more than 80 million homes and was the first service dedicated to film drama Reality television is a genre of Television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations documents actual events and usually features ordinary Project Greenlight was a contest and documentary series and money making venture focusing on amateur filmmaking He also executive produced the two winning scripts, chosen by NBC: The Sperm Donor and Stephen's Life. For the Sam & Max computer game episode of the same name see Situation Comedy (Sam & Max. He guest-starred in 2006 in the Adult Swim cameo-filled show Tom Goes to the Mayor. Adult Swim, (usually stylized swim with its signature square Brackets, is an adult-oriented Television network sharing channel space with Cartoon A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the Performing arts, such as Tom Goes to the Mayor is an American Animated television series on Cartoon Network 's Adult Swim. The actor currently is busy with his own production company, Hazy Mills, with Todd Milliner, his producing partner from college.
In 2007, Hayes was featured in a major role as Thomas in Rob Reiner's film The Bucket List, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Robert "Rob" Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American Actor, director, producer, Writer, and The Bucket List is a 2007 comedy-drama film written by directed by Rob Reiner and starring Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22 1937) is an American Actor, internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr (born June 1 1937 is an Academy Award -winning American actor Film director and Narrator.
Hayes has played both gay and straight characters during his time as an actor but refuses to discuss his sexual orientation in public. Heterosexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of the opposite sex or to a heterosexual orientation Sexual orientation is believed to refer to "an enduring pattern of emotional romantic and/or sexual attractions to men women or both sexes He has stated, "When you see me play Jack, I want you to believe that that's a gay character. After Will & Grace is over, when I play a straight character, I want you to believe that, too. "
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