Monday, April 11, 2011

Sean Hayes Bio (Biography)

Real name: Sean Patrick Hayes
Date of birth: June 26. 1970
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Astrology Sign: Cancer
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)

Chicago-born, Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes is a talented musician as well as an actor. He supported himself as a classical pianist and performed in a pop band for five years while attending Illinois State University where he majored in performance and conducting. Hayes began his professional career in the Chicago theatre community, serving as musical director at the Pheasant Run Theater for several years, appearing in several productions as well. He also appeared in the original production of "Role Play" at the Organic Theatre. 

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 as well as the television movie A & P (1996), based on a story by John Updike, before landing the role which earned him an Emmy Award in 2001 - Jack McFarland on the hit NBC comedy series "Will & Grace" (1998). He has also been honored with a SAG Award, an American Comedy Award and a TV Guide Award as well as with two Golden Globe Nominations. 

Hayes made his feature film debut in 1998 in the title role of the art-house hit Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998) which won critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival. He most recently starred in the box-office hit Cats & Dogs (2001) for the Warner Bros Studios. Hayes makes his home in Los Angeles.

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