Sean Hayes Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Scrubs, Will and Grace, Gay

Who Is Sean Hayes?

Sean Hayes (Sean Patrick Hayes) is an American actor, comedian, and producer best known for playing Jack McFarland on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace. Hayes runs a television production company called Hazy Mills Productions. The company produces shows such as Grimm, Hot in Cleveland, The Soul Man, and Hollywood Game Night.

How Old Is Sean Hayes?

Sean Patrick Hayes was born on 26 June 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He is 48 years old as of 2018.

Sean Hayes Family

Hayes was born to Mary Hayes and Ronald Hayes, the youngest of five children. His mother Mary was the director of a non-profit food bank called the Northern Illinois Food Bank and his father was a lithographer. Hayes was raised as a Roman Catholic in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and is of Irish descent. His father who was an alcoholic left them when Sean was only five years old and has not spoken to him in many years. Hayes and his siblings were then raised by their mother. His mother died in 2018.

Sean Hayes Education

Hayes attended Glenbard West High School and later joined Illinois State University where he studied piano performance. He then left “two or three classes short” of graduation when he became a music director at the Pheasant Run Theater in St. Charles, Illinois. In February 2013, Hayes received an honorary Ph.D. from Illinois State University.

He also worked as a classical pianist and practiced improv t The Second City in Chicago. Hayes composed original music for a production of Antigone at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. In 1995, he moved to Los Angeles where he got work as a stand-up comedian and an actor on stage and on television. His work included a commercial for Doritos which then aired during Super Bowl XXXII in 1998.

Is Sean Hayes Gay?

Hayes had refused to discuss his sexual orientation for many years and said that he believed that audiences would therefore be more open-minded about his characters. Hayes appeared to imply that he is gay in a 2010 interview with The Advocate, stating: “Really? You’re gonna shoot the gay guy down? I never have had a problem saying who I am. I am who I am.” Hayes also indicated that he was in a relationship.

Sean Hayes Wife

Sean announced in October 2017 that he had married his partner of eight years, Scott Icenogle. Hayes and his husband wrote a book named Plum, which is about how the sugar plum fairy got her wings. Hayes has always had an interest for the Nutcracker and memorised the whole musical piece.

Sean Hayes Actor

As a teenager, Hayes was an extra in the film Lucas (1986) which was then filmed at his high school. Hayes made his professional debut in the independent film Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998) which then brought him wide attention.

Sean Hayes Will and Grace

Hayes was cast as Jack McFarland, a flamboyantly gay and frequently unemployed actor, in the NBC comedy series Will & Grace. Will & Grace became a long-running hit and Hayes’ performance earned him seven consecutive Emmy Award nominations as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series winning the award for his first nomination. For his performance, Hayes was also nominated for six Golden Globe Awards.

Sean Hayes Broadway

Hayes made his Broadway debut in the April 2010 Broadway revival of the musical Promises, Promises. He then received a
nomination for the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, and was also nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

He also starred in the Broadway play An Act of God which then ran from June 6, 2016 to September 4, 2016.

Sean Hayes Grimm

Hayes is a co-producer in the American fantasy police procedural drama television series. The series is created by
Stephen Carpenter and Jim Kouf & David Greenwald.

Sean Hayes Scrubs

Hayes also made an appearance in the American medical comedy-drama television series Scrubs.

Sean Hayes Awards

  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
    2001 · Will & Grace
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
    2006, 2003, 2002 · Will & Grace
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
    2000 · Will & Grace
  • Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Sidekick
    2004, 2001, 2000 · Will & Grace
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Programs
    2011 · Tony Awards
  • GLAAD Media Stephen F. Kolzak Award

How Tall Is Sean Hayes?

The award-winning producer stands at a height of 1.8 m.

Sean Hayes’s Net Worth

The Will & Grace actor has an estimated net worth of $18 million.