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Chicago native Sean Hayes -- the youngest of five children -- was born June 26, 1970, and kicked off his showbiz career while attending Illinois State University. After sharpening his comic skills with the renowned Second City improv troupe, he landed stand-up gigs in his hometown and in Los Angeles.

In 1995, Hayes relocated to the City of Angels, where he made his big-screen debut as the title character in the 1998 indie flick Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss. The role indirectly led to Hayes being cast (opposite Eric McCormack) as gay would-be actor Jack McFarland on the hit TV series "Will & Grace," for which Hayes chalked up seven consecutive Emmy nods, winning the award in 2000.

Hayes's other acting credits include TV guest appearances on "Silk Stalkings" and "Scrubs," voice work in the family comedy Cats & Dogs (2001) and the 2002 television biopic Martin and Lewis.

Sean Hayes in The Bucket List

The Bucket List

2007 PG-13

When corporate mogul Edward Cole and mechanic Carter Chambers wind up in the same hospital room, the two terminally ill men bust out of the cancer ward with a plan to experience life to the fullest before they kick the bucket.

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  • Sean Hayes in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
  • Sean Hayes in Soul Men Soul Men
  • Sean Hayes in The Three Stooges The Three Stooges
  • Sean Hayes in Will & Grace Will & Grace
  • Sean Hayes in Igor Igor
  • Sean Hayes in Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
  • Sean Hayes in Pieces of April Pieces of April
  • Sean Hayes in Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
  • Sean Hayes in Cats & Dogs Cats & Dogs
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