Sean Hayes Biography, Age, Husband, Scott Icenogle, Will and Grace, Gay, On Ellen

Sean Hayes
Sean Hayes

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Sean Hayes Biography | Who Is Sean Hayes? | Sean Patrick Hayes

Sean Hayes is an American actor, comedian, and producer, best known for his role as Jack McFarland on the hit television series 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.

Sean Hayes Age | How Old Is Sean Hayes?

Sean was born on 26 June, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He is 53 years

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 a lithographer. Hayes was raised as a Roman Catholic in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, Illinois and if 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.


Information about his education is limited, but it is known that he graduated from Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois in 1988. He then attended Illinois State University, where he studied performance and improvisation. After college, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.

Is Sean Hayes Gay?

Sean Hayes, an American actor and comedian, is openly gay. He publicly came out in 2010 in an interview with The Advocate. Since then, he has been an advocate for LGBT rights and has been actively involved in promoting equality and acceptance for the community.

Sean Icenogle | Husband | Sean Partner | 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 memorized the whole musical piece.

Sean Hayes Actor

Hayes began his career in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian, performing in comedy clubs throughout the United States. In 1995, he landed a recurring role on the television series “Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss.” This led to a series of small roles in television and film, including “The Bucket List” and “Parks and Recreation.”

Hayes’ big break came in 1998 when he was cast as Jack McFarland in “Will & Grace.” The show was a huge success, and Hayes won four Primetime Emmy Awards for his performance as the flamboyant and hilarious Jack.

In addition to his work on “Will & Grace,” Hayes has also appeared in a number of other television shows and films. He has lent his voice to animated series such as “American Dad!” and “Monsters University,” and he has also produced several television shows, including “Hot in Cleveland” and “Grimm.”

In 2010, Hayes made his Broadway debut in the play “Promises, Promises,” for which he received a Tony Award nomination. He has also produced several Broadway shows, including “An Act of God” and “The Play That Goes Wrong.”

Overall, Hayes has had a successful and diverse career in the entertainment industry, spanning comedy, acting, producing, and even Broadway.


  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2000, 2006)
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006)
  • TV Land Award for Future Classic (2003)
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character) for “Flip-Flop” (2004)
  • American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Male in a TV Series (2004)
  • TV Guide Award for Favorite Actor in a Comedy (2005)
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (2005)
  • People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Star (2006).

Sean Hayes Height | How Tall Is Sean Hayes?

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

Sean Hayes Net Worth

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

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