Sean Hayes

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Date of Birth: June 26th 1970

Regarding the colorful character he portrays on "Will & Grace," Emmy Award-winning actor Sean Hayes explains, "Jack is highly neurotic, extremely outspoken, a little bitter, maybe even borderline obsessive-compulsive. However, underneath all that, he is a caring soul and a good friend to Will (Eric McCormack)."

Hayes, who won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2000 for "Will & Grace," was raised in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. A talented musician, he supported himself as a classical pianist and performed in a pop band while attending Illinois State University, where he majored in performance and conducting. He also appeared in the university's productions of "Burn This" and "Love for Love."

After his college experience, Hayes began working in the Chicago theater community, serving as the music director at the Pheasant Run Theatre for a few years, where he appeared in several of their productions. He composed original music for a production of "Antigone" at the Steppenwolf Theatre and appeared in the original production of "Role Play" at the Organic Theater.

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