Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes accepts the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series for his work in "Will & Grace," at the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Sean Hayes wrapped his role as the hilarious Jack McFarland on the farewell episode of "Will And Grace" this spring. Hayes won an Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series in 2000 for the show, and has been nominated every year ever since.

The 36-year-old actor and musician began his professional career in theater in his hometown of Chicago. He served as musical director of the nearby Pheasant Run Theater for a few years.

After moving to Los Angeles, Hayes appeared as a stand-up comic. He landed his part in "Will and Grace" in 1998 and appeared on the show for all eight season.

Hayes starred as Jerry Lewis in the television movie "The Martin and Lewis Story."

He's appeared in the feature films "Pieces of April," "Win A Date With Tad Hamilton" and "The Cat and The Hat."