Sean Hayes Reveals His Mom’s Heartbreaking Reaction When He Came Out

Sean Hayes opened up about the difficult process of coming out to his family in an emotional interview with People.

The “Will & Grace” star said he was 18 when he told his family the news in 1988. 

“It’s so cliché that it was during Thanksgiving weekend,” Hayes said. “My mom said I needed to go see a therapist. She wrote me a 10-page letter, both sides on legal pad size paper. ‘This is not what God …’ You know, the whole uneducated view of it.”

Despite his mom’s initial reaction, Hayes said she’s now extremely supportive of him. 

“She became educated and had friends who [were] gay people,” he said. “She was like, ‘Oh I see. You’re just like me,’ and all that. It became fine and wonderful, and then she became so supportive and awesome.” 

In 2010, Hayes came out publicly. He later apologized to his fans and supporters for “coming out too late.”

“I was so young,” Hayes said of playing a gay character on “Will & Grace” years before that. “It made me go back in the closet [with the media] because I was so overwhelmed at 26 or 27. I didn’t want the responsibility, I didn’t know how to handle the responsibility of speaking for the gay community. I always felt like I owed them a huge apology for coming out too late.” 

While accepting the Trailblazer Award at Outfest’s 2016 Legacy Awards, Hayes said he was “ashamed and embarrassed” that he hadn’t come out sooner. 

“Looking back at my choice to stay silent, I am ashamed and embarrassed. What was I thinking?” he said in the speech. 

“I know I should’ve come out sooner, and I’m sorry for that, especially when I think about the possibility that I might have made a difference in someone’s life,” Hayes said, adding, “I would probably be able to sleep a lot better than I do if I had acted sooner, but such is life. We learn our lessons only when we are ready, so hopefully life is as much about what we do after we learn those lessons.” 

Still, Hayes is proud of the work his show, “Will & Grace,” has done and how it can be a frame of reference for someone who is coming out. 

“If you don’t have the words to explain it to your family, you can say, ‘Like “Will & Grace,”’ or ‘Like Ellen DeGeneres,’ or whosever out,” Hayes said. “There’s so many more examples now to help people and give them tools to communicate to kids and their families that being gay is as normal as being straight.” 

Hayes revived his “Will & Grace” role as Jack McFarland in 2017 when NBC brought back the series after an 11-year hiatus. Even before the new episodes premiered, the network ordered a second season of the show. 

Head over to People for the rest of Hayes’ interview. 

Is Sean Hayes (Jack From Will & Grace) Gay or Straight?

So, I’m an avid fan of the televison show Will & Grace (although it had it’s finally a couple years ago).

My favorite character is Jack MacFarland played by Sean Hayes. He plays the role so well that I had to ask about his sexual orientation in real life. I know that it is totally irrelveant, and that he also refused to disclose whether he’s gay or not for the purpose of his craft.

Yes, I know Eric McCormack (Will) is straight (he’s in a comitted relationship and has a son). I’m wondering about Sean Hayes (Jack) because he refuses to discuss his sexuality in public. It’s very misterious.

Is Sean Hayes (Jack From Will & Grace) Gay or Straight?

Sean Hayes Regrets Not Coming Out as Gay During ‘Will & Grace’ First Run

TCA 2017: “I’ve become hopefully more self-aware,” actor says

Sean Hayes is opening up about when he decided to come out as gay.

The actor took part in a “Will & Grace” panel during the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour on Thursday to promote the fall return of the series that ended its initial run in 2006.

At the event, he was asked about the fact that he didn’t publicly comment on his sexual orientation until 2010, years after he made his debut as Jack McFarland on the NBC sitcom’s 1998 series premiere.

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“I’ve become hopefully more self-aware about [myself and my] place in the world — I wasn’t ready to come out then,” Hayes said.

Co-star Megan Mullally (Karen Walker) said she doesn’t appreciate the flak that Hayes received from some people who thought that he should have come out sooner.

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“It’s nobody’s business what anybody’s sexual orientation is, and I thought that Sean really took a lot of heat and was under a great amount of pressure to come out, and I was offended by that,” she said.

This led Hayes to add: “At the time, I didn’t have the DNA to speak for an entire community. I didn’t know how to do that, and I wish I did. But now I find words come easy.”

Sean Hayes Regrets Not Coming Out as Gay During ‘Will & Grace’ First Run

Sean Hayes Gay Rumors?Online poll shows 89 percent don’t believe he’s gay

It seems like every celebrity has been called gay at some point or another. Many of the gay rumors surrounding Will & Grace) seem to be tied to his obsessive attention to his body, like most actors.

However the poll suggests that a big majority – 89% – of respondents don’t believe that he’s gay.

Sean Hayes Gay Rumors?Online poll shows 89 percent don’t believe he’s gay

Sean Hayes: Gay!

Sean Hayes is on the April cover of — “The interview you’ve waited 12 years to read,” touts the magazine — and the big reveal is that Hayes is, yes, gay, which he’d never acknowledged publicly during his run as the flamboyant neighbor Jack on Will and Grace from 1998 to 2006. The piece is interesting not in its coming-out angle — even Hayes maintains that he was “never in” — but more in that Hayes finally gets to chide The Advocate for years of taunting him (in 2006, the magazine ran a clip job of all the various times Hayes avoided calling himself the G-word). “Why would you go down that path with somebody who’s done so much to contribute to the gay community? That was my beef about it. What more do you want me to do? Do you want me to stand on a float? And then what? It’s never enough.” [Advocate]

Sean Hayes: Gay!

Sean Hayes sch�mt sich f�r sp�tes Coming-out

Bei der Verleihung einer Auszeichnung f�r seinen Einsatz f�r LGBTI-Rechte hat sich Sean Hayes daf�r entschuldigt, dass er jahrelang seine Homosexualit�t in der �ffentlichkeit nicht thematisiert hatte. Acht Jahre lang stellte Sean Hayes bei „Will & Grace“ den schwulen Jack McFarland dar, aber erst knapp vier Jahre nach dem Ende der Erfolgsserie im Jahr 2006 outete er sich in einem Interview mit dem Szenemagazin „The Advocate“ als schwul. Als er am Sonntag in Los Angeles beim Outfest den Trailblazer Award („Preis f�r Vorreiter“) erhielt, entschuldigte er sich erneut daf�r, dass er nicht fr�her offen �ber seine sexuelle Orientierung gesprochen hatte. Bei Fragen von Journalisten nach seinem Privatleben hatte er jahrelang immer ausweichende Antworten gegeben. In seiner Dankesrede f�r den Preis, der allj�hrlich an bekannte K�nstler f�r ihren Einsatz f�r LGBTI-Rechte vergeben wird, bedauerte Hayes, dass er als „junger ungeouteter Schauspieler“ aus Angst um seine Karriere nicht den Mut f�r ein Coming-out aufgebracht habe. Als offen schwuler Mann h�tte er ein besseres Vorbild f�r junge Schwule sein k�nnen. „Wenn ich zur�ckschaue auf meine Entscheidung zu schweigen, sch�me ich mich. Was habe ich blo� gedacht?“, so Hayes. „Als ob man bei mir irgendwelche Zweifel haben k�nnte. Ich meine, welcher Heterosexuelle kann das Folgende tun?“ Daraufhin stimmte der 46-J�hrige „If I Could Turn Back Time“ von Cher an, wie er es als Jack McFarland oft getan hatte.

2013 hatte Hayes in einem Interview mit der „Los Angeles Times“ bereits dar�ber gesprochen, dass ihm viele Schwule und Lesben sein sp�tes Coming-out �bel genommen h�tten: „Manche Menschen in der Gay Community waren sehr sauer, dass ich mich nicht nach ihrem Bedingungen geoutet habe.“ Er habe sogar Todesdrohungen erhalten. Zwischen 1998 und 2006 hatte Hayes in 188 Folgen von „Will & Grace“ Jack McFarland dargestellt. F�r diese Rolle erhielt er mehrere Fernsehpreise und wurde insgesamt sieben Mal f�r den Emmy nominiert, den er einmal gewinnen konnte. Vor der Sitcom hatte Hayes als 27-J�hriger in dem schwulen Independent-Film „Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss“ die Hauptrolle gespielt. Auch wenn die Darstellung von Homosexualit�t in „Will & Grace“ heute teilweise altbacken erscheint, war in den USA damals noch hoch umstritten, dass im frei empfangbaren Fernsehen in einer Serie zwei schwule Hauptfiguren auftauchten. Hayes versuchte 2013 ein Comeback als Hauptdarsteller einer Sitcom in „Sean Saves the World“. Die Serie, in der er einen schwulen Vater spielte, wurde aber nach nur 15 Folgen wegen schlechter Einschaltquoten abgesetzt. Zuletzt hat sich Hayes ohnehin eher hinter der Kamera engagiert. So produzierte er mit seiner Firma „Hazy Mills Productions“ mehrere erfolgreiche TV-Formate, unter anderem die Mystery-Serie „Grimm“, die Comedy-Serie „Hot in Cleveland“ mit Betty White oder die sehr erfolgreiche Primetime-Spielshow „Hollywood Game Night“ mit der lesbischen Moderatorin Jane Lynch („Glee“). Den Trailblazer Award hatten in den letzten beiden Jahren mit Tom Hanks und Hilary Swank zwei heterosexuelle Schauspieler erhalten. (dk)

2013 hatte Hayes in einem Interview mit der „Los Angeles Times“ bereits dar�ber gesprochen, dass ihm viele Schwule und Lesben sein sp�tes Coming-out �bel genommen h�tten: „Manche Menschen in der Gay Community waren sehr sauer, dass ich mich nicht nach ihrem Bedingungen geoutet habe.“ Er habe sogar Todesdrohungen erhalten. Zwischen 1998 und 2006 hatte Hayes in 188 Folgen von „Will & Grace“ Jack McFarland dargestellt. F�r diese Rolle erhielt er mehrere Fernsehpreise und wurde insgesamt sieben Mal f�r den Emmy nominiert, den er einmal gewinnen konnte. Vor der Sitcom hatte Hayes als 27-J�hriger in dem schwulen Independent-Film „Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss“ die Hauptrolle gespielt. Auch wenn die Darstellung von Homosexualit�t in „Will & Grace“ heute teilweise altbacken erscheint, war in den USA damals noch hoch umstritten, dass im frei empfangbaren Fernsehen in einer Serie zwei schwule Hauptfiguren auftauchten. Hayes versuchte 2013 ein Comeback als Hauptdarsteller einer Sitcom in „Sean Saves the World“. Die Serie, in der er einen schwulen Vater spielte, wurde aber nach nur 15 Folgen wegen schlechter Einschaltquoten abgesetzt. Zuletzt hat sich Hayes ohnehin eher hinter der Kamera engagiert. So produzierte er mit seiner Firma „Hazy Mills Productions“ mehrere erfolgreiche TV-Formate, unter anderem die Mystery-Serie „Grimm“, die Comedy-Serie „Hot in Cleveland“ mit Betty White oder die sehr erfolgreiche Primetime-Spielshow „Hollywood Game Night“ mit der lesbischen Moderatorin Jane Lynch („Glee“). Den Trailblazer Award hatten in den letzten beiden Jahren mit Tom Hanks und Hilary Swank zwei heterosexuelle Schauspieler erhalten. (dk)

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Sean Hayes Just Came Out. And He’s Furious You Made Him Do It

That Sean Hayes is gay is Hollywood’s worst kept secret — circa 1998, when his character Jack debuted on Will & Grace. Played with a natural flamboyance, Hayes portrayal of the serially out-of-work mooching neighbor was either an exercise in extreme method acting, or just an extension of Hayes’ true self. Or somewhere in the middle. But with an upcoming Broadway turn opposite Kristin Chenoweth in Promises, Promises, he’s acknowledging what nobody pretended was even something worth hiding: that he’s a proud, Emmy-winning gay actor. But damn you for making him say it aloud.

Like Neil Patrick HarrisHow I Met Your Mother or ‘s Matthew Bomer today, Harris didn’t want to declare his sexuality on the record during Will & Grace for fear of breaking Hollywood’s glass closet only to have the pieces slash through his career’s carotid artery. And the prospect of speaking about it still perturbs him, thanks in part to an Advocate article that made him hate the gay media.

And there’s the press. To this day he feels burned by a story that ran in this magazine in anticipation of the series finale of Will & Grace. Titled “Sean Hayes: The Interview He Never Gave,” the one-page “Q&A” was a clip job of quotes he’d given to other publications through the years that made him look rather silly for pretending no one knows he’s gay. Hayes’s sexuality had become an open secret in Hollywood, but he’d refused repeated offers to be inter­viewed by the magazine, and the then-editors of The Advocate felt entitled to the real story. Understandably, that didn’t sit well with Hayes. “Really? You’re gonna shoot the gay guy down? I never have had a problem saying who I am,” he states.

Ironic, then, that the magazine he is now coming out to is also the Advocate.

Finally, Hayes gets to his true point: “I feel like I’ve contributed monumentally to the success of the gay movement in America, and if anyone wants to argue that, I’m open to it. You’re welcome, Advocate.”

That sarcasm and anger cover up years of genuinely hurt feelings. “Why would you go down that path with somebody who’s done so much to contribute to the gay community?” he asks. “That was my beef about it. What more do you want me to do? Do you want me to stand on a float? And then what? It’s never enough.

“That’s the thing about celebrity: It sets you up to fail because the expectation is so high of what’s needed, what’s wanted from you that the second you don’t [meet it], you disappoint people.”

And therein lies the rub of gay celebrities: Being famous means your personal life is exposed, voluntarily or not. And closeted gay actors, and semi-out gay actors who don’t want to confirm nor deny their sexuality, have it even harder, because they must don a shield when it comes to who they’re dating. But Hayes had the (mis?)fortune of rising to stardom before blogs and Twitter, before Facebook and TMZ. Which says much about how even in the 1990s, gay celebs felt pressure from the gay community to say it loud and say it proud. Websites like ours, then, haven’t made it any easier — but as the media environment changes, so too must celebrities looking to court it for work.

And for the record, Hayes is happily partnered. But don’t ask him about it.

Sean Hayes on Will & Grace’s Impact in the LGBT Community, His ‚Quiet Life‘ Now

Will & Grace’s Sean Hayes recalls coming out to his family at age 18 in The Jess Cagle Interview

Audiences know Sean Hayes stars as the hilarious and confident gay man Jack McFarland on NBC’s Will & Grace. But he’s also known in Hollywood as a successful producer behind other shows, including Hot in Cleveland, Grimm and Hollywood Game Night.

Now, he’s back as Jack in NBC’s critically acclaimed revival of the beloved comedy. And the actor, 47, still remembers his first audition vividly, he tells PEOPLE’s Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle in the latest episode of (streaming now on People TV)

“You know when you’re sitting and somebody stands up, your eyes immediately go to their ass? As I was leaving, I go [to creator Max Mutchnick], ‘Mutchnick, I know you’re checking out my a–.’ And I slammed the door. He was like, ‘Well, that’s it.’”

In the sitcom’s second go-around, his character attempted to break out his gay grandson from conversion camp, and coached the child on embracing his true self.

But growing up, Hayes didn’t always have that kind of support from his own family.

“I kept it hidden, the fact that I was in high school plays, from my brothers and my family because this is 1986, being gay then was different,” he says. “I kind of knew I was, but not quite yet. I associated, like society taught me, that theater was for gays, and it was for sissies, and things like that. Things that you were taught to be ashamed of.”

It wasn’t until Hayes was 18 that he told his family he’s gay.

“It was 1988 when I came out,” he recalls. “It’s so cliché that it was during Thanksgiving weekend. My mom said I needed to go see a therapist. She wrote me a 10-page letter, both sides on legal pad size paper. ‘This is not what God …’ You know, the whole uneducated view of it.”

But eventually, she came around. “She became educated and had friends who [were] gay people,” Hayes says. “She was like, ‘Oh I see. You’re just like me,’ and all that. It became fine and wonderful, and then she became so supportive and awesome.”

Now, Hayes — married to composer Scott Icenogle since 2014 — feels glad that LGBTQ youth can use his show as a frame of reference.

“If you don’t have the words to explain it to your family, you can say, ‘Like Will & Grace,’ or ‘Like Ellen DeGeneres,’ ” or whosever out in a public,” the Chicago native says. “There’s so many more examples now to help people and give them tools to communicate to kids and their families that being gay is as normal as being straight. There’s no difference.”

As for where Hayes wants to be in five years, he says, “I will pursue things that are close to my heart, and if they get made, great, and if they don’t, great. I’m happy being married and living a quiet life. So boring.”

Sean Hayes Reveals How Being Gay ‘Saved’ Him … ‘It Makes You A Survivor’

Sean Hayes is one of those actors who does an amazing job at making us laugh both on and off screen. He’s provided giggles galore for over 20 years now on Will & Grace as one of the biggest and best sidekicks to ever appear on our television screens: Jack McFarland. The Chicago native has also excelled in other mediums like filling in for Ellen DeGeneres on her long-running talk show and earning a Tony nomination for his work in the 2010 play Promises, Promises. 

He also had a pretty interesting upbringing before becoming the A-list star that he is today. Sean talked about that while sitting down with Seth Rudetsky on his podcast Back to School, where the Broadway mainstay interviews celebs on their high school experiences and how those continue to shape who they are today. Other big names he has interviewed so far include Ugly Betty alum Vanessa Williams and Michael Urie as well as the one and only Tina Fey.

One of the funnier moments discussed during the interview was how something went truly terrible for Sean while he worked backstage on a production of the classic musical Bye Bye Birdie. 

Sean: There was a wheelchair, in the scene for the next scene. And there was a rope hanging from one of the battens, which holds the scenery. And I was controlling the batten machines to raise and lower them, we had a lot of flight space. It was a great theater. Anyway, so there was a rope hanging from one of the battens and it hooked onto the handle of the wheelchair.

Sean: Mistake. Just hanging. And somebody left it by. So when I raised the scenery, it picked up the wheelchair, the rope and it raised it. And then the blankets sitting on the chair hung from the wheel of it. So it went batten, rope, wheelchair, blanket, and then the curtain came up and the first line was the girl was supposed to be in the wheelchair and it was something like, I can’t believe I can’t walk. I lost my leg and she’s just standing there. It was awful and I was crying. It was awful.

Sean: Uh, not then, Now, it’s hilarious. And so then that year at the Thespian Awards, they were giving away the Golden Crutch award. 

Sean: Every year. They’re giving away the Golden Crunch award to the clumsiest person of the year. And of course I got it for hanging the wheelchair and we sang “Who can hang a wheelchair? Hanging in midair. Hang it real high. So Ms. (name bleeped out) doesn’t care, Sean Hayes can, right. Anyway, so then I get up to get the Golden Crutch and Ms. (name bleeped out) standing there presented it to me. And of course I have this thing with physical comedy and tripping cause it’s so funny to me. I thought it’d be really funny if right before I go grab the Golden Crutch, I tripped when I grabbed it and I did and I knocked her in the face and her tooth came out. There was blood everywhere in front of everybody.

Sean: I was like, do I talk? and she’s like freaking out holding her mouth. And, and, uh, it was awful. It was awful.

Another topic brought up was how coming out of the closet ultimately “saved” the Emmy-winning actor. 

Sean: I find funny people and they bring joy into your life. And I think that’s what saved me that, and being gay saved me.

Sean: Yeah. Because I think it makes you, a survivor and it forces you to create coping mechanisms that otherwise you wouldn’t be able or forced to create.

Seth: I see. It helps you dealing, it helps you deal with hard things cause you’re constantly dealing with a hard thing.

The for Sean, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing and Megan Mullally as the series finale of Will & Grace will air on Thursday, April 23. W&G was rebooted in the fall of 2017 after its first incarnation ended in 2006. Several guest stars have either returned or made their debut on the newer version of the hit NBC series including Jennifer Lopez, Molly Shannon and Ryan Phillippe. 

Will & Grace star Sean Hayes ‘doesn’t want to offend’ by playing a cis woman in his new comedy film

Sean Hayes as Susan, in Lazy Susan. (Movieclips Indie/ YouTube)

Will & Grace star Sean Hayes has addressed playing a “spectacularly unmotivated cisgender woman” in his new film Lazy Susan. 

Known for his role as Jack McFarland on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace, Hayes wrote the screenplay for, and stars as the titular character in, the off-beat comedy Lazy Susan. 

The film follows the self-centred, middle-aged Susan as she attempts to turn her life around and change things for herself for the first time in her life.

Hayes told  that he wanted to be especially careful about how Susan was portrayed, adding that the film was not a “cross-dressing comedy”.

“I’ve never seen this before, and it may be out there. I’ve just never seen it where a [cisgender] man plays a [cisgender] woman.”

Addressing the recent discussion around reserving trans roles for trans actors, the Will & Grace star said: “I can see both sides.

“I can see embracing the idea that the reason people become actors is to practice the craft of creating characters, and as well, you also at the same time have to be sensitive to the fact that there are people left out of the mix of casting for sake of business, and that has to change.”

He added that he was “probably the wrong person to ask” when it came to trans actors, but he described reserving gay roles for gay actors as a “catch-22”.

“I think whoever’s right for the parts should get the role,” he said.

“But that said, and I hope you don’t end my quote there because I want to finish. That said, I think the decision-makers have to be open. Because it’s a catch-22, right?

“From a business standpoint, decision-makers, people who are writing the checks, want to make their money back. So they cast out of the fear and fear means you cast names, right? And if you work so hard your whole life to become a name, you should be considered.

“But at the same time, the flip side of that, the people who want to make a name for themselves aren’t going to ever be able to unless you give them a chance.

“The easiest answer would be whoever is right for the role should get the part. And the studios and networks and decision-makers should be open to seeing all people.”

Sean Hayes is developing an LGBTQ spy cartoon for Netflix

The Will & Grace star has teamed up with The Good Place showrunner for a queer, spy cartoon called Q-Force, and it’s already been given a 10-episode order from Netflix.

The project will focus on a “handsome secret agent and his team of fellow LGBTQ superspies”  who are “constantly underestimated by their colleagues” and must “prove themselves times and again as they embark on extraordinary professional (and personal) adventures.” Hayes will reportedly voice the lead character, who is being touted as a “gay James Bond”.

Gabe Liedman (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, PEN15), will act as showrunner and executive producer alongside Hayes and Schur, as well as Todd Milliner (Grimm) and David Miner (30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt).

“A spy TV series is so tough because they’re so expensive,” said Milliner. “We were thinking how do we get to do gay spy and every week, and the only way to do that is animated because we can do all of the fun parts of a James Bond film. “We can travel, we can have big chase sequences; animation is allowing us that freedom.” Hayes added: “Also, I don’t know that the studios would greenlight a feature with a leading character that’s gay in that genre. Hopefully, they will, but that doesn’t seem like right now.

“I’ve been friends with Mike for a long, long, long time, and I was literally driving my car to work, and he was walking. “I pulled over and I rolled down my window and I said. ‘Hey Mike, would you want to work on something together?” He’s like, ‘What is it?’ And I said ‘Gay James Bond’, and he said, ‘Yeah, I would do that’. So that’s how it all kind of started.”

No other cast members have been announced, and the premiere date is yet to be confirmed.

Is He Gay, Who is The Husband?

Reflecting his personal life, Sean Hayes was made popular by a gay role and consequently, his sexuality has been one of the major talking points anytime the actor’s name pops up. Hayes’ homosexuality was somewhat of an open secret in Hollywood until 2010 when he hinted for the first time that he is gay. The hint came in an interview with The Advocate.

In November 2014 word got out that Sean Hayes had married his partner of 8 years, a certain Scott Icenogle in a private ceremony during the Thanksgiving holiday. Scott is a composer.

Hayes has always been gay, since his high school years. He kept it hidden from his brothers and parents until he turned 18 years old. Upon telling his mom, she asked him to go see a therapist as it was not God’s will for his life. Hayes revealed in a 2016 interview with Playbill magazine that he regretted keeping his sexuality a secret from the world for so long.

As of 2021, Sean Hayes is dating Scott Icenogle.

Sean Patrick Hayes is an American actor, comedian, and producer. He is best known for his role as Jack McFarland on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace, for which he won an Emmy Award, four SAG Awards, and one American Comedy Award, and earned six Golden Globe nominations. He worked as a classical pianist and music director after studying piano and conducting at Illinois State University.

Sean Hayes’s boyfriend

Sean Hayes’s boyfriend is Scott Icenogle. Scott Icenogle was born in United States and is currently 51 years old. He is a Music Producer. The couple started dating in 2006. They’ve been together for approximately 15 years, 3 months, and 18 days.

Music producer and composer who has had a hand in the creation of several dozen chart-topping hits, including Katy Perry ‘s “I Kissed a Girl” and The Black Eyed Peas’ “My Humps.” As a composer, he has worked on such blockbuster films as Superman Returns (2006) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

He is a Cancer. Cancers are very sensitive and caring. A Cancer typically rushes falls in love falls quickly and with a very loud thud and is less likely to bail when the going gets rough. Cancers are very loyal and determined to work things out. The most compatible signs with Cancer are generally considered to be Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, and Pisces. The least compatible signs with Cancer are generally considered to be Aries and Libra.

According to Chinese Zodiac, Sean was born in the Year of the Dog while his boyfriend in the Year of the Rooster. People born in the Year of the Dog are loyal and can keep a secret. They are not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes. Sean Hayes has a ruling planet of Moon.

Like many celebrities and famous people, Sean keeps his love life private. Check back often as we will continue to update this page with new relationship details. Let’s take a look at Sean Hayes past relationships, exes and previous hookups.

About Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes was born on the 26th of June, 1970 (Generation X). Generation X, known as the „sandwich“ generation, was born between 1965 and 1980. They are lodged in between the two big well-known generations, the Baby Boomers and the Millennials. Unlike the Baby Boomer generation, Generation X is focused more on work-life balance rather than following the straight-and-narrow path of Corporate America. Sean was born in the 1970s. The 1970s were an era of economic struggle, cultural change, and technological innovation. The Seventies saw many women’s rights, gay rights, and environmental movements.

Sean Hayes is famous for being a TV Actor. American actor best known for his role as Jack McFarland on the television series, Will & Grace. He returned to NBC as the lead role in Sean Saves the World. He acted opposite Debra Messing in the hit sitcom, Will & Grace.

Personal Life

Hayes has kept his sexual orientation off the media as he knows gossipers are always holding their figures on their keyboards ready to type and post to the public.

During the interview with The Advocate, Hayes seemed to reveal that he was gay. He said that he has always had the back of gay associations

Career

Sean Hayes landed an acting career while he was still a teenager. He featured in Lucas film produced in 1986 at his high school.

In 1998, Hayes professionally featured in Billy’s Screen kiss, an independent movie. The film brought his name to light, and many people recognized him. The same, Sean Hayes featured in NBC comedy series Will and Grace as Jack McFarland, a flamboyantly gay and a common unemployed actor. He received seven successive Emmy Awards nominations as a distinguished supporting actor in a comedy film.

Hayes went on with his acting career, where he featured in films such as The Cat in the Hat, Cats, and Dogs and Won a Date with Tad Hamilton.

He was the voice of Brain in Igor film produced in 2008.

In 2003, Hayes was the executive producer of a reality television film known as Bravo’s Situation.

In 2007, Hayes featured in The Bucket List film as Thomas.

He made his first appearance on the New York stage during the production of Damn Yankees film. He acted as Mr. Applegate/ Devil.

Hayes hosted the 64th Annual Tony Awards that took place on June 12, 2010, on CBS.

In 2012, Hayes took part in the Three Stooges film where he featured as Larry Fine.

Hayes had in mind that his roles in Will and Grace will not go on forever. So he decided to befriend Todd Milliner. The two met first at Illinois State University. The two decided to develop and television production firm known as Hazy Mills Production.

Hayes has co-produced films like Hot in Cleveland, Grimm, and a producer of Hollywood game night.

Hayes and his husband Scott Icenogle were the producers of lip-syncing, where they uploaded them on their YouTube channel known as Kitchen Sync.

Hayes featured as a starring guest in the act of God film.

With the help of his husband Scott, he authored a book known as Plum.

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Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Sean has refused to discuss his sexual orientation in public for many years. In a 2010 interview with the advocate, he happens to imply that he was a guy. In 2014, he announced that he had married his partner of eight years, Scott Icenogle.

Professional Career

Sean started his acting career at his very young age. He was featured in Lucas’s film produced in 1986 at his high school. In the year 1998, he was featured in Billy’s screen kiss, an independent movie. This caused him to be famous. He was also featured in the NBC comedy series Will and Grace as Jack McFarland, a flamboyantly gay and a common unemployed actor. This caused him to receive seven successive Emmy Awards nominations as a distinguished supporting actor in the comedy film.

Sean continues in his acting career. He has been featured in several films. Including The Cat in the Hat, cats, and Dogs. in 2003, he was the Executive Producer of a reality television film known as Bravo’s situation. In 2007 Sean was featured in The Bucket List film as Thomas. In 2008, he was the voice of Brain in Igor’s film acted as Mr. Applegate/Devil during his first appearance on the New York stage during the production of Damn Yankees Films.

In 2010, he hosted the 64 th Annual Tony Awards on CBS. He also featured Larry Fine in the Three Stooges films in 2012. He has co-produced films like Hot in Cleveland, Grimm, and Producer of Hollywood game night. Sean and his husband have Scott Icenogle were the lip-syncing producers, where they uploaded them on their YouTube channel known as kitchen sync. Both of them have also authored a book known as plum. Sean has been featured as a staring guest in the act of God film.

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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 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.

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Sean Hayes, who played flamboyant Jack McFarland on NBC’s Will and Grace for eight years, has publicly confirmed his sexuality for the first time.

The resolutely private actor recently gave his first interview to gay newsmagazine after many denied requests.

The Advocate and other media had long criticized Hayes, 39, for not confirming what many have called the „open secret“ of his sexual orientation.

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„I am who I am. I was never in, as they say. Never,“ he states.

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The star of the popular, Emmy-winning gay sitcom adds, „I feel like I’ve contributed monumentally to the success of the gay movement in America, and if anyone wants to argue that, I’m open to it.“

Hayes remains hesitant to reveal too much about his personal life, however. „I spend time with a special someone in my life,“ he says simply. „That’s all I need…I don’t do a lot. I live my life like an 85-year-old man. I’m just quiet. It’s fantastic.“

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8 Answers

„I don’t wanna say I’m straight or I’m gay,“ he told Hollywood Online in 1998, „I want to keep everything open so as no one can form any opinions about me, because this world that we live in isn’t all that forgiving.“

refuses to discuss his sexual orientation in public. He has stated, „When you see me play Jack, I want you to believe that that’s a gay character. After Will & Grace is over, when I play a straight character, I want you to believe that, too.“

He’s straight and married . I thought I’d saw it on E. The guy who plays Will is is straight and married I know for sure.

I think i saw an interview with him before. he’s bisexual, but more into men

but will is definately straight. comfortable with his sexuality

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Sean Hayes, who played „Jack“ on the show is not married and does not have any kids.

He has stated in SEVERAL magazine and TV interviews that he does not discuss is sexual preference.

Oh yeah to the dude above, Ellyn Glen is not his wife, but the name of the place he was born in Illinois called Glen Ellyn.

Actually if you look up his bio he does NOT say whether he is gay or straight.

Look at Nikki’s post, that is a quote that I’ve seen by him everywhere.

ETA.Chickadee You are thinking of the guy who played ‚Will‘, Eric McCormack.

„I don’t wanna say I’m straight/I’m gay,“ he told Hollywood Online in 1998, „I want to keep everything open so as no one can form any opinions about me, because this world that we live in isn’t all that forgiving.“

Sean Hayes, a star on Will and Grace, isn’t gay for he is married two years to his wife Ellyn Glen.

He has never publicly addressed this question. So you can guess for yourself.

No he is not gay. A long time ago he confirmed he was not. He is married and has 1 or 2 kids

Actually if you all looked up his is recently divorced with kids. His sexuality isn’t anyone’s buisness no matter what it may be.

Sean Hayes Net Worth $18 Million

When he was five years old, Hayes’ father left, and they haven’t spoken since. He matriculated from Glenbard West High School, and then attended Illinois State University where he studied music, specifically piano performance. He left the school just short of graduation because he was offered the chance to become the music director for the Pheasant Run Theater.

Sean started off as a pianist and then learnt improvisation while working on composing music. In 1995, he moved to Los Angeles where he would become part of stage productions, and would also discover his knack for stand-up comedy. One of his first television appearances would be a commercial for Doritos, but his first film as a professional actor was “Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss” which bought him into the spotlight. The same year, he was cast for the comedy series “Will & Grace”, which would become a hit and help Hayes earn seven Emmy Award nominations, including one win from his first nomination; he was also nominated multiple times for a Golden Globe. The success of “Will & Grace” gave Sean the opportunity to act in films such as “Cats & Dogs”, “The Cat in the Hat”, and “Martin and Lewis”, in which he did some voice work. He also became part of other television shows such as “30 Rock”, and “Scrubs”. He did voice work for the film “Igor” and also became the executive producer of “The Sperm Donor”.

In 2008, Sean would make his stage debut in New York with the production of “Damn Yankees”. Two years later he would be part of his first Broadway production in “Promises, Promises”, for which he earned nominations. His television production company has also been responsible for many series such as “Hot in Cleveland”, “Grimm” and “Sean Saves the World”, and Hayes is the executive producer of a few of those series.

For his personal life, it is known that Hayes married his long-time partner Scott Icenogle in 2014. For many years, he avoided talking about his sexual orientation until 2010, when he confirmed that he was gay. Sean also has an honorary PhD from Illinois State University.

romeo

Did anyone ever suspect that he was straight? I just assumed he was the usual show business gay but coy. I think he’s making a bit much out of how hounded he was.

One thing for sure, if I had thought he was a straight actor playing that character, I would have been all up in the FCC’s ass about it. Will and Grace was a hoot, but I think it’s debatable how much Hayes did for gay rights with that character.

Cam

Um… just what has he done for the gay movement? He hid being gay like it was some sort of dirty secret, was on a hit TV show and could have come out because they would have NEVER gotten ride of Jack from Will and Grace, and now he is taking bitter lessons from Miss George Micheal. Sorry Sean, but staying in the closet, pretending not to be gay and going to the occaisional AIDS fundraiser isn’t being a leader of the gay movement.

Joe

To be honest, I thought he was straight. As a gay man, it doesn’t matter to me if somebody is or isnt gay. And if you say that you aren’t, then who am I to sit here and judge you and tell YOU who YOU are. If the man told me he was straight, then I would believe it. Just because you cater to one stereotype or another doesn’t mean that its always true.

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To those who are shocked– SHOCKED!– that Sean Hayes is gay, I always answer:

2. Back in his “Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss” days, he was not so coy about his sexuality, and I recall interviews where he openly discussed being gay. Then he shoved himself back into the closet– needlessly, I’d say– when “Will and Grace” became a hit.

3. Back in the days between “BHSK” and “W&G”, I used to see Mr. Hayes at a (dearly departed) West Hollywood video bar called Revolver. He was usually sitting in the back room wearing shorts, watching videos and occasionally flashing his quite-impressive cock to passers-by (Revolver patrons once in a while would get a bit naughty in that back room!). I imagine that back then he was looking for someone to take back home and do quite a bit more than “just jack”…!

ewe

Since when is making yourself rich by playing the worst stereotype of a fluffy poof contributing monumentally to the gay movement? “Leave me alone” he implies. He has set back gay people seeking equality to the time of Glenn/Glenda. Please bitch. You are a farce. Take your cash and hole it up in the Hollywood Hills somewhere away from everyone else you don’t want to be compared to and/or seen with.

ewe

And the show Will and Grace was about two lonely screwed up gay guys who could never find a meaningful relationship while they idolized a straight white female room mate fucking every straight guy she could find and a fag hag drunk. That is nothing monumental for the “gay movement”. What a crock.

Cam

People keep saying that Sean Hayes was out when he did Billy’s hollywood Screen kiss. I don’t think thats true. For one, I don’t remember any interviews he gave where he admitted being gay. The movie came out in 1998 and here is an interviiew he gave to the Detroit Free Press in 1998. He doesn’t sound very “Out” to me.

“””When I play a gay character, I want to be as believable as possible. And when I’m playing a straight character, I also want to be as believable as possible. So the less that people know about my personal life, the more believable I can be as a character. [Detroit Free Press November 23, 1998] “”””

AlwaysGay

I’m glad he acknowledged his sexuality publicly. He does get to a very good point and that is how gay people treat anyone gay especially gay celebrities. For many gay people other gay people are never good enough. The bar is always pushed out of the way so you can’t reach it. For heterosexuals it’s a very different story, these same gay people who can never find a gay person who is to their liking will worship heterosexuals for just saying anything positive about gay people and it doesn’t matter what their abilities are they are great in these gay people’s minds. These gay people are mindless, they go along with heterosexual prejudices. Prejudices that say gay people are inferior and not to be taken serious while heterosexuals are superior and always to be taken serious.

Cam

No. 23 · AlwaysGay said…I’m glad he acknowledged his sexuality publicly. He does get to a very good point and that is how gay people treat anyone gay especially gay celebrities. For many gay people other gay people are never good enough. The bar is always pushed out of the way so you can’t reach it.________________________

And just how is it that we are treating him badly? He came out and said “”“I feel like I’ve contributed monumentally to the success of the gay movement in America,”

And we are responding to the fact that being a closet case and playing a stereotyed character on a show that never even allowed a kiss to happen between two men isn’t exactly on a par with being Nelson Mandella. We aren’t holding him up to ANY kind of standard, merely pointing out that ANY gay guy with a blue callar job, working in a car shop in some town in middle America who comes out of the closet is braver than this guy.

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Gay actors seem to think they are entitled to be in the closet, and the rest of us must be forced to play along.

Here’s an idea: Play like you are straight all you want, but don’t whine like little girls if everyone wants to know whether you are gay or not. Its the price of being in the public eye.

rrr

@David Ehrenstein: NPH did not want to come out. He was trying to take the glass closet route but then his PR person put out that press release denying the gay rumors without checking with him first to get approval. That eliminated the possibility of NPH being in the glass closet, he was stuck either going along with it and being a liar about his sexuality or refuting it and coming out.

He came out because he didn’t see a viable alternative.

Joe

I always assumed Sean was gay, if you die hard fans episode where they are all at the HR Karen is trying to out bid Beverly the rugged handsome man in the background with the thick black beardWell, He was Sean’s date to some of the awards shows that Sean was nominated for.I always assumed that was his partner in reality “who cares”Jack McFairyland is and always Will be a television his own business if he wanted to stay in the closet or not. Maybe he’s just a private person that didn’t care for all the Hollywood man probably never has to work again, as long as Will & Grace are in He doesn’t want to lead the army of Gay rights advocates, marching down the streets of America, demanding we be treated with respect and dignity.

Cam

No. 60 · Joe his own business if he wanted to stay in the closet or not. Maybe he’s just a private person that didn’t care for all the Hollywood BS.____________________

It isn’t his own business when he is claiming to have done such amazing things for gay rights. Additionally, I’m tired of this whole “They are a priviate person” B.S. There are MANY MANY other professions that do not involve being a public persona. People that audition for TV shows are not private people. They desire the spotlight.

Joe

So many negative comments here. I’ve met Sean in the recent past (a little over 2 years ago) and even though it was only a brief encounter he was a really nice guy.

I know that doesn’t seem to hold much weight, but here’s my opinion. Who gives a F about what he does or does not say to the public? You guys all act like he should be totally out of the closet no matter what. Not everyone is a champion of gay rights, and not everyone has that fire inside of them to billboard their sexuality to everyone they meet.

Actors fear being type-cast and he probably took advice from Agents and Managers telling him to remain closeted. They tell them that all the time (I know, I used to work in an agency). Hollywood may look very open and liberal from our outside vantage point, but from the inside it’s still very homophobic and worried about what the general public thinks.

So lay off Queens…let the man be and stop giving him shit for not wanting to do something you expect him to do. Remember, it’s not your life, it’s his.

Tylertime

Coming Out didn’t ruin Chad, Rosie or Rupert’s careers. Dig a little deeper. Rupert has a drug problem that makes it difficult to work with him. He’s had a career for over 25 years so I don’t think you can say his career was “ruined” by coming out. The man works more than many straight actors his age.

As for Chad, how many child stars are able to bridge their careers from childhood through adolescence? Not many. NPH did it.

Then there’s Rosie. Don’t you think her self destructive behavior killed her career and not her coming out? If you think back it was Rosie’s deciscion to leave her talk show at it’s height after she came out. Then a couple years later she got THE VIEW. She was hired with everyone knowing she was an out lesbian. Her fat mouth and ego got in the way. Not her sexuality.

Cam

No. 62 · Sam said…His personal life is his own business and no one elses. Period.

Perhaps if all you bitter old queen armchair activists passing judgement on how others choose to express their sexuality had their lives ripped open on the pages of newspapers, tabloids and blogs you’d feel a little different.__________________

Really? Thats funny, isn’t it incredible that people can take a picture of Matt Damond out with his girlfriend, or ask Jennifer Aniston if she is dating anybody and they don’t get attacked for “Invading their personal life”. Is being a woman part of Angelina Jolie’s personal life? Nobody here is saying that Sean Hayes should tell us who he is fucking. Just the fact that he denied who he is like it was a dirty secret, and now when he needs the braodway gays to see his play he grgingly comes out on the attack shows me that if anybody is the bitter queen it isn’t anybody on here.

Cam

No. 76 · CONVERSATION CHAMBERIt’s naive to look at Elton, Ellen and Neil, and think that because they have managed to maintain successful careers that all closeted celebrities can come out with little damage. Look at Chad Allen, Rupert Everett and Rosie O’Donell (remember when she used to be a Hollywood actress?) Even the successful ones listed came dangerously close to losing ground.

Ellen’s coming out led directly to the cancellation of her sitcom, which had been enormously popular beforehand.

Ok, lets go down your list one by one…1. Ellen sitcom was NOT enormously popular beforehand. It was doing the long slow death that sitcoms do. The coming out episodes gave it a HUGE ratings boost. It was cancelled more than a season later because the storylines ceased to be comedic and became all about Ellen struggling in a relationship. Most of my gay and lesbian friends stopped watching because it wasn’t funny and got depressing.2. Chad Allen… didnt’ have a career before he came out, hadn’t really done anything since Dr. Quin. Now he is constantly working in those here DVD’s about the Private Eye etc… so a small career boost for him.3. Rupert Everett. He was a hollywood “It” guy, then he made some of the worst career choises in history. he goes from “My Best Friends Wedding” do doing a horrible and offensive movie with Madonna that was unwatchable if you were gay.4. Rosie O’Donnell. She waited until her show was ending before she came out so you can’t blame the shows demise on her. then she completely changed her personality. She went from being the “Queen of Nice” to attacking people, and becoming very in your face. There was a consensus amoung fans that she had been playing them for years pretending to be sweet, so was it her lesbianism, or the fact that she litterally became a different person publicly?

Lastly… how good has Sean Haye’s career been for staying in the closet? He hasn’t done crap since Will and Grace so how exactly was staying in good for him. That is what he realized and the only reason he is coming out now. He could have come out on Will and Grace any time he wanted and was in no danger of being fired.

Hotspot Flame

I was actually quite interested in what orientation he was after I saw him on Ellen. I was never attracted to him before, but after seeing him on ellen. I think he’s actually pretty , I liked that he didn’t say what he was because he wanted people to really believe that he was a gay/straight/bi-sexual in the shows and movies he was in. I mean once your labeled with gay/straight or bi, some people just aren’t going to believe that they are playing a straight,gay or bi person, when you aren’t two of the three.

Maxie

– This homosexual actor played Will’s flamboyantly gay best friend in the 90’s sitcom Will & Grace, without anyone even imagining this actor is a homosexual in real life. Just in case I didn’t say it, this actor is one big homosexual

– I am sorry, it was Sean Hayes. Yes, it’s hard to believe he is gay, because he was later cast to play the Rhett Butler character in the now classic 2026 remake of “Gone with the wind”, costarring Amanda Lepore. Better luck next time.

Career 

Sean Hayes started his career from playing a new role in the movie Lucas. Then he made his debut film “Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss” movie that released in 1998 as the lead role. After that, he casted in a comedy TV series named “Will and Grace” in which he played a character of Gay as Jack McFarland, which lead him to huge fame and gained him many awards.

Then his acting career started, and he successfully made many movies. In the year 2008, he also determined in Igor for his voice. He also did performances in many TV shows as a guest. In 2005, he became a television producer and produced many super hit movies and TV series by making his own production company. NBC selected his two scripts as award-winning scripts. Apart from this, on CBS, he also hosted 64th Annual Tony Awards.

Personal Life

For a very long time, Sean Hayes never revealed his sexual orientation. However, many years later, he told an interviewer that he is gay. He also accepted that he had been in a relationship with the advocate named Scott Icenogle. In the year 2014, he married to Scott Icenogle of 8 years of their relationship.

Mini Bio (1)

Sean Patrick Hayes was born and raised in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. His father, Ronald, a lithographer, left the family when Sean was a young child. His mother, Mary, works at a food bank, and raised Sean and his four siblings on her own. Sean supported himself as a classical pianist and as a member of a pop band for five years, while attending Illinois State University, where he majored in performance and orchestral conducting. He began his post-collegiate professional career in Chicago theatre, as musical director at the Pheasant Run Theater for several years, appearing on stage in several productions as well. He also appeared in the original production of „Role Play“ at the Organic alumnus of Chicago’s famed Second City improvisational comedy group, Hayes had gigs as a stand-up comic, performing at The Comedy Club in Los Angeles. While still in Chicago, Hayes won roles in television shows as well as the television movie A & P (1996), based on a story by John Updike, before landing the role which earned him an Emmy Award in 2001 – Jack McFarland – on the hit NBC comedy series Will & Grace (1998). He has also been honored with a SAG Award, an American Comedy Award and a TV Guide Award as well as with two Golden Globe Nominations. Hayes made his feature film debut in 1998 in the title role of the art-house hit Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998), which won critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival. He also co-starred in the box-office hit Cats & Dogs (2001) for Warner Bros Irish descent, Sean Hayes makes his home in Los Angeles with his long time boyfriend, now husband (as of November 2014), Scott Icenogle, a Los Angeles music producer.

Children

Fun Fact: On the day of Sean Hayes’s birth, „The Love You Save/I Found That Girl“ by Jackson 5 was the number 1 song on The Billboard Hot 100 and Richard Nixon (Republican) was the U.S. President.

Sean Hayes’s boyfriend is Scott Icenogle. They started dating in 2006. Sean had at least 2 relationship in the past. Sean Hayes has not been previously engaged. Has four older siblings: Tracey, Michael, Kevin and Dennis. He married Scott Icenogle after being in a relationship for eight years. According to our records, he has no children.