American actor Reggie Hayes was born on July 15, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois. He began his acting career in the theater, performing on a number of stage productions. He was seen in Bang the Drum Slowly, Othello, Less Than Equal, Richard II and Chicago Conspiracy Trial. His other credits include Hellcab Does Christmas, Any Place But Here, Native Speech, No One Goes Mad and Inspecting Carol as well. Reggie is a member of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, owing to his extensive work on the works of the Bard. After attending Northwestern Military Naval Academy, he graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Acting, and has also received Honors in Performance.
Reggie Hayes has obtained a variety of regular and guest roles on television, as well as major parts in films. He has been seen on Getting Personal as Leon, and played William Jerome Dent on the CW series, Girlfriends. His role there earned him three NAACP Image Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Some of his other appearances include those in The Pretender, Something So Right, Party of Five and Roswell. He later portrayed a doctor in the series Will & Grace, and in the remake of The Twilight Zone, hosted by Forest Whitaker.
Hayes film credits include roles in Being John Malkovich and Charlie’s Angels. These enabled him to work with John Cusack, Ned Bellamy, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore, Sam Rockwell and Bill Murray. In addition, he has voiced a character in the Disney animated series Kim Possible. In spite of his numerous credentials, he didn’t originally want to become an actor. Reggie Hayes wanted to follow his father’s footsteps and become a musician. However, he took the path of the theater as well as pursuing his hobbies of shopping and classic cars.