British actor and singer Sean Maguire was born on April 18, 1976 in Ilford, Essex, England. Of Irish descent, he began his career as a five-year-old, on the 1982 television drama A Voyage Round My Father. He gained wider prominence among British audiences in 1988, when he joined the children’s drama Grange Hill, where he appeared as “Tegs” Ratcliffe until 1992. After his stint on the show, he continued appearing in other British television series, including the soap opera EastEnders, the medical drama Holby City, and the drama series Dangerfield.
His soap opera career led him to a musical career, much like his contemporaries at the time. He released his eponymous debut album in 1994; it was followed by Spirit in 1996. His biggest hit, “Good Day”, came off that album, and peaked at the #12 slot on the UK official charts that year. At the same time, he attempted to pursue a film career, starting with 1992’s Waterland, and taking more projects in the next decade.
Maguire later moved the focus of his career across the pond. In 2001, he took a role in the short-lived comedy Off Centre, where he played womanizing Oxford graduate Euan Pierce. He later moved to the sitcom Eve, named after its star, rapper Eve; he played the role of night club owner Donovan Brink from 2003 to 2006. He then showed up in another short-lived series, The Class, appearing as popular boy Kyle Lendo. Most recently he appeared in films such as The Dukes and Meet the Spartans.