Hayes MacArthur

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Hayes MacArthur
Born (1977-04-16) April 16, 1977 (age 39)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Ali Larter (m. 2009)

Hayes MacArthur (born April 16, 1977) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer. He currently stars in the TBS comedy series Angie Tribeca.

Early life[edit]

MacArthur was born in Chicago, Illinois, to father Bruce MacArthur and mother Shelley MacArthur Farley.[1] His stepfather is William F. Farley.[2]

MacArthur attended Deerfield Academy and received a B.A. in Government from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he was quarterback on the football team. He has studied at the Groundlings Theater Company and Atlantic Theater Company.

Acting career[edit]

MacArthur took first place at the 2003 Rebels of Comedy Competition. He has appeared on such TV shows as Mad TV, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Pushing Daisies, and Medium.

In 2005, MacArthur co-wrote, produced and starred in a 16-minute short film, The Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend, with Jason Winer. The short was produced as a pilot for TV in 2006. He also appeared as a waiter in the episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm where everyone chooses Larry's wife over him after the break-up. In 2007, MacArthur appeared with fiance Ali Larter in National Lampoon's Homo Erectus, and also appeared in a comedic supporting role in the Disney movie The Game Plan. Along with recurring roles on the television shows How I Met Your Mother and Worst Week, he appeared in supporting roles in the 2010 films She's Out of My League and Life as We Know It.

In May 2010, NBC announced that MacArthur would star in the upcoming television series Perfect Couples. The half-hour romantic comedy premiered in the second half of the 2010-2011 TV season.[3] The show was cancelled in May 2011.

In 2012, MacArthur was featured in several episodes of Whitney, as well as Go On and the Broken Lizard film The Babymakers.

Personal life[edit]

MacArthur's first name was in honor of his great aunt, the actress Helen Hayes, who was married to Charles MacArthur, his grandfather Alexander MacArthur's brother.[1][4]

MacArthur became engaged to Heroes actress Ali Larter, his girlfriend of three years, in December 2007.[5] On August 1, 2009, MacArthur married Larter in a small ceremony[6][7] at his parents' estate in Kennebunk, Maine.[8] On July 20, 2010, it was announced that the couple were expecting their first child.[9] Ali and Hayes welcomed a son, Theodore, in December 2010. Daughter Vivienne Margaret was born January 15, 2015.


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Open Mike Mike Sheppard Short film
Wiener Park Dusty Wurtman TV film
2006 The Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend Guy Hansen TV film
2007 Atlanta Todd TV film
Homo Erectus Thudnik
Are We Done Yet? Jimmy the Bartender
Look Tony Gilbert
The Game Plan Kyle Cooper
2008 Lower Learning Digdug O'Shaughnessy
2010 Life as We Know It Peter Novak
She's Out of My League Ron
2011 Answers to Nothing Taylor
2012 Bachelorette Dale
The Babymakers Leslie Jenkins
Jewtopia Chuck O'Connell
The Motel Life Officer Cook
2013 Another Happy Anniversary Tom Short film
2014 Someone Marry Barry Rafe
A Haunted House 2 Ned
Year Title Role Notes
2005 The King of Queens Ed One episode
Medium Randy Pilgrim One episode
2006 Thick and Thin Greg One episode
2007 Curb Your Enthusiasm Doorman One episode
2007–2009 How I Met Your Mother Curt 'Ironman' Irons Two episodes
2008 My Boys Spike Upton One episode
Entourage Levinson One episode
Pushing Daisies Buddy Amicus One episode
2008–2009 Worst Week Chad Five episodes
2010–2011 Perfect Couples Rex Series regular, 13 episodes
2011 Happy Endings Steven One episode
2012 Suburgatory Walter One episode
Whitney Lance Two episodes
2012–2013 Go On Wyatt Series regular
2014 The Rebels Rick Massella One episode
2016 – present Angie Tribeca Jay Geils Series regular


  1. ^ a b Carmack Bross, Judy (11 March 2016). "Dispatch from Los Angeles, Part ll". Classic Chicago Magazine. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Dolce, Laura (6 August 2009). "Actress Ali Larter weds in Kennebunk". The Portsmouth Herald. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "NBC Announces Pickup of New Comedy Series 'Perfect Couples' For 2010-11 Season" (Press release). NBC Universal. May 12, 2010. Retrieved May 12, 2010. 
  4. ^ Kapos, Shia (15 March 2003). "Cynthia Wirtz MacArthur, 75". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Chiu, Alex (2007-12-17). "Heroes Star Ali Larter Gets Engaged". People. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 
  6. ^ Garcia, Jennifer (2009-08-03). "Ali Larter Weds in Maine". People. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  7. ^ "Heroes Star Gets Hitched". Sky News. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  8. ^ "Heroes' Ali Larter Ties the Knot!". Us Magazine. 2009-08-01. Retrieved 2010-06-30. 
  9. ^ Michaud, Sarah (2010-07-20). "Ali Larter Is Pregnant!". People. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 

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