|Occupation(s)||Actor, screenwriter, director|
Reginald C. Hayes (born July 15, 1969) is an American actor, screenwriter, and director. He is best known for his role as William Dent on the UPN/CW show Girlfriends.
Hayes was born on July 15, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois—youngest of four children. He attended St. John's Northwestern Military Academy, who recognized him as one of three "Notable Men of the Academy". After the Academy, he attended Illinois State University, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Theater. In 2004, he won the "Outstanding Young Alumni Award" and was a member of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.
Hayes is an avid supporter of his community and worked alongside his sister at various events for a charity titled the "Reginald and Frances Hayes H.O.P.E. Scholarship Award".
Hayes is best known for his role as William Dent on UPN/CW's hit TV show Girlfriends that aired for eight years, ending in 2008. It earned him the "Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" for three NAACP Image Awards. He went on to appear in several other movies and TV shows, including Criminal Minds, Will & Grace, NCIS, Femme Fatales and Abbott Elementary.
After a short career break, Hayes teamed up with Lock & Key Entertainment.
Hayes has spoken about the resurgence of interest in Girlfriends after its addition to Netflix.
|2004||Outstanding Young Alumni Award||Illinois State University, Class of 1991||Reginald C. Hayes|
|2005||NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||Reginald C. Hayes|
|2007||NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||Reginald C. Hayes|
|2011||Notable Men of the Academy Award||St. John's Northwestern Military Academy||Reginald C. Hayes|
Actor Reginald C. Hayes was among the first to be recognized as one of three "Notable Men of the Academy" from St. John's Northwestern Military Academy on May 28, 2011.
|1996||Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher||Mr. Mezz Crosby||Episode: "Cheap-O's"|
|Space Above and Beyond||Wallace||Episode: "...Tell Our Moms We've Done Our Best"|
|A Family Thing||Virgil's Friend||Film|
|The Pretender||Froman||Episode: "Bomb Squad"|
|Something So Right||Salesman||Episode: "Something About Dante Proposing to Heather"|
|1998||Getting Personal||Leon||Main role|
|1999||Roswell||Agent Hart||Episode: "The Morning After"|
|Grown Ups||Dominic Fowler||Episode: "The Out of Work-Out"|
|Being John Malkovich||Don||Film|
|Party of Five||Music Store Owner||Episode: "Music Store Owner"|
|2000||Charlie's Angels||Red Star Systems Techie||Film|
|Then Came You||Leon||Episode: "Then Came Two Birthdays"|
|Will & Grace||Dr. Osher||Episode: "The Hospital Show"|
|2000–2008||Girlfriends||William Jerome Dent||TV series|
|2003||Kim Possible||Dr. Freeman / Microwave Oven (voice)||Episode: "Car Trouble"|
|The Twilight Zone||Dr. Bernardi||Episode: "Eye of the Beholder"|
|2009||Hummingbird Magic||Reginald C. Hayes||Documentary|
|2011||Femme Fatales||Kevin Freeman||Episode: "Speed Date"|
|2012||Criminal Minds||Detective William Richards||Episode: "The Wheels on the Bus"|
|2013||The Devon Taylor Show||Mitchell Taylor||TV film|
|The First Family||Reginald the Magician||Episode: "The First Butler"|
|Let's Stay Together||Jessie, the mob boss||2 episodes|
|2013–2014||Hart of Dixie||Don Todd||Recurring role|
|2015||Carter High||Mr. Russeau||Film|
|NCIS||Café Owner||Episode: "Check"|
|2020||Kidding||Dr. Andrew Jayhan||Episode: "I Wonder What Grass Tastes Like"|
|2021||Black Lightning||Mayor Billy Black||3 episodes|
|2022–present||Abbott Elementary||Superintendent Collins||Recurring role|
- Chicago productions of "Chicago Conspiracy Trial"
- "A Raisin in the Sun" The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
- "Hellcab Does Christmas"
- "Bang the Drum Slowly"
- "Five Times Noh"
- "Any Place but Here"
- "Less Than Equal"
- "Native Speech"
- "No One Goes Mad"
- "Inspecting Carol"
- "Richard II"
- Numerous other Shakespeare productions.
- ^ Speed Date, retrieved May 22, 2019
- ^ Metz, Nina (September 23, 2020). "'Girlfriends' star Reggie Hayes was on top of the world. Now the Chicago native is struggling to find work and battling congestive heart failure". Retrieved January 25, 2022.
- ^ "St. John's Northwestern Military Academy | SJNMA". St. John's Northwestern. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
- Reggie Hayes at IMDb
- Reggie Hayes's biography on filmbug
- Reggie Hayes interview
- Instagram @reggieh69
- 1969 births
- African-American male actors
- American male film actors
- American male television actors
- American male screenwriters
- American directors
- Living people
- Male actors from Chicago
- American male stage actors
- Screenwriters from Illinois
- 21st-century African-American people
- 20th-century African-American people