Reggie Hayes

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Reggie Hayes
Reggie Hayes headshot.jpg
Born (1969-07-15) July 15, 1969 (age 47)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Actor, Screenwriter,

and Director
Years active 1996–present

Reginald "Reggie" C. Hayes (born July 15, 1969) is an American actor, screenwriter,[1] and director. He is best known for his role as William Dent on the UPN/CW show, Girlfriends.

Early life[edit]

Reginald C. Hayes was born in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest son of Reginald and Frances Hayes. He attended Northwestern Military Naval Academy. He subsequently studied theater at Illinois State University and attained his Bachelor’s Degree in Theater. As a young actor in Chicago, he was a member of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.


Hayes has been featured in films such as Charlie's Angels and Being John Malkovich. However, his most popular role was as attorney William Dent on the long-running UPN/CW show, Girlfriends. The role earned him three NAACP Image Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Hayes also guest starred on Will and Grace as a doctor.

Hayes has appeared in the remake of The Twilight Zone (hosted by Forest Whitaker), in the episode "The Eye of the Beholder", as a doctor.

He was selected as one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive in 2007.

He also appeared on an episode of Criminal Minds titled, "The Wheels on the Bus."

Hayes hosted the DST Step Show in the Denver Mile-High Step Show 2012 in Denver Colorado in support of African American fraternities and sororities.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Reggie Hayes prefers to keep his private life private. However, he is known to support various charity events. His older sister, Jacki Hayes, created the Reginald and Frances Hayes H.O.P.E. Scholarship award in 2000. In 2009, He made a surprise appearance and presented the H.O.P.E. scholarships to University of Illinois students.[3]


Year Award Category Recipient
2011 Notable Men of the Academy Award St. John's Northwestern Military Academy, Class of 1987 Reginald C. Hayes
2007 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Reginald C. Hayes
2006 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Reginald C. Hayes
2004 Outstanding Young Alumni Award Illinois State University, Class of 1991 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.[4]


Year Film Role Notes
2015 Carter High Mr. Russeau Film
NCIS Café Owner Season 12, Ep. 11
2013 Hart of Dixie Don Todd TV Series
The Devon Taylor Show Mitchell Taylor TV Series
The First Family Magician TV Series
Let's Stay Together Jessie, the mob boss Season 3, Episode 3
2012 Criminal Minds Detective William Richards Episode #8.08
2011 FEMME FATALES Video game designer, Kevin Episode 4
2009 Hummingbird Magic Reginald C. Hayes Documentary
2000–2008 Girlfriends William Jerrowme Dent TV Series
2004 Stop Thief! Security Guard Short
2003 Kim Possible Dr. Freeman / Microwave Oven TV Series
Twilight Zone Doctor TV Series
2000 Charlie's Angels Red Star Systems Techie Film
Then Came You Leon TV Series
Will & Grace Dr. Osher TV Series
1999 Roswell Agent Hart TV Series
Grown Ups Dominic Fowler TV Series
Being John Malkovich Don Film
Party of Five TV Series
1998 Getting Personal Leon TV Series
1997 Chicago Cab Architect Film
The Pretender Froman TV Series
Something So Right Salesman]] TV Series
1996 Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher Mr. Mezz Crosby TV Series
Space Above and Beyond Wallace TV Series
A Family Thing Virgil's Friend Film


  • 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"
  • "Othello"
  • "Five Times Noh"
  • "Any Place but Here"
  • "Less Than Equal"
  • "Native Speech"
  • "No One Goes Mad"
  • "Inspecting Carol"
  • "Richard II"
  • Numerous other Shakespeare productions.


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