Jefferson Mays

Actor, Soundtrack, Writer

Actor, Soundtrack, Writer


A Connecticut native, L. Jefferson Mays studied at Yale College and trained in the Graduate Drama Program at the University of California - San Diego where he appeared in numerous La Jolla Playhouse productions. A two-time Obie Award winner, Mr. Mays has worked extensively with director Des McAnuff and Anne Bogart; for a number of years, Mr. Mays ...
Birth date
1965-06-08
Awards
1 nomination.

Known For


Inherent Vice
Inherent Vice
Dr. Threeply (2014)
Kinsey
Kinsey
Effete Man's Friend (2004)
The Giver
The Giver
Community (2014)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorJulia
(TV Series) (announced) - Episode #1.1
ActorCharles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Narrator
2020
ActorPerry Mason
(TV Series) Virgil Sheets - Chapter Seven (2020) ... Virgil Sheets - Chapter Six (2020) ... Virgil Sheets - Chapter Four (2020) ... Virgil Sheets - Chapter Three (2020) ... Virgil Sheets - Chapter One (2020) ... Virgil Sheets
2020
ActorWestworld
(TV Series) Liam Dempsey, Sr. - Genre (2020) ... Liam Dempsey, Sr.
2020
ActorThe Blacklist
(TV Series) Norman Devane - Norman Devane (No. 138) (2019) ... Norman Devane
2019
ActorBush Leaguers: Team Photo
(Video short) Cornelius Van Der Klam (voice)
2019
ActorI Am the Night
(TV Series) George Hodel - Queen's Gambit, Accepted (2019) ... George Hodel - Aloha (2019) ... George Hodel - Matador (2019) ... George Hodel - Dark Flower (2019) ... George Hodel - Phenomenon of Interference (2019) ... George Hodel Show all 6 episodes
2019
ActorCurated
(Short) Curator
2018
ActorThe Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Gilbert Longabaugh (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled")
2018
ActorDuet
(Short)
2017/III
ActorRebel in the Rye
William Maxwell
2017
ActorShatterbox
(TV Series short) - Curated
2016
ActorUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
(TV Series) Daddy - Kimmy Gives Up! (2016) ... Daddy (voice) - Kimmy's in a Love Triangle! (2015) ... Daddy
2015-2016
ActorLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit
(TV Series) Dr. Carl Rudnick - Nationwide Manhunt (2016) ... Dr. Carl Rudnick - Criminal Pathology (2015) ... Dr. Carl Rudnick - Devil's Dissections (2015) ... Dr. Carl Rudnick - Surrendering Noah (2015) ... Dr. Carl Rudnick - Granting Immunity (2015) ... Dr. Carl Rudnick Show all 7 episodes
2014-2016
ActorThe Knick
(TV Series) Attorney Whitting - You're No Rose (2015) ... Attorney Whitting
2015
ActorThe Americans
(TV Series) Walter Taffet - One Day in the Life of Anton Baklanov (2015) ... Walter Taffet - Stingers (2015) ... Walter Taffet - Divestment (2015) ... Walter Taffet - Walter Taffet (2015) ... Walter Taffet
2015
ActorI Am Michael
Preacher Teacher
2015
ActorThe Raven
(Short) Voice over (voice)
2014/I
ActorInherent Vice
Dr. Threeply
2014
ActorNed Rifle
Dr. Ford
2014
ActorThe Giver
Community (voice)
2014
ActorThe Cask of Amontillado
(Short) Fortunato
2014/I
ActorMy America
(segment "Fire in Dreamland")
2014
ActorThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
(TV Series) Lord Adalbert D'Ysquith - Jennifer Lawrence/Craig Robinson/A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (2014) ... Lord Adalbert D'Ysquith
2014
ActorMy America
(TV Series) - Fire in Dreamland (2012)
2012
ActorThe Good Wife
(TV Series) Diplomat Van Buskirk - Affairs of State (2011) ... Diplomat Van Buskirk
2011
ActorMildred Pierce
(TV Mini-Series) Man In Blue Coat - Part Four (2011) ... Man In Blue Coat
2011
ActorDetroit 1-8-7
(TV Series) Dr. Roger Kosowski - Shelter (2010) ... Dr. Roger Kosowski - Déjà Vu/All In (2010) ... Dr. Roger Kosowski
2010
ActorLie to Me
(TV Series) Sidney Carlton - Double Blind (2010) ... Sidney Carlton
2010
ActorGod in America
(TV Series) Jeremiah Moore - A New Adam/A New Eden (2010) ... Jeremiah Moore
2010
ActorNurse Jackie
(TV Series) Tim - P.O. Box (2010) ... Tim
2010
ActorAmerican Experience
(TV Series documentary) James Madison / Voice / Additional voice - Dolley Madison (2010) ... James Madison - Kinsey (2005) ... Voice - The Fight (2004) ... Additional voice (voice)
2004-2010
ActorDolley Madison
(TV Series) James Madison
2010
ActorFringe
(TV Series) Nicholas Boone - Midnight (2009) ... Nicholas Boone
2009
ActorLaw & Order
(TV Series) Attorney Olson - Pledge (2009) ... Attorney Olson
2009
ActorHow to Lose Friends & Alienate People
Bill Nathanson
2008
ActorLaw & Order: Criminal Intent
(TV Series) Keifer Gates - Legacy (2008) ... Keifer Gates
2008
ActorMemoirs of My Nervous Illness
Daniel Schreber
2006
ActorThe Notorious Bettie Page
Little John
2005
ActorThe Closer
(TV Series) Dr. Easton - Fatal Retraction (2005) ... Dr. Easton
2005
ActorAlfie
Dr. Miranda Kulp
2004
ActorKinsey
Effete Man's Friend
2004
ActorBenjamin Franklin
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Elkanah Watson - The Chess Master (2002) ... Elkanah Watson - The Making of a Revolutionary (2002) ... Elkanah Watson - Let the Experiment Be Made (2002) ... Elkanah Watson
2002
ActorThe Big Brass Ring
Garne Strickland
1999
ActorCousin Bette
Stidmann
1998
ActorLiberty! The American Revolution
(TV Mini-Series) James Madison - The World Turned Upside Down: 1778-1783 (1997) ... James Madison - Are We to Be a Nation? 1783-1788 (1997) ... James Madison - The Times That Try Men's Souls: 1776-1777 (1997) ... James Madison - Oh, Fatal Ambition: 1777-1778 (1997) ... James Madison - The Reluctant Revolutionaries: 1763-1774 (1997) ... James Madison Show all 6 episodes
1997
ActorHudson River Blues
Eric
1997
ActorThe Low Life
Hollywood Mogul
1995
ActorSome Folks Call It a Sling Blade
(Short) Gerry Woolridge
1994
ActorGrey Knight
Martin Bradley
1993
ActorDynaman
(TV Series) Dynabeige (1988) (voice)
1988
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Kimmy Gives Up! (2016) ... (performer: "Daddy's Boy" - uncredited)
2016
SoundtrackThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Jennifer Lawrence/Craig Robinson/A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (2014) ... (performer: "I Don't Understand the Poor")
2014
RoleTitleYear
WriterCharles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
(adapted by)
2020
RoleTitleYear
Additional CrewAmerican Experience
(TV Series documentary) (additional voices - 1 episode) - Kinsey (2005) ... (additional voices)
2005
RoleTitleYear
ThanksThe Louise Log
(TV Series) (special thanks - 1 episode) - How to Get Out of Crazytown (2014) ... (special thanks)
2014
RoleTitleYear
SelfBroadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal
(TV Series) Self - December 2020 (2020) ... Self
2020
SelfAt the Tonys with Imogen Lloyd Webber
(TV Special) Self
2017
SelfThe 71st Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
2017
SelfTheater Talk
(TV Series) Self - Guest / Self - "Oslo" and "Dear Evan Hansen" Creatives, Part 2 (2017) ... Self - Guest - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (2014) ... Self
2014-2017
SelfThe 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
(TV Special) Self
2014
SelfThe Broadway.com Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.45 (2014) ... Self - Episode #2.23 (2014) ... Self - Episode #2.20 (2014) ... Self
2014
SelfDress Up! With George B. Style
(TV Series) Self - Dress Up!: Jefferson Mays & Bryce Pinkham (2014) ... Self
2014
SelfThe 68th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee & Performer
2014
SelfShowing Up
(Documentary) Self
2014
SelfWorking in the Theatre
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Tony Awards: History, Highlights and Backstage (2012) ... Self - Performance (2004) ... Self
2004-2012
SelfHBO First Look
(TV Series documentary short) Self - The Notorious Bettie Page (2006) ... Self
2006
SelfHarold Weston: A Bigger Belief in Beauty
(Documentary) Narrator
2005
SelfHappy Birthday Oscar Wilde
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2004
SelfCharlie Rose
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 30 July 2004 (2004) ... Self - Guest
2004
SelfThe 58th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
2004
SelfThis Week in Joe's Basement
(TV Series) Alex - Remote Control (1991) ... Alex
1991
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageSpotlight on Broadway
(TV Series) Charlotte von Mahlsdorf - The Impresarios (2013) ... Charlotte von Mahlsdorf
2013