Sean Maher is well known to television and film audiences for his role as Dr. Simon Tam in Joss Whedon’s feature Serenity. The film was based on the critically acclaimed series Firefly.

Maher was born and raised in New York where he attended the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. He moved to Los Angeles after landing the coveted title role in the FOX drama Ryan Caufield: Year One. Upon the cancellation of that series Maher secured a holding deal with FOX and collaborated with the network on the well loved series Party Of Five as well as Darren Star’s The $treet.

He starred as Brain Piccolo in Disney’s remake of the beloved movie Brian’s Song. Maher portrayed Piccolo alongside Mekhi Phifer as Gale Sayers. The movie was produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Maher then reunited with Zadan and Meron for the movie Wedding Wars opposite John Stamos and again for Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva.

With the birth of his daughter in 2007 Maher took a few years off from acting to be a stay at home dad.

Additional TV credits include The Mentalist, Human Target, Ghost Whisperer, and Warehouse 13.

In 2011 while playing closeted gay man Sean Beasely in 1960s Chicago on NBC’s provocative The Playboy Club. Maher used the role as a platform to come out publicly as a gay man himself. Entertainment Weekly graciously covered the story and Maher regards that decision as one of the highlights of his professional career.

Sean appeared in the Season 2 finale of Looking for HBO, directed by Andrew Haigh. Additionally, he was seen recurring as Mark Scheffer (aka Shrapnel) on the hit series Arrow for The CW. Maher won praise for his portrayal of Don John in Joss Whedon’s feature film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and starred in the indie sci-fi feature ISRA-88 as well as the feature People You May Know. He starred opposite Academy Award Nominee June Squibb in the short film “The Visit.”

Maher reunited with many of his Firefly colleagues for the series Con Man.

He is also the voice of Nightwing for the Warner Bros / DC Comics animated universe.

Maher is a yoga enthusiast and LGBT advocate. He currently lives in Michigan with his husband and their two children.