Cheyenne Jackson talks scares and Gaga in 'American Horror Story: Hotel'

Cheyenne Jackson plays the new owner of the Hotel Cortez in "American Horror Story: Hotel" who has no idea the types of bad things that happen there. Here he meets the previous owner, played by Lady Gaga.

Grammy-nominated Cheyenne Jackson is a multi-talented stage, television and film actor. Cheyenne recently joined the cast of Ryan Murphy’s award-winning FX horror anthology, “American Horror Story” for its fifth season. Also starring Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Hotel” premiered in October 2015.

Previously, Cheyenne appeared in DirecTV’s “Full Circle,” a television drama that examined the human condition and relationships through a series of conversations between characters whose lives are intertwined. Cheyenne, who played Peter Barlow, an aspiring signer, was joined by Kate Walsh, David Boreanaz, Minka Kelly and Julian McMahon in Neil LaBute’s series that premiered in the fall of 2013.

Also on the small screen, Cheyenne starred in Steven Soderbergh’s critically-acclaimed HBO biopic, Behind the Candelabra, opposite Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. The film, which details the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his lover, Scott Thorson, premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and on HBO in May 2013.

Additionally, Cheyenne can be seen in a series of films including Ira Sachs’ drama Love is Strange alongside Marisa Tomei, John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, Arthur Allan Seidelman’s film version of Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, Daniela Amavia’s indie drama Beautiful Now opposite Abigail Spencer, Christopher Ashley’s Lucky Stiff with Nikki M. James and Jason Alexander and Matthew Watts’ Mutual Friends. Cheyenne also appears in Jack Henry Robbins’ Opening Night alongside Anthony Rapp and Zoe Cassavetes' new film Day out of Days with Eddie Izzard and Melanie Griffith. Previously, Cheyenne appeared in the indie comedy, Price Check, opposite Parker Posey, which had its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and Fox Searchlight’s Lola Versus. Jackson made his film debut in 2005 in the short film, Curiosity, and has since appeared in The Green, Hysteria, Photo Op, and the Oscar-nominated United 93.

A veteran of the theatre, Jackson most recently finished a critically-acclaimed run of The Most Happy Fella at New York City Center. He previously starred on Broadway opposite Henry Winkler and Alicia Silverstone in David West Read’s play The Performers at the Longacre Theatre. Among his Broadway credits include roles in the recent revival of Finian’s Rainbow (Drama Desk Award nomination), Xanadu (Drama Desk & Drama League Award nominations), All Shook Up (Theatre World Award, Drama League & Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Aida, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Additionally, Jackson starred in the Encores! production of Damn Yankees, the Off-Broadway productions of The Agony & The Agony and Altar Boyz, and the benefit productions of The 24 Hour Plays and On the Twentieth Century. Cheyenne also joined an all-star cast for the benefit staged reading of Dustin Lance Black’s “8.”

On television, Cheyenne was seen in the guest-starring role of Danny Baker in NBC’s critically-acclaimed comedy series, “30 Rock,” for four seasons. Jackson has appeared as Dustin Goolsby in Fox’s “Glee,” as well as a Larry David’s trainer Terry in the final season of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” His additional television credits include roles in “Family Practice,” “Life on Mars,” “Local Talent,” “Ugly Betty,” "Law and Order," “It Takes a Village," and “Royal Pains.”

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‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ airs Wednesdays at 10:00pm on F/X.

Cheyenne's show ‘Hello Gorgeous: Cheyenne Jackson Goes To The Movies’ is happening November 21st at the Segerstrom Center for The Arts in Costa Mesa.

Follow Cheyenne Jackson on Twitter: @CheyenneJackson

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