Chris Thomas Hayes is an actor, writer, director, and puppeteer, originally from Hartford, Connecticut. 

After spending some time at the University of Hartford's Hartt School of Music, Chris graduated from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. Shortly after, he began touring the nation performing for family and adult audiences. 

On stage, Chris has had the pleasure to tour and perform with The Madcap Puppets, Dark Side of The Room, Dad's GarageWhole World TheatreThe Center for Puppetry Arts, and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Some of Chris' film and television credits include Teen Wolf, The So&So ShowVampire Diaries, and Sesame Street, where Chris serves as Muppet Performer for

Hoots the Owl

Chris is a member of SAG-AFTRA and represented in the Southeast by Houghton Talent. He lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife, son, and dog.