Jay R Ferguson
Pacoima Fine Arts Magnet School
Joined the cast of the sitcom "The Real O'Neals"
Appeared in the comedy "Back in the Day"
Co-starred with Zac Efron in "The Lucky One," based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks
Cast as Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce art director on AMC's "Mad Men"
Appeared in the crime thriller "The Killer Inside Me," starring Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba
Played recurring role of Agent Warren Russell on "Sleeper Cell" (Showtime)
Joined the cast of CBS legal drama "Judging Amy"
Returned to series television as a regular on the suspense drama "Glory Days" (The WB), playing Sheriff Rudy
Featured in the thriller "The In Crowd"
Co-starred in the independent crime drama "Blue Ridge Fall"; film premiered on Cinemax
Acted in the rock-and-roll romance "Girl"
Appeared in the episodic thriller "Campfire Tales"
Landed supporting role in the Fox TV-movie "The Price of Love"
Made feature debut in the John Singleton drama "Higher Learning"
Cast as regular on the CBS sitcom "Evening Shade" playing Taylor Newton, the son of Burt Reynolds' Coach Wood Newton; role later downgraded to recurring one
Featured in the fact-based CBS TV-movie "Shattered Dreams"
Starred as Ponyboy Curtis on the short-lived Fox drama "The Outsiders"
Relocated from Texas to California as a child so that his mother could pursue a career in entertainment.
Knew almost nothing about his character or the surrounding cast of "Mad Men" when he was cast on the show, having only been given the pages of the script from his audition scene.
"Any actor will tell you that that's the most dangerous thing. It can get in one's way of moving up the ladder of success. It held me back when I was younger. That undeserved feeling of entitlement, that I was too good for things. I probably denied myself jobs that would have been fulfilling. I was too young and dumb to know it." - from Esquire, April 13, 2015