Sebastian Arcelus
Jay Whitman in MADAM SECRETARY

Hometown: New York, New York

Birthday: November 5

July 2018

Sebastian Arcelus is a well-known actor in film, television and theater. He gained attention for his role as crusading journalist Lucas Goodwin in the critically acclaimed series “House Of Cards.” Additional television credits include guest starring roles in “Person of Interest,” on the Network, “The Deuce” and “The Leftovers.”

On the big screen, Arcelus appeared in the M. Night Shyamalan thriller “Split.” His additional feature film credits include “Ted 2,” “The Best of Me” and the independent feature “The Last Day of August,” which he also co-produced.

On Broadway, Arcelus starred in “A Time to Kill.” His additional Broadway credits include “Elf,” “Jersey Boys,” “Wicked,” “Rent” and “Good Vibrations.” Off-Broadway, he starred in “Happiness” at the Lincoln Center Theater, “The Blue Flower” at Second Stage and “Where’s Charley?” at Encores at City Center. Also, Arcelus has appeared in numerous regional and international productions, including the world premiere of William Finn’s “Songs of Innocence and Experience.”

When not on set, Arcelus spends his time trying to keep up with his young daughter while also lending his voice to numerous television commercials and animated programs, including “Dora the Explorer” and “Go, Diego, Go!”

He and his wife support several charitable causes, including Seeds of Peace, Covenant House, Reaching U (an organization promoting education and social services for Uruguayan children living in poverty), Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and autism awareness and research. 

Arcelus was born on Nov. 5 in Manhasset, N.Y. Follow him on Twitter @SebArcelus.