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Jay Rowland Ferguson Jr. (born July 25, 1974) is an American actor.

Jay R. Ferguson
Jay R. Ferguson and Dan Dillon (253701037).jpg
Ferguson (left) and Dan Dillon at the 42nd Primetime Emmy Awards in September 1990
Born Jay Rowland Ferguson Jr.
(1974-07-25) July 25, 1974 (age 43)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Lorena Ruiz
Children 3



Ferguson was born in Dallas, Texas. In 1989, Ferguson was plucked from obscurity to play Ponyboy Curtis in the television adaptation of S. E. Hinton's novel The Outsiders.[1]

His notable television roles include Taylor Newton in four seasons of the CBS sitcom Evening Shade, Dr. Todd Hooper on Judging Amy, Rich Connelly in the 2005 NBC television series Surface, Agent Warren Russell on the Showtime series Sleeper Cell, Stan Rizzo on the AMC series Mad Men,[1] and as Pat O'Neal, the father of the O'Neal family in the ABC series The Real O'Neals.[2]

His film roles include Billy in Higher Learning, Elmer Conway in The Killer Inside Me, and Keith Clayton in The Lucky One.

In 2018, he began playing the lead role of Chip Curry in the CBS sitcom Living Biblically.



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Higher Learning Billy
1997 Campfire Tales Cliff
1997 Pink as the Day She Was Born Brad
1998 Girl Parker Blackman
1999 Blue Ridge Fall Shane
2000 In Crowd, TheThe In Crowd Andy
2001 Hollywood Palms Riley
2002 Year That Trembled, TheThe Year That Trembled Isaac Hoskins
2006 Passengers Edsel Short film
2006 Spreading the News Sampson Short film
2010 Killer Inside Me, TheThe Killer Inside Me Elmer Conway
2012 Lucky One, TheThe Lucky One Keith Clayton
2014 Back in the Day Mark
2014 The Makings of You Wallis
2015 Little Loopers Todd
2015 Club Life Steven
2015 Last Dispensation of St. James, TheThe Last Dispensation of St. James Roth Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Shattered Dreams Teenage Luke Television film
1990 Outsiders, TheThe Outsiders Ponyboy Curtis All 13 episodes
1990–94 Evening Shade Taylor Newton All 98 episodes
1995 Price of Love, TheThe Price of Love Beau Television film
2002 Glory Days Sheriff Rudy Dunlop All 9 episodes
2003–04 Judging Amy Dr. Todd Hooper 8 episodes
2005 Medium Tommy Lahaine Episode: "Lucky"
2005–06 Surface Richard Connelly All 15 episodes
2006 Sleeper Cell Case Agent Warren Russell 6 episodes
2008 CSI: Miami Larry Hopkins Episode: "Raising Caine"
2008–09 Easy Money Cooper Buffkin All 8 episodes
2009 Weeds Keith Episode: "Machete Up Top"
2009 Lie to Me Jimmy Episode: "Grievous Bodily Harm"
2010 Castle Dick Coonan Episode: "Sucker Punch"
2010 Ghost Whisperer Gil Bradley Episode: "Lethal Combination"
2010–15 Mad Men Stan Rizzo 39 episodes
2011 No Ordinary Family Agent Norris Episode: "No Ordinary Future"
2011 Burn Notice John O'Lear Episode: "Besieged"
2012 Unknown, TheThe Unknown Chef Nick Morrietti Episode: "Prime Cut"
2013 Ray Donovan FBI Agent Thomas Volcheck Episode: "Bucky Fuckn' Dent"
2015 Chasing Life Owen Gordon 3 episodes
2016–17 Real O'Neals, TheThe Real O'Neals Pat O'Neal Main role; 29 episodes
2016 Mindy Project, TheThe Mindy Project Drew Schakowsky 3 episodes
2016 Comedy Bang! Bang! Paul Bunyan Episode: "Kaley Cuoco Wears a Black Blazer and Slip on Sneakers"
2017 Twin Peaks Special Agent Randall Headley 4 episodes
2018 The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story FBI Agent Keith Evans 2 episodes
2018 Living Biblically Chip Lead role


  1. ^ a b Jaimie Etkin (2 May 2013). "Jay R. Ferguson was a teen idol as was Vincent Kartheiser before 'Mad Men'". Huffington Post. Retrieved 11 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "The Real O'Neals - Jay Ferguson". ABC. Retrieved 11 March 2018. 

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