Sebastian Carlos Arcelus (born November 5, 1976) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Lucas Goodwin in the Netflix TV series House of Cards from 2013 to 2016 and Jay Whitman in the CBS TV series Madam Secretary.
Arcelus in May 2014
Sebastian Carlos Arcelus
November 5, 1976
|Alma mater||Williams College|
|Occupation||Actor, singer, voice actor|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
Stephanie J. Block (m. 2007)
Arcelus was born in New York City, New York, the son of Nobile Fiammetta Farace (b. Budapest, Hungary, February 19, 1940) and Victor Carlos Arcelus. He is of Italian, Russian, Serbian and German descent on his mother's side and Uruguayan descent on his father's. His maternal grandparents were Ruggero Farace, Marchese di Villaforesta, and Princess Catherine Ivanovna, who was the daughter of Prince John Konstantinovich of Russia and Princess Helen of Yugoslavia, and the last member of the House of Romanov born before the Russian Revolution.
Through his maternal grandmother, he is third cousin once removed of American actress Catherine Oxenberg, with whom he shares the same Serbian ancestry.
He has made a career in theater on Broadway, regionally, and internationally. He made his Broadway debut in Rent, first as a swing, covering the male ensemble roles as well as Mark and Roger, and then as Roger. He starred as Jan in the original cast of the Beach Boys musical, Good Vibrations. He played Fiyero on the first national tour of Wicked from January 3 until October 3, 2006. He then reprised the role of Fiyero in the Broadway production from January 9 to December 16, 2007.
Arcelus was featured on iChannel, an interactive web-series about "a self-conscious young man who finds his life taken over by a video blog." He played I's brother, who frequently called or visited. Over 40 episodes were produced, each of 3–9 minutes in length.
He starred as Bob Gaudio in the Broadway production of Jersey Boys from January 10, 2008 to January 11, 2009. before starring in Happiness, a musical which ran Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater for 14 weeks beginning on February 27, 2009. He resumed the role of Bob Gaudio in the Broadway production of Jersey Boys on July 14, 2009 and finished the role on October 10, 2010. He originated the role of Buddy in Elf the Musical for a limited engagement run from November 10, 2010, through January 2, 2011, at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theater. He assumed the role of Jack Chesney in Where's Charley? in a semi-staged production as part of New York City Center's Encores! series from March 17–20, 2011.
Arcelus originated the role of Jake Brigance in the stage production of A Time to Kill, premiering at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. The play, based on the John Grisham novel of the same name, ran May 6 through June 19, 2011.
He married his Wicked co-star Stephanie J. Block on October 16, 2007, with a religious ceremony following on October 25, 2007 in Tuscany. Block played Elphaba in Wicked, both on the national tour and on Broadway. Their daughter Vivienne Helena Arcelus was born on January 19, 2015.
|2012||The Last Day of August||Mark|
|2014||The Best of Me||Frank|
|2015||Ted 2||Dr. Ed Danzer|
|2011||Person of Interest||Matthews||Episode 1x05|
|2013–14, 2016||House of Cards||Lucas Goodwin||17 episodes|
|2014||It Could Be Worse||Howard||TV miniseries|
|2014||The Leftovers||Doug Durst||Two episodes|
|2014–2019||Madam Secretary||Jay Whitman||Main cast|
|2016||Codes of Conduct||Simon||Proposed TV limited series|
|2018||The Deuce||Dave Hiller||6 episodes|
|2019||FBI||Drew Harper||Episode 2x02: The Lifes of Others|
- Go, Diego, Go! (Nickelodeon) - Papi
- Samurai Deeper Kyo - Hotaru
- Shaman King - Yoh Asakura / Zeke Asakura (Hao Asakura)
- Gokusen - Youichi Minami
- Dinosaur King - Rex Ancient (Rex Owen)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! - Espa Roba, Rex Raptor
- Shrine of the Morning Mist - Tadahiro Amatsu
- Ultimate Muscle - Road Rage / Additional Voices
- Winx Club (4Kids Entertainment edit) - Timmy/Palladium
- Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys - Rafe
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Marcel (Martin Kanou)
- Man of the People - Little G / Miscellaneous
- Turtles Forever - '87 Raphael, Foley Zipper, Ricardo Gherkin
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal - Vetrix
|Ancestors of Sebastian Arcelus|
- "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
- "Jersey Boy Sebastian Arcelus Find Success (and Love) in Musicals". Broadway.com. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
- Willis, Daniel A. "Smashwords – Romanovs in the 21st Century - A book by Daniel A. Willis - page 38". www.smashwords.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
- "Persons eligible to succeed to the British Throne as of 1 Jan 2011". Retrieved 9 April 2019.
- "Sebastian Arcelus". IMDb. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
- "View I Channel here". Connectwithi.com. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
- "NYC Release! - The Last Day of August". thelastdayofaugustfilm.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
- "Andrew Rannells is the New Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys Starting January 13". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
- "Gleason, Arcelus, Powers and Sapp Cast in Lincoln Center Theater's Happiness". Archived from the original on 30 December 2008. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
- "Sebastian Arcelus Returns to Jersey Boys July 14". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
- "Sebastian Arcelus Plays Final Performance in Broadway's Jersey Boys Oct. 10". Retrieved 22 January 2018.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-21. Retrieved 2010-11-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Where's Charley? at New York City Center "Encores!" Nycitycenter.org
- "A Time To Kill at Arena Stage in Washington, DC". Broadway.com. 2011-04-14. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
- Sebastian Arcelus, Marc Kudisch, Graham Rowat, Teal Wicks Will Help Blue Flower Grow at Second Stage, Playbill, September 8, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-18.
- "A Time to Kill Stars Sebastian Arcelus, Patrick Page & More Hold Court on a Star-Studded Opening Night". Broadway.com. 2013-10-21. Retrieved 2013-10-28.
- "STAGE TUBE: First Look at Patina Miller, Bebe Neuwirth & Sebastian Arcelus in CBS' Political Drama MADAM SECRETARY". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
- "DIVA TALK: Chatting with Wicked's Stephanie J. Block Plus News of Mason and Kuhn". playbill.com. 2007-12-14. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
- Kathy Henderson (2009-08-03). "Jersey Boy Sebastian Arcelus Find Success (and Love) in Musicals". broadway.com. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
- Andrew Gans (2014-08-04). "Twitter Watch: Congrats! Stephanie J. Block and Sebastian Arcelus Are Expecting Their First Baby!". broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 4 August 2014.