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Jay Thomas (I) (1948–2017)

Actor | Writer | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) | The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) | The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
AWARDS 
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination More »
BORN 
Jul 12, 1948 (died Aug 24, 2017)
HEIGHT 
5' 8" (1.73m)
WORK HISTORY *
Television | Voice Over | Film | Radio | Theater | Commercial  Less
JOB TYPES *
Acting | Producing | Writing
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Past Film & Video (35 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (60 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 ) , In Memory Of ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
    • Episode #36.298 (Aug 24, 2017) Himself (archive footage), In Memory Of  Less
  • Primary photo for Ray DonovanRay Donovan (TV Series) Marty Grossman ( 5 episodes, 2013–2017 )  Less 2013–2017 5
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  • Primary photo for BonesBones (TV Series) Lenny Jay ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for NCIS: New OrleansNCIS: New Orleans (TV Series) Marc Maslow ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for NewsreadersNewsreaders (TV Series) Ted Fishlake ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for Shake It UpShake It Up (TV Series) Dan Gold ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for HungHung (TV Series) Sandee's father ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Retired at 35Retired at 35 (TV Series) Mr. Jenkins ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for American Dad!American Dad! (TV Series) Brett Morris ( 2 episodes, 2007–2010 )  Less 2007–2010 2
    • 100 A.D. (Oct 3, 2010) Brett Morris (voice)  Less
    • Dope and Faith (Oct 14, 2007) Brett Morris (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for Cold CaseCold Case (TV Series) Lance Katrola '10 ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
    • One Fall (Mar 14, 2010) Lance Katrola '10  Less
  • Primary photo for Boston LegalBoston Legal (TV Series) Ian Hoberman ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for CopshopCopshop (TV Movie) Det. Mo Diamond  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Joan of ArcadiaJoan of Arcadia (TV Series) Obnoxious Investor at Spa ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004 1
    • Recreation (Jan 16, 2004) Obnoxious Investor at Spa  Less
  • Primary photo for Run of the HouseRun of the House (TV Series) Bob Melman ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) Joe Sherman ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for The Education of Max BickfordThe Education of Max Bickford (TV Series) Jerry / Jerry Zibowski ( 3 episodes, 2001–2002 )  Less 2001–2002 3
  • Primary photo for Monday Night MayhemMonday Night Mayhem (TV Movie) Pete Rozelle (uncredited)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for EdEd (TV Series) Gary Siringo ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for An American DaughterAn American Daughter (TV Movie) Timber Tucker  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for The Wild ThornberrysThe Wild Thornberrys (TV Series) Bull Seal ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for Get RealGet Real (TV Series) Jeffrey Marks ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999 1
    • Stay (Sep 29, 1999) Jeffrey Marks  Less
  • Primary photo for Katie JoplinKatie Joplin (TV Series) Glen Shotz ( 7 episodes, 1999 )  Less 1999 7
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  • Primary photo for Dead Man's GunDead Man's Gun (TV Series) Emil Kosar ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for HerculesHercules (TV Series) Ares ( 11 episodes, 1998–1999 )  Less 1998–1999 11
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  • Primary photo for Fantasy IslandFantasy Island (TV Series) Carl Harbin ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for The Simple LifeThe Simple Life (TV Series) Joel Campbell ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998 1
    • Sara's Ex (Jun 24, 1998) Joel Campbell  Less
  • Primary photo for The Wonderful World of DisneyThe Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series) Charles Fletcher ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for Murphy BrownMurphy Brown (TV Series) Jerry Gold ( 9 episodes, 1989–1998 )  Less 1989–1998 9
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  • Primary photo for WorkingWorking (TV Series) Mr. Peyser ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Aaahh!!! Real MonstersAaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series) Disembodied ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Desert's EdgeDesert's Edge (TV Short) Hewitt  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for InkInk (TV Series) Jack Stein ( 3 episodes, 1996–1997 )  Less 1996–1997 3
  • Primary photo for Killing Mr. GriffinKilling Mr. Griffin (TV Movie) Mr. Griffin  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for The Bachelor's BabyThe Bachelor's Baby (TV Movie) Co-Executive Producer  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Duckman: Private Dick/Family ManDuckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for Encino WomanEncino Woman (TV Movie) Marvin Reckler  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for A Husband, a Wife and a LoverA Husband, a Wife and a Lover (TV Movie) Eric McKeever  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Bless This HouseBless This House (TV Series) Ted ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for CybillCybill (TV Series) Jay ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
    • Zing! (Sep 24, 1995) Jay (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Love & WarLove & War (TV Series) Jack Stein ( 67 episodes, 1992–1995 )  Less 1992–1995 67
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  • Primary photo for Goof TroopGoof Troop (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for Batman: The Animated SeriesBatman: The Animated Series (TV Series) Guard 1 ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for Bobby's WorldBobby's World (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for Married PeopleMarried People (TV Series) Russell Meyers ( 18 episodes, 1990–1991 )  Less 1990–1991 18
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  • Primary photo for The American Film Institute Presents: TV or Not TV?The American Film Institute Presents: TV or Not TV? (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for ...Where's Rodney?...Where's Rodney? (TV Movie) Lou Barnes  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Open HouseOpen House (TV Series) Evan Gimbel ( 2 episodes, 1990 )  Less 1990 2
  • Primary photo for Miracle LandingMiracle Landing (TV Movie) Ed Meyer, Maui Tower Supervisor  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for CheersCheers (TV Series) Eddie LeBec ( 9 episodes, 1987–1989 )  Less 1987–1989 9
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  • Primary photo for Freddy's NightmaresFreddy's Nightmares (TV Series) Stan Brooks ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for The Golden GirlsThe Golden Girls (TV Series) Sy Ferber ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for Almost GrownAlmost Grown (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for DisneylandDisneyland (TV Series) Delivery Man ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for A Year in the LifeA Year in the Life (TV Series) Scott Spencer ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for Family TiesFamily Ties (TV Series) Jerry DiNello ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987 1
    • Super Mom (Oct 18, 1987) Jerry DiNello  Less
  • Primary photo for Spenser: For HireSpenser: For Hire (TV Series) Tony Broz ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for The Park Is MineThe Park Is Mine (TV Movie) TV Reporter (uncredited)  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Master of the GameMaster of the Game (TV Mini-series) Levy  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Mork & MindyMork & Mindy (TV Series) Remo DaVinci ( 46 episodes, 1979–1981 ) , Performer ("The Battle Hymn of the Republic") ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1979–1981 46
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  • Primary photo for The Love BoatThe Love Boat (TV Series) Paul Harris ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981 1
Self (44 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Ghosts and The HereafterGhosts and The Hereafter Himself  Less 2018 $875K
  • Primary photo for Politics Nation with Al SharptonPolitics Nation with Al Sharpton (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Himself - Guest / Himself ( 24 episodes, 1994–2014 )  Less 1994–2014
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  • Primary photo for The ViewThe View (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2005–2014 )  Less 2005–2014
  • Primary photo for American Graduate DayAmerican Graduate Day (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for HannityHannity (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Mysteries at the MuseumMysteries at the Museum (TV Series) Himself - Narrator ( 9 episodes, 2010–2011 )  Less 2010–2011
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  • Primary photo for Ghost StoriesGhost Stories (TV Series) Narrator ( 16 episodes, 2009–2010 )  Less 2009–2010
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  • Primary photo for Ed Sullivan's Rock and Roll Classics: The 60sEd Sullivan's Rock and Roll Classics: The 60s (TV Movie) Himself - narrator only  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Celebrity Ghost StoriesCelebrity Ghost Stories (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The Fame of Our FathersThe Fame of Our Fathers (Video) Ben Franklin - John Adams  Less 2008 $12K
  • Primary photo for Who Wants to Be a MillionaireWho Wants to Be a Millionaire (TV Series) Himself - Guest Expert ( 5 episodes, 2008 )  Less 2008
    • Episode #7.25 (Oct 10, 2008) Himself - Guest Expert  Less
    • Episode #7.24 (Oct 9, 2008) Himself - Guest Expert  Less
    • Episode #7.23 (Oct 8, 2008) Himself - Guest Expert  Less
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  • Primary photo for Howard Stern on DemandHoward Stern on Demand (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Whatever Happened To?Whatever Happened To? (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Jimmy Kimmel Live!Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for The Road to IndependenceThe Road to Independence John Adams (voice)  Less 2007 $8K
  • Primary photo for Jocking AroundJocking Around Himself  Less 2007 $1MM
  • Primary photo for Quite Frankly with Stephen A. SmithQuite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The Big Idea with Donny DeutschThe Big Idea with Donny Deutsch (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for 101 Craziest TV Moments101 Craziest TV Moments (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Dennis MillerDennis Miller (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Intimate PortraitIntimate Portrait (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode )  Less 1993–2005
  • Primary photo for The Great American Celebrity Spelling BeeThe Great American Celebrity Spelling Bee (TV Mini-series) Himself  Less 2004– 
  • Primary photo for Hollywood SquaresHollywood Squares (TV Series) Himself - Panelist ( 15 episodes, 2002–2004 )  Less 2002–2004
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  • Primary photo for PyramidPyramid (TV Series) Himself - Celebrity Contestant ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The Santa Clause 2: Gag ReelThe Santa Clause 2: Gag Reel (Video) Himself / Easter Bunny (uncredited)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Ultimate JordanUltimate Jordan (Video) Narrator  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2000 )  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? (TV Special) Himself - Host  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Politically IncorrectPolitically Incorrect (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Explosion!Explosion! (TV Movie) Himself / Host  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for The Rosie O'Donnell ShowThe Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Lauren Hutton and...Lauren Hutton and... (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996
    • Jay Thomas (Mar 11, 1996) Himself - Guest  Less
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Conan O'BrienLate Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 3 episodes, 1993–1996 )  Less 1993–1996
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) Himself ( 6 episodes, 1993–1996 )  Less 1993–1996
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  • Primary photo for Extremely WeirdExtremely Weird (TV Movie) Himself - Host  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Circus of the Stars Gives Kids the WorldCircus of the Stars Gives Kids the World (TV Movie) Himself - Ringmaster  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Vicki!Vicki! (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1992–1993 )  Less 1992–1993
  • Primary photo for The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Nominee & Presenter  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Circus of the Stars #16Circus of the Stars #16 (TV Special) Himself  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The Chuck Woolery ShowThe Chuck Woolery Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for CheersCheers (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1990 )  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry MarshallSitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall (TV Movie) Himself / Remo DaVinci (uncredited)  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for King Cake: The Joie de VivreKing Cake: The Joie de Vivre Himself  Less
Archive Footage (3 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2017 )  Less 2017
    • Episode #37.95 (Dec 29, 2017) Himself (archive footage)  Less
    • Episode #36.298 (Aug 24, 2017) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for The 69th Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 69th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Howard Stern on DemandHoward Stern on Demand (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007

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Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

EVENTYEAR
  • Emmy...3 nominations 2 wins * – outstanding supporting actor(nom,1992), outstanding guest actor,WIN, 1991, same award and WIN 1990
  • Los Angeles iTV Festival * – best actor 2011

Prior Job Titles (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

TITLE
  • Sirius Sat. Radio *
  • Santa Claus 3 *
  • Writer's Block, Woody Allen written and directed ,play,NYC *
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).
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