Jay Thomas Biography (1948-)

Original name, Jon Thomas Terrell; born July 12, 1948, in Kermit, TX; son ofT. Harry, Sr., and Katharine "Kathy" (maiden name, Guzzino) Terrell; marriedSally Michelson, December, 1986; children: three, including two sons. Addresses: Contact: c/o 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
July 12, 1948
Kermit, Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Cop in diner, C.H.U.D., New World, 1984
  • Rick Valentine, The Gig, Gig Company, 1985
  • Waiter in restaurant, Legal Eagles, Universal, 1986
  • Bobby, Little Vegas, IRS Releasing, 1992
  • Zim Zimmerman, Straight Talk, Buena Vista, 1992
  • Bill Meister, Mr. Holland's Opus, Buena Vista, 1995
  • Joey Greene, Dirty Laundry, Artistic License, 1996
  • Steve Harris, A Smile Like Yours, Paramount, 1997
  • Lester, The Adventures of Ragtime (also known as The Abductionof Ragtime), Showcase Entertainment, 1998
  • Voice, Monkey Business (animated), K-tel Video, 1998
  • Artie, Last Chance, Leo Films, 1999
  • Tony Bolero, The Big Tease, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Voice of Ares, Hercules: Zero to Hero (animated), Walt Disney, 1999
  • Tom Marks, Surfacing, J Films, 2002
  • Hal, Dragonfly, MCA/Universal, 2002
  • Easter Bunny, The Santa Clause 2 (also known as The Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. Clause and SC2), Buena Vista, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Remo DaVinci, Mork & Mindy, ABC, 1979-1981
  • Guy Edward "Eddie" LeBec, a recurring role, Cheers, NBC, 1987-1989
  • Jerry Gold, a recurring role, Murphy Brown, CBS, 1989-1992
  • Russell Myers, Married People, ABC, 1990
  • Jack Stein, Love & War, CBS, 1992-1995
  • Glen Shotz, Katie Joplin, The WB, 1999
  • Movies
  • Delivery man, Justin Case, 1988
  • Ed Meyer, Miracle Landing, 1990
  • Marvin Reckler, Encino Woman (also known as California Woman), 1996
  • Eric McKeever, A Husband, a Wife, and a Lover (also known as NoEasy Answers and A Strange Affair), CBS, 1996
  • John Griffin, Killing Mr. Griffin, 1997
  • Charles Fletcher, My Date with the President's Daughter, ABC, 1998
  • Rich Young, Stranger in My House (also known as Total Stranger), Lifetime, 1999
  • Timber Tucker, An American Daughter (also known as Trial by Media), Lifetime, 2000
  • Tedesco, Monkey Business, Showtime, 2000
  • Pete Rozelle, Monday Night Mayhem, TNT, 2002
  • Pilots
  • Anything For Laughs, ABC, 1990
  • Phil Buddner and Lou Barnes, Where's Rodney?, NBC, 1990
  • Steve Gold, Hacienda Heights, NBC, 1996
  • Miniseries
  • Levy, Master of the Game, 1984
  • Specials
  • AFI Presents "TV or Not TV?," NBC, 1990
  • All New Circus of the Stars and Side Show (also known as Circusof the Stars #16), CBS, 1991
  • Back to School '92, CBS, 1992
  • Host, Hard Rock Cafe New Year's Eve Special, CBS, 1992
  • The 61st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1992
  • Ringmaster, Circus of the Stars Gives Kids the World, CBS, 1993
  • Host, Universal Studios Summer Blast, NBC, 1994
  • Celebrity First Loves, Fox, 1995
  • Host, Extremely Weird, NBC, 1995
  • Earth Day at Walt Disney World, The Disney Channel, 1996
  • Himself, Indecision '96: The Republican National Convention, Comedy Central, 1996
  • Hewitt, Desert's Edge, The Movie Channel, 1997
  • Host, Explosion!, ABC, 1997
  • Reporter, Brotherhood of Hate, Showtime, 1999
  • Host, Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?, Fox, 2000
  • Intimate Portrait: Park Overall, Lifetime, 2000
  • Cheers: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television,2000
  • Episodic
  • Paul Harris, "April the Ninny/The Loan Arranger/First Voyage, Last Voyage," The Love Boat, 1981
  • Tony Braz, "Discord in A Minor," Spenser: For Hire, 1985
  • Jerry, "Super Mom," Family Ties, 1987
  • Sy Ferber (some sources cite Sy Furbis), "High Anxiety," The Golden Girls, 1989
  • Stan Brooks, "Dream Come True," Freddy's Nightmares, 1989
  • Late Night with David Letterman, multiple appearances, beginning 1992
  • Voice of first guard, "The Forgotten," Batman: The Animated Series, 1992
  • Ted, "If It Ain't Broke, Break It," Bless This House, CBS, 1995
  • Himself, "Zing!," Cybill, CBS, 1995
  • Jerry Gold, "Old Flames," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1996
  • Voice, "The Road to Dendron," Duckman (animated), 1996
  • Jack Stein, "High Noon," Ink, 1996
  • Jack Stein, "Life without Mikey," Ink, 1996
  • Jack Stein, "Logan's Run," Ink, 1997
  • Mr. Peyser, "Lost Weekend," Working, NBC, 1997
  • Jerry Gold, "Seems Like Gold Times," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1998
  • Voice of Ares, "Hercules and the Assassin," Disney's Hercules (animated; also known as Hercules), ABC and syndicated, 1998
  • Joel Campbell, "Sara's Ex," The Simple Life, CBS, 1998
  • Himself, Politically Incorrect, ABC, 1998
  • Dick, The Hoop Life, Showtime, 1999
  • Carl Harbin, "The Real Thing," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1999
  • Emil Kosar, "The Good Chef," Dead Man's Gun, Showtime, 1999
  • Jeff Marks, "Stay," Get Real, Fox, 1999
  • Voice of bull seal, "Tamper Proof Seal," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999
  • Jerry Zibowski, "Revisionism," The Education of Max Bickford, CBS,2001
  • The View, 2002
  • Gary Siringo, "Small Town Guys," Ed, NBC, 2002
  • Jerry Zibowski, "The Egg and I," The Education of Max Bickford, CBS, 2002
  • Jerry Zibowski, "One More Time," The Education of Max Bickford, CBS, 2002
  • Joe Sherman, "Vulnerable," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,NBC and USA Network, 2002
  • Also appeared as Jeremy Ross in an episode of Dogs.
  • Awards Presentations
  • Host, The Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Fox, 1991
  • Presenter, The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1992
  • The 9th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1995
  • Presenter, Family Film Awards, CBS, 1996
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Co-executive producer, The Bachelor's Baby (also known as HereComes the Son), CBS, 1996
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Father, The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Richard Landau, Cold Storage, Jewish Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1985

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • New York Daily News, September 6, 2001

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