Jay has been acting most of his life. He trained at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI, majoring in their BFA Musical Theatre Performance program. After college, he moved to New York City, where he booked his first National Tour with Cameron Mackintosh's Miss Saigon. He traveled the country for nearly 2 years performing in the ensemble and covering the principle role of John.
After the road, Jay moved to Los Angeles. Since that move, he has appeared in commercial ads for Allstate Insurance, Bud Light, International products, and a t.v. series for the Discovery Channel, as well as a supporting role in Joshua Tree 1951: A Portrait of James Dean for Iconoclastic Features.
You can usually find him onstage throughout Southern Califonia. Jay has been seen in critically acclaimed and Ovation Award winning productions at The Pasadena Playhouse, La Mirada Theatre, South Bay CLO, 3D Theatricals, PCPA, San Diego Music Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, North Coast Rep, and more. He's had the pleasure to work with some great directors such as Tony-Nominated Liesl Tommy, Award-Winning David Lee, Sheldon Epps, Mark Brokaw and Jason Alexander while acting alongside some of the best such as Wayne Brady, Merle Dandridge, Reba McEntire, Michael McKean, Vanessa Williams, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Cady Huffman, Adam Pascal, Kristin Bell and many others!