Jay Thomas

Jay Thomas
1948 - 2017

Jay Thomas  American Actor


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Jay Thomas was previously married to Sally Michelson (1987 - 2017).


American Actor Jay Thomas was born Jon Thomas Terrell on 12th July, 1948 in Kermit, Texas and passed away on 24th Aug 2017 Santa Barbara, California aged 69. He is most remembered for Mr. Holland's Opus. His zodiac sign is Cancer.

Jay Thomas was in 5 on-screen matchups, including Anne De Salvo in Cheers (1982), Bess Armstrong in Married People (1990), Candice Bergen in Murphy Brown (1988), Judith Light in A Husband, a Wife and a Lover (1996) and Rhea Perlman in Cheers (1982).

Jay Thomas is a member of the following lists: Radio personalities from New Orleans, Male actors from New Orleans and Radio personalities from Los Angeles.


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Married1 31 years, 8 months - -
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First Name Jon
Middle Name Thomas
Last Name Terrell
Full Name at Birth Jon Thomas Terrell
Age 69 (age at death) years
Birthday 12th July, 1948
Birthplace Kermit, Texas
Died 24th August, 2017
Place of Death Santa Barbara, California
Cause of Death Cancer
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Jesuit High School, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Occupation Text Actor, Comedian, Radio talk show host
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Mr. Holland's Opus
Year(s) Active 1980–present, 1980–2017

Jon Thomas Terrell (July 12, 1948 - August 24, 2017), professionally known as Jay Thomas, was an American actor, comedian, and radio talk show host. His notable television work included his co-starring role as Remo DaVinci on Mork & Mindy (1979–81), the recurring role of Eddie LeBec on Cheers (1987–89), the lead character Jack Stein on Love & War (1992–95), and a repeat guest role as Jerry Gold on Murphy Brown. He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 1990 and 1991 for portraying Gold.

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Jay Thomas69 CancerActor
Sally Michelson69Spouse


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JackMaleSally Michelson


NCIS: New Orleans2014Marc MaslowTV Show
The Trials of Cate McCall2013LoncraineMovie
Ray Donovan2013Marty GrossmanTV Show
Underdogs2013Mike MayhewMovie
Newsreaders2013Ted FishlakeTV Show
Life Tracker2012Attorney GeneralMovie
Horrorween2011Two Headed MonsterMovie
Snatched2011Roger ByammMovie
Retired at 352011Mr. JenkinsTV Show
Talker2011JJ JusticeMovie
Shake It Up!2010Dan GoldTV Show
Sex Tax: Based on a True Story2010Charles TaylorMovie
A Kiss for Jed Wood2010CarterMovie
The Pool Boys2009MartyMovie
Labor Pains2009GarthMovie
Hung2009Sandee's fatherTV Show
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause2006Easter BunnyMovie
American Dad!2005Brett MorrisTV Show
Bones2005Lenny JayTV Show
Teacher's Pet2004Barry Anger (voice)Movie
Copshop2004Det. Mo DiamondTV Movie
Boston Legal2004Ian HobermanTV Show
Cold Case2003Lance Katrola '10TV Show
Joan of Arcadia2003Obnoxious Investor at SpaTV Show
Run of the House2003Bob MelmanTV Show
Why I Hate Parties (But Pretend to Love Them)2003ExtraShort Film
True Confessions of the Legendary Figures2003Easter Bunny (uncredited)Movie
The Santa Clause 22002Easter BunnyMovie
Monday Night Mayhem2002Pete Rozelle (uncredited)TV Movie
The Education of Max Bickford2001Jerry, Jerry ZibowskiTV Show
Surfacing: AKA A Letter from My Father2001TomMovie
An American Daughter2000Timber TuckerTV Movie
Ed2000Gary SiringoTV Show
Two Heterosexual Men Get Ready to Go Out2000Short Film
Last Chance1999ArtieMovie
Stranger in My House1999Ray YoungMovie
The Big Tease1999Tony Bolero (uncredited)Movie
Get Real1999Jeffrey MarksTV Show
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit1999Joe ShermanTV Show
Katie Joplin1999Glen ShotzTV Show
Monkey Business1998TedescoMovie
The Adventures of Ragtime1998Lester WaylinMovie
Fantasy Island1998Carl HarbinTV Show
Hercules1998AresTV Show
The Simple Life1998Joel CampbellTV Show
The Wild Thornberrys1998Bull SealTV Show
A Smile Like Yours1997Steve HarrisMovie
Killing Mr. Griffin1997Mr. GriffinTV Movie
Dead Man's Gun1997Emil KosarTV Show
The Wonderful World of Disney1997Charles FletcherTV Show
Working1997Mr. PeyserTV Show
Desert's Edge1997HewittShort Film
A Husband, a Wife and a Lover1996Eric McKeeverTV Movie
Encino Woman1996Marvin RecklerTV Movie
Ink1996Jack SteinTV Show
Dirty Laundry1996Joey GreeneMovie
Mr. Holland's Opus1995Bill MeisterMovie
Bless This House1995TedTV Show
Cybill1995JayTV Show
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters1994DisembodiedTV Show
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1994TV Show
Straight Talk1992Zim ZimmermanMovie
Goof Troop1992TV Show
Love & War1992Jack SteinTV Show
Batman: The Animated Series1992Guard 1TV Show
Little Vegas1990BobbyMovie
Miracle Landing1990Ed Meyer, Maui Tower SupervisorTV Movie
The American Film Institute Presents: TV or Not TV?1990TV Movie
Bobby's World1990TV Show
Married People1990Russell MeyersTV Show
Where's Rodney?1990Lou BarnesTV Movie
Open House1989Evan GimbelTV Show
Almost Grown1988TV Show
Freddy's Nightmares1988Stan BrooksTV Show
Murphy Brown1988Jerry GoldTV Show
A Year in the Life1987Scott SpencerTV Show
Legal Eagles1986Waiter in RestaurantMovie
The Park Is Mine1986TV Reporter (uncredited)TV Movie
The Gig1985Rick ValentineMovie
Spenser: For Hire1985Tony BrozTV Show
The Golden Girls1985Sy FerberTV Show
C.H.U.D.1984Cop in DinerMovie
Master of the Game1984LevyTV Show
Cheers1982Eddie LeBecTV Show
Family Ties1982Jerry DiNelloTV Show
Mork & Mindy1978Remo DaVinciTV Show
The Love Boat1977Paul HarrisTV Show
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1954Delivery ManTV Show
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CraigSnyderCraigSnyderMay 21, 2013

I've always like Jay Thomas.
He seems like a real man's man.

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