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Jay Laga'aia

Jay Laga'aia was born on September 10, 1963 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is an actor and writer, known for Home and Away (1988), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) and Daybreakers (2009). He has been married to Sandra Jane since August 16, 1990. They have eight children. See full bio »
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 2017 The Half Dead (post-production)
Dr. Keller
 2015 The Spa (Short) (completed)
 2015 Jay's Jungle (TV Series)
- Paper Comes From (2015) ... Jay
- Feeling Sick Is No Fun (2015) ... Jay
- Springtime (2015) ... Jay
- Why Can't I Do That? (2015) ... Jay
- Being Silly (2015) ... Jay
 2010-2012 Home and Away (TV Series)
Elijah Johnson
- Episode #1.5660 (2012) ... Elijah Johnson (credit only)
- Episode #1.5659 (2012) ... Elijah Johnson (credit only)
- Episode #1.5657 (2012) ... Elijah Johnson (credit only)
- Episode #1.5655 (2012) ... Elijah Johnson (credit only)
- Episode #1.5654 (2012) ... Elijah Johnson (credit only)
 2012 The Unbroken
Morgan Stevens (voice)
 2009 Makazie One (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2009 Lightswitch (Short)
 2008 Crooked Business
 2008 The Strip (TV Series)
Joe Tahore / Frogman
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Joe Tahore / Frogman
 2008 Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! (Video)
One-Eyed Zombie
 2008 Nim's Island
Helicopter Pilot
 2008 Larry the Lawnmower (TV Series)
- Larry to the Rescue (2008) ... Narrator
- The Hole Story (2008) ... Narrator
 2007 McLeod's Daughters (TV Series)
- A Spark from Heaven (2007) ... Gabriel
 2006 Solo
 2000 Green Sails (TV Movie)
 1995-2000 Xena: Warrior Princess (TV Series)
- A Comedy of Eros (1997) ... Draco
- Sins of the Past (1995) ... Draco (as Jay Laga'aia)
 1998 Tales of the South Seas (TV Series)
 1998 The Violent Earth (TV Mini-Series)
Jean-Christian (as Jay Laga'Aia)
 1995 Mysterious Island (TV Series)
- Make Yourselves a Home (1995) ... Tenape (credit only)
- He's Not Heavy (1995) ... Tenape
- No One Rules Me (1995) ... Tenape
 1994 High Tide (TV Series)
Buck Walton
- Hot Rocks (1994) ... Buck Walton (as Jay Laga'aia)
 1992 The Other Side of Paradise (TV Movie)
 1989 The Shadow Trader (TV Mini-Series)
Demo Worker
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Demo Worker
 1988 Never Say Die
Bruce (cop)
 1988 The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey
Jay (as Jay Lavea Laga'aia)
 1984-1986 Heroes (TV Series)
Ron / Ron Ualesi
- Episode #2.6 (1986) ... Ron
- Episode #2.5 (1986) ... Ron
- Episode #2.4 (1986) ... Ron
- Episode #2.3 (1986) ... Ron
- Episode #2.2 (1986) ... Ron
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Other Works:

Played Mufasa in Sydney theatre version of Disney's "The Lion King".

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Alternate Names:

Jay Laga'Aia | Jay Lavea Laga'aia


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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There is possibilities in everything. When you film in NZ sometimes the budget doesn't quite stretch as far as the script would need. That's when a we use a bit of kiwi ingenuity and lots of duct tape to get us through the scene.


He has six children, Jeremy (boy) 21, ( is from a previous relationship). Matthew (boy) 13, Iosefa (boy) 7, Jessica (girl) 5, Nathaniel (boy, his nick name is Tana, after the NZ All Black Rugby Captain and his fathers cousin, and Georgia Rose (girl) 8mths. His wife is a secondary school teacher and was born in Romford, England. When he proposed to her in 1989, it was in the shadow of Big Ben, by ... See more »

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