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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 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) 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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Daybreakers
Daybreakers Senator Turner
(2009)
Water Rats
Water Rats Senior Constable Tommy Tavita
(1996-2001)

Filmography

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 2018 The Half Dead (post-production)
Dr. Keller
 2017 Drop Dead Weird (TV Series)
Announcer
- The Zombie Spectacular (2017) ... Announcer
 2016 The Spa (Short)
Ivan
 2015 Jay's Jungle (TV Series)
Jay
- 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
 2013 The Wiggles: Go Santa Go! (Video)
Jay the Elf
 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)
 2012/II 8
 2008-2011 Bed of Roses (TV Series)
Nick Pickering
- Forged by Fire (2011) ... Nick Pickering (as Jay Laga'ia)
- Mount Misery (2011) ... Nick Pickering (as Jay Laga'ia)
- Heartache (2011) ... Nick Pickering
- Dirt Rich (2011) ... Nick Pickering
- Every Time We Say Goodbye (2011) ... Nick Pickering
 2009 Daybreakers
Senator Turner
 2009 Makazie One (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2008-2009 Legend of the Seeker (TV Series)
Chase Brandstone
- Conversion (2009) ... Chase Brandstone
- Hartland (2009) ... Chase Brandstone
- Destiny (2008) ... Chase Brandstone
- Prophecy (2008) ... Chase Brandstone
 2009 Lightswitch (Short)
Bo
 2008 Crooked Business
Pickaxe
 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)
Narrator
- Larry to the Rescue (2008) ... Narrator
- The Hole Story (2008) ... Narrator
 2007 McLeod's Daughters (TV Series)
Gabriel
- A Spark from Heaven (2007) ... Gabriel
 2006 Solo
Vincent
 2005-2006 All Saints (TV Series)
Michael Stevenson
- Till Death Do Us Part (2006) ... Michael Stevenson
- In Sickness and in Health (2005) ... Michael Stevenson
 2000-2003 Street Legal (TV Series)
David Silesi
- Loyal (2003) ... David Silesi
- A Finch in the Hand (2003) ... David Silesi
- A Girl Like Alice (2003) ... David Silesi
- Devil in Disguise (2003) ... David Silesi
- Officer Down: Part 3 (2003) ... David Silesi
 1996-2001 Water Rats (TV Series)
Senior Constable Tommy Tavita
- Family Matters (2001) ... Senior Constable Tommy Tavita
- Red Ice (2001) ... Senior Constable Tommy Tavita
- The Marrying Kind (2001) ... Senior Constable Tommy Tavita
- The Devil You Know (2001) ... Senior Constable Tommy Tavita
- Line of Duty (2001) ... Senior Constable Tommy Tavita
 2000 Green Sails (TV Movie)
Maru
 1995-2000 Xena: Warrior Princess (TV Series)
Draco
- Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire (2000) ... Draco
- A Comedy of Eros (1997) ... Draco
- Sins of the Past (1995) ... Draco
 1998 Tales of the South Seas (TV Series)
 1998 The Violent Earth (TV Mini-Series)
Jean-Christian
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Jean-Christian (as Jay Laga'Aia)
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Jean-Christian (as Jay Laga'Aia)
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Jean-Christian (as Jay Laga'Aia)
 1995 Mysterious Island (TV Series)
Tenape
- 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)
 1993 Soldier Soldier (TV Series)
Sgt Bob Gilligan
- Live Fire (1993) ... Sgt Bob Gilligan
- Shifting Sands (1993) ... Sgt Bob Gilligan
 1992 The Other Side of Paradise (TV Movie)
Mana
 1989 The Shadow Trader (TV Mini-Series)
Demo Worker
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Demo Worker
 1989 Strangers (TV Series)
Constable Campbell (1988) (as Jay Laga'ia)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Jay Laga'Aia | Jay Lavea Laga'aia | Jay Laga'ia

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

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.

Trivia:

Appears in Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith with James Earl Jones, who preceded him in the role of Mufasa in The Lion King. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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