Mini Bio (1)
Jay Oliva is an American storyboard artist and Director. He resides in Los Angles, California where he began his career in animation working on Fox's animated series "Spider-Man" in 1996.
He became a Director on the CGI series "Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles"in 1998 and worked on "Extreme Ghostbusters, Godzilla the animated series, Heavy Gear, Max Steele, Spider-Man (MTV series) and finally Jackie Chan Adventures" for Sony before eventually leaving for Mike Young Productions as Storyboard Supervisor for the "He-Man and the Masters of the universe" reboot (2000-2002)
His first foray into the DC superhero universe was when he was hired as a storyboard artist for "The Batman" (2004) series for Warner Bros. Animation. This was to be the beginning of a long career in the DC animated universe from which he has become well known for.
2007 would prove to be a momentous year for him. He would be involved in three different properties: Marvel/ Lionsgate hired him to direct on their newly green lit animated direct to video features starting with "The Invincible Iron Man (2007), Doctor Strange (2007), and finally Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow" (2008), Disney hired him to do storyboard work on the new CGI "My Friends Tigger and Pooh" series, and finally Warner Brothers Animation hired him to storyboard on their first of a series of direct to video animated feature "Superman: Doomsday"
In 2009, Jay accepted a position at Warner Brothers Animation and has been there since. While there, Jay has storyboarded on many of the series and animated films in the WB library: "Scooby Doo: Mystery Inc, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Wonder Woman (animated film), Green Lantern First Flight, Batman: Year One, Batman/ Superman: Public Enemies, Batman/ Superman: Apocalypse and the critically successful Batman: Under the Red Hood."
His directing efforts is where he is best known for. He has directed a total of 8 animated films as well as was the series director for the hugely popular "Young Justice" (2010) for Warner Brothers Animation. Starting with co-directing "Green Lantern: Emerald Knights" (2011) and then finally solo directing on the two part critically and commercially acclaimed "The Dark Knight Returns part 1 and 2" (2012-2013) he has since directed most of the animated films set in the New 52 animated reboot for WBA. "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013), Justice League: War (2014), Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014), Batman Vs. Robin (2015), and Batman Bad Blood (2016).
It was while he was directing on "The Dark Knight Returns Part 1" that he was contacted by Zack Snyder to storyboard on 'Man of Steel" (2013 that began his second career in live action films. Since then, Jay has worked on films such as "300: Rise of an Empire (2014), Batman V Superman (2016), Ant-man (2015), Deadpool (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), and "Justice League" (2017)
Jay splits his time from teaching at Loyola Marymount University and Directing for Animation and Live Action films.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jay Oliva