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Jay W. Jensen (1931–2007)

Jay W. Jensen was a legendary South Florida drama teacher. In a career which spanned over 5 decades, the Miami Beach High School drama instructor known as "The Teacher of The Stars," was an inspiration to hundreds, if not thousands of people. Jensen was born in Irvington, New Jersey. An only child, as a youth he developed a love of film and drama.... See full bio »


(age 75) in Miami, Florida, USA

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The Big Country
Lenny Nightclub Customer
Crime Busters


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 1989 Let It Ride
Racetrack Patron (uncredited)
 1983 Last Plane Out
Military Officer (uncredited)
 1978 The Norseman
Indian Man (uncredited)
 1977 The Greatest
Boxing Fan (uncredited)
 1977 Black Sunday
Football Fan (uncredited)
 1977 Crime Busters
Man (uncredited)
 1974 Lenny
Nightclub Customer (uncredited)
 1972 The Heartbreak Kid
Man in Hotel (uncredited)
 1972 The Stoolie
Man in Hotel (uncredited)
 1971 Revenge Is My Destiny
Soldier in Jungle (uncredited)
 1971 Werewolves on Wheels
Monk (uncredited)
 1971 Captain Apache
Soldier (uncredited)
 1970 Paraíso
Hombre (uncredited)
 1970 Darker Than Amber
Customer in Diner (uncredited)
 1970 The Phantom Gunslinger
Townsman (uncredited)
 1970 La captura de Gabino Barrera
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1968 Mission Mars
Space Center Worker (uncredited)
 1968 The Speed Lovers
Race Car Fan (uncredited)
 1967 She-Man: A Story of Fixation
Soldier (uncredited)
 1966 Los cuatro Juanes
Rojo (uncredited)
 1965 El gángster
Gangster (uncredited)
 1964 Racing Fever
Race Fan (uncredited)
 1963 The Checkered Flag
Race Fan (uncredited)
 1960 The Bellboy
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1959 The Miracle
French Soldier (uncredited)
 1959 But Not for Me
Actor on Stage (uncredited)
 1958 The Big Country
Cowboy (uncredited)
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6' (1.83 m)

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My life is different. I can't say it's boring. But how many teachers, after all these years, are still in contact with their students? They all tell me that I haven't changed-they have. I think the secret of life is to get up and do something worthwhile. See more »


Taught seniors at the Hebrew Home for the Aged, the Miami Beach Senior Citizens Center, and the Institute for Retired Professionals at the University of Miami from 1992 until shortly before his death in February 2007. See more »


Always wears black


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