Jay's memoir of his experiences undercover with the Hells Angels (No Angel) was encouraged and facilitated by director Tony Scott and writer James Frey.
Jay was an All-Pacific 10 conference wide receiver at the University of Arizona.
Jay began creative writing in the 7th grade with stories and essays that were often rejected by his teachers as being too violent.
After 4 days as a federal agent Jay was shot in the back with the bullet traveling through his lung and exiting his chest.
The character of Agent Cooper played by Barry Pepper in the film Snitch was inspired by Jay.
The character of Grinder played by Joe Manganiello in the film Sabotage was inspired by Jay.
In 2014 Jay started FoFig Films, an independent film company specializing in authentic crime dramas.
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[on Grinder's appearance, an undercover ATF agent who documented his time with the Hell's Angels in the book "No Angel"] The pictures of this guy were just this thick necked linebacker looking [guy], covered in tattoos," Manganiello said. "He looked like the scariest guy on the planet and not like a cop. So I always thought that. One of the things that really struck me about 'Training Day' is you see Denzel walk out with his bling and get in his low rider and you think he looks like a gangster, and that's the point. Undercovers, they look like the guys they're chasing after. So I always kept that in the back of my mind and then when I got cast in the role, I started thinking about that neck down tattooed look.