Jay Thomas

Jay Thomas Brief Biography

Jay Thomas
Jon Thomas Terrell (July 12, 1948 - August 24, 2017), professionally known as Jay Thomas, was an American actor, comedian, and radio talk show host in New York in the mid-1970s on 99X. His notable television work included his co-starring role as Remo DaVinci on Mork & Mindy (1979-81), the recurring role of Eddie LeBec on Cheers (1987-89), the lead character Jack Stein on Love & War (1992-95), and a repeat guest role as Jerry Gold on Murphy Brown. He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 1990 and 1991 for portraying Gold.

In 1997, he starred in the television film Killing Mr. Griffin, based on the novel of the same name. In film, he co-starred in Mr Holland's Opus and portrayed The Easter Bunny in The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3. He was also an annual guest on The Late Show with David Letterman during the Christmas season, where he told a story about how he met Clayton Moore, who portrayed the self-titled character on The Lone Ranger. Beginning in 2005, he hosted The Jay Thomas Show on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and was on every Friday afternoon on Howard 101.

Jay Thomas News

• Jay Thomas, 'Cheers' and 'Murphy Brown' actor, dead at 69
• 'Jeopardy's Ken Jennings to be 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' expert

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