Jay Brazeau

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Jay Brazeau
Born (1953-12-22) December 22, 1953 (age 61)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Occupation Actor/Voice Actor

Jay Brazeau (born December 22, 1953) is a Canadian actor and voice actor from Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 1992, he appeared in an episode of Street Justice and two of the first season episodes of Highlander: The Series. In October 2009, he appeared as "Man in chair" in the National Arts Centre production of The Drowsy Chaperone in Ottawa. In 2009, he played a part in several scenes added for the Ultimate Cut version of Watchmen. He was a frequent co-star of Don S. Davis. Brazeau also voiced Uncle Quigley in Sabrina: The Animated Series, Stavros Garkos in Hurricanes and the Robot Masters Bright Man and Needle Man in the Mega Man animated series. His voice credits also include two Winnipeg-produced National Film Board of Canada animated shorts, Get a Job and La Salla.

Brazeau portrayed Edna Turnblad in the Arts Club Theatre Company's production of Hairspray during the 2010/2011 season. Brazeau based his performance as Edna on his mother and an adult neighbor from his childhood nicknamed "Fat Kay".[1] On May 12, 2011, Brazeau suffered a minor stroke while changing costumes backstage 30 minutes into a preview performance; his role was filled by Andy Toth during his absence. Brazeau missed 36 performances before making a full recovery and returning to the production.[2][3]


  1. ^ Mark Robins (August 2, 2010). "Jay Brazeau takes on ultimate drag role in Arts Club's Hairspray". GayVancouver.net. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ Jessica Werb (May 13, 2011). "Andy Toth to step in for Jay Brazeau in Arts Club's Hairspray". straight.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ Michael Harris (June 17, 2011). "Hairspray: A triumphal return for actor Jay Brazeau". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 

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