Jay Humphry

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Jay Humphry
Personal information
Full name James Clarke Humphry
Country represented  Canada
Born (1948-07-28) July 28, 1948 (age 66)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Jay (James Clarke)[1] Humphry (born July 28, 1948 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian former figure skater who competed in men's singles. He won the gold medal at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in 1968 and 1969 and competed in the 1968 Winter Olympics. During his competitive career he was coached by Edi Rada and Ellen Burka.[2]

After the 1969 season, he turned professional and skated with Ice Follies, where he portrayed the role of Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street.[2]

As of 2009, Humphry resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he works for a company that produces Sesame Street-themed live entertainment shows.[2]


Event 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Winter Olympics 7th
World Championships 12th 10th 12th 7th 6th
North American Championships 6th 4th 2nd
Canadian Championships 1st J. 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st


  1. ^ "1963 North American, U.S., and Canadian Champions", Skating magazine, May 1963
  2. ^ a b c "Humphry carved his mark as national skating champion, grouch", The Vancouver Sun, December 29, 2009