Jay Brazeau

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Jay Brazeau
Born James Brazeau
(1953-12-22) December 22, 1953 (age 63)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1975–present

James "Jay" Brazeau (born December 22, 1953) is a Canadian actor and voice actor from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Acting career[edit]

In 1992, he appeared in an episode of Street Justice and two of the first season episodes of Highlander: The Series. In 1998 he played Harlan in Stargate: SG1 Season 01 Episode 18 and the same character in a later episode In 2001. 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 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".

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

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