Jay Lyon

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Jay Lyon
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Jay Lyons at Mercedes-Benz Fashion week April 2012
Born Brent Tuhtan
(1984-06-14) 14 June 1984 (age 33)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Singer, Model, Actor
Years active 2000-present

Jay Lyon (born Brent Tuhtan on 14 June 1984) is an Australian model and musician in the band Tamarama, and is also a reality TV star who appeared in The Hills and The City, television series.


Jay Lyon started off his career as a model and is a member of the band Tamarama, which take their name from the well-known beachside Sydney Eastern Suburbs area of Tamarama, New South Wales, in Australia.[1] They get their influences from beachside folk-pop artists such as Jack Johnson and G. Love & Special Sauce, along with fellow member Nicolas Pottsy Potts the band released their first Album/EP, Wonderland City on the 7 May 2008, named after the Wonderland City amusement park in Sydney,[2] and on 1 June 2010 they released their first full album titled Tamarama on label Universal/Motown.[3]

In 2008 Lyon appeared in the American MTV teen series, The Hills, and shortly afterwards followed that up by appearing in the MTV spin-off series, The City, playing the part of Whitney Port's boyfriend, with whom he was having a relationship with in real life.

In 2014 Lyon co-founded the Original Meatball Company with Dominic Lopresti, a restaurant specializing in meatballs inspired by Lyon's experiences in New York. From February 2015 to February 2017 Lyon operated a recruitment business, Lyon Recruitment.[4] Lyon Recruitment provided Labour Market Testing services to immigrants to Australia to obtain skilled work visas. Jay Lyon also worked as a paralegal at Perez Varela Lawyers during these years.

Personal life[edit]

In 2008, he started a relationship with American reality TV star Whitney Port, and starred on the TV series The Hills and The City alongside her, before they parted company in 2009.[5][6] Growing up he was a student at the exclusive St Aloysius' College in Kirribilli, Sydney.


  • Wonderland City (2008)
  • Tamarama (2010)


Year Film/TV Role Notes
2001 Fluffer Himself Film
2008 The Hills Reality TV series Played the part of Whitney Port's boyfriend Had a cameo in 2 episodes
2008-2009 The City Reality TV series Played the part of Whitney Ports boyfriend Starred in a total of 14 episodes from 2008 to 2009


  1. ^ "Tamarama Music". Tamaramamusic.com. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tamarama Jay Lyon interview". girl.com.au. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tamarama". Tamaramamusic.com. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Industry, corporateName=Department of (2014-11-01). "ABN Lookup". abr.business.gov.au. Retrieved 2017-06-19. 
  5. ^ "jay lyon still texts ex miranda kerr". wordpress.com. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "whitney port and jay lyon its over". thehollywoodgossip.com. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 

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