Jay Goede

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Jay Goede
Born Jay Philip Goede
(1963-11-02) November 2, 1963 (age 53)
Caledonia, Minnesota, U.S.
Alma mater University of Minnesota (B.F.A.)
Yale School of Drama (M.F.A.)
Occupation Stage actor
Website jaygeode.com

Jay Philip Goede[1] is an American actor best known for his stage roles on Broadway in New York City.


Goede appeared on Broadway in the original productions of Angels in America (1993) Sex and Longing (opposite Sigourney Weaver) (1995) A Year with Frog and Toad (2003), and with Valerie Harper in Looped (2009).[2] Other stage credits include the Broadway production of The Play's the Thing (1995),[3] the off-Broadway production of Miracle Brothers (2005) and the 1999 national tour of Cabaret. In 2006, Goede played the title character in the musical How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Old Globe in San Diego, California.[4]

Goede has played several minor roles on television. He is also credited (under the name Philip Bartlett) as the voice of Mewtwo in the English dub of Pokémon: The First Movie. However, his real name is given in the brochure for Pokémon Live! where he did the vocals for Mewtwo's surprise cameo.


Goede received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota.[5][6] He then earned a Master in Fine Arts in 1991 from the Yale School of Drama, where he studied with acting teacher Earle Gister among others.[7][8]


Goede has been a visiting instructor at the University of Minnesota (2006),[6] the University of Miami (2009),[9][10] and the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.


  1. ^ "Interview with the original English voice of Mewtwo". Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Jones, Kenneth (March 16, 2009). "Jay Goede Will Be Valerie Harper's Foil in Looped, at Arena Stage". Playbill. 
  3. ^ "Jay Goede performer". Broadway Theater Credits. playbillvailt.com. 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Hernandez, Ernio (October 17, 2006). "Jay Goede to Steal Christmas in San Diego as Dr. Seuss’ Grinch". Playbill. 
  5. ^ "Alumni Bios". Department of Theatre Arts & Dance. University of Minnesota. 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Oo, Pauline (September 1, 2006). "U and the new Guthrie: B.F.A. actor training students learn tricks of the trade at the riverfront Guthrie". UMNews. University of Minnesota. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Summers, Sheila (June 26, 2009). "Jay Goede (MFA '91) will speak to Yale Club guests after performance". Yale Club of Washington DC. ywch.membercliscks.net. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  8. ^ Simonson, Robert (January 24, 2012). "Earle Gister, Influential Acting Teacher at Yale School of Drama". We Remember. City University of New York. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Visiting Artists & Professionals". Department of Theatre Arts. University of Miami. 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  10. ^ Pilchick, Sarah B. (October 26, 2009). "The Play's the Thing". The Miami Hurricane. University of Miami. p. 9. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 

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