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Jay Brazeau


B: December 22, 1953 in Winnipeg, Manitoba

In addition to his work in film and television, James “Jay” Brazeau is a stage actor. A small sampling of his theatre credits include performances at the Citadel Theatre in Duddy, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Tsymbaly; Moonlight and Magnolias and Other People’s Money for the Vancouver Playhouse; The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? for Presentation House; Urinetown for Firehall Arts Centre; Hairspray for Mirvish Productions; The Producers for Arts Club Theatre; Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Drinking in America and Blue Window for Angry Actor’s Co-op. He has received numerous awards including seven Jessie Awards, a Pittsburgh Press Critic’s Award for his performance as Cyrano, The Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award, BC Entertainment Hall of Fame and most recently the Santa Barbara Independent Theatre Award for his performance in Fiddler on the Roof at the Rubicon Theatre in California. He played the recurring role of Tramell in 13 episodes of Garage Sale Mysteries between 2015 and 2019.

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