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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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Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Melting Pot (1975)
Getting Started (voice, 1979)
Tudor King (1979)

Get a Job (voice, 1985)
The Big Snit (1985)
Brotherly Love (TV-1985)
Hero in the Family (TV-1986)
Backfire (1987)
The Red Spider (TV-1988)
We’re No Angels (1989)

Cadence (1990)
Angel Square (voice, 1990)
Short Time (1990)
It (TV-1990)
Lost in the Barrens II: The Curse of the Viking Grave (TV-1991)
Showdown at Williams Creek (1991)
The Grocer’s Wife (1991)
Blood River (TV-1991)
To Catch a Killer (TV-1992)
The Comrades of Summer (TV-1992)
Cafe Romeo (1992)
North of Pittsburgh (1992)
The Diary of Evelyn Lau (TV-1993)
The Diviners (TV-1993)
Without a Kiss Goodbye (TV-1993)
Born Too Soon (TV-1993)
For the Love of My Child: The Anissa Ayala Story (TV-1993)
Cool Runnings (1993)
Intersection (1994)
Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story (TV-1994)
Andre (1994)
Little Women (1994)
Live Bait (1995)
Slam Dunk Ernest (VR-1995)
Malicious (1995)
Sliders (TV-1995)
Johnny’s Girl (TV-1995)
The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky (TV-1995) Dream Man (VR-1995)
A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story (TV-1995)
Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995)
Bye Bye Birdie (TV-1995)
Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. (TV-1996)
Urban Safari (1996)
La Salla (voice, 1996)
Kissed (1996)
Trucks (TV-1997)
Dead Man’s Gun (TV-1997)
Warriors of Virtue (voice, 1997)
Air Bud (1997)
Masterminds (1997)
Kitchen Party (1997)
The Advocate’s Devil (TV-1997)
Cold Squad (TV-1998)
Mummies Alive! The Legend Begins (voice, VR-1998)
The Animated Adventures of Tom Sawyer (voice, VR-1998)
Disturbing Behavior (1998)
Hoods (1998)
Air Bud 2: Golden Receiver (1998)
Noroc (1999)
Better Than Chocolate (1999)
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Double Jeopardy (1999)

Air Bud: World Pup (VR-2000)
My Mother, the Spy (TV-2000)
Fear of Flying (2000)
2gether (TV-2000)
MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000)
Suspicious River (2000)
Best in Show (2000)
How to Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog (2000)
What Else Have You Got? (2000)
Middlemen (2000)
Murder at the Cannes Film Festival (TV-2000)
Head Over Heels (2001)
Voyage of the Unicorn (TV-2001)
Last Wedding (2001)
The Wedding Dress (TV-2001)
The Shipment (2001)
Kevin of the North (2001)
Society’s Child (TV-2002)
Snow Dogs (2002)
Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (VR-2002)
Living with the Dead (TV-2002)
Insomnia (2002)
K-9: P.I. (VR-2002)
Sabrina the Teenage Witch in Friends Forever (TV-2002)
Saint Sinner (TV-2002)
They (2002)
Cheats (2002)
A Guy Thing (2003)
House of the Dead (2003)
The Stranger Beside Me (TV-2003)
Casanova at Fifty (2003)
Spook (2003)
Exchange (2003)
Moving Malcolm (2003)
The Perfect Score (2004)
The Truth About Miranda (2004)
Going the Distance (2004)
Presumed Dead (TV-2006)
Murder on Pleasant Drive (TV-2006)
My Baby is Missing (TV-2006)
Last Chance Cafe (TV-2006)
Christmas On Chestnut Street (TV-2006)
The Sandlot 3 (VR-2007)
Blonde and Blonder (2007)
Edison & Leo (voice, 2008)
Far Cry (2008)
Thomas Kinkade’s Home for Christmas (TV-2008)
Ratko: The Dictator’s Son (2009)
Watchman (2009)
Personal Effects (2009)
Under the Hood (VR-2009)
Polar Storm (TV-2009)

Gunless (2010)
Fathers & Sons (2010)
Guido Superstar: The Rise of Guido (2010)
Pleased to Meet You (2011, short)
Sisters & Brothers (2011)
The Pastor’s Wife (TV-2011)
Seattle Superstorm (TV-2012)
Duke (TV-2012)
The Possession (2012)
A Mother’s Nightmare (TV-2012)
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (2012)
Down River (2013)
Sex After Kids (2013)
That Burning Feeling (2013)
Jinxed (TV-2013)
Hats Off to Christmas! (TV-2013)
Step Up All In (2014)
Barbie and the Secret Door (voice, 2014)
Bad City (2014)
Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever (TV-2014)
A Christmas Tail (TV-2014)
I Do, I Do, I Do (TV-2015)
Eadweard (2015)
Once Upon a Holiday (TV-2015)
Garage Sale Mystery: Guilty Until Proven Innocent (TV-2016)
Dying to Be Loved (TV-2016)
The Shack (2017)
Christmas Homecoming (TV-2017)
Finding Santa (TV-2017)
Noelle (2019)

Good Morning Christmas! (TV-2020)
Five Star Christmas (TV-2020)
Attic Trunk (2021)

TV Series – Cast:
Dragon Quest (voice, 1989)

Bucky O’Hare and the Toad Wars (voice, 1991)
Hurricanes (voice, 1993)
Mega Man (voice, 1995)
Mummies Alive! (voice, 1997)
O Canada (voice, 1997)
Cold Squad (1998-2001)
Sabrina the Animated Series (voice, 1999)

Generation O! (voice, 2000)
Sitting Ducks (voice, 2001)
The Cramp Twins (voice, 2001)
Taken (2002, mini-series)

Garage Sale Mysteries (2015-2019)
Unspeakable (2018, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Wiseguy (1988, 1989, 1990)
MacGyver (1988, 1990)

Mom P.I. (1990)
Booker (1990)
Neon Rider (1990, 1994)
Highlander (1992)
Street Justice (1993)
The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (voice, 1993)
Cobra (1993)
Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994)
Party of Five (1994)
The X Files (1994)
The Odyssey (1994)
Sliders (1995)
Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996, 1998)
The Sentinel (1997)
Dead Man’s Gun (1997)
Stargate SG-1 (1998, 2001)
The Outer Limits (1998, 2001)
Millennium (1999)
Viper (1999)

Seven Days (2000)
So Weird (2000)
Ed (2000)
First Wave (2000)
Da Vinci’s Inquest (2001)
Mysterious Ways (2001, 2002)
My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (2002)
Dead Like Me (2003)
The West Wing (2005)
Pasadena (2005)
Masters of Horror (2005)
Stargate: Atlantis (2005)
Whistler (2006)
Falcon Beach (2007)
Blood Ties (2007)
Psych (2008)
Reaper (2008)
Harper’s Island (2009)
Eureaka (2009)

Tower Prep (2010)
The Killing (2011)
To The Mat (2011)
Mr. Young (2011)
Cedar Cove (2013)
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (voice, 2014, 2017, 2018)
The Whispers (2015)
Bates Motel (2016)
Beat Bugs (voice, 2016)
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (2016)
Rogue (2017)
The Exorcist (2017)
The Dragon Prince (voice, 2018)

Trigger Me (2021)

Movie poster for Sex After Kids courtesy of Indiecan Entertainment
Movie poster for Sex After Kids courtesy of Indiecan Entertainment