| Actor, singer|
| 10 September 1963 (age 53) (1963-09-10) Auckland, New Zealand|
Sandie Jane Laga'aia
Sandie Jane Laga'aia (m. 1990)
Iosefa Laga'aia, Isabella Laga'aia, Jeremy Laga'aia
Christmas At Jay's Place, I Can Play Anything
Star Wars: Episode III – Reveng, Daybreakers, Legend of the Seeker, Play School, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack o
Silas Carson, Bonnie Piesse, Bruce Spence, Oliver Ford Davies, Temuera Morrison
Jay Laga'aia (born 10 September 1963) is a New Zealand-Australian actor and singer. He is best known internationally for his role as Captain Typho in the films Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. He currently appears in an Australian Children's TV Series called Jay's Jungle which has been broadcast since 2015.
Jay Laga'aia Wikipedia
Laga'aia is known for his part on Australian children's TV show Playschool, and also for his role as Captain Typho in the films Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. He played a small role of Draco in three episodes of the television series Xena: Warrior Princess.
Laga'aia was a regular in Australian television shows Water Rats, Play School, Surprise Surprise, and a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother in 2002 and had a guest role as Gabriel in McLeod's Daughters. He is also known for his stage productions such as The Lion King. Laga'aia played the role of Judas in a 1994 production of Jesus Christ Superstar in New Zealand.
On 9 October 2007, Laga'aia released a children's album, Come Dance and Sing. On 24 December 2008, Laga'aia performed on Carols by Candlelight. Laga'aia narrated each of the characters on the children's show Larry the Lawnmower, which ran for 2 seasons starting in 2008. In November 2009, it was confirmed that Laga'aia had joined the cast of Australian soap opera Home and Away, as Reverend Elijah Johnson until his sacking in February 2012. Laga'aia released his second CD for children, I Can Play Anything, in August 2010.
In 2008 Laga'aia took on the role as Ambassador for the Touch By Olivia Foundation Charity. In 2012 he was appointed as the new Ambassador for the Queensland Kindergartens.
In 2012 Laga'aia two albums, a Christmas album entitled Christmas at Jays Place and a nursery rhyme album called 10 in the Bed. He also provided the music for Scholastic's picture book 'Baby Elephant Walk'.
He is set to return to the stage to play the lead role of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the 2013-14 New Zealand and Australia national tour of the acclaimed Broadway musical, Wicked. Performances begin 17 September 2013, where he will perform alongside Jemma Rix at the Civic Theatre in Auckland. From May 2014 the production is expected to transfer to Melbourne, where it first premiered in 2008.
Laga'aia was born and raised in Mangere, South Auckland, New Zealand he is now a dual (New Zealand) and Australian citizen. He is of Samoan descent. He has 6 brothers and sisters and 2 half brothers. One of his younger brothers, Frank Laga'aia, was a member of the ARIA award winning band, Ilanda.
Jay is also a member of the International Costuming group the 501st Legion as a member of the Terror Australis Garrison (Australia).