Tony Jay (February 2, 1933 - August 13, 2006) was an English actor. A former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, he was known for his voice work in animation, film and computer games. Jay's distinctive baritone voice often landed him villainous roles.
Jay was a devotee of classic Broadway, and has made several recordings and performances of old-time Broadway lyrics, in spoken-word form. A CD of these readings, Speaking of Broadway, was released in 2005; a version recorded years earlier of this same collection was titled Poets on Broadway, the same as his website. It features Jay reciting lyrics written by the likes of Noel Coward, Ira Gershwin, and Oscar Hammerstein and was composed entirely by him, according to the CD liner notes. He is also well-known among Legacy of Kain fans for his voicing of the original Mortanius and of the Elder God, alongside several other minor characters.
He died in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles on August 13, 2006, at the age of 73. He had been in critical condition since April 2006, after failing to recover from a surgery to remove a non-cancerous tumor from his lung. His interment was located at Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery.
Programmes include: Taxi (Starred as one of the main lead's Red Kowalski, also wrote several episodes) The Sounds of Darkness (Starred as the main lead, Lee Masters)
BIG Reviews: Jungle Book 2; Cartoon, Cert U, 72 Mins; Starring Voices Of: Haley Joel Osment, John Goodman, Mae Whitman, Tony Jay, Bob Joles, David Ogden Stiers, Jim Cummings, Coonor Funk
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