Navajo Reservation, USA
Jay Tavare has a very high profile resume having worked with such Academy Award winners as Meryl Streep, Ron Howard, Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Halle Berry, Renée Zellweger, and Nicole Kidman. How do you top the above? Well you get cast personally by Steven Spielberg in the TNT/Dreamworks mini-series, "Into the West." Tavare played Chief Prairie Fire, a stalwart Cheyenne who bonds with "Naomi" played by Keri Russell (Felicity). The critically acclaimed mini-series starred Josh Brolin, Skeet Ulrich and Beau Bridges and was watched by millions during its broadcast in June 2005. "Into the West" was nominated for a record 16 Emmy Awards. In January 2007, Jay will star opposite Karl Urban in the Phoenix Films/Twentieth Century Fox feature Pathfinder which was directed by Marcus Nispel. Marcus helmed the "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." Pathfinder, an epic period piece revolves around a Viking childwho was raised by A Native tribe.Born in the United States, he spent his teenage years in Europe playing percussionand singing in several bands. A brief encounter with European theatre led him toseveral Royal Command Performances. He choreographed and produced a dancetroupe called the Dance Warriors and worked as a club promoter and disc jockey.His first taste of acting was in European commercials.