Jay Thomas

Highest Rated: 100% Life Tracker (2013)
Birthday: Jul 12, 1948
Birthplace: Not Available
A character actor who specialized in upbeat, energetic everymen (often with a strong romantic angle), Jay Thomas made his most enduring mark on U.S. television sitcoms during the mid- to late '80s and early '90s. A native of Kermit, TX, Thomas kick-started his career as a standup comedian in the American South, with a particularly strong emphasis on French Quarter comedy clubs in New Orleans, LA. He achieved his big television break in the late '70s thanks to Mork & Mindy show creator Garry Marshall, who cast him as deli owner Remo DaVinci on that blockbuster program just as its ratings were beginning to slide; Thomas remained with it for two seasons, from 1979-1981. Following little-seen movie roles in films such as 1984's C.H.U.D. and 1985's The Gig (a particularly colorful part as an obnoxious entertainer), Thomas returned to series television in a big way, first with a recurring role on Cheers, as Eddie LeBec, the ne'er-do-well, washed-up hockey player husband of saucy barmaid Carla (Rhea Perlman) -- a role he held from 1987-1989 (which ended with the character being run over by a Zamboni machine!). Thomas followed up his Cheers part with two additional key sitcom roles: the lead role of New York Post columnist Jack Stein -- the romantic sparring partner of Wally Porter (Susan Dey) -- on Love & War (1992-1995), and (in a less frequently seen but equally memorable performance) Jerry Gold, one of the paramours of Candice Bergen's acerbic title character, on Murphy Brown -- a role that lasted for nine years. (Both programs were produced by Diane English.) When Brown folded in 1998, Thomas moved back into features, essaying supporting roles in such films as Last Chance (1999), Dragonfly (2002), and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Robin Williams: Behind Closed Doors Actor 2016
No Score Yet Underdogs Actor $35.3K 2013
100% Life Tracker Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Trials of Cate McCall Loncraine 2013
No Score Yet The Pool Boys Marty 2011
No Score Yet Material Lies Frank 2011
17% The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Easter Bunny $84.5M 2006
76% Teacher's Pet Barry Anger $6.3M 2004
No Score Yet Strange Affair Actor 2003
55% The Santa Clause 2 Easter Bunny $139.3M 2002
7% Dragonfly Hal $30.1M 2002
67% Monday Night Mayhem Pete Rozelle 2002
No Score Yet An American Daughter Timber Tucker 2000
No Score Yet Last Chance Artie 1999
No Score Yet Killing Mr. Griffin John Griffin 1998
No Score Yet My Date With the President's Daughter Charles Fletcher 1998
No Score Yet Monkey Business Actor 1998
No Score Yet Adventures of Ragtime Lester Waylin 1998
No Score Yet The Adventures of Ragtime Actor 1998
6% A Smile like Yours Steve Harris 1997
No Score Yet Une autre façon d'aimer Eric McKeever 1996
75% Mr. Holland's Opus Bill Meister 1995
36% Straight Talk Zim Zimmerman 1992
No Score Yet Little Vegas Bobby 1990
No Score Yet Michael Jordan: Come Fly with Me Actor 1988
47% Legal Eagles Waiter in Restaurant 1986
No Score Yet The Gig Rick Valentine 1985
29% C.H.U.D. (Chud) Cops in Diner 1984


No Score Yet Murphy Brown
Jerry Gold Jerry
  • 2019
  • 1998
  • 1996
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
90% Bones
Lenny Jay
  • 2015
No Score Yet NCIS: New Orleans
Marc Maslow
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Cold Case
Lance Katrola
  • 2010
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
  • 2009
  • 2006
87% Boston Legal
Ian Hoberman
  • 2008
100% Joan of Arcadia
  • 2004
No Score Yet Run of the House
Mr. Melman
  • 2003
No Score Yet Ed
Gary Sirngo
  • 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Joe Sherman
  • 2002
No Score Yet Get Real
Jeff Marks
  • 1999
No Score Yet Hercules
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
  • 1989
No Score Yet Cheers
Guest Eddie LeBec
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet Family Ties
  • 1987
95% Mork & Mindy
Remo DaVinci
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet Married People
Russell Meyers


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