Jay Thomas - Famous Comedian

Jay Thomas Net Worth


Famous American actor, comedian and radio talk show host Jay Thomas had a net worth of $3 million at the time of his death in 2017. He was best known for his recurring roles on the popular TV sitcoms Mork & Mindy, Cheers, and Murphy Brown, for which he won two Emmy Awards for ‘Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series’.

Key facts:

The key facts about Jay Thomas mentioned in the text are:
  • Jay Thomas was a famous American actor, comedian and radio talk show host.
  • He had recurring roles on famous sitcoms like Mork & Mindy, Cheers, and Murphy Brown.
  • Jay Thomas won two Emmy Awards for 'Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series' for his role as Jerry Gold on the television series Murphy Brown.
  • He appeared in 67 episodes of the show Love & War between 1992 and 1995.
  • Jay Thomas had notable film roles in movies like Mr. Holland's Opus, The Santa Clause 2, and The Santa Clause 3.
Despite all his fame and success, Jay Thomas very sadly died on August 24, 2017 at the age of 69 after battling a medical condition. However, his remarkable achievements in the entertainment industry will always be remembered by his fans.

Basic Information About Jay Thomas

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Comedian, Presenter, Radio personality, Disc jockey
Net worth$3,000,000
Date of birth1948-07-12
Place of birthKermit
Date of death2017-08-24 (aged 69)
NationalityUnited States of America
Spouse24 August - Sally Michelson (1987 - Β 2017)Β (his death)Β (2 children)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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Jay Thomas roles

Movie / Series Role
Mr. Holland's OpusBill Meister
C.H.U.D.Cop in Diner
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape ClauseEaster Bunny
The Santa Clause 2Easter Bunny
Batman: The Animated SeriesGuard 1 1 episode, 1992
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitJoe Sherman 1 episode, 2002
The Golden GirlsSy Ferber 1 episode, 1989
Ray DonovanMarty Grossman 5 episodes, 2013-2017
BonesLenny Jay 1 episode, 2015
HungSandee's father 1 episode, 2011
Goof TroopMr. Sludge 1 episode, 1992
Mysteries at the MuseumSelf - Narrator 9 episodes, 2010-2011
Family TiesJerry DiNello 1 episode, 1987
Joan of ArcadiaObnoxious Investor at Spa 1 episode, 2004
Freddy's NightmaresStan Brooks 1 episode, 1989
The Love BoatPaul Harris 1 episode, 1981
Love & WarJack Stein 67 episodes, 1992-1995
NCIS: New OrleansMarc Maslow 1 episode, 2015
HerculesAres 11 episodes, 1998-1999
Spenser: For HireTony Broz 1 episode, 1985
EdGary Siringo 1 episode, 2002
The Wonderful World of DisneyCharles Fletcher 1 episode, 1998
Murphy BrownJerry Gold 9 episodes, 1989-1998
A Year in the LifeScott Spencer 1 episode, 1987
Boston LegalIan Hoberman 1 episode, 2008
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf 6 episodes, 1993-1996
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1 episode, 1996
Bobby's World2 episodes, 1992-1993
Get RealJeffrey Marks 1 episode, 1999
Shake It UpDan Gold 1 episode, 2012
Aaahh!!! Real MonstersDisembodied 1 episode, 1997
CybillJay (uncredited) unknown episodes
The Maury Povich ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1993
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 4 episodes, 1993-1996

Jay Thomas's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
Mr. Holland's OpusΒ (1995)$500,000

Interesting Facts about Jay Thomas

  1. He briefly played professional football in the old World Football League.
  2. Every holiday season since 1998, he was asked by David Letterman to knock the meatball off the top of the "Late Show" Christmas tree with a football. The tradition began when quarterback Vinny Testaverde had trouble doing it, and Thomas said he could do it, instead.
  3. Starred with Richard Dreyfuss in Mr. Holland's Opus (1995). He later appeared in two episodes of Dreyfuss' TV series The Education of Max Bickford (2001).
  4. Was the Morning man at New York City radio station WXRK, just prior to Howard Stern.
  5. He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6161 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  6. Biological father of musician and songwriter J.T. Harding. After giving J.T. up for adoption as an infant, father and son were reunited more than twenty years later and have remained close ever since.
  7. The Jay Thomas Show was heard for a number of years on Sirius Satellite Radio Monday through Fridays, 3:00PM to 6:00PM on Sirius Stars Too, Channel 108. Jay broadcast from California, New York, and New Orleans. [January 2005]
  8. Although grew up in the south he most played "New Yorky" characters.
  9. Has three sons in total, Jake and Sam, with wife Sally Michelson, plus another son, J.T. Harding, born out of wedlock with another (unknown/undisclosed) woman, before Jay and Sally were married, and which Jay and J.T.'s mother gave up for adoption, more than two decades before J.T. and Jay were reunited.
  10. During the summer of 1967, Jay (then Jon Terrell) worked as an apprentice at the Ivoryton Playhouse in Ivoryton, Connecticut. His apprenticeship duties involved building sets at this summer stock theatre. However, Jay would try out his stand-up comic routines on the rest of the staff. These became such a distraction that management changed his duties to mowing the lawn on the grounds. His claim to fame was to serve as the dresser for Tom Poston, who was appearing in a play there. Jay also served as Poston's driver for the week. He drove Poston in to New York to appear on To Tell the Truth (1956), for which Poston was a regular panelist for at that time. During that week's program, Poston made mention of Jay as an up-and-coming comedian who America would soon know about.

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