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Jay Thomas was born as Jon Thomas Terrell on the 12th July 1948, in Kermit, Texas USA, and is a Primetime Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian, and radio host, perhaps best known for his roles in such TV series as “Mork & Mindy” (1979-1981), “Cheers” (1987-1989), “Murphy Brown” (1989-1998), and “Love & War” (1992-1995). Thomas has also played in such movies as “Mr. Holland’s Opus” (1995), “Dragonfly” (2002), and “The Santa Clause 2” (2002). His career started in 1979.

Have you ever wondered how rich Jay Thomas is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Thomas’ net worth is as high as $3 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career. In addition to acting in both television and film, Thomas also works as a radio host, which has improved his wealth too.

Jay Thomas Net Worth $3 Million

Jay Thomas was born into an Italian-American family, and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he went to the Jesuit High School. Thomas started his career as Remo DaVinci in 46 episodes of the TV series “Mork & Mindy” in 1979 with Robin Williams, and he continued to appear in the show until 1981. In 1984, Thomas played in his first feature movie called “C.H.U.D.”, with John Heard and Daniel Stern, while in 1986 he played in Ivan Reitman’s “Legal Eagles” (1986) starring Robert Redford, Debra Winger, and Daryl Hannah. By the end of the ‘80s, Jay had appeared in nine episodes of Golden Globe Award-winning series “Cheers” from 1987 to 1989, and also had a role in Golden Globe Award-winning series “Murphy Brown” (1989-1998), in which he played Jerry Gold, and for which Thomas received two Primetime Emmy Awards. His net worth was certainly rising.

In 1992, Thomas had a part in “Straight Talk” alongside Dolly Parton, James Woods, and Griffin Dunne, while in the same year he starred as Jack Stein in the series “Love & War”; together with Joanna Gleason, he appeared in 67 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award -winning show until 1995.That year, Thomas had a supporting role in Stephen Herek’s Oscar and Golden Globe Award-nominated “Mr. Holland’s Opus” starring Richard Dreyfuss, for which he earned $500,000, significantly boosting is net worth, but that was Jay’s last notable role until 2002, when he appeared in “Dragonfly” alongside Kevin Costner and Susanna Thompson, and then in “The Santa Clause 2” starring Tim Allen.

In 2006, Thomas played in “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”, and most recently in “The Trials of Cate McCall” (2013) with Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte, and James Cromwell, which also increased his net worth. He has also made appearances in such TV series as “NCIS: New Orleans” (2015) and “Bones” (2015).

Since 2005, Jay works as a host of “The Jay Thomas Show” which is aired on Sirius Satellite Radio, and he also made numerous appearance on such shows as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Hollywood Squares”, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, and “Late Show with David Letterman”, among others, adding further to his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Jay Thomas married Sally Michelson in 1987 and has two children with her. Thomas is the biological father of musician and songwriter J.T. Harding, mother undocumented, whom he gave up for adoption, but the two of them reunited 20 years later.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Santa Clause 2 2002 Easter Bunny
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002 TV Series Joe Sherman
The Education of Max Bickford 2001-2002 TV Series Jerry Jerry Zibowski
Dragonfly 2002 Hal
Monday Night Mayhem 2002 TV Movie Pete Rozelle (uncredited)
Ed 2002 TV Series Gary Siringo
Surfacing: AKA A Letter from My Father 2001 Tom
Two Heterosexual Men Get Ready to Go Out 2000 Short
An American Daughter 2000 TV Movie Timber Tucker
Stranger in My House 1999 Ray Young
The Wild Thornberrys 1999 TV Series Bull Seal
The Big Tease 1999 Tony Bolero (uncredited)
Get Real 1999 TV Series Jeffrey Marks
Katie Joplin 1999 TV Series Glen Shotz
Dead Man's Gun 1999 TV Series Emil Kosar
Hercules 1998-1999 TV Series Ares
Fantasy Island 1999 TV Series Carl Harbin
Last Chance 1999 Artie
Hercules: Zero to Hero 1999 Video Ares (voice)
Monkey Business 1998 Tedesco
The Adventures of Ragtime 1998 Lester Waylin
The Simple Life 1998 TV Series Joel Campbell
The Wonderful World of Disney 1998 TV Series Charles Fletcher
Murphy Brown 1989-1998 TV Series Jerry Gold
Working 1997 TV Series Mr. Peyser
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters 1997 TV Series Disembodied
A Smile Like Yours 1997 Steve Harris
Desert's Edge 1997 TV Short Hewitt
Ink 1996-1997 TV Series Jack Stein
Killing Mr. Griffin 1997 TV Movie Mr. Griffin
Dirty Laundry 1996/I Joey Greene
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1996 TV Series
Encino Woman 1996 TV Movie Marvin Reckler
A Husband, a Wife and a Lover 1996 TV Movie Eric McKeever
Mr. Holland's Opus 1995 Coach Bill Meister
Bless This House 1995 TV Series Ted
Cybill 1995 TV Series Jay
Love & War 1992-1995 TV Series Jack Stein
Goof Troop 1992 TV Series
Batman: The Animated Series 1992 TV Series Guard 1
Straight Talk 1992 Zim Zimmerman
Married People 1990-1991 TV Series Russell Meyers
Little Vegas 1990 Bobby
The American Film Institute Presents: TV or Not TV? 1990 TV Movie
...Where's Rodney? 1990 TV Movie Lou Barnes
Open House 1990 TV Series Evan Gimbel
Miracle Landing 1990 TV Movie Ed Meyer, Maui Tower Supervisor
Freddy's Nightmares 1989 TV Series Stan Brooks
Cheers 1987-1989 TV Series Eddie LeBec
The Golden Girls 1989 TV Series Sy Ferber
Almost Grown 1989 TV Series
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1988 TV Series Delivery Man
A Year in the Life 1987 TV Series Scott Spencer
Family Ties 1987 TV Series Jerry DiNello
Legal Eagles 1986 Waiter in Restaurant
The Gig 1985 Rick Valentine
Spenser: For Hire 1985 TV Series Tony Broz
The Park Is Mine 1985 TV Movie TV Reporter (uncredited)
C.H.U.D. 1984 Cop in Diner
Master of the Game 1984 TV Mini-Series Levy
Mork & Mindy 1979-1981 TV Series Remo DaVinci
The Love Boat 1981 TV Series Paul Harris
Escort Service announced Michael
Bones 2015 TV Series Lenny Jay
NCIS: New Orleans 2015 TV Series Marc Maslow
Ray Donovan 2013-2015 TV Series Marty Grossman
Newsreaders 2014 TV Series Ted Fishlake
The Trials of Cate McCall 2013 Loncraine
Underdogs 2013 Mike Mayhew
Life Tracker 2013 Attorney General
Shake It Up! 2012 TV Series Dan Gold
Horrorween 2011 Two Headed Monster
Snatched 2011 Roger Byamm
Hung 2011 TV Series Sandee's father
Talker 2011 JJ Justice
The Road to Independence: The Movie 2011 Video Benjamin Franklin
A Kiss for Jed 2011 Carter
Retired at 35 2011 TV Series Mr. Jenkins
American Dad! 2007-2010 TV Series Brett Morris
Sex Tax: Based on a True Story 2010 Charles Taylor
Cold Case 2010 TV Series Lance Katrola '10
The Spirit of '76 2009 Video Benjamin Franklin
Labor Pains 2009 Garth
The Pool Boys 2009 Marty
Boston Legal 2008 TV Series Ian Hoberman
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 2006 Easter Bunny
Copshop 2004 TV Movie Det. Mo Diamond
Joan of Arcadia 2004 TV Series Obnoxious Investor at Spa
Teacher's Pet 2004 Barry Anger (voice)
True Confessions of the Legendary Figures 2003 Video short Easter Bunny (uncredited)
Run of the House 2003 TV Series Bob Melman
Why I Hate Parties (But Pretend to Love Them) 2003 Short Extra

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Talker 2011

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bachelor's Baby 1996 TV Movie co-executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mork & Mindy 1980 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michael Jordan: Come Fly with Me 1989 Video documentary short narrator

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
King Cake: A Big Easy Story 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Ghosts: The Documentary 2017 Documentary Himself
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton 2015 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The View 2005-2014 TV Series Himself
American Graduate Day 2013 TV Movie Himself
Hannity 2011 TV Series Himself
Mysteries at the Museum 2010-2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
Ghost Stories 2009-2010 TV Series documentary Narrator
Ed Sullivan's Rock and Roll Classics: The 60s 2009 TV Movie Himself - narrator only
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
The Fame of Our Fathers 2008 Video documentary Ben Franklin - John Adams
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest Expert
Howard Stern on Demand 2008 TV Series Himself
Whatever Happened To? 2008 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Road to Independence 2007 Documentary John Adams (voice)
Jocking Around 2007 Documentary Himself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith 2006 TV Series Himself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch 2006 TV Series Himself
101 Craziest TV Moments 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dennis Miller 2005 TV Series Himself
The Great American Celebrity Spelling Bee 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself
Hollywood Squares 2002-2004 TV Series Himself
Pyramid 2003 TV Series Himself
The Santa Clause 2: Gag Reel 2003 Video short Himself / Easter Bunny (uncredited)
Ultimate Jordan 2001 Video documentary Narrator
E! True Hollywood Story 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? 2000 TV Special Himself - Host
Politically Incorrect 1999 TV Series Himself
Explosion! 1997 TV Movie Himself / Host
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996 TV Series Himself
Lauren Hutton and... 1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993-1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-1996 TV Series Himself
Extremely Weird 1995 TV Movie Himself - Host
Intimate Portrait 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Circus of the Stars Gives Kids the World 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself - Ringmaster
Vicki! 1992-1993 TV Series Himself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series & Co-Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in Drama Series
Circus of the Stars #16 1991 TV Special documentary Himself
The Chuck Woolery Show 1991 TV Series Himself
Cheers 1990 TV Series Himself
Michael Jordan: Come Fly with Me 1989 Video documentary short Narrator
Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself / Remo DaVinci (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Howard Stern on Demand 2007 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Murphy Brown (1988)
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Murphy Brown (1988)
1989 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Radio Awarded on June 1, 1989 at 6161 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Murphy Brown (1988)

TitleSalary
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) $500,000

#Fact
1 The Jay Thomas Show is now heard on Sirius Satellite Radio Monday through Fridays from 3:00PM to 6:00PM on Sirius Stars Too, Channel 108. Jay broadcasts from California, New York, and New Orleans. [January 2005]
2 Biological father of musician and songwriter J.T. Harding. After giving J.T. up for adoption as an infant, father and son were reunited after 20 later and have remained close, ever since.
3 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6161 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
4 Was the Morning man at New York City radio station WXRK, just prior to Howard Stern.
5 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).
6 Every holiday season since 1998, he is asked by David Letterman to knock off the meatball atop 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.
7 He briefly played professional football in the old World Football League.


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