Jay Brazeau

James "Jay" Brazeau (born December 22, 1953) is a Canadian actor and voice actor from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Jay Brazeau
James Brazeau

(1953-12-22) December 22, 1953
Years active1975present

Acting career

In 1992, he appeared in an episode of Street Justice and two of the first-season episodes of Highlander: The Series. In 1998 he played Harlan in Stargate: SG1 Season 01 Episode 18 and the same character in a later episode in 2001. He also played "The Lord Protector" in Season 2 Episode 15 of Stargate: Atlantis. In October 2009, he appeared as "Man in chair" in the National Arts Centre production of The Drowsy Chaperone in Ottawa. In 2009, he played a part in several scenes added for the Ultimate Cut version of Watchmen. He was a frequent co-star of Don S. Davis.

Brazeau voiced Uncle Quigley in Sabrina: The Animated Series, Stavros Garkos in Hurricanes and the Robot Masters Bright Man and Needle Man in the Mega Man animated series. His voice credits also include two Winnipeg-produced National Film Board of Canada animated shorts, "Get a Job" and "La Salla".

He portrayed Edna Turnblad in the Arts Club Theatre Company's production of Hairspray during the 2010/2011 season. Brazeau based his performance as Edna on his mother and an adult neighbor from his childhood nicknamed Fat Kay.[1]

On May 12, 2011, Brazeau suffered a minor stroke while changing costumes backstage 30 minutes into a preview performance. His role was filled by Andy Toth during his absence. Brazeau missed 36 performances before making a full recovery and returning to the production.[2][3]


  1. Robins, Mark (2 August 2010). "Jay Brazeau takes on ultimate drag role in Arts Club's Hairspray". GayVancouver.net. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  2. Werb, Jessica (13 May 2011). "Andy Toth to step in for Jay Brazeau in Arts Club's Hairspray". Straight.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  3. Harris, Michael (17 June 2011). "Hairspray: A triumphal return for actor Jay Brazeau". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
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