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Brazeau, Jay 1945-

BRAZEAU, Jay 1945-


PERSONAL: Born February 17, 1945, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


ADDRESSES: Agent—Murray Gibson, Characters Talent Agency, 15050 West Second Ave., Suite 200, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6H 3Y4.

CAREER: Actor, screenwriter, and songwriter. Actor in films, including The Melting Pot, 1975; The System: Out of Sight, out of Mind, 1978; (voice) Getting Started, National Film Board of Canada, 1979; (voice) Get a Job, 1985; The Big Snit, National Film Board of Canada, 1985; (as Junior) Backfire, Showtime, 1978; (as sheriff) We're No Angels, Paramount, 1989; (as cop) Short Time, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990; (as Mr. Rozenberg) Angel Square (also known as Christmas Comic Book Caper), 1990; (as Mr. Vito) Cadence (also known as Count a Lonely Cadence and Stockade), 1991; (as barber) The Grocer's Wife, 1991; (as Leon) North of Pittsburgh, 1992; (as the dean) Cafe Romeo, 1992; (as Kroychzech) Cool Runnings, C. B. Films, 1992; (as Dashwood) Little Women, Columbia TriStar, 1994; (as businessman) Intersection, United International Pictures, 1994; (as Griff Armstrong) Andre, Turner Pictures Worldwide, 1994; (as Everett Graham) Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain, Universal, 1995; (as orderly) Malicious, Republic, 1995; (as Mr. Moloch) Slam Dunk Ernest, Buena Vista, 1995; (as voice of baritone) La Salla, 1996; (as Mr. Wallis) Kissed, Orion Home Video, 1996; (as Carl) Urban Safari, Warwick Pictures, 1996; (as voice of Willy Beest) Warriors of Virtue, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997; (as first referee) Air Bud, Buena Vista, 1997; (as Eliot) Masterminds, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997; (as Fred) Kitchen Party, 1997; (as Principal Weathers) Disturbing Behavior, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1998; (as official) Air Bud: Golden Receiver (also known as Air Bud II), Buena Vista, 1997; (as voice of Muff Potter) The Animated Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Family Home Entertainment, 1998; (as voice) Mummies Alive! The Legend Begins, Buena Vista Home Video, 1998; (as Mr. Marcus) Better than Chocolate, Trimark, 1999; (as reporter) Snow Falling on Cedars, Universal, 1999; (as Robert "Bobby" Long) Double Jeopardy, Paramount, 1999; (as Charlie) Noroc, 1999; (as Dr. Chuck Nelken) Best in Show, Warner Bros., 2000; (as Harold) Fear of Flying (also known as Turbulence II: Fear of Flying), Cinemax, 2000; (as Harry) MVP: Most Valuable Primate, 2000; (as suitcase man) Suspicious River, 2000; (as proctologist) How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog, 2000; (as Truscott) Middlemen, 2000; (as referee #1) Air Bud: World Pup (also known as Air Bud 3), 2000; (as Halloran/Vadeem Strukov) Head over Heels, 2001; (as Noah's father) Last Wedding, 2001; (as Marty) The Shipment, 2001; (as Mr. Riskind) Kevin of the North (also known as Chilly Dogs), 2001; (as Arctic Challenge Race Official #2) Snow Dogs, 2002; (as Professor Siles) Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch, 2002; (as Francis) Insomnia, 2002; (as Dr. Booth) Wes Craven Presents: They, 2002; (as Dr. Fox) Cheats, 2002; (as Howard) A Guy Thing, 2003; and (as Mr. Merkin) The Truth about Miranda, 2003.

Actor in television series, including (as Seymour Walsh) The Odyssey, 1992; (as voice) Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars, syndicated, 1992; (as voice) The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, 1993; (as voice of bright man) Mega Man, syndicated, 1995; Hurricanes, 1996; (as Sam Fisher) Cold Squad, 1998; (as voice of Uncle Quigley) Sabrina the Animated Series, American Broadcasting Companies (ABC), 1999; and (as Colonel Bob) Generation O! 2000. Actor in television miniseries, including (as Derry cab driver) Stephen King's It, ABC, 1990; (as Jake Burns) To Catch a Killer, syndicated, 1992; (as mage) Voyage of the Unicorn, 2000; and Taken, 2002. Actor in television pilots, including (as pawnbroker) Party of Five, 1994, and (as KGB colonel) Sliders, Fox, 1995. Actor in television specials, including (as second driving instructor) Drive, She Said, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 1987; and (as voice) Jingle Bell Rock, ABC, 1995.

Actor in made-for-television movies, including (as Dr. Hollis) Brotherly Love, The WB, 1985; (as Epstein) The Red Spider, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), 1988; (as Hotchner) Blood River, CBS, 1991; (as Big Nose) Lost in the Barrens II: The Curse of the Viking Grave, Disney Channel, 1991; (as Tom) The Comrades of Summer, Home Box Office (HBO), 1992; (as Tony Cozart) Johnny's Girl, ABC, 1992; (as Dr. Spooner) Without a Kiss Goodbye (also known as Falsely Accused and The Laurie Samuels Story), CBS, 1993; (as Dr. Wolf) Born Too Soon, National Broadcasting Company (NBC), 1993; (as Dr. M. Shapiro) For the Love of My Child: The Anissa Ayala Story, NBC, 1993; (as shrink) Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story (also known as Starting Again), NBC, 1994; (as mayor) Bye Bye Birdie, ABC, 1995; (as Doc Riley) The Ranger, the Cook, and a Hole in the Sky, ABC, 1995; (as Uncle Pete) A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story, 1995; (as Professor Wooley) Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. (also known as Double Play), Showtime, 1996; (as Jack) Trucks, USA Network, 1997; (as Billy Fullerton) 2gether, Music Television (MTV), 2000; (as George Trumbett) My Mother the Spy, Lifetime, 2000; (as Art Panner) The Wedding Dress, 2001; and (as Abbot) Clive Barker's Saint Sinner, 2002.

Other television appearances include (as zoo guard) Hero in the Family, 1986; (as Gus) The Diviners, 1993; (as Dr. Hightower) The Diary of Evelyn Lau, 1993; The Advocate's Devil, 1997; and Murder at the Cannes Film Festival, 2000. Guest star on numerous television series, including Wiseguy, MacGyver, Neon Rider, Booker, Highlander, My Life as a Dog, and Viper.


Appeared in the stage production The Government Inspector, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, 1985.

WRITINGS:


(And composer) Get a Job (screenplay), 1985.

(With others; and composer and actor) O Canada (animated series), National Film Board of Canada, 1997—.


BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:


periodicals


Canadian Forum, May, 1997, Noreen Golfman, review of Kissed, pp. 27-28.

Maclean's, August 26, 1985, Mark Czarnecki, review of The Government Inspector, p. 54.

Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO), April 25, 1997, Robert Denerstein, review of Kissed, p. 7D.

San Francisco Chronicle, April 18, 1997, Ruthe Stein, review of Kissed, p. D3.

Seattle Times, April 18, 1997, review of Kissed, p. F8.

Sight and Sound, January, 1998, Charlotte O'Sullivan, review of Kissed, pp. 47-48; November, 1998, Joe Harland, review of Air Bud, p. 40.

Variety, August 4, 1997, Leonard Klady, review of AirBud, p. 35; August 25, 1997, Leonard Klady, review of Masterminds, p. 74; September 20, 1999, Robert Koehler, review of Double Jeopardy, p. 81.


online


Yesterdayland Saturday Morning TV,http://www.yesterdayland.com/ (March 18, 2003), "O Canada."*

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