Jay Laga’aia is a much-loved actor and children’s entertainer.
His film credits include Nim’s Island and Star Wars; television credits include Fighting Season, Home and Away, Bed of Roses, Legend of the Seeker, Xena Warrior Princess and Play School.
A gifted musician, Jay has written and recorded numerous albums including four ARIA nominated children’s albums with ABC for Kids; he’s performed his music with Queensland, Melbourne, Western Australia and Sydney Symphony Orchestras and starred in the Sydney Opera House Classic Christmas Concerts.
Jay has filmed four seasons of his children’s television show Jay’s Jungle. He played the title role in Shrek The Musical at the Parramatta Riverside Theatre, the Ogre in Puss in Boots and has recently completed touring with the hilarious production Peter Pan Goes Wrong.
In-demand as a MC, Jay has hosted events for Queensland Government, Kindaling, CapriCon Festival, Carols in the Domain, Sydney City, Family Day Care Australia, National Museum of Australia to name a few…
Jay is a proud father of eight and is a passionate advocate for early childhood education and early literacy.