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Tony Jay

Tony Jay

Birth Place: London, England, United Kingdom
Date Of Birth: Feb 2, 1933
Date Of Death: Aug 13, 2006
Cause Of Death: Complications from cancer surgery
Voice Over Language: English

Trivia & Fun Facts:

Born British but was an American citizen until his death.

Accomplished actor & poet on Broadway who often secured villainous roles due to his baritone voice.

Recorded all of his voice work for ReBoot in Los Angeles, so none of the other actors got to meet him at the studio.

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Credited Roles On BTVA So Far: 61
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Jacob M. Keene
said at 11:03 PM on Sun Dec 21 2014
Not only have people on YouTube been praising the heck out of my Tony Jay impression, but several voice actors I've met also liked my impression as well! Which ones specifically? (I'll list some of their famous roles for the few users reading this comment who may not be familiar with their name[s]):

Vincent Tong (Doughnut Joe/Prince Blueblood/Garble/Flash Sentry/Duke of Maretonia from MLP: FiM)

Andrea Libman (Pinkie Pie/Fluttershy also from MLP: FiM, young AndrAIa from ReBoot)

Barry Gordon (Donatello from the classic TMNT)

Townsend Coleman (Michelangelo from the classic TMNT, The Tick from The Tick)

Cam Clarke (Leonardo from the classic TMNT)

And Rob Paulsen (Raphael from the classic TMNT, Yakko Warner from Animaniacs, Pinky from Pinky & The Brain [well technically he first appeared in Animaniacs, but still], Carl Wheezer from The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron)!
CuriousUserX90
said at 12:54 AM on Thu Oct 16 2014
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This man did voice 2 Disney Villains, but he could've done Scar, who has the same accent as Shere Khan and Frollo (pretty similar I might add).
Jacob M. Keene
said at 2:56 PM on Thu Oct 16 2014
@CuriousUserX90 It definitely would've been cool to hear James Earl Jones and Tony Jay in the same place and in the same movie (too bad it never happened [the closest they got to being in the same thing was in the show "The Greatest Adventure: Stories From the Bible:])!
Metabad
said at 3:22 PM on Mon Oct 27 2014
@CuriousUserX90 I loved Jeremy Irons as Scar, but that would've been pretty cool to see as well.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 12:29 PM on Sat Nov 8 2014
@Metabad Indeed!
Zillah
said at 9:56 PM on Wed Jul 2 2014
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Oh wow I have the same birthday has him. I have no idea why it took me so long to find out.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 11:05 PM on Wed Jul 2 2014
@Zillah Interesting to note.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 6:33 PM on Tue May 20 2014
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He really had a distinctive and awesome bass voice that not very many people to do an impression of, but I can, and I've been getting a lot of praise on my YouTube channel for it too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9AMyEoGr3Q
Jacob M. Keene
said at 7:26 PM on Sat Jun 28 2014
@Jacob M. Keene insert "are able" between "not very many people" and "to do," how did not notice that mistake until now?
Jacob M. Keene
said at 6:38 PM on Wed Jul 2 2014
@Jacob M. Keene And I made another spelling mistake in my reply! I meant to say "how I did not notice that mistake until now?".
Jacob M. Keene
said at 11:07 PM on Wed Jul 2 2014
@Jacob M. Keene I meant "grammar mistake" and "how did I not notice...". Ugh, if only we could edit and delete our own comments like YouTube.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 10:21 AM on Sun Feb 2 2014
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Happy birthday, Tony Jay. After playing through Soul Reaver, I'm convinced that he had the most "epic" voice known to mankind. It was so deep and commanding, and when he spoke there was this larger than life presence that sounded like it held all knowledge.

I wish like heck he was still with us, I can't imagine a more awesome narrator (Morgan Freeman should just go home) or who could make a better Elder God or Frollo or... there will likely never be an actor exactly like Tony Jay again. He was a blessed anomaly in our universe whose legacy I will continue to treasure for years to come. I'm at least thankful that he lived to seventy-three, but I still miss his voice. There's nothing else like it.

R.I.P.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 10:46 AM on Sun Feb 2 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy *sniffles*

That was beautiful, man. :')
Polyester Funk
said at 12:45 AM on Wed Feb 5 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Very well said. I think Keith David is a great narrator.
Polyester Funk
said at 1:47 AM on Sun Feb 2 2014
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He had such a magnificent voice. It's a shame that he's no longer with us. I would have loved to hear him play Unicron.
Ross123
said at 3:09 PM on Tue Nov 19 2013
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He was one of the best and shall not be forgotten. RIP Tony, let your voice go on.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 3:45 PM on Sun Aug 18 2013
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There's one thing that hasn't been said here... his singing was awesome. I wish I could have heard more of it.
Sephiroth
said at 2:30 PM on Mon Jan 14 2013
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One of the best Voice Actors ever! He will be missed, but not forgotten.
Aussieroth
said at 9:50 PM on Tue Jul 24 2012
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.................. Oh.... GOD do I miss this man!
SLEDGERAID
said at 6:15 AM on Sun Feb 12 2012
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MAN I LOVE HIS COUNT FROLLO!!! I heard him so much in the 90s its a shame he had to leave us, R.I.P Mr. Jay
Metabad
said at 8:49 PM on Tue Oct 25 2011
I've missed him before, but watching my brother play King's Quest VI Heir Today Gone Tomorrow made me REALLY miss Tony Jay and realize just what an awesome voice actor we lost with his great baritone voice, he played a whole four characters in that game and fit each and every one of them.

R.I.P Tony Jay, you were (and still are) the best.
Madness Abe
said at 10:25 AM on Sat Sep 24 2011
An amazing actor, Tony, you will be remembered as an incredible villain in fiction, but as a good man in life.
MatthewC17
said at 1:19 AM on Mon Jul 4 2011
Tony Jay's Shere Khan voice is what made me like him he delivered a much more sophisticated suave sounding voice
tomi (Guest)
said at 7:08 AM on Sun Nov 7 2010
He was one of the best there was: as voice practisoner myself, i based one of my villain voices on his baritone greatness.
Rest in Peace Tony Jay, and thank you.
You will be missed.
belalugosi (Guest)
said at 8:54 PM on Fri Sep 24 2010
He was amazing as Claude Frollo and in many other roles aswell. May he rest in peace.
anonymous (Guest)
said at 1:45 AM on Sat Sep 4 2010
My Top 5 Villain Voices of All Time:
#1 Tony Jay
#2 Mark Hamill
#3 Ron Perlman
#4 Tim Curry
#5 Keith David
anonymous (Guest)
said at 6:39 PM on Wed Sep 1 2010
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Man, if he was still alive today, he would have great potential for the Sonic the Hedgehog games, like the voice of Pir'Oth Ix in Sonic Chronicles 2 (if Sega ever makes one). Also, he would reprise his role as Frollo in Kingdom Hearts III. Man, it really sucks that he's no longer with us. In fact, I wish I could go back in time to prevent his death from ever happening.
roquero85 (Guest)
said at 3:09 PM on Tue Aug 24 2010
I'll never forget him voicing Anubis, in the Gargoyles series.. his voice was just perfect for the lord of the underworld.. felt so ominous and evil, yet peacefull ..
stoiclion (Guest)
said at 9:18 PM on Mon Jul 26 2010
I miss his deep baritone and his role as Megabyte was one of my favorites. He, John Vernon and John Colicos were three fantastic actors who could play villains.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:01 PM on Mon Jul 26 2010
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He was an amazing actor. His death was tragic and still is.
carlitosbug
said at 5:51 PM on Sun Jun 3 2012
@NCZ I wish that the late Tony Jay should continue living longer and to record some additional lines for the cow with the ring through his nostrils outside of the title song of Thumbelina!
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 11:11 PM on Wed Jul 21 2010
according to biography the tumor he had sergery on was non cancerous.
markmarino (Guest)
said at 11:07 PM on Fri May 28 2010
He is quite the legend of voicing villains if i do say so myself


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A favorite Voice Actor
for 118 members.
Latest Reason:

"He was very good as alot of characters with the British accent, and he was also in the Arnold Schwarzenegger-Danny DeVito movie "Twins""

- MegaMike1990
FAVORITE ROLE
Who's your favorite Tony Jay role? *
Frollo
63.9% (23 votes)
Shere Khan
11.1% (4 votes)
Megabyte
8.3% (3 votes)
Lickboot the Lawyer
5.6% (2 votes)
Lieutenant
5.6% (2 votes)
Galactus
2.8% (1 votes)
Chairface Chippendale
2.8% (1 votes)
36 Total Votes