Actor, Singer, Writer and Voice Over Artist
Jay is a Michigander currently residing in the beautiful city of London, England. He’s known for playing the smooth talking drug dealer Antoine Reese on the UK TV drama Coronation Street. In the words of the local critics, he’s “excellent” with “a gorgeously endearing charm” and “just the right romantic look.”
He’s a Mexican-American born and raised in the small town Adrian, MI. His mother, a retired chemist grew up quickly helping her single mother raise a family of four in the suburbs of Toledo, Ohio. His father, also a retired chemist is the oldest son of a Mexican migrant family who made the South to North migration and settled in Michigan.
Jay grew up splitting time between school athletics and the local theater. Eventually his love for the stage won out and he attended drama school, graduating from Western Michigan University in the city of Kalamazoo, MI.
He has spent time acting, writing and producing his own material everywhere from Los Angeles to New York City and all the way out to Tokyo, Japan. He currently lives in London, England.