Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Jay Laga'aia

Jay Laga'aia stars as Chase in "Legend of the Seeker," the new first-run, live action epic fantasy series premiering the weekend of November 1st in national syndication. Having previously worked with some of the "Legend of the Seeker" producing team while performing the role of Draco on the hit television series "Xena: Warrior Princess," Laga'aia is looking forward to a return to the world of science fiction and fantasy in his native New Zealand.

In addition to "Xena," some of Laga'aia's other television credits include "The Strip," "Bed of Roses," "McLeod's Daughters," "Tales of the South Seas," "The Mysterious Island," "High Tide," and the mini-series "Violent Earth." He was honored as Best Actor in a Television Series at the New Zealand TV Guide Awards in 2003 for his role as David Silesi in "Street Legal." This same role also led to his nomination for Best Actor at the 2002 New Zealand Television Awards.

Laga'aia has graced the silver screen in the role of Captain Typho in "Star Wars Episode II" and "Star Wars Episode III." He has also appeared in the feature films "Nim's Island," "Daybreakers," "Solo," "Navigator" and "Never Say Die."

Laga'aia has impressive stage experience as well, having played Mufasa in the Disney theatrical production of "The Lion King" with director Julie Taymor, as well as appearing in productions of "The New Rocky Horror Picture Show," "Threepenny Opera," "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Westside Story," "Sweet Charity" and "Pirates of Penzance."



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