Originally from South Korea, Jay trained as an actor and attained a BA (hons) degree at the prestigious Chung-Ang University in Seoul, where he also specialised in acrobatics and tae-kwon-do, a traditional form of Korean Martial Arts. In 2001, he came to the UK and completed his Masters in Theatre Practices at Rose Bruford College.
His stage career began when he performed in the award-winning musical The Last Empress at the Seoul Opera House. He then went on to take part in a variety of productions from Snoopy the Musical and Cats to playing the title role in Macbeth. Jay’s film credits include extensive work for KBS 2 TV and various actionpacked films for the Korean Ministry of Defence during the two year enforced break for his National Service. Theatre credits in the UK include: Are There Tigers in the Congo? (White Bear Theatre), A Darkness in a Wooden Bell and Sotoba Komachi and the Damask Drum (both at the Greenwich Playhouse), Anything Goes and The King and I (both UK tours). Jay recently appeared in the BBC series Party Animals.