BiographyWhittier, California, USA
Born and raised in North Whittier, Ca. His father William, and his mother Linda, were also born and raised in Southern California. Spent the majority of his early life participating is sports. He garnered many athletic achievements including lettering 9 times in high school in 4 different sports - Football, Baseball, Track (placed 9th in State Masters meet in the high jump) & Basketball, all in his junior year. For this he was named Cal-Hi Sports State Athelete of the Month (April 1983). Read more... 100 all-state team alongside John Williams-Crenshaw & Tom Tolbert-Artesia. He then went on to play 2 yrs basketball for coach Danny Nee at the Univ. of Nebraska at Lincoln - Cornhuskers (Div. 1 - Big 8 Conference) and was a part of their 1986-87 N.I.T. Final Four team. Soon thereafter he returned home and was married to Jennifer Chaves from Los Alamitos, CA. In 1992 he worked predominantly as an extra and bit player in many SAG & AFTRA productions, most notably for many seasons in Debbie Allen's "A Different World" on NBC. During the real estate boom of the early century 2001-2006, he obtained his real estate license and concentrated his efforts in the Corona/Riverside area and has been practicing there since 2002. After 13 years of marriage he and his wife finally had their first child Scarlett Shae in 2005 and have been living happily in Corona, Ca. He has 4 brothers and 1 half-sister. His mother still resides in N. Whittier and his father passed away in 2007 at age 61. His uncle (father's brother) Carlos Moreno (D), a Yale & Stanford graduate, was one of seven California State Supreme Court justices. He recently was appointed Ambassador to BELIZE by President Obama. Jay has recently taken up acting again and has had small roles in straight to DVD films including 2003 The Gun, 2008 Metal Man, 2009 Deadly Little Christmas (which also starred his daughter Scarlett & Felissa Rose) and 2010's Frankenstein Rising. He has stated that he took up acting again at this age because he is eligible to portray more "distinguishable" characters in society.