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Jay’s first stage experience was as a child of three, when on holiday in Spain, he joined the band on stage, uninvited!

Toy guitar in hand, in reality, just a wall decoration, he climbed onto the stage and started strumming. Holidaying Brits in Spain were an appreciative audience and the applause was an adrenaline charged rush that still propels him. Then came John-Simon Rawlings, in the disguise of the ‘Big Bopper’. Buddy The Musical was playing at the Victoria Palace Theatre, and in the last fifteen minutes of the show, the audience take to the isles and dance. Jay joined the throng and the hand of the ‘Big Bopper’ reached down and plucked Jay up and onto the stage, where he danced his little heart out. He even joined the cast during the finale, took a bow and disappeared back stage, only to reappear thirty minutes later, after signing countless autographs.

Jay was just ten years of age when the hand of fate reached down and plucked him onto the stage.

Although Jay’s career officially started as a dancer in the music side of the business, appearing in music promos for the likes of The Streets, Gabrielle and Ms Dynamite, his heart has always been in acting.

Jay landed the lead part in his first major acting role, playing Darryl in the Multi-Award Winning Short Film ‘TUBEPOKER’, directed by Simon Levene. After making a name for himself with his edgy performance and the success of ‘TUBEPOKER’, Jay was cast as Will, in ‘SUMMER’, another Award-Winning Short Film, this time directed by Hong Khaou.

Theatre-wise, Jay made his debut in Rikki Beadle-Blair’s 'SCREWFACE'. Remarkably, in the same week he also appeared in another of Rikki’s plays 'HOME'. He then trod the boards for a further eight months in six separate productions, adding to his scope and range.

Faced with the enviable option to train at some of the country’s leading drama schools, Jay actually chose to take the advice of industry colleagues to carry on working. It has proved a sound decision as he has continued to be consistently busy, building an impressive body of work. As a result, Jay has benefited from working with the likes of Nick Love, Menhaj Huda, Brian Tufano (DoP), Rikki Beadle-Blair, Dianna Agron, Bob Hoskins, Michelle Collins, Jaime Foreman, Terence Knox and Steven Waddington, to name but a few.

You can next see Jay in the movie 'FIT', playing Isaac. 'FIT' was reviewed by The Times as “...a gritty take on the shiny E4 drama GLEE.”


Also during 2010 look out for Jay in three new films; 'KICK-OFF', 'BASELINE' and 'THE HUNTERS' in which he plays another leading character, alongside Dianna Agron of GLEE fame. All these films will be hitting the silver screen during this year.

Jay’s reviews to date have been excellent:

THE STAGE: “The casting is excellent and centres on a remarkably realistic performance from Jay Brown as the spoiled, buff, 2012 boxing hopeful Lewis.”

CITY PRIDE PUBLICATIONS:  “Lewis, the bombastic and convincing teenager, admirably played by Jay Brown is looking forward and, initially pays little heed to his partners desire to remember and honour the past.”

QX MAGAZINE: “Lewis, muscle-boy Jay Brown, who’s introduced in nothing but a pair of B*Boy briefs, not only gives the front row something to ogle, but is exuberant and appealing and everything a juvenile lead should be.”