Jay Laga'aia is a New Zealand actor and singer. He is best known worldwide as Captain Typho in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Laga'aia is known for her television roles, including Sheriff Tommy Tavita in the Australian police movie Water Rats, lawyer David Silesi in the New Zealand legal street Legal and Elijah Johnson in the soap opera. Australia Home and Away. He is currently appearing in an Australian children's television series called Jay's Jungle, which has been airing since 2015. He is a regular character of the Australian children's show Play School. .
|Born||September 10, 1963, Auckland, New Zealand|
|Nationality||New Zealand Australian|
|Spouse(s)||Sandie Jane Laga'aia, (1990–present)|
Well recognized internationally for his role as Captain Typho in the Star Wars prequel franchise. He is also known for recurring roles in Water Rats, Street Legal, and Home and Away.
One of his first screen credits was in the 1984 television series Heroes as Ron.
In 2008 and 2009, he provided the voice of the Narrator for the television series Larry the Lawnmower.
A dual citizen of New Zealand and Australia, he is of Samoan descent. He has eight siblings, one of whom is Frank Laga'aia, a member of the band Ilanda.
He portrayed the character Chase opposite Craig Horner in the fantasy series Legend of the Seeker.
New Zealand male actor. New Zealand television actor. New Zealanders migrated in Australia. Naturalized Australian citizenship. Australian male actor