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December 22, 1953
James "Jay" Brazeau (born December 22, 1953) is a Canadian actor, best known for his role as Sam Fisher in Cold Squad, as Harlan in Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007), and for voicing Uncle Quigley in Sabrina: The Animated Series. and as Bobby in Double Jeopardy (1999), as Referee in the Air Bud film series (1997-2003), and his film role in We're No Angels (1989).
In 1992, he appeared in an episode of Street Justice and two of the first-season episodes of Highlander: The Series. In 1998 he played Harlan in Stargate: SG1 Season 01 Episode 18 and the same character in a later episode in 2001. He also played "The Lord Protector" in Season 2 Episode 15 of Stargate: Atlantis. In October 2009, he appeared as "Man in chair" in the National Arts Centre production of The Drowsy Chaperone in Ottawa. In 2009, he played a part in several scenes added for the Ultimate Cut version of Watchmen. He was a frequent co-star of Don S. Davis.
Brazeau voiced Uncle Quigley in Sabrina: The Animated Series, Mr. Pretty in The Cramp Twins and Stavros Garkos in Hurricanes. His voice credits also include two Winnipeg-produced National Film Board of Canada animated shorts, "Get a Job" and "La Salla".
He portrayed Edna Turnblad in the Arts Club Theatre Company's production of Hairspray during the 2010/2011 season. Brazeau based his performance as Edna on his mother and an adult neighbor from his childhood nicknamed Fat Kay.
On May 12, 2011, Brazeau suffered a minor stroke while changing costumes backstage 30 minutes into a preview performance. His role was filled by Andy Toth during his absence. Brazeau missed 36 performances before making a full recovery and returning to the production.
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- Harris, Michael (17 June 2011). "Hairspray: A triumphal return for actor Jay Brazeau". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
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