- "I quite like the character, because he's this guardian that has Padmé's ear, and her counsel, and he can say things and decree things that not too many people can get away with as far as her security is involved. Once you get the costume on, it's a regal feeling, because the costume is so restrictive, you're forced to pull yourself up and forced to hold yourself with the shoulders back."
- ―Jay Laga'aia
Jay Laga'aia (born September 10, 1963) played Captain Typho in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Because of his character's eyepatch, he often had difficulty hitting his marks on set due to poor depth perception.
In Australia, Laga'aia is a presenter of the children's television show Play School, featuring in a range of the show's merchandise and songs. He also hosted the talent show StarStruck, replacing Jo Beth Taylor.
Theatrically, he played the character Mufasa in the long-running production of The Lion King. In the 1994 Disney animated film, Mufasa was voiced by James Earl Jones. Laga'aia also starred in a 1994 production of Jesus Christ Superstar as Judas in New Zealand.
Laga'aia shared the screen with Star Wars co-star Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett & clone troopers) in the 1988 film Never Say Die. He played in the 1998 TV miniseries The Violent Earth and the 2009 horror film Daybreakers alongside Claudia Karvan, who portrayed Sola Naberrie, Padmé Amidala's elder sister. He also played in the 2006 film Solo and the TV series Legend of the Seeker with Bruce Spence (Tion Medon).
|2015||Jay's Jungle||Jay||TV series - Announced|
|2014||The Half Dead||Dr. Keller||Announced|
|2012||The Unbroken||Morgan Stevens||(voice)|
|2012||Neighbours||Ajay Kapoor||TV series|
|2010-2013||Home and Away||Elijah Johnson||TV series|
|2009||Makazie One||Narrator||Short movie (voice)|
|2008/2009||Legend of the Seeker||Chase Brandstone||TV series|
|2008-2011||Bed of Roses||Nick Pickering||TV series|
|2008||Larry the Lawnmower||Narrator||TV series (voice)|
|2008||The Strip||Joe Tahore/Frogman||TV series|
|2008||Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!||One-Eyed Zombie|
|2008||Nim's Island||Helicopter Pilot|
|2007||McLeod's Daughters||Gabriel||TV series|
|2005/2006||All Saints||Michael Stevenson||TV series|
|2005||Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith||Captain Typho|
|2002||Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones||Captain Typho|
|2000-2003||Street Legal||David Silesi||TV series|
|2000||Green Sails||Maru||TV movie|
|1998||Tales of the South Seas||Unknown role||TV series|
|1998||The Violent Earth||Jean-Christian||TV miniseries (as Jay Laga'Aia)|
|1996-2001||Water Rats||Snr. Constable Tommy Tavita||TV series|
|1995/2000||Xena: Warrior Princess||Draco||TV series|
|1995||Mysterious Island||Tenape||TV series|
|1994||High Tide||Buck Walton||TV series|
|1993||Soldier Soldier||Sgt. Bob Gilligan||TV series|
|1992||The Other Side of Paradise||Mana||TV movie|
|1988||Never Say Die||Bruce (Cop)|
|1988||The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey||Jay|
|1984-1986||Heroes||Ron Ualesi||TV series|