We pay tribute to Jay Thomas with a walk down memory lane.
A 1985 local news segment by KTLA in Los Angeles, that showcased Jay Thomas and the future of shock jock radio on the West Coast.
Jay Thomas, was an American actor, comedian, and morning radio personality (born in Kermit, TX). He was heard in New York from 1976-79 on Top 40 station 99X, and later on Rhythmic CHR station WKTU, and in Los Angeles beginning in 1985 on KPWR “Power 106”, where he hosted the station’s top-rated morning show until 1993.
His notable television work included his co-starring role as Remo DaVinci on Mork & Mindy (1979–81), the recurring role of Eddie LeBec on Cheers (1987–89), the lead character Jack Stein on Love & War (1992–95), and a repeat guest role as Jerry Gold on Murphy Brown. He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 1990 and 1991 for portraying Gold.
Thomas died on August 24, 2017 in Santa Barbara, CA.