Tony Jay (February 2nd 1933 – August 13th 2006) was an English actor, voice actor and singer.
Tony Jay
A former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, he was known for his voice acting work in animated films, TV Shows and video games. Jay's distinctive deep and Baritone voice often landed him in villainous roles. He was best known as the voice of Judge Claude Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (film), and Megabyte from Reboot.

TV Shows and Films

  • The Chief in 2 Stupid Dogs 
  • Announcer/Introduction of the Ancient Prophecies specials hosted by David McCallum on NBC in the mid 1990s.
  • Hungarian sculptor Laszlo in The Golden Girls 
  • Nigel St. John in Lois and Clark 
  • Dougie Milford in Twin Peaks 
  • Edward F. Furrow in Garfield and friends
  • Shere Khan in Tale Spin
  • Alf Mason in Peter Pan and the Pirates
  • Ceronomus the wizard for the attraction Caesar's Magical Empire
  • The Magical Wishing Starfish in The Little Mermaid 
  • Chairface Chippendale in The Tick 
  • Watson in Beethoven 
  • Paracelsus in Beauty and the Beast
  • Megabyle in ReBoot
  • Baron Mordo in Spider MAn the Animted series (1994)
  • The Wraith in Mighty Ducks the animated series 
  • Death in Darkwing Duck 
  • Dr. Animus in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 
  • Baron Mordo in Spider Man The animated series 
  • Lord Dregg, the main villain of the last two seasons of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Virgil the Lemurian in Mighty Max 
  • Sul-Van in Superman the animated series 
  • Dr. Lipschitz in Rugrats
  • Spiderus in Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends (Note: This was Jay's final role before his death)
  • Narrated Skeleton Warriors cartoon series
  • Rex Smythe-Higgins I and a "mythical disembodied voice" in Hey Arnold
  • Jeeves Weevil in Courage the Cowardly Dog
  • Shere Khan, The Magic Mirror, and The Ostrich in House of Mouse 
  • Mechestro in Xyber 9
  • Jaggo Donut in an episode of Twisted tales of Felix the Cat
  • The yeti in CapTain Planet
  • Overlord in Savage Dragon
  • Khartoum in the Aladdin TV Series in the 81st episode "the book of Khartourm" 
  • Voice of the Supreme Being in Time Bandits 
  • Monsieur D'arque, the asylum owner, in Beauty and the Beast 
  • Lickboot the Lawyer in Tom and Jerry the Movie 
  • Judge Cluade Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Jay also does his character's singing voice) (in this role he was also nominated for an Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting)
  • Dr. Rosenthal in Recess School's Out 
  • Reginald in All Dogs go to Heaven 2 
  • Shere Khan in The Jungle Book 2, and the same character in Tale Spin and House of Mouse
  • Narrator in Treasure Planet
  • Narrator in Teen Titans Ep. Transformation 
  • Cow in Thumbelina (Uncredited)

Video Games

  • September 1992 : Captain Saladin,ArchDruid,Gate and Lamp Trader in King's Quest VL: heir today, gone tommorrow.
  • November 1996 : Mortanius the Necromancer in Blood Omen:Legacy of Kain 
  • The Elder God in the Legacy of Kain series
  • Zephon in Legacy of Kain Soul Reaver 
  • November 1997 : Lieutenant in Fallout
  • January 2004 : General Attis in Fallout Brotherhood of steel 
  • February 1998 : The Sorcerer in Die by the sword (1998 computer game)
  • December 1999 : The Transcendent One in Planescape Torment
  • March 2000 : Shere Khan in The Jungle Book Groove Party
  • June 2000 : Kresselack in Icewind Date 
  • November 2000 : Mithras in Sacrifice 
  • November 2001 : The Director in Return to the castle Wolfenstein 
  • December 2001 : Xantam the Beholder in Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance 
  • March 2003 : Chancellor Florian Gustov Niemann in Freelancer 
  • December 2003 : King Forge in Armed and Dangerous (video game) 
  • January 2004 : Leader of the Rangers in Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter 
  • February 2004 : Peles in Champions Of Norrath
  • September 2004 : Magneto  in X men Legends
  • October 2004 : The Narrator in The Birds Tale 


  • “You are making your bid for immortality, you are in a movie by Disney".

Songs he sung in Disney Films


  • He was the voice of Br'er Frog in the Disneyland version of Splash Mountain.
  • Apparently his roles as villains was so well known, that it was even emulated by certain voice actors. For example Richard Waugh's performance as Albert Wesker from the Resident Evil series was cited to have been based on that of Tony Jay's performance as Shere Khan. Tony Jay's voice also served as an inspiration for Helmut Bakaitis' performance as The Architect from The Matrix Reloaded.