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Tony Jay was an English actor.


Born in London, England, Jay initially appeared as both a stage and radio actor, notably appearing as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice. He also made several live action television appearances including Star Trek: The Next Generation, and a long running role as Nigel St. John in The New Adventures of Superman.

Jay was best known however as a voice actor, particularly known for his work with Disney, in Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book 2 and most famously as Judge Claude Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

He passed away in 2006.


Jay's rich baritone voice was used for singing in several of his (generally animated) roles, beginning with his role as Lickboot in Tom and Jerry: The Movie, and followed by several additional chorus voices.

Jay's most notorious song came with The Hunchback of Notre Dame where he performed "Hellfire", in which the villainous Frollo considers his lust for Esmeralda.


Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992)

  • Money (Is Such) a Beautiful Word (duet)

Thumbelina (1994)

  • Thumbelina (contains solo lines)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

  • The Bells of Notre Dame (contains solo lines)
  • Out There (duet)
  • Hellfire (contains solo lines)

An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island (1998)

  • Friends of the Working Mouse (contains solo lines)


The New Adventures of Superman (1994)

  • Look for the Silver Lining (duet)

Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends (2006)

  • Could I Have Been Wrong About Frogs? (solo)