Jay Thomas is an American actor, comedian and radio talk show host, who has a net worth of $3 million. Jay Thomas earned his net worth from his recurring roles on the sitcoms Mork & Mindy, Cheers, and Murphy Brown. Thomas was born on July 12, 1948 in Kermit, Texas. Thomas was educated at Jesuit High School in New Orleans, and he earned a masters degree in sociology from Jacksonville University. Jay also attended Central Piedmont Community College where he played college football. Jay Thomas currently lives in Southern California where he is the father of three sons. Thomas won two Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series" for his role as Jerry Gold on the television series Murphy Brown. The first award was in 1990 and the second in 1991. He was also the voice of Ares in numerous episodes of Hercules; The Animated Series. Some of his film roles include; Mr. Holland's Opus, Straight Talk, Dragonfly, The Santa Clause 2, and The Santa Clause 3. He also starred in A Smile Like Yours opposite Greg Kinnear, and with actress Lindsay Lohan in the film Labor Pains.