How tall was Jay Thomas?

Jay Thomas was an American actor, comedian, and radio talk show host, known for his work in television, film, and radio. Born Jon Thomas Terrell on July 12, 1948, in Kermit, Texas, he had a successful career spanning several decades. Thomas began his career as a radio DJ before transitioning into acting. He gained popularity in the 1980s and 1990s for his roles in various television sitcoms. One of his most notable roles was as Eddie LeBec, the ice hockey player husband of Carla Tortelli, in the hit sitcom "Cheers." He also played the role of Jerry Gold, a talk show host and love interest for the title character on "Murphy Brown," for which he won two Emmy Awards. In addition to his recurring roles on these popular shows, Thomas appeared in various other television series and movies. He had a role in "Mork & Mindy," the sitcom that helped launch Robin Williams' career, and he appeared in films such as "Mr. Holland’s Opus" and "Dragonfly." Beyond acting, Jay Thomas was also known for his work as a radio host. He hosted "The Jay Thomas Show" on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, where he shared his humorous take on current events and interviewed various guests. His radio work showcased his quick wit and storytelling skills, earning him a loyal following. Thomas was also famous for his annual appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" during the Christmas season, where he would retell a humorous story about a run-in with actor Clayton Moore, who played the Lone Ranger. This tradition became a beloved part of the show's holiday episodes. Off-screen, Thomas was known for his outgoing personality and sharp sense of humor. He was a versatile performer, easily transitioning between comedic and dramatic roles, and his radio background gave him a unique presence in the entertainment industry. Jay Thomas passed away on August 24, 2017, at the age of 69, after a battle with cancer. His contribution to television, film, and radio left a lasting impact, and he is remembered fondly by fans and colleagues for his talent and charisma. His diverse career and memorable performances in some of the most beloved TV shows of the 1980s and 1990s have ensured his place in the annals of popular American entertainment.

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