This news came out yesterday, and we are very excited about this. Having met Jay at Star Wars weekends where he hosted he is a true amazing man! He will bring honor to the host position again with C5.
Jay Laga’aia Returns as Celebrity Host for Celebration V
Jay Laga’aiaActor, musician, and stage performer extraordinaire, Jay Laga’aia will host the Celebration Stage in the Chapin Theater at Star Wars Celebration V this coming August in Orlando.
Laga’aia delighted audiences as host at Celebrations III and IV, bringing out the best in both his guests and his audience, and occasionally picking up his guitar and entertaining all with his spectacular singing voice.
From August 12 through August 15, Laga’aia will welcome stars from the casts and crews of the Star Wars movie and television saga to the Celebration Stage. Star Wars fans attending Laga'aia’s shows will find him warm, engaging, vibrant, and always entertaining.
Fans know Laga'aia as Captain Typho, Padmé Amidala’s head of security in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In addition to his Star Wars roles the actor has a distinguished and busy career, starring in numerous productions. He has recently appeared on the big screen in Daybreakers and Nim’s Island, and this summer, moviegoers will hear Laga’aia in the role of Twilight in the feature Guardians of Ga’hoole with Sam Neill and Geoffrey Rush.
Laga’aia has also worked extensively on television, with work ranging from a role on the popular Xena: Warrior Princess series to serving as the host of the long running children’s series, Play School. Other prominent television characters include Tommy in the series Water Rats (1995 – 1999), and the leading part of David Silesi in Screenworks Ltd. Street Legal (1998 -2003). In 2003 Laga’aia won the award for Best Actor in a Television Series for his work in Street Legal.
From 2003 to 2005 Laga'aia performed the role of Mufasa in The Lion King on stage in Sydney, Australia, a part that was an excellent showcase for his vocal talent. Other notable roles among his many stage performances include one of the two leads in Athol Fugard’s The Island, Wesley in Ladies Night, Judas and Simon in Jesus Christ Superstar, and Eddie and Dr. Scott in The New Rocky Horror Picture Show. During Celebration IV, Jay treated kids of all ages by taking the stage in the Star Wars Family Room for an hour sing-along, accompanied by his guitar and his Captain Typho costume from the movies.
Jay Laga’aia on the Celebration Stage
Times are approximate
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 12, 13, and 14: 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM.
Sunday, August 15: 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM