After a twenty-year career as a professional actor, Jay Amari moved to New York in 1988 to accept the Woolrich Scholarship at Columbia University. He further accepted a Fellowship at Columbia University's School of the Arts and was awarded a Master's Degree in Fine Arts in 1995.
His first appearance onscreen was as a Cockroach in a pesticide commercial. Since that time Amari has appeared in numerous union and non-union independent films, and TV.
His two scripts, "The Greatest" and "Cloudy All Day" were finalists at Actors Theatre of Louisville National 10-Minute Play Contest in 1992 and 1993.
Amari resides in New York and has written a collection of screenplays about post-modern urban lifestyle that he is seeking funding to produce.
Born on Thanksgiving Day, Jay Amari shares the same birthday as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and William F. Buckley, Jr.
Unique traits: Disappointed that my expensive education has amounted to a steaming pile of insignificance.
Apache Dance Action ⋄ Crime ⋄ Drama ⋄ Film-noir ⋄ Thriller One last drug deal turns into a nightmarish struggle for survival when a career loser partners with a sadistic killer for a chance at a fresh start.