Jay Whittaker


Jay just returned from Stratford, England where he played John of Lancaster in Henry IV parts 1 and 2 at The Royal Shakespeare Company with Greg Vinkler as Falstaff.  Other credits include Ed Halls, Rose Rage (The Duke on 42nd Street, Broadway); Angelo in Measure for Measure (Chicago Shakespeare); Tom in Glass Menagerie (Court Theatre); a number of productions with Next Theatre; and David Copperfield at Steppenwolf.  Jay can be seen in the new play Franks Home at The Goodman Theater this winter as well as the film “Let’s go to Prison” opening November 22 in cinemas.   Additional film and television credits include “Baal in Dustclouds,” Frank Molini in “D.O.A.P.” (BBC), “Early Edition” (CBS), and “Prison Break” (FOX).

2009 Roles:  Harry Roat, Jr. in Wait Until Dark; Passepartout in Around the World in 80 Days

2008 Roles:  Thomas Mendip in The Lady’s Not for Burning; Glenn Cooper in Rumors

2006 Roles:  Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap