Underappreciated Actor of Another Color #22: Jay Laga'aia

Fans of Star Wars will recognize this tall, fine, sculpted Maori actor as Captain Typho.  Xena fans, such as Moi, recognize him as the warlord Draco (remember in the series premiere, when he was all shirtless and sweaty?  How come there aren't more pix of that?).

Jay Laga'aia is a singer in addition to being an actor.  I've been meaning to sit down and watch more of his work, considering I spent a good part of my teens harboring a huge crush on this man.  As you can see, Mr. Thang stays very busy in his native New Zealand.

However...I'm a bit surprised that after his performances on Xena, Hollywood wasn't calling him up more often.  Y'all do remember his performances, right?  Sword?  Sweat?  Armor?



  1. damn omg i totally know this pic - i also remember him crawling all over xena and he's SHIRTLESS and hot in xena's opening theme. and i was like, damn.

    how do I know that?? i think i watch too much sci-fi!!!!!!

  2. I admit to not watching a lot of the Xena series,but when I did, Jay was the man that took a deep look at. What a sexy man.

    There is another fine Samoan/Polynesian man that rocks my boat, Troy Polamanu of the Pittsburgh Steelers. There nothing like a hot man playing football. I lied when I told people that I got tired of the team. As long as he is with Pittsburgh, I will be watching him play football.

    That hair of his..ooh!Good looking as he is, I don't know if I would want to be the one to do his hair.


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