Jay Baker started entertaining people professionally at the age of seventeen as a musical stage performer and soon found himself moving to Los Angeles where he spent the next two decades as a working actor.
Eagle-eyed viewers will recognize Jay's appearances on "The Dukes of Hazzard", "Baywatch" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", as well as other popular television series of the 80s and 90s. He's also featured in the cult classic films "April Fool's Day" and "Shag".
In 2001, after moving his family from California back to his native Tennessee, Jay looked for a way to combine his skills as a carpenter and handyman with his professional pursuits in television. That effort paid off when Jay was booked as an on-air carpenter for DIY Network's Emmy-nominated home improvement program, "Warehouse Warriors".
Sticking with a formula that works, Jay went on to host a number of other home improvement programs including "Build and Outdoor Kitchen", "Floors, Doors & Windows" and two popular "Ultimate Workshop" series ("The Ultimate Workshop II"). In 2003, he and his co-hosts from "Warehouse Warriors" provided their carpentry and contracting expertise to the families of service men and women serving in Iraq for the DIY Network series, "Help on the Homefront". He can also be seen as the host of a special honoring the home-building organization, Habitat for Humanity.
Jay has found yet another way to combine his talent for television and carpentry, this time as an award-winning producer for Knoxville, TN-based RIVR Media on series such as "DIY to the Rescue", "Grounds for Improvement" and "Wasted Spaces".
When he's not working on a television program - in front of or behind the camera - he's working on his home, spending time with his two children, or taking a walk in the woods feeding his fascination with nature. His lakeside home has proven a retreat for his friends around the country who just need to "get away", and he enjoys the opportunity to live his dream of sitting on the dock and sharing his space with friends and loved ones.
Name: Jay Baker
Known for: April Fool's Day
BirthDay: 12, Apr ,1961