Jay Pickett grew up on a ranch in Caldwell, Idaho in a close-knit family with four siblings. Sports and Rodeo took up the majority of his time in those days but he always felt a pull in another direction. After graduating from Boise State University with a degree in Theatre Arts Jay headed south to Los Angeles where he earned a Masters of Fine Arts Degree from UCLA.
He has Guest Starred in numerous television shows including China Beach, Matlock, Perry Mason and a two year contract on Days of our Lives. In 1997, Jay originated the role of Frank Scanlon on the ABC Drama, Port Charles. He played the character for the entire 6 and 1/2 years that the show was on the air. Most recently Jay has appeared on Desperate Housewives, Saving Grace and Dexter. Along with producing, starring and co-writing the feature film Soda Springs, he also had leading roles in the feature films Abandoned and the soon to be released, The Perfect Student.
He Lives in Woodland Hills, California with his wife Elena and their three beautiful children Maegan, Michaela and Tyler.