Jay Tavare is an award-winning actor with a career spanning over 2 decades in the film industry. His entertainment career began much earlier, where in 1983 he won the Malibu World Disco Championship. In 1999, Tavare won the award for Best Actor at the American Indian Film Festival for his lead role in Unbowed. He made a memorable guest star appearance in the popular TV series CSI Miami, where he opted to perform his own stunts. Establishing himself as a voiceover artist, he appeared as animated characters in several video games and an animated film. Tavare has worked alongside many Oscar-winning stars (Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Nicolas Cage, Jude Law, and Tommy Lee Jones) and directors (Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Anthony Minghella, Spike Jonze and Marcus Nispel). He is best known for his various roles in films like Adaptation, Cold Mountain, The Missing, Into the West and Pathfinder. Tavare takes a keen interest in writing and is a blogger for the The Huffington Post.