Facts & Trivia
• Jay is thanked on Delta Goodrem’s Innocent Eyes album: “Jay, for our continued friendship and your love and support.”
• Jay’s best friend is also the writer/director of his last play, The Packer, Dianna Fuemana, whom he took to the 2003 Logie Awards.
• Before he took the role for Neighbours Jay was to be cast in the Power Rangers series filming in Auckland, and was also lined up for a role in a Canadian action movie.
• Growing up Jay was friends with David de Lautour, the actor who Jay later ‘replaced’ on Being Eve.
• Due to the success of The Packer Jay was offered a movie role, but had to turn it down due to Neighbours.
• Jay is 6’0½” (1.84 m).
• Jay’s eyes are Hazel.
• Jay changed his surname from Bunyan to Ryan when he moved from Australia to America to look for acting work. Ryan is from his mother’s family.
• Jay’s first acting performance was in a television commercial for the canned spaghetti product, Spaghetti Oops.
• Jay dated and later lived with his Neighbours co-star Michelle Ang.
• Jay has a sister who is half Tongan.
• His favorite color is Electric Blue.
Jay was born in New Zealand.
Jay Bunyan modelled for Australia magazine Cleo, in the Bachelor Issue.
Before his career took off he used to be a clown, entertaining young children on the weekends at a local supermarket.