Jay married Kandilyn Harris in the LDS Salt Lake City Temple August 25, 1987. They have three sons, Jason George born September 23, 1988, Eric Clinton born January 2, 1991, and Marcus Jay born January 8. 1996.
Jay's favorite American National Park is Yellowstone in Wyoming.
Jay was about eight years old when he started playing the drums.
Jay's favorite football team is the San Francisco 49'ers.
Jay has said he dislikes the notion he will still appear on television after his death.
Jay's favorite quality in a person is his honesty.
Jay's favorite football player is Kenny Stabler because he helped Jay by giving him pointers on his throwing.
Jay's favorite Bible passage or verse is Proverbs 3:5-6.
Jay's favorite place in Utah is the Den in his house.
Jay says the flower that represents the seasons he likes best is the weed because he likes to garden.
Jay enjoys reading geography and Spanish books.
Although considered for a role as a Von Trapp kid in The Sound of Music Jay did not get the role.
Jay says after all these years green is still his favorite color.
Jay's favorite cartoon character is Ed of Ed, Edd 'N' Edyy.
Jay: I hope to be remembered as someone who was filled with love, kindness, honor and dignity.
Jay: Am I going to be remembered as a star or a good dad...I'll take a good dad any day over a star.
Jay: I started out (drumming) by banging on everything in sight when I was really young. So, my mother gave me pots and pans to 'play on', and I banged on them all day.
Jay: My favorite teacher was my neighbor Mrs. Morse. She was also my first grade teacher. I think her calm ways of teaching impressed me as a kid.
Jay: My journals are important things to me. I lost a couple of them, and it took me awhile to stop dwelling on that.
Jay (on ever considering returning to a "9-5" type job): I don't think so, but you can never say never.
Jay: The road is my second home. I'm very comfortable in a hotel room, bus or dressing room.