In 2012, Jay won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special and Outstanding Miniseries or Movie in his work on Game Change.
In 2008, Jay won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Made for Television Movie and Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special in his work on Recount.
Roach was developing a movie called "Used Guys", a comedy about cloning, before it was canceled by 20th Century Fox due to Budget problems.
Jay has two children.
Jay is a graduate of Stanford University.
Jay Roach: Why comedies can't have as big budgets as action films is a long story, but evidently they can't.