John Marshall Bay (November 30, 1928 – November 7, 1982) was an American actor and playwright.
Bay was born in Chicago, the location of his family’s company, Bays English Muffins.
He was married to the actress Elaine Stritch for nine years until his death.
Bay appeared in many productions, including the Doctor Who story The Crusade in 1965, playing the fourth Earl of Leicester. He also originated the role of Samovar in the original London production of A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine. Bay also toured the United States in the early 1980s with his one-man play “An Elephant in My Pajamas,” based on the life of Groucho Marx.