It didn’t take long for Clay to establish himself in the entertainment industry. Fresh out of college with a telecommunications degree, and having honed his skills on Oral Roberts’ primetime specials and Sunday-morning program, he got a job running camera for Jerry Lewis and his Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon—and worked with the show for 22 years (six as director). He is currently directing the 35th season of Jeopardy! Clay’s other production credits include programs such as People’s Choice Awards, Entertainment Tonight, Alf, Arsenio Hall, American Idol Extra, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, and Full House. He is also a writer with several novels (“The Lasko Interview,” “Circle of Seven,” “Interview with the Devil,” “The Ultimate Reality Show”) and a nonfiction book (“Authentic Relationships,” coauthored with brother Wayne ’75) on his résumé.