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      Jay O. Sanders

      Jay O. Sanders

      Highest Rated: 100% His Three Daughters (2023)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Apr 16, 1953

      Birthplace: Austin, Texas, USA

      After graduating from SUNY Purchase, Jay Sanders moved to NYC where he began appearing regularly in off-Broadway productions before making his Broadway debut, opposite Kevin Kline and Christine Lahti, in Michael Weller's "Loose Ends" (1979-80). That same year he made his feature debut with a small role in Alan J. Pakula's "Starting Over." Sanders has gone on to appear in a number of notable period films including Francis Ford Coppola's "Tucker: A Man and His Dream" (1988), as one of several mechanics helping the title character realize his vision; "Glory" (1989), as a Union general; and Oliver Stone's "JFK" (1991), as a member of Jim Garrison's (Kevin Costner) staff. On the small screen, Sanders could be found in several TV-movies, miniseries and failed series. Some of his TV highlights have included "The Day Christ Died" (CBS, 1980), playing Peter to Chris Sarandon's Jesus, and "Cold Sassy Tree" (TNT, 1989). In addition to his film and TV work, Sanders has also remained active in theater.

      Highest rated movies

      His Three Daughters
      Meeting Venus
      Glory
      Half Nelson
      Starting Over
      JFK
      Tumbleweeds
      The Jack Bull

      Photos

      JFK, Kevin Costner, Sissy Spacek, 1991, in the courtroom STARTING OVER, (aka COMENZAR DE NUEVO), Alfie Bass (on stairs), back row from left: Wallace Shawn, Jay O. Sanders, MacIntyre Dixon, front row from left: Burt Reynolds, Austin Pendleton, 1979, © Paramount JFK, Kevin Costner, Jay O. Sanders, 1991. ©Warner Bros American Odyssey, Jay O Sanders, 'Real World', Season 1, Ep. #13, 06/28/2015, ©NBC American Odyssey, Jay O Sanders, 'Drop King', Season 1, Ep. #3, 04/19/2015, ©NBC MATCHMAKER, Denis Leary, Jay O. Sanders, Janeane Garofalo, 1997 HANKY PANKY, Johnny Sekka, Gene Wilder, Jay O. Sanders, 1982, (c) Columbia Blindspot, Sullivan Stapleton (L), Jay O Sanders (R), 'One Begets Technique', Season 1, Ep. #18, 04/18/2016, ©KSITE JFK, Kevin Costner, Kevin Bacon, Jay O. Sanders, 1991. (c) Warner Bros DAYLIGHT, Jay O. Sanders, Stan Shaw, Karen Young, Danielle Harris, 1996, (c)Universal ALONG CAME A SPIDER, Jay O. Sanders, Dylan Baker, 2001, (c) Paramount KISS THE GIRLS, from left: Morgan Freeman, Jay O. Sanders, 1997, © Paramount THE BIG GREEN, Jay O. Sanders, 1995. (c) Walt Disney Pictures. MEETING VENUS, Maite Nahyr, Victor Poletti, Dieter Laser, Glenn Close, Niels Arestrup, Jay O. Sanders, Johanna Ter Steege, Marian Labuda, Maria De Medeiros, 1991, (c)Warner Bros. KISS THE GIRLS, Morgan Freeman, Jay O. Sanders, Cary Elwes, 1997, © Paramount / THE FAMILIAR STRANGER, (AKA MY HUSBAND'S LIFE), JAY O. SANDERS, 2001. © LIFETIME TELEVISION

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      100% No Score Yet His Three Daughters Unknown (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Outrage Frank Brand (Character) - 2023
      62% 73% When You Finish Saving the World Unknown (Character) - 2022
      36% 82% The Road to Galena John Baird (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet DC Noir Sgt. Peters (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Undocumented Unknown (Voice) - 2016
      40% 55% Northern Borders Agent Sanders (Character) - 2013
      0% 24% A Novel Romance Walter Evans (Character) - 2011
      25% 45% Green Lantern Carl Ferris (Character) $116.6M 2011
      No Score Yet 51% The Jewel Mr. Rothman (Character) - 2011
      55% 40% Zenith Oberts (Character) $6.0K 2010
      55% 49% Edge of Darkness Whitehouse (Character) $43.3M 2010
      No Score Yet 19% The Undying Dr. Russel Lassiter (Character) - 2009
      19% 28% I Hate Valentine's Day Tim the Delivery Guy (Character) $10.1K 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dissection of Thanksgiving Cliff (Character) - 2008
      67% 71% Revolutionary Road Bart Pollock (Character) $22.9M 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Poundcake Unknown (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 60% The Valley of Light Howard (Character) - 2007
      70% 56% Greetings From the Shore Commodore Callaghan (Character) $93.7K 2007
      33% 38% Wedding Daze Sheriff (Character) - 2006
      91% 82% Half Nelson Russ (Character) $2.7M 2006
      No Score Yet 58% Shooting Livien Colin Livien (Character) - 2005
      45% 50% The Day After Tomorrow Frank Harris (Character) $186.7M 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Abby Singer Kevin's Father (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 52% DC Sniper: 23 Days of Fear Douglas Duncan (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 20% Widows Unknown (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 32% The Familiar Stranger Patrick Hennessy Welsh/Timothy Michael Kingsbury (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 68% The Last Brickmaker in America Mike (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 61% Boss of Bosses Joseph O'Brien (Character) - 2001
      32% 53% Along Came a Spider Kyle Craig (Character) $74.1M 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Picnic Howard Bevens (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet ATF Sam Sinclair (Character) - 1999
      80% 73% The Jack Bull Attorney Gen. Metcalfe (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 58% Earthly Possessions Zack Emery (Character) - 1999
      64% 72% Music of the Heart Dan Paxton (Character) $14.8M 1999
      82% 65% Tumbleweeds Dan Miller (Character) $1.3M 1999
      40% 36% The Confession Jack Renoble (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wrestling With Alligators Rick (Character) - 1998
      27% 56% Neil Simon's The Odd Couple II Leroy (Character) $18.9M 1998
      13% 46% For Richer or Poorer Samuel Yoder (Character) $31.6M 1997
      50% 70% The Matchmaker Senator John McGlory (Character) $3.4M 1997
      32% 62% Kiss the Girls Agent Kyle Craig, FBI (Character) $60.5M 1997
      26% 37% Daylight Steven Crighton (Character) $32.9M 1996
      No Score Yet 38% The Silver Strand Lucas Hughes (Character) - 1995
      13% 52% Three Wishes Coach Schramka (Character) $6.7M 1995
      0% 46% The Big Green Coach Jay Huffer (Character) $17.7M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Down Came a Blackbird Jan Talbeck (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 33% State of Emergency Dr. Jeffrey Forrest (Character) - 1994
      32% 49% Angels in the Outfield Ranch Wilder (Character) $50.2M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nobody's Children Joe Stevens (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 67% Hostages Terry Anderson (Character) - 1993
      13% 45% My Boyfriend's Back Sheriff McCloud (Character) $3.2M 1993
      No Score Yet 37% Defenseless Bull Dozer (Character) $6.4M 1991
      100% 76% Meeting Venus Stephen Taylor (Character) $940.1K 1991
      84% 88% JFK Lou Ivon (Character) - 1991
      24% 23% V.I. Warshawski Murray Ryerson (Character) $11.1M 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Like in the Movies Ryan Legrand (Character) - 1990
      95% 93% Glory Gen. George Crockett Strong (Character) $25.5M 1989
      14% 49% The Prince of Pennsylvania Trooper Joe (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 39% Wheels of Terror Tiny (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misfit Brigade Tiny (Character) - 1987
      59% 75% Cross Creek Charles Rawlings (Character) - 1983
      45% 31% Hanky Panky Katz (Character) - 1982
      86% 58% Starting Over Larry (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Salem Witch Trials Thomas Putnam (Character) - 0000

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets of the Dead Narrator 2012-2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime Story Steven Kordo (Character) 1986-1988 2019 2023
      No Score Yet 72% Blindspot Bill Weller (Guest Star) 2015-2016 2020
      96% 82% Manhunt Watson Bryant (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2020
      90% 74% The Sinner Unknown (Guest Star) 2017-2018
      No Score Yet 75% Chicago Med Reverend Cray (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet NOVA Narrator 1992 2000-2015 2017
      93% 90% The Good Wife Judge Hal Ferris (Guest Star) 2011 2016
      92% 78% Person of Interest Special Counsel (Guest Star) 2012-2014
      78% 57% True Detective Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      56% 65% Hostages Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 55% Unforgettable Jonathan Hedstrom (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 80% Blue Bloods Jimmy Reagan (Guest Star) 2012
      70% 71% Pan Am Douglas Vanderway (Guest Star) 2011-2012
      76% 61% Body of Proof Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Capt. Joseph Hannah (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2002 2011
      20% No Score Yet Hack Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1999 2002
      93% No Score Yet Wonderland Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Ed Barkley (Character) 1995
      76% 76% Roseanne Ziggy (Guest Star) 1990-1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate & Allie Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1985
      71% 85% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      67% No Score Yet AfterMASH Dr. Gene Pfeiffer (Character) 1983-1984