Jay O. Sanders

Highest Rated: 100% Meeting Venus (1991)
Lowest Rated: 0% A Novel Romance (2011)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
After attending State University of New York at Purchase, Jay O. Sanders made his off-Broadway debut in a 1976 production of Shakespeare's Henry V. Three years later, he graduated to Broadway in Loose Ends. Sanders' first major film role was Charles Rawlings, the husband of novelist Marjorie Rawlings (Mary Steenburgen) in Cross Creek (1980). He went on to spend a year in the role of feckless resident physician Dr. Gene Pfeiffer in TV's After MASH (1982). He later portrayed Steven Kordo in the 1987-88 (and last) season of the serialized prime time weekly Crime Story. In the 1990s, Jay O. Sanders played real-life "political prisoner" Terry Anderson in the made-for-TV film Hostages (1993), and was also seen in such theatrical features as JFK (1991) and Angels in the Outfield (1994). Bit roles in such Hollywood comedies as For Richer or Poorer and The Odd Couple II helped keep Sanders a familiar face to moviegoers between frequent independent roles. Meanwhile, the busy character actor also found steady work narrating audio books and television shows such as Nova and Wide Angle. In 2011 he joined the cast of Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Captain Joseph Hannah, but by then the show was in its tenth and final season. Guest appearances on such high-profile television series' as Pan Am, Blue Bloods, and Person of Interest were quick to follow.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet NOVA: Holocaust Escape Tunnel Narrator 2017
No Score Yet Secrets of the Dead: Nero's Sunken City Narrator 2017
No Score Yet Secrets of the Dead: Leonardo, The Man Who Saved Science Narrator 2017
No Score Yet Secrets of the Dead: The Alcatraz Escape Narrator 2016
No Score Yet Vaincre l'Alzheimer ? Actor 2016
No Score Yet Secrets of the Dead: Van Gogh's Ear Actor 2016
No Score Yet The River Phil 2013
No Score Yet Happenstance Actor 2012
0% A Novel Romance Walter Evans 2011
26% Green Lantern Carl Ferris $116.7M 2011
55% Zenith Doug Oberts $8.4K 2011
No Score Yet The Jewel (Il Gioiellino) Mr. Rothman 2011
56% Edge of Darkness Whitehouse $43.3M 2010
19% I Hate Valentine's Day Tim the Delivery Guy 2009
No Score Yet The Undying Actor 2009
No Score Yet NOVA Narrator 2009
67% Revolutionary Road Bart $22.9M 2008
66% Cadillac Records Feder $8.2M 2008
70% Greetings From the Shore Commodore Callaghan $96.8K 2008
No Score Yet NOVA Narrator 2008
No Score Yet The Valley of Light Howard Reynolds 2007
No Score Yet NOVA Narrator 2007
No Score Yet The Blair Decade Narrator 2007
90% Half Nelson Russ Dunne $2.6M 2006
No Score Yet Dead Dog Actor 2006
33% Wedding Daze Sheriff 2006
No Score Yet Shooting Livien Colin Livien 2005
44% The Day After Tomorrow Frank Harris $186.6M 2004
75% Hair High Announcer 2004
No Score Yet Salem Witch Trials Thomas Putnam 2003
No Score Yet D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear Douglas Duncan 2003
No Score Yet Abby Singer Kevin's Father 2003
No Score Yet Aging Out Narrator 2003
No Score Yet Widows Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Last Brickmaker in America Mike Potter 2001
31% Along Came a Spider FRI Special Agent Kyle Craig $73.6M 2001
No Score Yet My Husband's Double Life Patrick Welsh/Tim Kingsbury 2001
No Score Yet Dead Dog Detective 2000
82% Tumbleweeds Dan Miller 1999
63% Music of the Heart Dan 1999
No Score Yet Boss of Bosses Joseph O'Brien 1999
80% The Jack Bull Attorney General Gunby 1999
No Score Yet Earthly Possessions Zack Emory 1999
40% The Confession Jack Renoble 1999
No Score Yet ATF Sam Sinclair 1999
24% The Odd Couple II Leroy 1998
No Score Yet Wrestling with Alligators Rick 1998
15% For Richer or Poorer Samuel Yoder 1997
29% Kiss The Girls Kyle Craig 1997
50% The Matchmaker Sen. John McGlory 1997
25% Daylight Steve Crighton 1996
13% Three Wishes Coach Schramka 1995
0% The Big Green Jay 1995
No Score Yet Silver Strand Lucas Hughes 1995
No Score Yet Down Came a Blackbird Jan 1995
33% Angels in the Outfield Ranch Wilder 1994
No Score Yet State of Emergency Dr. Jeffrey Forrest 1994
14% My Boyfriend's Back Sheriff McCloud 1993
No Score Yet Hostages Anderson 1993
No Score Yet Rio Shannon John Cleary 1993
83% JFK Lou Ivon 1991
No Score Yet Defenseless Bull Dozer 1991
21% V.I. Warshawski Murray Ryerson 1991
100% Meeting Venus Stephen Taylor 1991
38% Mr. Destiny Jackie Earle 1990
93% Glory Gen. Strong 1989
No Score Yet Cold Sassy Tree Actor 1989
No Score Yet The Prince of Pennsylvania Trooper Joe 1988
85% Tucker: The Man and His Dream Kirby 1988
No Score Yet Wheels of Terror Tiny 1988
17% Assault of the Killer Bimbos Go-go Customer 1987
No Score Yet Revolt of Mother Father 1986
64% Cross Creek Charles Rawlings 1983
No Score Yet Eddie Macon's Run Rudy Potts 1983
No Score Yet Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr. Story Actor 1983
33% Hanky Panky Pilot 1982
No Score Yet Starstruck Mr. Miller 1981
No Score Yet Starting Over Larry 1979

TV

CREDIT
78% True Detective
2014
Billy Lee Tuttle
  • 2019
  • 2014
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Capt. Joseph Hannah Harry Rowan
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2011
  • 2002
84% Blindspot
2015
Bill Weller
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Secrets of the Dead
2000
Voice Narrator
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Judge Hal Ferris
  • 2016
  • 2011
No Score Yet NOVA
1974
Voice Narrator
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
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  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
92% Person Of Interest
2011-2016
Special Counsel
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
56% Hostages
2013-2014
Lynn Shipley
  • 2013
No Score Yet Unforgettable
2011-2016
Jonathan
  • 2012
74% Pan Am
2011-2012
Douglas Vanderway
  • 2012
  • 2011
76% Body of Proof
2011-2013
Harvey Brady
  • 2011
No Score Yet Nature
1982
Voice Narrator
  • 2011
  • 2005
  • 2004
93% Damages
2007-2012
Security Executive
  • 2009
No Score Yet Wide Angle
2002-2009
Voice Narrator
  • 2006
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Bill Fallon, aka Nick Taska Alan Fenwick William Fallon
  • 2002
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
  • 1995
No Score Yet Northern Exposure
1990-1995
Dr. John Summer
  • 1993
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Ziggy
  • 1991
  • 1990

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