Jay O. Sanders

Jay O. Sanders

Highest Rated: 100% Meeting Venus (1991)

Lowest Rated: 0% A Novel Romance (2011)

Birthday: Apr 16, 1953

Birthplace: Austin, Texas, USA

Strapping, broad-faced actor who has been a regular presence on stage, films and TV since the early 1980s. After graduating from SUNY Purchase, 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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet DC Noir Sgt. Peters (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Undocumented Unknown (Voice) - 2016
40% 50% Northern Borders Agent Sanders (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 52% The Jewel Mr. Rothman (Character) - 2011
0% 24% A Novel Romance Walter Evans (Character) - 2011
26% 45% Green Lantern Carl Ferris (Character) $116.6M 2011
55% 39% Zenith Oberts (Character) $6K 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 59% 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
90% 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 55% DC Sniper: 23 Days of Fear Douglas Duncan (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 20% Widows Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 63% Boss of Bosses Joseph O'Brien (Character) - 2001
32% 53% Along Came a Spider Kyle Craig (Character) $74.1M 2001
No Score Yet 64% The Last Brickmaker in America Mike (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 33% The Familiar Stranger Patrick Hennessy Welsh/Timothy Michael Kingsbury (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Picnic Howard Bevens (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet ATF Sam Sinclair (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 58% Earthly Possessions Zack Emery (Character) - 1999
40% 35% The Confession Jack Renoble (Character) - 1999
82% 65% Tumbleweeds Dan Miller (Character) $1.3M 1999
63% 72% Music of the Heart Dan Paxton (Character) $14.8M 1999
80% 73% The Jack Bull Attorney Gen. Metcalfe (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
14% 46% For Richer or Poorer Samuel Yoder (Character) $31.6M 1997
50% 70% The Matchmaker Senator John McGlory (Character) $3.4M 1997
31% 62% Kiss the Girls Agent Kyle Craig, FBI (Character) $60.5M 1997
27% 37% Daylight Steven Crighton (Character) $32.9M 1996
13% 52% Three Wishes Coach Schramka (Character) $6.7M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down Came a Blackbird Jan Talbeck (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 38% The Silver Strand Lucas Hughes (Character) - 1995
0% 46% The Big Green Coach Jay Huffer (Character) $17.7M 1995
No Score Yet 33% State of Emergency Dr. Jeffrey Forrest (Character) - 1994
33% 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
14% 45% My Boyfriend's Back Sheriff McCloud (Character) $3.2M 1993
No Score Yet 44% Defenseless Bull Dozer (Character) $6.4M 1991
84% 88% JFK Lou Ivon (Character) - 1991
21% 22% V.I. Warshawski Murray Ryerson (Character) $11.1M 1991
100% 75% Meeting Venus Stephen Taylor (Character) $940.1K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Like in the Movies Ryan Legrand (Character) - 1990
93% 93% Glory Gen. George Crockett Strong (Character) $25.5M 1989
No Score Yet 37% Wheels of Terror Tiny (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misfit Brigade Tiny (Character) - 1987
67% 74% Cross Creek Charles Rawlings (Character) - 1983
33% 30% Hanky Panky Katz (Character) - 1982
83% 58% Starting Over Larry (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salem Witch Trials Thomas Putnam (Character) - 0

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets of the Dead Narrator 2012-2020
No Score Yet 70% Blindspot Bill Weller (Guest Star) 2020 2015-2016
93% 82% Manhunt: Unabomber Watson Bryant (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2020
90% 73% The Sinner Unknown (Guest Star) 2017-2018
No Score Yet 72% Chicago Med Reverend Cray (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet NOVA Narrator 2017 2000-2015 1992
93% 92% The Good Wife Judge Hal Ferris (Guest Star) 2016 2011
92% 77% Person of Interest Special Counsel (Guest Star) 2012-2014
78% 77% True Detective Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
56% 67% Hostages Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 70% Unforgettable Jonathan Hedstrom (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Jimmy Reagan (Guest Star) 2012
70% 72% Pan Am Douglas Vanderway (Guest Star) 2011-2012
76% 66% Body of Proof Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Capt. Joseph Hannah (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2011 2002
20% No Score Yet Hack Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tribunal de Brujas Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2002 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Widows Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonderland Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1995
76% 68% Roseanne Ziggy (Guest Star) 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate & Allie Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime Story Steven Kordo (Character) 1986-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1985
72% No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet AfterMASH Dr. Gene Pfeiffer (Character) 1983-1984

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