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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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Secrets of the Dead: The Alcatraz Escape
  • Narrator
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
67% Cadillac Records
  • Feder
$8.2M 2008
70% Greetings From the Shore
  • Commodore Callaghan
$41k 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
45% 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
No Score Yet The Confession
  • Jack Renoble
1999
21% 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
52% The Matchmaker
  • Sen. John McGlory
1997
26% 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
35% 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
84% JFK
  • Lou Ivon
1991
No Score Yet Defenseless
  • Bull Dozer
1991
17% 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
84% 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
38% Hanky Panky
  • Pilot
1982
No Score Yet Starstruck
  • Mr. Miller
1981
No Score Yet Starting Over
  • Larry
1979

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
67% Blindspot
2015
  • Bill Weller
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Secrets of the Dead
2000
  • Voice
  • Narrator
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
98% 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
  • 2000
  • 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
75% True Detective
2014-2015
  • Billy Lee Tuttle
  • 2014
92% Person Of Interest
2011
  • Special Counsel
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
57% Hostages
2013-2014
  • Lynn Shipley
  • 2013
No Score Yet Unforgettable
2011-2016
  • Jonathan
  • 2012
76% Pan Am
2011-2012
  • Douglas Vanderway
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Body of Proof
2011-2013
  • Harvey Brady
  • 2011
No Score Yet Nature
1982
  • Voice
  • Narrator
  • 2011
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Capt. Joseph Hannah Harry Rowan
  • 2011
  • 2002
96% Damages
2007-2012
  • Security Executive
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Bill Fallon, aka Nick Taska Alan Fenwick William Fallon
  • 2002
  • 1999
No Score Yet Roseanne
1988-1997
  • Ziggy
  • 1991
  • 1990

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