Jay O. Sanders

Jay O. Sanders Headshot

Actor

Birth Date: April 16, 1953

Age: 71 years old

Birth Place: Austin, Texas

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.

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Daylight

Actor
Show
2023

Outrage

Actor
Frank Brand
Movie
2023

His Three Daughters

Actor
Vincent
Movie
2023

Decoding Hieroglyphics

Narrator
Show
2022

When You Finish Saving the WorldStream

Actor
Roger
Movie
2022
62%

The Road to Galena

Actor
John Baird
Movie
2021

Abandoning the Titanic

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Show
2020

Ancient Egypt's Darkest Hour

Narrator
Show
2020

Mysteries of Sleep

Voice
Show
2020

Manhunt: Deadly Games

Actor
Watson Bryant
Miniseries
2020

Manhunt: Deadly Games

Guest Star
Watson Bryant
Miniseries
2020

Manhunt

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Show
2020

Ultimate Viking Sword

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2019

Saving the Dead Sea

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2019

Die Akte Tutanchamun

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2019

DC Noir

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Sgt. Peters
Movie
2019

The Woman in the Iron Coffin

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2018

The SinnerStream

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Series
2017
90%

Holocaust Escape Tunnel

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2017

Vampire Legend

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2016

Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped?

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2016

Surviving Alcatraz: Escaping the Rock

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2016

Undocumented

Voice
Movie
2016

Chicago MedStream

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Reverend Cray
Series
2015

BlindspotStream

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Series
2015

The Great Math Mystery

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2015

Carthage's Lost Warriors

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2015

Secrets of Noah's Ark

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2014

Tiger Wars

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2014

Ground Zero Supertower

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2014

True DetectiveStream

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Billy Lee Tuttle
Series
2014
78%

True DetectiveStream

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Series
2014
78%

True Detective FREE

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2014

Hostages

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2013

Bugging Hitler's Army

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2013

Who Killed Lindbergh's Baby?

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2013

Ultimate Tutankhamun

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2013

Ultimate Tutankhamun

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2013

Northern Borders

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Agent Sanders
Movie
2013

Finding Life Beyond Earth

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2012

Why Ships Sink

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2012

Is There Life on Mars?

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2011

Pan Am

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Douglas Vanderway
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2011

Person of InterestStream

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Special Counsel
Series
2011
92%

UnforgettableStream

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Jonathan Hedstrom
Series
2011

Astrospies

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2011

Body of ProofStream

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Series
2011
76%

Green LanternStream

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Carl Ferris
Movie
2011
25%

The Jewel

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Mr. Rothman
Movie
2011

A Novel RomanceStream

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Walter Evans
Movie
2011

Blue BloodsStream

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Jimmy Reagan
Series
2010

Hunting the Edge of Space: The Ever Expanding Universe

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2010

Hunting the Edge of Space: The Mystery of the Milky Way

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2010

Edge of DarknessStream

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Whitehouse
Movie
2010
55%

Zenith

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Oberts
Movie
2010

The Good WifeStream

Guest Star
Judge Hal Ferris
Series
2009
93%

Scientific Methods & the Venom Cure

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2009

I Hate Valentine's Day

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Tim the Delivery Guy
Movie
2009

The Undying

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Dr. Russel Lassiter
Movie
2009

Poundcake

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Movie
2008

The Dissection of Thanksgiving

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Cliff
Movie
2008

Revolutionary RoadStream

Actor
Bart Pollock
Movie
2008
67%

Secrets of Stonehenge

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2007

The Valley of Light

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Howard
Movie
2007

Greetings From the Shore

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Commodore Callaghan
Movie
2007

Half NelsonStream

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Russ
Movie
2006
91%

Wedding DazeStream

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Sheriff
Movie
2006
33%

Shooting Livien

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Colin Livien
Movie
2005

The Day After TomorrowStream

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Frank Harris
Movie
2004
45%

Salem Witch Trials

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2003

Abby Singer

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Kevin's Father
Movie
2003

DC Sniper: 23 Days of Fear

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Douglas Duncan
Movie
2003

Hack

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2002

Widows

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2002

Widows

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2002

Law & Order: Criminal IntentStream

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Capt. Joseph Hannah
Series
2001

Law & Order: Criminal IntentStream

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Capt. Joseph Hannah
Series
2001

The Familiar StrangerStream

Actor
Patrick Hennessy Welsh/Timothy Michael Kingsbury
Movie
2001

The Last Brickmaker in America

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Mike
Movie
2001

Along Came a SpiderStream

Actor
Kyle Craig
Movie
2001
32%

Boss of Bosses

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Joseph O'Brien
Movie
2001

Secrets of the DeadStream

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2000

Wonderland

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Series
2000

Picnic

Actor
Howard Bevens
Movie
2000

Earthly Possessions

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Zack Emery
Movie
1999

The Confession

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Jack Renoble
Movie
1999

TumbleweedsStream

Actor
Dan Miller
Movie
1999
82%

The Jack Bull

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Attorney Gen. Metcalfe
Movie
1999

ATF

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Sam Sinclair
Movie
1999

Music of the HeartStream

Actor
Dan Paxton
Movie
1999
64%

Wrestling With Alligators

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Rick
Movie
1998

The Odd Couple IIStream

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Leroy
Movie
1998
27%

Swaty

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Movie
1997

Kiss the GirlsStream

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Agent Kyle Craig, FBI
Movie
1997
32%

The Matchmaker

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Senator John McGlory
Movie
1997

For Richer or Poorer

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Samuel Yoder
Movie
1997

Le Monde merveilleux de Disney

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1996

Daylight

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Steven Crighton
Movie
1996

The Outer LimitsStream

Actor
Ed Barkley
Series
1995

Down Came a Blackbird

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Jan Talbeck
Movie
1995

The Silver Strand

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Lucas Hughes
Movie
1995

The Big Green

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Coach Jay Huffer
Movie
1995

Three Wishes

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Coach Schramka
Movie
1995

Ángeles en el Diamante

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Movie
1994

State of Emergency

Actor
Dr. Jeffrey Forrest
Movie
1994

Nobody's Children

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Joe Stevens
Movie
1994

Angels in the Outfield

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Ranch Wilder
Movie
1994

El Grito de los Rehenes

Actor
Movie
1993

Hostages

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Terry Anderson
Movie
1993

My Boyfriend's Back

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Sheriff McCloud
Movie
1993

Defenseless

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Bull Dozer
Movie
1991

V.I. WarshawskiStream

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Murray Ryerson
Movie
1991
24%

Meeting Venus

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Stephen Taylor
Movie
1991

JFKStream

Actor
Lou Ivon
Movie
1991
84%

Law & OrderStream

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Series
1990

Just Like in the Movies

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Ryan Legrand
Movie
1990

GloryStream

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Gen. George Crockett Strong
Movie
1989
95%

RoseanneStream

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Ziggy
Series
1988
76%

The Prince of Pennsylvania

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Trooper Joe
Movie
1988

The Misfit Brigade

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Tiny
Movie
1987

Wheels of Terror

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Tiny
Movie
1987

Crime StoryStream

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Steven Kordo
Series
1986

Spenser For HireStream

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1985

Miami ViceStream

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Series
1984
71%

Kate & Allie

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Series
1984

AfterMASH

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Dr. Gene Pfeiffer
Series
1983
67%

Cross Creek

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Charles Rawlings
Movie
1983

Hanky Panky

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Katz
Movie
1982

Starting Over

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Larry
Movie
1979

NOVAStream

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Docuseries
1974

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