Jay O. Sanders

16 Apr 1953


Jay Olcutt Sanders (born April 16, 1953) is an American character actor.

Sanders was born in Austin, Texas, to Phyllis Rae (née Aden) and James Olcutt Sanders. He is noted for playing Mob lawyer character Steven Kordo in the 1986-88 NBC detective series Crime Story. He is also known as the narrator for the PBS series Wide Angle from 2002–2009 and has served as narrator for a number of Nova episodes starting in 2007.


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Filmography (31 titles)

(movie, 2010)
···Edge of Darkness
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Whitehouse)
(movie, 2009)
···The Undying
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Russell Lassiter)
(movie, 2008)
6.6Revolutionary Road
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Bart Pollock)
(movie, 2008)
···Cadillac Records
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Role: Actor (as Mr. Feder)
(movie, 2008)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Cliff)
(movie, 2007)
···The Valley of Light
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Howard)
(movie, 2006)
···The Pleasure of Your Company
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sheriff)
(movie, 2006)
···Half Nelson
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Russ)
(movie, 2004)
7.5The Day After Tomorrow
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Frank Harris)
(movie, 2003)
···D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Douglas Duncan)
(movie, 2002)
···Salem Witch Trials
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Thomas Putnam)
(movie, 2001)
···Along Came a Spider
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Action
Role: Actor (as Kyle Craig)
(movie, 2001)
···Boss of Bosses
Genre: Drama, Crime, Biography
Role: Actor (as Joseph O'Brien)
(movie, 2001)
···The Familiar Stranger
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Patrick Hennessy Welsh · Timothy Michael Kingsbury)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mike)
(movie, 1999)
···Music of the Heart
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dan Paxton)
(movie, 1999)
···The Confession
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jack Renoble)
(movie, 1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Dan Miller)
(movie, 1997)
···Kiss the Girls
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as FBI Agent Kyle Craig)
(movie, 1997)
···The MatchMaker
Genre: Comedy, Foreign, Romance
Role: Actor (as Senator John McGlory)
(movie, 1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Steven Crighton)
(movie, 1995)
···The Big Green
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Coach Jay Huffer)
(movie, 1995)
···Silver Strand
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lucas Hughes)
(movie, 1994)
···Angels in the Outfield
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Ranch Wilder)
(movie, 1994)
···Nobody's Children
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Joe Stevens)
(movie, 1993)
···My Boyfriend's Back
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sheriff McCloud)
(movie, 1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, History
Role: Actor (as Lou Ivon)
(movie, 1991)
···V.I. Warshawski
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Murray Ryerson)
(movie, 1989)
Genre: War
Role: Actor (as Gen. George Crockett Strong)
(movie, 1987)
···Private Eye
Role: Actor (as Nick Cleary)
(movie, 1987)
···The Misfit Brigade
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Tiny)