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Jay O. Sanders
Born Jay Olcutt Sanders
April 16, 1953 (1953-04-16) (age 56)
Austin, Texas, USA
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Maryann Plunkett (1991-present)

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.[1] He is the brother of actor Fred Sanders and cabaret singer Marta Sanders.

Sanders performed in the same acting company at SUNY Purchase with actor James McDaniel. 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 since 2002.


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Edge of Darkness Det. Whitehouse
2008 Revolutionary Road Bart Pollock
2007 Greetings From The Shore Commodore Callaghan
2006 Half Nelson Russ Dunne
Wedding Daze Police Officer
2004 The Day After Tomorrow Frank Harris
2003 D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear Douglas Duncan (TV Movie)
2001 Along Came a Spider FBI Agent Kyle Craig
1999 Music of the Heart Dan Paxton
A.T.F. Sam Sinclair (TV Movie)
The Jack Bull Atty. Gen. Metcalfe (TV Movie)
Tumbleweeds Dan Miller
1998 The Odd Couple II Leroy
1997 For Richer or Poorer Samuel Yoder
The Matchmaker Senator John McGlory
Kiss the Girls FBI Agent Kyle Craig
1996 Daylight Steven Crighton
1995 The Big Green Coach Jay Huffer
Kiss of Death Federal Agent (uncredited)
1994 Angels in the Outfield Ranch Wilder
1993 My Boyfriend's Back Sheriff McCloud
1991 JFK Lou Ivon
V.I. Warshawski Murray Ryerson
1990 Mr. Destiny Jackie Earle 'Cement Head' Bumpers
1989 Glory Gen. George Crockett Strong
1988 The Prince of Pennsylvania Trooper Joe
Tucker: The Man and His Dream Kirby, Tucker's Attorney
1983 Cross Creek Charles Rawlings
1982 Hanky Panky Katz
1979 Starting Over Larry (as Jay Sanders)


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