Jay Olcutt Sanders is an American character actor. He was born in Austin, Texas, to Phyllis Rae (née Aden) and James Olcutt Sanders. He is noted for playing Mob lawyer 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 many Nova episodes starting in 2007. He is known for his work on The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Kiss the Girls (1997) and Revolutionary Road (2008). He married Maryann Plunkett on October 1, 1991, and they have one child.