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Jay O. Sanders

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.

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The Sinner (2017)
Guest starring as Chief Tom Lidell (7 episodes)
  • Episode 2x08: Part VIII (Sep 19, 2018)
  • Episode 2x07: Part VII (Sep 12, 2018)
  • Episode 2x05: Part V (Aug 29, 2018)
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Manhunt (2017)
Starring as Watson Bryant (6 episodes)
Chicago Med (2015)
Guest starring as Reverend Cray
Blindspot (2015)
Guest starring as Bill Weller (10 episodes)
Sneaky Pete (2015)
Guest starring as Sam (15 episodes)
American Odyssey (2015)
Guest starring as Alex (8 episodes)
True Detective (2014)
Guest starring as Rev. Billy Lee Tuttle (2 episodes)
Hostages (2013)
Guest starring as Lynn Shipley
Pan Am (2011)
Guest starring as Douglas Vanderway (3 episodes)
Person of Interest (2011)
Guest starring as Special Counsel (10 episodes)
Unforgettable (2011)
Guest starring as Jonathan
The Good Wife (2009)
Guest starring as Judge Hal Ferris (2 episodes)
Damages (2007)
Guest starring as Calder Security Executive
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
Guest starring as Captain Joseph Hannah (8 episodes)
Secrets of the Dead (2000)
Guest starring as Narrator (16 episodes)
The Outer Limits (1995)
Guest starring as Ed Barkley
L.A. Law (1986)
Guest starring as Detective Michael Phillips
Miami Vice (1984)
Guest starring as Det. Tim Duryea
AfterMASH (1983)
Starring as Dr. Gene Pfeiffer (10 episodes)
NOVA (1974)
Guest starring as Narrator (21 episodes)