Basic Information About Jay O. Sanders
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Professions||Actor, Voice Actor|
|Date of birth||1953-04-16 (70 years old)|
|Place of birth||Austin|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Spouse||Maryann Plunkett - (1 October 1991 - present) (1 child)|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Jay O. Sanders win?
Jay O. Sanders roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|The Day After Tomorrow||Frank Harris|
|Green Lantern||Carl Ferris|
|Glory||Gen. George Crockett Strong|
|Revolutionary Road||Bart Pollock|
|Angels in the Outfield||Ranch Wilder|
|The Assistant||Boss (voice)|
|Along Came a Spider||Kyle Craig|
|Kiss the Girls||Kyle Craig|
|The Big Green||Coach Jay Huffer|
|Edge of Darkness||Whitehouse|
|Half Nelson||Russ Dunne (as Jay Sanders)|
|Cadillac Records||Mr. Feder|
|Tucker: The Man and His Dream||Kirby|
|Three Wishes||Coach Schramka|
|Hostages||Lynn Shipley 1 episode, 2013|
|The Sinner||Chief Tom Lidell 7 episodes, 2018|
|True Detective||Billy Lee Tuttle 2 episodes, 2014|
|Northern Exposure||Dr. John Summer 1 episode, 1993|
|Unforgettable||Jonathan Hedstrom 1 episode, 2012|
|Sneaky Pete||Sam 15 episodes, 2017-2019|
|Blue Bloods||Jimmy Reagan 1 episode, 2012|
|Manhunt||Jack Bryant / ... 7 episodes, 2020|
|Law & Order||Alan Fenwick / ... 2 episodes, 1999-2002|
|Blindspot||Bill Weller 10 episodes, 2015-2020|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Joseph Hannah / ... 9 episodes, 2002-2011|
|American Odyssey||Alex 8 episodes, 2015|
|A Man Called Hawk||Officer Brogan 1 episode, 1989|
|Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years||Xander 1 episode, 1995|
|Roseanne||Ziggy 2 episodes, 1990-1991|
|Spenser: For Hire||Father Crawford 1 episode, 1985|
|Body of Proof||Harvey Brady 1 episode, 2011|
|Damages||Calder Security Executive 1 episode, 2009|
|The Outer Limits||Ed Barkley 2 episodes, 1995|
|Miami Vice||Det. Tim Duryea 1 episode, 1985|
|The Young Riders||Longley 1 episode, 1989|
|After MASH||Dr. Gene Pfeiffer 10 episodes, 1983-1984|
|American Playhouse||Adam Penn 1 episode, 1988|
|L.A. Law||Detective Michael Phillips 1 episode, 1990|
Jay O. Sanders: Worth 4 Million Dollars
Jay O. Sanders, who has a net worth estimated at $4 million, was born in Austin, Texas, in April 1953. Throughout his career, he has appeared in over 140 TV shows, movies, and plays that have earned him critical acclaim. Many have praised his works as being truly inspiring and awe-inspiring.
What is Jay O. Sanders Known for?
Sanders is best known for his acting skills, having built up quite an impressive list of titles under his name. Throughout his career, he has made a name for himself as a talented actor who can portray a wide range of characters. Fans have commended him for being able to adapt to different roles effortlessly.
Early Life and Education
Sanders was born and raised in Austin, Texas. Not much is known about his childhood or where he obtained his early education. Still, he’s always wanted to be an actor since he was young and pursued that goal as soon as he was of age. The hardworking actor went on to study acting at the Drama Division of Juilliard School in New York City.
Sanders began his acting journey in the 198s, spreading his wings both on the stage and off the stage. He first appeared in a Broadway production of “The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial” and later starred in several co-starring roles with big-name actors such as Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore. Throughout the early part of his career, Sanders built up an impressive portfolio of roles before moving on to television gigs.
Some of his most notable television works include his portrayal of Dr. Gene Pfeiffer in the TV Series “AfterMASH, Steve Kordo in “Crime Story,” Joseph Hannah in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” and Detective Robert Goren’s nemesis in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Sanders also appeared in “Blindspot” as Bill Weller from 2015 to 2016 and Sam in “Sneaky Pete” in 2017, earning more praise from his fans and numerous acting honors from his industry peers.
On the big screen, Sanders has appeared in several movies such as “The Day After Tomorrow,” “Revolutionary Road,” and many others. He is well known for his incredible voice-over skills. He lent his voice to various audiobooks and documentaries, including PBS’s “The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century” docuseries.
Jay O. Sanders’ notable body of work has earned him several recognitions, such as the Drama Desk Awards in theatre for his portrayals in various plays. In addition to his theatre fame, Sanders has been nominated for and won several awards since he shifted his focus to film and television work. In 2002, he was nominated for the MovieGuide Grace Award for Most Inspiring Performance by an Actor for his work in the film “Tumbleweeds.” Additionally, he won two Best Actor awards at the Woodstock Film Festival, a Screen Actors Guild Award, two Lucille Lortel ‘best actor’ and a 2018 ‘Outstanding Solo Performance’ award for his stage work in John Lithgow: Stories by Heart.
Sanders is often private about his personal life but is married to fellow actress Maryann Plunkett. The couple had three children together.
The Bottom Line
Jay O. Sanders is an actor who has proven that with hard work and determination, success is inevitable. He has demonstrated that, along with grit and resilience, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. His dedication to his craft is evident in the numerous accolades he’s received throughout his career. We can only wait and see what roles he will tackle next and how he will continue to thrill audiences with his incredible talent.
Interesting Facts about Jay O. Sanders
- Attended the acting conservatory at SUNY Purchase (State University of New York at Purchase).
- Son, James "Jamie" Sanders, was born in 1994.
- Began his off-Broadway in Shakespearean roles, with "Henry V", "Measure for Measure" and "Twelfth Night", among his credits in the late 1970s, as well as the original NY productions of Sam Shepard's "Buried Child", and Michael Weller's "Loose Ends".
- Has narrated more than fifty audio-books over the years, including the best-selling "My Losing Season" by Pat Conroy and Dean R. Koontz's "Dragon Tears" and "Mr. Murder". Popular novelists William Gibson, Tony Hillerman, 'William Least- Heat Moon' and Joyce Carol Oates are among his readings. He and his wife, Maryann Plunkett, did some storytelling together on Lawrence Sanders' "Private Pleasures". They also appeared opposite each other on Broadway in the acclaimed 1993 production of George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan".
- His family is very arts-oriented and invested in matters of social conscience. His father was Executive Director of Cleveland's famed "Karamu House" in the mid-60s. An amateur violinist and noted square dance caller, he also spent time as a top administrator for the AFSC (American Friends Service Committee), the Peace Corps (in Colombia), UNICEF, Westchester Council of the Arts, and was editor of "The Friends Journal". Equally active in both arenas, his mother was an internationally known choral director, peace activist and emissary, as well as a noted television commentator and interviewer relating to the Women's Movement and the issues of aging. His younger brother, Fred Sanders, also became an actor and his two sisters, Marta Sanders and Elizabeth Sanders, are both singers.
- Played the recurring role of John Goodman's biker buddy "Ziggy" on the sitcom classic Roseanne (1988).
- Playing "Falstaff" in an off-Broadway production of "Lone Star Love", a musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor", set in post-Civil War Texas. [August 2004]
- (Extended through June) Playing George W. Bush in the award-winning production of David Hare's "Stuff Happens", at The Public Theater in New York City, New York. [March 2006]
- Playing "Bottom" in William Shakespeare's "Midsummer's Night Dream", at the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park in New York City. [August 2007]