Jay Sanders Biography (1953-)

Full name, Jay Olcutt Sanders; born April 16, 1953, in Austin, TX; son of James Olcutt and Phyllis Rae (maiden name, Aden) Sanders; married Maryann Plunkett (an actress); children: James. Education: State University of New York at Purchase, B.F.A. (theatre), 1976. Addresses: Contact-- c/o 9229 Sunset Blvd., Suite 710, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Career: Actorand playwright. Sometimes credited as Jay Sanders. Member: Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association. Addresses: Contact: c/o 9229 Sunset Blvd., Suite 710, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, playwright
Birth Details
April 16, 1953
Austin, Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Larry, Starting Over, Paramount, 1979
  • Katz, Hanky-Panky, Columbia, 1982
  • Charles Rawlings, Cross Creek, Universal, 1983
  • Rudy Potts, Eddie Macon's Run, Universal, 1983
  • Tiny, Wheels of Terror(also known as The Misfit Brigade), Manley, 1987
  • Customer, Assault of the Killer Bimbos, Empire Pictures, 1987
  • Trooper Joe, The Prince of Pennsylvania, New Line Cinema, 1988
  • Kirby (the defense attorney), Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Paramount, 1988
  • General George Crockett Strong, Glory, TriStar, 1989
  • Jackie Earle, Mr. Destiny, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Bull Dozer, Defenseless, Seven Arts, 1990
  • Ryan Legrand, Just Like in the Movies, Cabriolet Films, 1990
  • Lou Ivon, JFK, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Stephen Taylor, Meeting Venus, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Murray Ryerson, V. I. Warshawski, Buena Vista, 1991
  • Sheriff McCloud, My Boyfriend's Back(also known as Johnny Zombie), Buena Vista, 1993
  • Ranch Wilder, Angels in the Outfield(also known as Angels),Buena Vista, 1994
  • Jay Huffer, The Big Green, Buena Vista, 1995
  • Coach Schramka, Three Wishes, Savoy Pictures, 1995
  • Federal agent, Kiss of Death,1995
  • Steven Crighton, Daylight, Universal, 1996
  • Senator John McGlory, The Matchmaker, Gramercy Pictures, 1997
  • Samuel Yoder, For Richer or Poorer, Universal, 1997
  • Kyle Craig, Kiss the Girls, Paramount, 1997
  • Rick, Wrestling with Alligators, Homegrown Pictures/Portman Productions, 1998
  • Leroy, The Odd Couple II(also known as Neil Simon's The OddCouple II and Odd Couple 2: Travelin' Light), Paramount, 1998
  • Dan Miller, Tumbleweeds, Fine Line, 1999
  • Unglued(also known as The Secret Life of Girls), 1999
  • Dan Paxton, Music of the Heart, Miramax, 1999
  • Bo Tatum, Endsville,2000
  • Dead Dog,2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Dr. Gene Pfeiffer, After M*A*S*H, CBS, 1983-84
  • Steve Cordo, Crime Story, NBC, 1986-87
  • Nick Cleary, Private Eye, NBC, 1987
  • Miniseries
  • Agarth Winnet, Sidney Sheldon's Rage of Angels: The Story Continues, NBC, 1986
  • Movies
  • Peter, The Day Christ Died, CBS, 1980
  • Mr. Miller, Starstruck,1981
  • Dick Willey, Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr., Story, NBC, 1983
  • Dr. Curtis, A Doctor's Story, NBC, 1984
  • Clayton McAllister, Cold Sassy Tree, TNT, 1989
  • Tom Marshall, Revealing Evidence: Stalking the Honolulu Strangler,NBC, 1990
  • Rio Shannon,1993
  • Lucas Hughes, The Silver Strand, Showtime, 1995
  • Jan Talbeck, Down Came a Blackbird(also known as Ramirez),Showtime, 1995
  • Alan Baker, The Prosecutors, NBC, 1996
  • Jack Grenoble, The Confession, Cinemax, 1999
  • Zack Emery, Earthly Possessions, HBO, 1999
  • Attorney General Metcalfe, The Jack Bull, HBO, 1999
  • ATF, ABC, 1999
  • Special agent Joseph O'Brien, Boss of Bosses,1999
  • Howard Bevens, Picnic, Showtime, 2000
  • Specials
  • Adam Penn, "Pigeon Feathers" (also known as "The Revolt of Mother"), American Playhouse, PBS, 1988
  • Terry Anderson, "Hostages," HBO Showcase, HBO, 1993
  • Joe Stevens, Nobody's Children(also known as A Race againstTime), USA Network, 1994
  • Dr. Jeffrey Forrest, "State of Emergency" (also known as "Slow Bleed"), HBO Showcase, HBO, 1994
  • Episodic
  • "The Daemon Creature," The Bionic Woman, ABC and NBC, 1977
  • Tim Duryea, "The Maze," Miami Vice, NBC, 1985
  • "Original Sin," Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1985
  • Tim Merr, "What's Love Got to Do with It?," Kate and Allie, CBS, 1989
  • "Gunfighter," The Young Riders, ABC, 1989
  • Gordon Rudd, "All You Gotta Do Is Do It," Booker, Fox, 1989
  • Ziggy, "Born to Be Wild," Roseanne, ABC, 1990
  • Ziggy, "The Pied Piper of Lanford," Roseanne, ABC, 1991
  • Ziggy, Crossroads, ABC, 1992
  • Northern Exposure, CBS, 1993
  • Cannon Howard, New York Undercover, Fox, 1994
  • Ed Barkley, "The Voyage Home," The Outer Limits, Showtime, 1995
  • "Redemption," Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years,1995
  • Dentist, "Jaws of Life," Northern Exposure, CBS, 1996
  • Alex, "Proofs for the Existence of God," Nothing Sacred, ABC, 1997
  • Nick Taska and Bill Fallon, "Tabula Rasa," Law and Order, NBC, 1999
  • Also appeared in A Man Called Hawk, ABC.
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Ed Butowski, Wonderland(pilot), ABC, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • Henry V, off-Broadway production, 1976
  • Buried Child,1978
  • Doug, Loose Ends, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1979
  • Merrick, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Circle in the Square, 1983
  • Willy Rivers, The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers, Workshop of thePerforming Arts Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Abel's Sister, Royal Court Theatre, London, England, 1984
  • King John,1988
  • Heaven on Earth, Workshop of the Performing Arts Theatre, 1989
  • St. Joan, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1992
  • Louis, "It's Our Town, Too," The Best American Short Play Series, Westbeth Theatre, New York City, 1993
  • Stephen, Three Birds Alighting on a Field, Manhattan Theatre Club,New York City, 1994
  • Petruchio, The Taming of the Shrew, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1999
  • Appeared as Doug, Loose Ends, Arena Theatre, Washington, DC; alsoappeared in Geniuses, Girls Girls Girls, In Trousers, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, Rommel's Garden, Scooping, and Twelfth Night.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • Dean R. Koontz, Mr. Murder,1994
  • Jay Brandon, Local Rules, Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1995
  • William Gibson, Idoru, Putnam Berkley, 1996
  • Susan McCaffrey, Sacrifice, Publishing Mills, 1997
  • Faye Kellerman, Serpent's Tooth, Simon & Schuster Audio, 1997
  • Thomas Rockwell, How to Eat Fried Worms, Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1998
  • Politika, c. 1998
  • WRITINGS
  • Author of plays.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • Booklist, July, 1994 , p. 1965.
    • Library Journal, May 15, 1997 , p. 119; November 15, 1997, pp. 90-91.
    • Publishers Weekly, May 1, 1995 , p. 24; December 2, 1996, p. 30; June 15, 1998, p. 21.

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