That Guy Actor of the Week: Jay O. Sanders

Not that is matters but the O. in Jay O. Sanders stands for Olcutt.   It’s funny because I’ll never forget the first time I saw Jay in a movie.   I don’t think it was his first movie but it was the first time I saw him.   It was in Mr. Destiny where he played a guy named Jackie Earle who ran a sporting company.   He had this rough and tough type of demeanor.  Kind of like one of the good old boys.

Funny thing is that I don’t think he’s really strayed from that too much in his films and television.  And Mr. Destiny was back in 1990.  Jay’s actually been acting since 1979 and has 113 titles to his credit.  You might remember him from movies like The Day After Tomorrow and JFK.

His latest role was on the short lived show Pan Am.   His last movie role was Green Lantern. Anyway, I just wanted to give a shout out to Jay.   A clip of Jay after the jump….


Couldn’t find a movie clip so I found an interview.  Yay!

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  1. Loved him in Mr. Destiny! My dad and I always use his “Whoa, time out!” phrase. Cement Head!

    He was a badass in Crime Story too.

    Man, I’m old…

  2. he’s also been the perp in something like, half a dozen Law and Order episodes. Glad I finally got his name, it’s been bugging me for YEARS.

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