• Jay O. Sanders

    American actor

    Jay O. Sanders

  • Facts of Jay O. Sanders

    Name Jay O. Sanders
    Birth Name Jay Olcutt Sanders
    Date of Birth April 16, 1953
    Zodiac Sign Aries
    Gender Male
    Birth Country Austin, Texas, United States
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity White
    Profession Actor
    Net worth $4 Million
    Salary $50,000
    Marital Status Married
    Spouse Maryann Plunkett (m. 1991)
    Children Jamie Sanders
    Hair Color Brown
    Eye Color Blue
    Height 1.93 m
    Father James Olcutt Sanders
    Mother Phyllis Rae Aden
    Siblings Fred Sanders
    Education Purchase College
    Movies The Day After Tomorrow
    TV Show Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Blindspot


    Jay O. Sanders is one of the successful actors, who do not fear failure and understand that it is a necessary part of the success to lean and grow from it. He put all his efforts and courage in his purpose and direction of his filmography works that make him recognizable in the acting industry.

    Sanders was born as Jay Olcutt Sanders on 16th April 1953 in Austin, Texas, United States. He is the daughter of Phyllis Aden Rae and James Olcutt Sanders, who are natives of the state of Texas.

    Jay joined the State University of New York at Purchase, where he found his true passion. While studying at SUNY Purchase, he performed in Off-Broadway productions of Shakespeare in the Park’s Henry V and Sam Shepard’s Buried Child.

    Salary & Net Worth

    Jay O. Sanders pursued his acting career from a comedy movie, Starting Over as Larry in 1979. He later acted in several blockbuster films, including Glory, Hostages, Along Came a Spider, and D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear. He also starred in popular TV shows like AfterMASH, Crime Story, Roseanne, Wide Angle, Pan Am, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, Blindspot, etc.

    Sanders is starring in the recurring role of a narrator in the PBS All Access documentary series, Secrets of the Dead since 2012. He reportedly earns $50,000 per episode from the TV show. As of now, his total net worth is $4 Million in 2021.

    Throughout Sanders’ filmography, he earned various honors and awards for his prominent roles. He is the recipient of the Drama Desk Award for Best Actor in 2019. Back in 2018, he received a Joe A. Callaway Award for his outstanding performance in a classic play. Read more about Marc Menchaca‘s Net Worth and status.

    Relationship Status

    The 67-year-old, Jay is happily committed to an On and Off-Broadway actress, Maryann Plunkett. The couple had their first encounter on the set of A Man Called Hawk in 1989. Shortly afterward, they began dating subsequently and became engaged after dating for three years.

    Jay O. Sanders and wife Maryann Plunkett
    Image Credit: playbill

    The couple united as husband and wife in a close and quiet ceremony on 1st October 1991. Following their wedding ceremony, they found the bundle of joy after welcoming a son, Jamie Sanders in 1994. The Sanders-Plunkett family now resides in the greater New York City bureau of New York.

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