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Jay O. Sanders

Jayosanders

Miami Vice Character
Metro-Dade Detective Tim Duryea ("The Maze")
Born
April 16, 1953, Austin, Texas
Active
1977-present
Spouse
Maryann Plunkett (1991-present), one child


Jay Olcutt Sanders (born April 16, 1953) is an American character actor. He appeared in the show Miami Vice as Metro-Dade Detective Tim Duryea, whose partner Hawkins was killed by the Escobars and whose impulsive actions resulted in the hostage standoff in the episode "The Maze".

Early Life/CareerEdit

Sanders was born in Austin, Texas. He has had a long career playing various characters on TV and in the movies, as well as some stage appearances.

Below is a partial list of his appearances:

  • The Bionic Woman (1977, first TV appearance)
  • Starting Over (1979, first movie appearance)
  • Eddie Macon's Run (1983, with J. C. Quinn)
  • AfterMASH (12 episodes as Dr. Gene Pfeiffer, 1983-84)
  • Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (TV movie, 1986, with Paul Roebling)
  • Crime Story (12 episodes as Steve Kordo, 1986-88, with Dennis Farina)
  • A Man Called Hawk (TV, 1989 with Maryann Plunkett)
  • The Young Riders (TV, 1989 with Melissa Leo)
  • Roseanne (2 episodes as Ziggy, 1990-91)
  • V.I. Warsharski (1991)
  • JFK (1991)
  • My Boyfriend's Back (1993, directed by Bob Balaban)
  • Kiss The Girls (1997)
  • The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
  • Edge of Darkness (2010)
  • Law and Order: Criminal Intent (TV, 2011, with Vincent D'Onofrio)
  • A Novel Romance (2011, most recent movie appearance)
  • Pan Am (TV, 2011-12, with Mark Blum)
  • Person of Interest (TV, 2012-2015)
  • American Odyssey (TV, 2015)
  • Blindspot (TV, 2015, most recent TV appearance)

Sanders has also narrated episodes of the PBS series Nova and Nature.

Personal LifeEdit

Sanders married fellow Vice alum Maryann Plunkett in 1991 and have one son, James.

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