Richard Sanders (actor)
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|Born||Richard Kinard Sanders
August 23, 1940
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Sanders was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Thelma S. and Henry Irvine Sanders. After graduating from Leavenworth High School in Leavenworth, Kansas he was enrolled in the Fine Arts Department at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now known as Carnegie Mellon University) as an acting major from 1958-62. There he was a classmate of Rene Auberjonois and Aubrey Wilson, among others.
Sanders joined Gordon Jump and Frank Bonner in reprising his original WKRP role on The New WKRP in Cincinnati in the early 1990s. He has guest appeared on other television shows, including Lou Grant, Kojak, The Rockford Files, Alice, Newhart, Murder, She Wrote, Designing Women, and Married...with Children, and has also acted in the mini-series Roots: The Next Generations and the Robert De Niro/Cuba Gooding Jr. film Men of Honor.
Besides being an actor, Sanders is a screenwriter, having written, among other works, several episodes of WKRP in Cincinnati. In 1993, he starred in the computer game Day of the Tentacle as the voice of Bernard.
- "Richard Sanders Biography (1940-)". Filmreference.com. August 28, 1940. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
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