Gary Sandy

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Gary Sandy
Gary Lee Sandy

(1945-12-25) December 25, 1945 (age 73)
Years active1969–present
Spouse(s)Laura Soltis (1989-1995)
WebsiteOfficial website

Gary Lee Sandy (born December 25, 1945) is an American actor who is best remembered as program director Andy Travis in the television sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. In 1982, he replaced Kevin Kline as The Pirate King on Broadway in The Pirates of Penzance.[1][2] In 1986, he replaced Tony Roberts as Mortimer Brewster in the fiftieth anniversary production of Arsenic and Old Lace opposite Jean Stapleton and Marion Ross, and continued the role in the North American tour.[3] Beginning in 2001, he starred opposite Ann-Margret in a stage production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas which toured for two years.[4]

He continues to perform in regional theater and has performed such roles as Elliot Garfield in The Goodbye Girl and Mike Hammer.[2][5]

Early Life[edit]

Sandy was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Austin and Dolores Sandy.[6] He attended Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio, and lived in Moraine, Ohio. He later attended Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.[2]


Title Role Year
Another World (TV) Michael Thayer/Randy Buchanan 1969-1970
As the World Turns (TV) Hank Barton 1970
Somerset (TV) Randy Buchanan 1970–1972
Some of My Best Friends Are... Jim (Hustler) 1971
Hail (to the Chief) Tom Goodman 1973
The Secret Storm (TV) Stace Reddin 1973–1974
Movin' On (TV) Jim 1975
Starsky & Hutch (TV series) Tommy Marlowe 1976
CHiPs (TV) - season one - episode 21 Ray
All That Glitters (TV) Dan Kincaid 1977
WKRP in Cincinnati (TV) Andy Travis 1978–1982
Murder, She Wrote (TV) - episode "Capitol Offense" Joe Blinn 1984
Against the Law (TV) Chief Leitner 1997
The Insider B&W lawyer 1998
Diagnosis: Murder - episode "Trash TV" (TV) Garth Zand 1999
A Place Called Home (TV) Dr. Douglas "Doc" Hamilton 2004


  1. ^ "Pirates of Penzance". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Breslauer, Jan (February 11, 1996). "THEATER: Stage Makes an Honest Man of Gary Sandy: The former 'WKRP in Cincinnati' star is happy to be where 'you either cut it or you don't.'". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ Christiansen, Richard (September 30, 1987). "'Arsenic And Old Lace' Still Brews Fun With A Little Kick". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^ Jones, Kenneth (February 14, 2002). "Ann-Margret's Best Little Whorehouse Celebrates One Year Feb. 14". Playbill.
  5. ^ DeYoung, Bill (January 18, 2018). "Don't touch that dial: A new 'radio' role for Gary Sandy of WKRP". Creative Loafing. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "Gary Sandy Biography (1946-)". Retrieved 2012-05-28.

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