Gary Sandy at Wilmington College, Ohio, September 2018
Gary Lee Sandy
December 25, 1945
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Laura Soltis (1989-1995)|
Sandy was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Austin and Dolores Sandy. 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.
Sandy's most notable role was as Andy Travis, the new program director at a struggling radio station on the CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. The idea for the show was based on the real experiences of several people who had worked in the industry, including creator Hugh Wilson. 
In 1982, he replaced Kevin Kline as The Pirate King on Broadway in The Pirates of Penzance. 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. Beginning in 2001, he starred opposite Ann-Margret in a stage production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas which toured for two years.
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