Richard Sanders Biography (1940-)

Born Richard Kinard Sanders, August 28, 1940, in Harrisburg, PA; son of HenryIrvine and Thelma S. Sanders. Career: Actor and writer. President, Blood Star, Inc. Peace Corps volunteer in Brazil, 1966-69, where he served as director of acting and stage movement for the State Theatre of Paraiba, Brazil, 1966-68. Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Writers Guild of America. Awards, Honors: Buckeye Newshawk Award, 1974-79. Addresses:Office: c/o Blood Star, Inc., P.O. Box 1644, Woodinville, WA 98072-1644.

Actor, writer
Birth Details
August 28, 1940
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Les Nessman, WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1978-82
  • Benjamin Beanley, Spencer(also known as Under One Roof), NBC, 1984-85
  • Frank Chapman (recurring), Berrenger's, NBC, 1984-85
  • Voice, The Inhumanoids(animated), 1986-87
  • Paul Sycamore, You Can't Take It with You, syndicated, 1987-88
  • Les Nessman, The New WKRP in Cincinnati, syndicated, 1991-93
  • Episodic
  • "The Trial of Steven Kent," and "The Man Who Got Away with It," The Philco Television Playhouse,1950
  • Rafferty, CBS, 1977
  • Mr. Beach, "Leave It to the Beavers," Newhart, CBS, 1982
  • Arnold, "Alice's Blind Date," Alice, CBS, 1983
  • Arnold Megrim, "We're Off to Kill the Wizard," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1984
  • Bob Wormser, "It Happened One Summer," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1985
  • Blacke's Magic, NBC, 1986
  • Gerald Richards, "Trial by Error," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986
  • Mr. Conner, "Sixteen Years and What Do You Get," Married ... with Children, Fox, 1987
  • Clark Andrews, "Clip Show: Part 1," and "Clip Show: Part 2," Night Court, NBC, 1989
  • Professor Smalley, "Let's Quake a Deal," Charles in Charge, CBS, 1990
  • Elmer, "Tornado Watch," Designing Women,1990
  • Dr. Elliot Newhouse, "A Class Act," Designing Women, CBS, 1990
  • Warren Graustrak, Coach, ABC, 1990
  • Voice, Gravedale High,1990
  • Mr. Peabody, Unhappily Ever After, WB, 1998
  • Mr. Deakins, "Spellbound," Batman Beyond,1999
  • Also appeared in ALF, NBC; Barnaby Jones, CBS; Days of Our Lives, NBC; Gloria, CBS; Goodnight, Beantown, CBS; Growing Pains, ABC; It Takes Two, ABC; James at 16, NBC; Knots Landing, CBS; Kojak, CBS and ABC; Lou Grant, CBS; McCloud, NBC; Nothing in Common, NBC; Riptide, NBC; The Rockford Files, NBC; and Simon and Simon, CBS.
  • Movies
  • Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn, NBC, 1977
  • The Doctor, Good Against Evil, ABC, 1977
  • Bud and Lou, NBC, 1978
  • Bemmel, Keefer(also known as Behind the Lines), ABC, 1978
  • Agent Kelley, Ruby and Oswald(also known as Four Days in Dallas), CBS, 1978
  • Mr. Fogarty, Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker, ABC, 1979
  • Lester, Trouble in High Timber Country(also known as The Yeagers), ABC, 1980
  • Robbins, Found Money(also known as My Secret Angel), NBC, 1983
  • Orville, Portrait of an Invisible Woman(also known as The Invisible Woman), NBC, 1983
  • Chester Lackberry, Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace(alsoknown as The Case of the Avenging Ace), NBC, 1988
  • Dr. Budwig, Simon and Simon: In Trouble Again, CBS, 1995
  • Specials
  • First policeman, Stop, Thief!,1976
  • Journalist, Ike(also known as Ike: The War Years), ABC, 1979
  • Solid Gold '79,1980
  • Mr. Lester Little, The Joke's on Mr. Little,1982
  • Also appeared as doctor, They've Killed President Lincoln.
  • Miniseries
  • Roots: The Next Generations, ABC, 1979
  • Film Appearances
  • (Debut) Billy Jack Goes to Washington, Warner Bros., 1976
  • Midway, Universal, 1976
  • Nazi officer, The Gypsy Warriors, Universal Studios Home Video, 1978
  • German delegate, Nude Bomb(also known as Maxwell Smart and theNude Bomb and The Return of Maxwell Smart), Universal, 1980
  • Drivers' education teacher, Valley Girl, Atlantic, 1983
  • Dickie Devine, Neon City, Vidmark Entertainment, 1992
  • Bernard Bernoulli, Day of the Tentacle,1993
  • Mr. Pomerleau, The Beans of Egypt, Maine(also known as Forbidden Choices), IRS Releasing, 1994
  • Mr. Dukel, Black Circle Boys,1997
  • Duane, Nowheresville, Trout Films, 1998
  • Burton Lloyd Hammer, Anoosa of the Airways, Sugar Shack Pictures,1998
  • Jack Grefe, Lovers Lane,1999
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) Karl Lindner, Raisin, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1974-75
  • James Joyce, Travesties, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA, 1976
  • Al Lewis, The Sunshine Boys, Stage West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,1998
  • Also appeared as the man, Same Time, Next Year, Tiffany's Attic, Kansas City, MO; The Boss, Chelsea Theatre Center, New York City; performed for four years with Arena Stage, Washington, DC; at Barter Stage, Abingdon, VA; Center Stage, Baltimore, MD; Front Street Theatre, Memphis, TN; Champlain Shakespeare Festival, Burlington, VT; New York Shakespeare Festival,Lincoln Center, New York City; Los Angeles Actors Theatre.
  • Film Producer
  • Roveh Huliot(also known as The Wooden Gun), 1979
  • Other Film Work
  • Song "Super Down," American Pie, MCA-Universal, 1999
  • Television Series
  • Episodic
  • "A Date with Jennifer," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1979
  • "A Commercial Break," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1979
  • "Most Improved Station," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1980
  • "The Airplane Show," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1980
  • "The Impossible Dream," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1980
  • Television Movies
  • Found Money(also known as My Secret Angel), NBC, 1983

User Contributions:

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Jul 10, 2011 @ 12:00 am
Is Richard Sanders married and does he have kids and grandkids? Just wondering. Let me know. Thanks for the help.
Mark Wentz
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Aug 9, 2013 @ 10:10 am
What high school did Richard Sanders graduate from and what year did he graduate? Thanks

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