Gary Sandy

Although Gary Sandy has had a solid career as a working actor since the early 1970s, the Ohio native will forever be best known for his one starring role, as the affable but beleaguered station manager Andy Travis on ... Read more »
Born: 12/25/1945

Filmography

Actor (26)

The Young and the Restless 1972 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Martial Law 1988 - 1989, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985, 1988 - 1990, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1988 - 1989, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Insider 1999 (Movie)

Sandefur's Lawyer (Actor)

L.A. Law 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Actor

Troll 1986 (Movie)

Barry "Duke" Tabor (Actor)

Hearts Island 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

How to Be a Man 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

WKRP in Cincinnati 1978 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars VIII 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars VI 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Smokey Roadblock 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

All That Glitters 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Somerset 1969 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Shell Game 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret Storm 1953 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Hail to the Chief 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Some of My Best Friends Are... 1970 (Movie)

Jim Paine (Actor)

A Place Called Home (TV Show)

Actor

Against the Law (TV Show)

Actor

Nashville Grab (TV Show)

Actor

The Kansas City Massacre (TV Show)

Actor

Unlikely Angel (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Although Gary Sandy has had a solid career as a working actor since the early 1970s, the Ohio native will forever be best known for his one starring role, as the affable but beleaguered station manager Andy Travis on the cult favorite sitcom "WKRP In Cincinnati. " After attending New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Sandy spent much of the first half of the 1970s appearing on soap operas including "Another World," "As the World Turns," and "Somerset," while also working in Off-Broadway and Broadway shows and appearing in a few small films. In 1977, Sandy took a supporting role on Norman Lear's short-lived satirical soap opera parody "All That Glitters"; set in a world where gender roles were reversed, Sandy played the secretary of a high-powered female business executive. The following year, creator Hugh Wilson cast Sandy as the center of his series "WKRP in Cincinnati"; as Andy Travis, the new program director who changes a failing AM radio station from elevator music to rock, Sandy played the straight man in an office filled with loons ranging from dissolute D.J. Dr. Johnny Fever to sleazy sales manager Herb Tarlek. Though it was a critical darling, the series never gained a particularly large audience, and it was canceled in 1982. Although Sandy appeared in a handful of TV shows and films following its demise, including a small role as a tobacco industry lawyer in "The Insider," he has largely focused on live theater since the 1980s.

SIMILAR ARTICLES