Richard Sanders

Buttoned-down prigs and ineffectual milquetoasts have not always been actor Richard Sanders's bread and butter. He first studied acting at Carnegie Mellon University in the late 1950s and subsequently went to England to ... Read more »
Born: 08/23/1940

Filmography

Actor (35)

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Stephen King's Rose Red 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Fugitive 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Men of Honor 2000 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Nowheresville 1997 (Movie)

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The Beans of Egypt, Maine 1994 (Movie)

Mr Pomerleau (Actor)

The New WKRP in Cincinnati 1991 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Coach 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Designing Women 1986 - 1987, 1989 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1987, 1989 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Neon City 1991 (Movie)

Dickie Devine (Actor)

Rick Moranis in Gravedale High 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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You Can't Take It With You 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Married... With Children 1986 - 1987 (Tv Show)

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The Inhumanoids 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Spencer 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Under One Roof 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Found Money 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Invisible Woman 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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The Joke's On Mr. Little 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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WKRP in Cincinnati 1978 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Solid Gold '79 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Yeagers 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Nude Bomb 1979 (Movie)

German Delegate (Actor)

Berrenger's (TV Show)

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Bud and Lou (TV Show)

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Good Against Evil (TV Show)

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Keefer (TV Show)

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Ruby and Oswald (TV Show)

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Stop, Thief! (TV Show)

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Biography

Buttoned-down prigs and ineffectual milquetoasts have not always been actor Richard Sanders's bread and butter. He first studied acting at Carnegie Mellon University in the late 1950s and subsequently went to England to learn Shakespearean theater on a Fulbright Scholarship. But his nerdy looks and diminutive stature pigeonholed him into roles of docility and weakness. He's had brief success in feature films with small roles in such hits as the war epic "Midway," the teen comedy "Valley Girl," and "Men of Honor" in 2000, but it has been television where he has made his mark. He made numerous appearances on various hit shows of the 1970s, including "Lou Grant," "Kojak," "The Rockford Files," and "Fantasy Island." His break came as bungling dweeb radio newsman Les Nessman on the highly popular "WKRP in Cincinnati" (he also penned five episodes) where his nebbishy oddness played well opposite hipster DJs Tim Reid and Howard Hesseman and the cartoon sensuality of Loni Anderson. Sanders landed a few more recurring roles in the 1980s on "Berrenger's" and "Spencer" and reprised the Nessman role from 1991 to 1993 on "The New WKRP in Cincinnati." He has also lent his voice to the animated series "Batman Beyond" and the video game "Day of the Tentacle."

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