Known from movies
|Net value||$1.5 million|
|Date of birth||December 25, 1945|
|Fact||He was nominated in 1989 for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for “The Music Man” at the Drury Lane Theater in Oakbrook, Illinois.|
Early life, family, educational background
American television and stage actor Gary Lee Sandy was born on December 25, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio, USA. He grew up in Moraine, Ohio, raised by his father, Austin and mother, Dolores, but has not spoken about his family or upbringing.
In 1964, he enrolled at Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio, after which he attended Wilmington College in Ohio and later the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. While studying in New York in 1970, he made his professional debut on the soap opera “As The World Turns” in a role written especially for him.
The personal life of the family
Gary’s ex-wife, Laura Soltis, was born on July 31, 1961 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. She is best known for her work in the TV series ‘Black Sash’ in 2003, ‘Hiccups’ in 2010 and ‘Step Up All In’ in 2014.
In 1970, Gary Hank Barton #3 played in the CBS daytime drama “As The World Turns”, and the same year he played Randy Buchanan in the NBC show “Another World” (aka “Another World: BayCity”). , he played Randy in another NBC series, “Somerset” (also called “Somerset: Bay City” and “Another World: Somerset”).
From 1973 to 1974, he played Stace Reddin in CBS’s “The Secret Storm,” and the following year Doc Barker in the ABC television movie, “The Kansas City Massacre,” and a bellhop in the CBS television movie, “The Shell Game.” In 1977, he was Dan Kincaid in “All That Glitters,” the syndicated series written by Norman Lear, with critics praising Gary’s performance on the show.
From 1978 to 1982, he played Andy Travis on “WKRP in Cincinnati” – his character was the new program director of struggling radio station WKRP. Hugh Wilson created the show, basing it on the real life experiences of several people in the radio industry, including himself.
Gary was grateful to be cast in the lead role, who is an all-American “nice guy,” but his character was often overshadowed by Loni Anderson, a leggy blonde, and Howard Hesseman, a “hip” DJ. Andy Travis takes center stage in the theme song, and although he played the lead role, the show morphed into an ensemble comedy later in the first season. Instead of Andy directing the episodes, one of the eight regulars would carry the episode. Although the show became an ensemble cast, Gary remained the highest-paid actor in the cast for its four seasons. In 1991, the show returned to syndication, but Gary and most of the cast did not return.
In 1979, he appeared in a “The Muppets Go Hollywood” special alongside his “WKRP in Cincinnati” co-star, Loni Anderson.
In 1981, he played Frank Ford in the NBC television movie ‘Nashville Grab’ and in 1996 he played Charlie in the CBS television movie ‘Unlikely Angel’.
In 2001, Gary played Luke in the PAX television movie “Lightning: Fire from the Sky,” (aka “100 MillionenVolt -Inferno am Himmel and Wenn die Welt untergeht—Des Wetter Inferno”). In 2004, he played Dr. Douglas “Doc” Hamilton in the Hallmark Channel television movie “A Place Called Home,” and before returning to theater, made multiple television appearances, including in “The Young Riders,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “FBI The Untold Story” and “Diagnosis Murder.”
In 1972, he played a young man in “I Used to See My Sister” at the Library and Museum of the Performing Arts, New York City.
— Silver Age Television 📺 (@SilverAgeTV) December 25, 2018
In 1973 at Theater de Lys, New York City, he played Geoffrey in “The Children’s Mass” produced by Sal Mineo. His Broadway debut was in 1974 as Federico in “Saturday, Sunday, Monday”, the comedy performed at the Martin Beck Theater and directed by Franco Zeffirelli.
From 1981 to 1982, he starred in “The Pirates of Penzance”, first at the Minskoff Theater and then at the Uris Theater, both in New York City, replacing Kevin Kline in the role of The Pirate King. In 1984, he played Chance Wayne in “Sweet Bird of Youth” at the Cincinnati Playhouse in Cincinnati Park, Ohio. The following year, he was Hildy Johnson in “Windy City” at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, New Jersey; the piece was adapted from ‘The Front Page’.
From 1986 to 1987, he played Mortimer Brewster in “Arsenic and Old Lace” at the age of 46.e Street Theatre, New York City – from the fiftieth anniversary, he replaced Tony Roberts and continued his North American tour, starring Marion Ross and Jean Stapleton.
In 2001, he starred in “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” opposite Ann-Margret – the stage production toured for two years. In 2004, he appeared in “The Merry Wives of Windsor”, a Texas musical version of Shakespeare’s play, and at the John Houseman Theater in “Lone Star Love” as Frank Ford.
Gary performed in over a hundred stage productions; the roles he is most proud of are the title role in ‘Barnum’, Stanley Kowalski in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ and Billy in ‘Billy Bishop Goes to War’.
The latter was especially spectacular, because he was the star of a one-man show in which he had to play 17 roles. At the Drury Lane Theater, Oakbrook Illinois, Gary was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical in 1989 for his performance in “The Music Man”. He has also won numerous awards for his work in live radio drama.
In a 2017 interview with Tampa Bay, Gary spoke about/about his plans to work at the Marcia P. Hoffman School of Arts at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Theater where he will teach theater during their drama summer camps.
Currently, he continues to appear in various theater productions.
Gary played Jim Paine in 1971’s “Some of My Best Friends Are…,” also known as “The Bar.”
In 1973, he played Tom in “Hail to the Chief”, Chief Leitner in “Against the Law”, and Charlie La Pere in “The Last of the Cowboys” in 1978 opposite Jane Fonda’s father, Henry Fonda. The following year he played Barry ‘Duke’ Tabor in ‘Troll’.
In 1999, he was Sandefur’s attorney and co-starred with Russel Crowe and Al Pacino in the Academy Award-nominated movie “The Insider” directed by Michael Mann; Mann and Eric Roth edited Marie Bremmer Vanity Fair 1996 article “The Man Who Knew Too Much.” Loosely based on a true story about a tobacco industry whistleblower, Jeffrey Wigand, the film follows Jeffrey’s struggles under his former employer, and the troubles/troubles/troubles he and CBS News producer Lowell Bergman face after the exposure of the tobacco industry.
The film was not a box office hit, but received critical acclaim, particularly for Michael’s direction and Russell’s performance. The film received seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Picture.
In 1989, Gary married actress Laura Soltis, but they divorced in 1995. There is no record of him remarrying, or having any children.
Gary has brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5ft 10in (1.78m) tall.
Wealth and salary
His net worth is estimated to be over $1.5 million, as of mid 2020.
|First and last name||Gary Sandy|
|Net value||$1.5 million|
|Date of birth||December 25, 1945|
|Education||Wilmington College, Fairmont High School|
|Parents||Dolores Sandy, Austin Sandy|
|Movies||A Place Called Home, Lightning: Fire from the Sky, Mommy 2: Mommy’s Day, Against the Law, Troll, The Great Smokey Roadblock|
|TV shows||WKRP in Cincinnati, All That Glitters, Somerset|
|1||Graduated from Fairmont High School, Kettering, Ohio, in 1964.|
|2||He was nominated in 1989 for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for “The Music Man” at the Drury Lane Theater in Oakbrook, Illinois.|
|3||Went to Southdale Elementary School in Kettering, Ohio.|
|A place called home||2004||TV movie||Doctor Douglas “Doc” Hamilton|
|Lightning: fire from the sky||2001||TV movie||Luke|
|The young and the restless||2001||TV serials||Terrence Kelly|
|State of siege||2000||TV serials||Martin Zelliger|
|The initiate||1999||Sandfur’s lawyer|
|Sabrina, the teenage witch||1999||TV serials||Wally Kraft|
|Murder diagnosis||1999||TV serials||Garth Sand|
|Mom’s Day||1997||Sergeant Anderson|
|Against the law||1997||Chief Leitner|
|Unlikely angel||1996||TV movie||Charlie|
|The young riders||1992||TV serials||Saunders|
|FBI: The Untold Stories||1991||TV serials||Tony Kiritis|
|Murder she wrote||1985-1990||TV serials||Keith Carmody / Joe Blinn|
|LA law||1989||TV serials||Andrew Barnett|
|Black’s magic||1986||TV serials||Burton|
|Heart Island||1985||TV serials||Clay tanner|
|Only for enthusiasts||1982||TV movie||Peter Ward|
|WKRP in Cincinnati||1978-1982||TV serials||Andy Travis|
|The Nashville grab||1981||TV movie||Frank Ford|
|Potato chips||1978||TV serials||Ray|
|The last of the cowboys||1977||Charlie La Pere|
|Anything that glitters||1977||TV serials||Dan Kincaid|
|Barbara Jones||1976||TV serials||Sy Rogers|
|Starsky and Hutch||1976||TV serials||Tommy Marlowe|
|Two minute warning||1976||Man Selling Hats (uncredited)|
|Medical Center||1976||TV serials||Feinberg|
|The Kansas City massacre||1975||TV movie||Doctor Barker|
|Get on||1975||TV serials||Jim|
|Harry O||1975||TV serials||Police officer|
|Shell game||1975||TV movie||piccolo|
|Some of my best friends are||1971||Jim Pain|
|Somerset||1970||TV serials||Randy Buchanan (1970-1972)|
|An other world||1964||TV serials||Michael Thayer (1969) / Randy Buchanan (1970)|
|As the world changes||1956||TV serials||Hank Barton #3 (1970)|
|The Secret Storm||1954||TV serials||Stace Reddin (1973-1974)|
|The 36th Annual Tony Awards||1982||TV Special performer: “Standing on the Corner”, “All of You”|
|CBS at 75||2003||TV Special documentary||Himself|
|The 15th Annual People’s Choice Awards||1989||TV special|
|The 36th Annual Tony Awards||1982||TV special||Self – Performer|
|The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards||1981||TV special||Himself – Presenter: Outstanding hairstyling|
|Battle of the Network Stars VIII||1980||TV special||Himself – CBS team|
|The Mike Douglas Show||1979||TV serials||Himself – Co-host / Himself –|
|The Muppets go to Hollywood||1979||TV special||Herself (uncredited)|
|Battle of the Network Stars VI||1979||TV special||Himself – CBS team|
|Every day||1979||TV serials||Himself|