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What happened to Gary Sandy? Where is Gary Sandy today?


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Known from movies

Short information

Net value $1.5 million
Date of birth December 25, 1945
Husband Laura Soltis
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 Sandy

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.

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 Park Cincinnati, Ohio, and the following year Hildy Johnson was 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’.

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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, especially for Michael’s direction and Russel’s performance. The film received seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Picture.

Private life

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.

General information

First and last name Gary Sandy
Net value $1.5 million
Date of birth December 25, 1945
Profession Actor
Education Wilmington College, Fairmont High School
Nationality American


Husband Laura Soltis
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

Links to social profiles


# Fact
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.




Title Year Status Character
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
Cross fields 1997
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
Troll 1986 Barry Tabor
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
Hail 1972 Tom Goodman
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)


Title Year Status Character
The 36th Annual Tony Awards 1982 TV Special performer: “Standing on the Corner”, “All of You”


Title Year Status Character
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
Dinah! 1980 TV serials Himself
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

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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