Richard Sanders

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Birthday
23, 1940
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
23, 1940 (age 79)
Birthplace
Pennsylvania

About

Famous for his portrayal of Les Nessman on the CBS comedy series WKRP in Cincinnati, he is also notable for his roles on InHumanoids (as Dr. Derek Bright); Spencer (as Benjamin Beanley); and Berrenger's (as Frank Chapman).

Before Fame

After studying acting at Carnegie Mellon University, he traveled to England as a Fulbright Scholar and also briefly served in the Peace Corps.

Trivia

In the late 1980s, he appeared in three episodes of You Can't Take It with You.

Family Life

The child of Henry and Thelma Sanders, he spent his early days in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and his high school years in Leavenworth, Kansas. He married Marilynn Marko-Sanders.

Associated With

He and Gordon Jump were both in the cast of the original WKRP in Cincinnati, as well as in the lineup of the series' 1990s sequel, The New WKRP in Cincinnati.