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Richard Sanders was born on August 23, 1940 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA as Richard Kinard Sanders. He is an actor and writer, known for WKRP in Cincinnati (1978), Men of Honor (2000) and Day of the Tentacle (1993). He is married to Marilynn Marko-Sanders. See full bio »

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Known For

WKRP in Cincinnati
WKRP in Cincinnati Les Nessman / Mother Nessman
Men of Honor
Men of Honor Donny Moor Bartender
Day of the Tentacle
Day of the Tentacle Bernard Bernoulli
Berrenger's Frank Chapman


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 2006/I The Delivery (Short)
 2006 Expiration Date
Municipal Cemetery Administrator
 2005 Sly Dog (Short)
 2005 Circus of Infinity (Short)
God, Audience
 2002 Rose Red (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Stanton
 2001 The Fugitive (TV Series)
 2000 Nowheresville
Duane (The Stalker)
 2000 The John Report with Bob (TV Series)
Bob's Dad
 2000 Lovers Lane
Dr. Jack Grefe
 2000 Men of Honor
Donny Moor Bartender
 1999 Anoosh of the Airways
Burton Lloydhammer
 1999 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
Mr. Deakins
 1997 Unhappily Ever After (TV Series)
Mr. Peabody
 1997 Black Circle Boys
Mr. Dunkel
 1995 Simon & Simon: In Trouble Again (TV Movie)
Dr. Budwig
 1994 The Beans of Egypt, Maine
Lee Pomerleau
 1993 Day of the Tentacle (Video Game)
Bernard Bernoulli (voice)
 1991-1993 The New WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Les Nessman
 1991 Neon City
Dickie Devine
 1990 Gravedale High (TV Series)
Ben Franklin
 1990 Designing Women (TV Series)
Dr. Elliot Newhouse / Elmer Peace
 1990 Coach (TV Series)
Warren Graustark
 1990 Charles in Charge (TV Series)
Professor Smalley
 1990 227 (TV Series)
Dean Thurston
 1986-1989 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Dr. Rosenfeld / Luther
 1989 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Dr. Dark
 1989 Night Court (TV Series)
City Auditor Clark Edwards
 1987-1988 You Can't Take It with You (TV Series)
Paul Sycamore
 1988 Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (TV Movie)
Chester Lackberry
 1988 Duet (TV Series)
 1987 Married with Children (TV Series)
Mr. Conner
 1987 Nothing in Common (TV Series)
 1987 Easy Street (TV Series)
 1986 InHumanoids (TV Series)
Dr. Derek Bright
 1986 ALF (TV Series)
 1986 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Harry Nold
 1986 Riptide (TV Series)
Pierce Fenner
 1984-1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Gerald Richards / Arnold Megrim
 1985 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Bob Wormser
 1984-1985 Spencer (TV Series)
Benjamin Beanley
 1985 Berrenger's (TV Series)
Frank Chapman
 1984 Newhart (TV Series)
Cecil Breech
 1984 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Ed Laughlin
 1983 Goodnight, Beantown (TV Series)
 1983 Found Money (TV Movie)
 1983 Alice (TV Series)
 1983 Valley Girl
Drivers' Ed Teacher
 1983 The Invisible Woman (TV Movie)
 1983 It Takes Two (TV Series)
Arthur Frain
 1982 Gloria (TV Series)
Barry Farnum
 1978-1982 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Les Nessman / Mother Nessman
 1982 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Mr. Lester Little
 1980 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Race Track Announcer
 1980 Trouble in High Timber Country (TV Movie)
 1980 The Nude Bomb
German Delegate
 1979 Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker (TV Movie)
Mr. Fogarty
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
 1978 Bud and Lou (TV Movie)
 1978 The Gypsy Warriors
German Scientist
 1978 Keefer (TV Movie)
 1978 James at 16 (TV Series)
 1978 Ruby and Oswald (TV Movie)
Agent Kelley
 1977 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Samuel Romney
 1977 Rafferty (TV Series)
Rev. Campbell
 1977 Kojak (TV Series)
 1977 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Joe Keller
 1977 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Richard T. Harvey
 1977 Good Against Evil (TV Movie)
The Doctor
 1977 Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn (TV Movie)
 1977 Billy Jack Goes to Washington
Jerry, Dan's Friend
 1977 McCloud (TV Series)
Matt Clayton
 1976 Midway (TV version only) (uncredited)
 1974 The Doctors (TV Series)
 1971 They've Killed President Lincoln! (TV Movie)
Dr. Leale
 1950 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Prosecuting Attorney
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (5 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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TV commercials: Appears (as "The Repairman") in a series of commercials for Maytag appliances. NOTE: He replaced his former WKRP in Cincinnati (1978) castmate Gordon Jump, who played the role for many years until his death. See more »


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In rehearsal at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in Seattle for the role of the elder George Cohan in the world premiere of "Yankee Doodle Dandy"

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