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Richard Sanders

Richard Sanders

Richard Sanders is an American character actor best known for playing the quirky news anchorman Les Nessman on the classic TV sitcom, WKRP in Cincinnati.

Graduate of the Carnegie Institute of Technology [now Carnegie-Mellon University] School of Fine Arts [theater department], class of 1962. Classmate of Renee Auberjonois, Ferris Buck, David Dozer, Tom Lizzio, Robald Satlof, Frank Parker, Aubrey Wilson, and Alice Gauley, among others. Father was a career army officer. Served in Brazil with the Peace Corps.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Richard Sanders Facts

BirthdayAugust 28, 1940 (81)
BirthplaceHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Selected Filmography

Baby Boom
The Day After Tomorrow
Friday Night Lights
The Wiz
Child's Play 3
WKRP In Cincinnati: The Complete Series
To Kill a Mockingbird
Revolutionary Road
Deadly Dreams
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