Boy howdy, sometimes you get a big ol' surprise when you least expect it! That was me today. I called up the contact number of Gary Sandy and I expected to hear a friendly receptionist on the other end of the line and the name of an agency, not the smiling voice of Gary Sandy himself. So, picking myself up off of the floor.. I introduced myself and Mr. Sandy said that we could talk right then and there. [Can I just say... 'love him!']
*again, this was unplanned, so this is all from notes*
the set, Mr. Sandy spent most of his free time with Anthony and
Stephen... and James Keach who was the director for the episode. Mr.
Sandy remembers that as the director, Mr. Keach had been instrumental
in casting him in the part. He had known Mr. Keach's brother, Stacey,
for years, back when they were doing theater in
Contrary to his popular role as Andy on "WKRP," Mr. Sandy said that he had spent a number of his early years on Soap Operas as the 'bad guy' or the 'heavy' and so the role of Saunders on the Young Riders was like stepping back onto familiar ground.
Wow... little did I know when I picked up that phone that I'd be speaking with the man himself.. that DAY! Here at Trail Tales and in the TYR Fandom, we wish him well and hope he'll have many successes in the coming years. So, here's a big ol' THANKS for taking the time to speak with me! Thanks! -