Sand, Paul 1935–

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SAND, Paul 1935–

(Pablo Sanchez)


Original name, Pablo Sanchez; born March 5, 1935, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Ernest Rivera (an aerospace tool designer) and Sonia Borodiansky (a writer; maiden name, Stone) Sanchez. Education: Attended Los Angeles City College; trained for the stage at the Young Actors Company Repertory Company, Los Angeles, and with Viola Spolins; studied mime with Marcel Marceau in France and Switzerland. Avocational Interests: Reading, writing, theatre and movie going, body surfing.


Actor and writer. Made stage debut with Spolin Troupe, Circle Theatre, Los Angeles; as Pablo Sanchez, made Broadway debut with the Marcel Marceau Mime Troupe at the City Center, 1956.

Awards, Honors:

Drama Desk Award, outstanding performances, 1971, for Story Theatre and Ovid's Metamorphosis; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a drama, 1971, for Story Theatre.


Film Appearances:

Morrie, A Great Big Thing, Aarofilm, 1968.

Moreno, Viva Max!, Commonwealth United, 1970.

Greenberg, The Hot Rock (also known as How to Steal a Diamond in Four Uneasy Lessons), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1972.

Benny Napkins, Every Little Crook and Nanny, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1972.

Artist, The Second Coming of Suzanne (also known as Suzanne), 1974.

Richard, The Great Bank Hoax (also known as The Great Georgia Bank Hoax and Shenanigans), 1977.

David, The Main Event, Warner Bros., 1979.

Steve Waits, Can't Stop the Music, Associated, 1980.

God's angel, Wholly Moses, Columbia, 1980.

Coach Finstock, Teen Wolf Too, Atlantic Releasing Corp., 1987.

McTaggert, Frozen Assets, RKO Radio Pictures, 1992.

Augie, Layin' Low, 1996.

Moishe, Camp Stories, Artistic License, 1997.

Brittle Glory (also known as The Continued Adventures of Reptile Man and His Faithful Sidekick Tadpole and The Continued Adventures of Reptile Man), Pathfinder Pictures, 1997.

Harold Ratsess, Zoo, 1999.

Barry, Chuck & Buck, Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

Frandsen in 1968, Wedding Photo, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Story Theatre, 1971.

Robert Dreyfuss, Friends and Lovers (also known as Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers and The Paul Sand Show), CBS, 1974–75.

Dr. Michael Ridley, St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1983–84.

Marty/Estaban, Gimme a Break, NBC, 1986–87.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Wim van Deen, Memories of Midnight (also known as Sidney Sheldon's Memories of Midnight), 1991.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Wilhelm Grimm, Once upon a Brothers Grimm, 1977.

Ed Carmichael, You Can't Take It with You, 1979.

Frederic Dutcher, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, NBC, 1980.

Jack Berman, The Last Fling, ABC, 1987.

Cab driver, Justin Case, ABC, 1988.

Alex Weber, Getting Up and Going Home (also known as Unfaithful), Lifetime, 1992.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, A World of Love (documentary), 1970.

Himself, The O'Neals: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Roger, Lady Luck, NBC, 1973.

Robert Dreyfuss, Friends and Lovers, CBS, 1974.

Nathan Steigman, The Rock, CBS, 1990.

Buster, Girl's Best Friend, CBS, 1994.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(Uncredited) Dancer, "That's Life," Shower of Stars, CBS, 1955.

Himself, That Was the Week That Was, NBC, 1964.

Photographer, "Smelling Like a Rose," Mr. Broadway, CBS, 1964.

Harvey, "No Cookie for Desert," Occasional Wife, NBC, 1966.

Whalen, "Samantha for the Defense," Bewitched, ABC, 1966.

Robert C. Brand, "1040 or Fight," Mary Tyler Moore, CBS, 1970.

"How to Win a Friend/Carol and Sis/The Putrified Forest," Carol Burnett and Friends, 1972.

The Carol Burnett Show, CBS, 1972, 1973, 1974.

Del Franklin, "Disco Devil," Wonder Woman, CBS, 1978.

Duke Manducci, "Let the Goodtimes Roll/Nightmare/The Tiger," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978.

"The Queen and the Improbable Knight," Supertrain, NBC, 1979.

Craig Eagen, "Fledgling," Taxi, ABC, 1981.

"Moving In," Laverne & Shirley, ABC, 1981.

Boffo the clown, "Love in the Past Tents," Gloria, CBS, 1982.

Alan, "Vera the Virtuso," Alice, CBS, 1983.

"Rhino of the Year/One Last Time/For Love or Money," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983.

Dr. Carl Pate, "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Dentist," Domestic Life, CBS, 1984.

Robert Wolitzer, "Happily Ever After," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1985.

Horace Lynchfield, "Footnote to Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985.

Philip Devonshire, "All of Me," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1985.

Wally, "Tony the Matchmaker," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1985.

Brian Phipps, "The Jerks," It's a Living, syndicated, 1986.

Denny Prine, "All Thieves on Deck," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1986.

Packard, "Mona," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1987.

Bluestone, "Time and Teresa Golowitz," The Twilight Zone, 1987.

Voice of Jim/Rex, "But Not for Me," thirtysomething, ABC, 1987.

Andy Aronson, "I'll Be Home for Christmas," thirty-something, ABC, 1987.

Poko, "Tears of a Clown," Empty Nest, NBC, 1989.

Charlie, "Catch a Falling Star—May 21, 1979," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1989.

Leonard Davis, Ellen's ex–husband, "Life with Fathers," True Colors, Fox, 1990.

Leonard, "Occasional Wife," True Colors, Fox, 1990.

Avery, "A Shot in the Dark," Empty Nest, NBC, 1991.

Paul, "Give a Sucker an Even Break," Baby Talk, ABC, 1991.

Paul, "Whiz Kid," Baby Talk, ABC, 1991.

Paul, "Tooth and Nail," Baby Talk, ABC, 1991.

Professor Jarvis Crowley, "The System Works," Night Court, NBC, 1991.

Charles Furnell, "No Brain, No Pain," Eerie, Indiana, NBC, 1992.

Jimmy Jakes, "Move My Lips," Danger Theatre, Fox, 1993.

Harp, "Mike's Dream: A Christmas Tale," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1993.

Headmaster Ted Waldron, "Silence Is Golden," L.A. Law, NBC, 1994.

Gird Thomas, "Red Museum," The X–Files, Fox, 1994.

Charles "Chappy" Furnell, "BMX," The Secret World of Alex Mack, Nickelodeon, 1997.

Dr. Rafkin, "A Doll's Story," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, ABC, 1997.

Salazar, "Old Yeller," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1998.

Brad, "Dinner at Rachel's," Maggie Winters, CBS, 1998.

Dr. Malcolm White, "Map of the Mind," Sliders, Sci–Fi Channel, 1999.

Guy Benier, "The Grand Opening," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2002.

Rabbi Polonski, "The Devil Made Me Do It," Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2003.

Rabbi Polonski, "Requiem for a Third Grade Ashtray," Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2004.

Rabbi Polonsky, "The Book of Questions," Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2004.

Also appeared in The Ed Sullivan Show, CBS; The Jack Paar Show, NBC; The Dick Cavett Show, CBS; as novelist, "Treasure Hunt," Lime Street; Charlie Lake, Likely Suspects, Fox; Counselor Hasselman, Camp Wilder, ABC; David, The Mommies, NBC.

Stage Appearances:

(As Pablo Sanchez) The Third Programme, Square East Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1960.

(As Pablo Sanchez) Too Many Hats, Square East Theatre, 1960.

(As Pablo Sanchez) The Seacoast of Bohemia, Square East Theatre, 1960.

Various roles, From the Second City, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1961.

(London debut; as Pablo Sanchez) Looking for the Action, Prince Charles Theatre, 1963.

To the Water Tower, Square East Theatre, 1963.

Luis, Festival of the Two Worlds, Spoleto Festival, Italy, 1963.

Arthur, Journey to the Day, Theatre de Lys, New York City, 1963.

Wet Paint, Renata Theatre, New York City, 1965.

Maxime, Hotel Passionato, East 74th Street Theatre, New York City, 1965.

The Mad Show, New Theatre, New York City, 1966, then PJ Theatre, Los Angeles, 1966.

The Star–Spangled Girl, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1967.

Various roles, Story Theatre, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1970, then Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, later John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1971.

Ensemble member, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Ambassador Theatre, 1970–71.

Angel City, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1977.

Tales of the Hasidim, Public/Martinson Hall Theatre, New York City, 1977.

Lionel Hart, Mizlansky/Zilinsky (or "schmucks"), Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, 1998.

Major Tours:

Appeared in We're a Couple of Swells, U.S. cities.



Luis, produced at Festival of the Two Worlds, Spoleto, Italy, 1963.