Sanders, Henry G. 1942– (Henry Sanders, Henry Gayle Sanders)

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SANDERS, Henry G. 1942
(Henry Sanders, Henry Gayle Sanders)


Born August 18, 1942, in Houston, TX; married second wife, Naila (a wardrobe and costume designer); children: (first marriage) Chanel; (second marriage) Azizi, Naeem. Education: Attended Valley College.

Career: Actor. Military service: U.S. Army, field communications expert for nine years; served in Vietnam; received Purple Heart.


Television Appearances; Series:

Walter Barber, The Young and the Restless (also known as Y&R ), CBS, 1991.

Robert E., Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 19931999.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Backstairs at the White House, NBC, 1979.

Judge Clarence Cooper, The Atlanta Child Murders, CBS, 1985.

(As Henry Sanders) Detective Dan Britton, Nothing Lasts Forever (also known as Sidney Sheldon's Nothing Lasts Forever ), 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Harve, The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel, CBS, 1979.

Tanner, Callie & Son (also known as Rags to Riches ), CBS, 1981.

First officer, Something So Right, CBS, 1982.

Old con, The Ambush Murders, CBS, 1982.

Wait till Your Mother Gets Home!, NBC, 1983.

Tubby, Hobson's Choice, CBS, 1983.

Lieutenant Lucas, Concrete Beat, ABC, 1984.

Ed, Children in the Crossfire, NBC, 1984.

Fred, A Time to Live, NBC, 1985.

Gym attendant, Deadly Messages, ABC, 1985.

Second foreman, Badge of the Assassin, CBS, 1985.

Garage attendant, Kicks, ABC, 1985.

Al Melden, Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI (also known as Johnnie Gibson FBI ), CBS, 1986.

Disc jockey, Tonight's the Night (also known as The Game of Love ), ABC, 1987.

The Man Who Fell to Earth, ABC, 1987.

(As Henry Sanders) Television director, Dead Solid Perfect, 1988.

Bode Ross, Man against the Mob, NBC, 1988.

Harry, Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder, NBC, 1989.

Marvin Burgess, Rainbow Drive, Showtime, 1990.

Policeman, Deadly Desire, USA Network, 1991.

Hank, The Switch, CBS, 1993.

Attorney, Dying to Love You (also known as Lethal White Female ), CBS, 1993.

Dr. Dailey, Ride with the Wind, ABC, 1994.

(As Henry Sanders) Ellis Watley, In the Line of Duty: Kidnapped, 1995.

(As Henry Sanders) Blacksmith, The Inheritance (also known as Louisa May Alcott's The Inheritance ), 1997.

Detective Repp, The Devil's Child (also known as Devil to Pay ), 1997.

(As Henry Sanders) Tom Wicks, Tell Me No Secrets, 1997.

Robert E., Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie, CBS, 1999.

Professor Monroe, Playing with Fire, Black Entertainment Television, 2000.

Minister, Call Me Claus, TNT, 2001.

Merle, Little John, CBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Henry Gayle Sanders) Hardhat, "Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, but Waterbury Will Bury You," The Rockford Files, 1977.

Curtis Gordon, "J. J. in Business," Good Times, 1977.

Lester Phillips, "George the Philanthropist," The Jeffersons, 1977.

(As Henry Gayle Sanders) "The Rage at Hannibal," Kingston: Confidential, 1977.

"It's Easier to Pass an Elephant through the Eye of a Needle Than a Bad Check in Bel Aire," Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, 1980.

Policeman, "Fire Man," The Greatest American Hero, 1981.

Jerome, "Stan the Man," Hill Street Blues, 1982.

Store owner, "Moon over Uranus: The Sequel," Hill Street Blues, 1983.

Guard Neil Baldwin, "Dog Day Hospital," St. Elsewhere, 1983.

Stan, "Sacred Vows," Knots Landing, 1983.

Hotel security guard, "Goliath Returns: Parts 1 & 2," Knight Rider, 1984.

Leo Bell, "Quadrangle of Love," Night Court, 1984.

Casey Hale, "Negotiations," Knots Landing, 1984.

Trick Baby, "Give a Little, Take a Little," Miami Vice, 1984.

Skycap, "We're Off to Kill the Wizard," Murder, She Wrote, 1984.

(As Henry Sanders) "We're Off to See the Wizard," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, 1985.

(As Henry Sanders) "BlowUp," Hunter, 1986.

Reverend Blake, "The Last Assignment," Highway to Heaven, 1986.

Coach Carl Newman, "One for the Road," Starman, 1986.

Pat Gaines, "The Professor," Matlock, 1986.

Kenneth, "Matchmakers," 227, 1987.

Judge Robinson Lowry, "The Grace of Wrath," L.A. Law, NBC, 1987.

Train passenger in Maddie's dream sequence, "Tracks of My Tears," Moonlighting, 1988.

Murray, "The Bald and the Beautiful," Married with Children, Fox, 1988.

Judge Andrew Robertson, "The Last Gasp," L.A. Law, NBC, 1989.

City hall guard, "The Mafia Priest Mystery: Part 1" (also known as "The Renegade Priest Mystery"), Father Dowling Mysteries, 1989.

Mitchell Sands, "The Thief: Parts 1 & 2," Matlock, 1989.

George, "It's My Party," ALF, 1989.

Store manager Bob, "To Market, to Market," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1993.

Phillip, "ER Confidential," ER (also known as Emergency ), NBC, 1994.

Harold, "California Reich," Sliders, SciFi Channel, 1998.

Clifford Brown/Santa, "A Class Act Christmas," Moesha, UPN, 1998.

"Blue," Any Day Now, Lifetime, 1999.

(As Henry Sanders) Michael Williams, "A Criminal Mind," Snoops, ABC, 1999.

Police sergeant, "Reelin' in the Years," Boomtown, NBC, 2002.

Joe Whitaker, "Below the Belt," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2002.

Police sergeant, "Sinaloa Cowboys," Boomtown, NBC, 2003.

Ambassador Tiki, "California 47th," The West Wing, NBC, 2003.

Security guard, "The Devil Made Me Do It," Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2003.

Also appeared in City of Angels.

Television Appearances; Other:

Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (pilot), 1979.

First investigator, Moonlighting (pilot), 1985.

Louie, Session Man (special), Showtime, 1992.

Film Appearances:

James Henderson, No Place to Hide (also known as Rebel ), 1970.

(As Henry Sanders) The Black Godfather (also known as Street War ), 1974.

Charles, Independence Day, 1975.

(As Henry Sanders) Panama Red, 1976.

(As Henry Gayle Sanders) Stan, Killer of Sheep, 1977.

Charles, The Boss' Son, 1978.

Man customer, Hard Country, Associated Film Distribution, 1981.

Dr. Ross, Endangered Species, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1982.

(As Henry Sanders) Johnny, Deadly Sunday, 1982.

Man with pipe, Breathless (also known as A Bout de Souffle Made in USA ), Orion, 1983.

Beatup man, My Brother's Wedding, 1983.

(As Henry Sanders) Reuben, Heartbreakers, Orion, 1984.

Hospital administrator, Choose Me, Island Alive, 1984.

Officer Henry, Weekend Pass, Crown International Pictures, 1984.

Third cop, The Ladies Club (also known as The Violated ), New Line Cinema, 1986.

(As Henry Sanders) Heath, No Man's Land, 1987.

(As Henry Sanders) Henry, Made in Heaven, Lorimar, 1987.

Sandy, Bull Durham, Orion, 1988.

Evans, The Man Inside (also known as L'affaire Walraff ), New Line Cinema, 1990.

A Man Called Rainbo, 1990.

Major, Child's Play 3 (also known as Child's Play 3: Look Who's Stalking ), Universal, 1991.

Building owner, Kuffs, Universal, 1992.

Officer Soby, Carnival of Souls (also known as Wes Craven Presents "Carnival of Souls "), Trimark Pictures, 1998.

Cesar's trainer, Play It to the Bone (also known as Play It ), Buena Vista, 1999.

Police officer, Manhood, Jung N Restless Productions, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Martin, Fool for Love, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 19851986.

Eyes of the American, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 19861987.

Control room operator, Sarcophagus, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 19871988.

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