Sandy Hackett - Episode 172

Steve Cooper talks with comic/actor/radio host Sandy Hackett. Sandy is the son of comedy legend Buddy Hackett. At the tender age of 11, Sandy made his debut on Rowan& Martin’s Laugh In. At 15, he performed before 3,000 people at New York’s Westbury Music Fair, and then made his debut on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. He honed his comedic skills on stage at the famed Casbar lounge of the Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Although known primarily as a comedian, he has had several dramatic roles in the films Jack of Hearts, Lovers & Liars and Ex-Cop. In 1998, he played District Attorney Martin Siegel in the acclaimed PBS series, On Common Ground. He also hosted a one-hour nightly Las Vegas-based TV talk show that was an immediate success and hosted his own weekly radio show, broadcast from Las Vegas and that aired nationally. These days and nights, He is writer, producer, director, and Joey in the production of, The Rat Pack is Back, an award winning nostalgic revue that captures the fun and music originally created in the 1960s by the infamous Rat Pack.



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