Before becoming an actor, Sandor spent time in as a steel worker in his native Pennsylvania. He also used to train sentry dogs while serving as an Air Policeman in the U.S. Air Force.
Having appeared in many television shows such as Gunsmoke, Ironside, The Streets Of San Francisco, Starsky and Hutch, CHIPs, Fantasy Island, The A-Team and Hardcastle and McCormick he is perhaps best known for his role as the ill-fated biker gang leader in the 1980 cult film The Ninth Configuration and as the voice of the heroic Darkwolf in the 1983 animated fantasy film Fire and Ice.
Sandor also had supporting roles in the 1967 Western Rough Night in Jericho and the 1969 World War II classic The Bridge at Remagen, a semi-regular role on the short-lived TV series The Yellow Rose, and the title role in the 1983 science fiction film Stryker. Sandor was also part of the extensive cast of the epic 1978 TV mini-series Centennial.
In 1998, Sandor provided the voice for the character Orion in Superman The Animated Series.
SANDOR, Steve (Stephen R. Sandor)
Born: 10/27/1937, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Died: 4/5/2017, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
Steven Sandor’s westerns – actor:
Rough Night in Jericho – 1967 (Simms)
Death Valley Days (TV) – 1967 (Barnes)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1968 (John Riker)
The Virginian (TV) – 1970 (Van Miley/Billy White)
The Young Country (TV) – 1970 (Parker)
One More Train to Rob – 1971 (Jim Gant)
Alias Smith and Jones (TV) – 1971 (Bud)
Centennial (TV) – 1978 (Charley Kin)
The Yellow Rose (TV) – 1983-1984 (Lenny Hollister)
Alamo: The Price of Freedom – 1988 (James Bowie)