Monday, May 8, 2017

RIP Steve Sandor

Memory Alpha

Steve Sandor (27 October 1937 – 5 April 2017; age 79) from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was an actor who made his first television appearance on Star Trek: The Original Series, playing Lars in the second season episode "The Gamesters of Triskelion".

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)


  1. We were very fortunate to have Steve do an on camera interview for the Blu Ray release of Bonnie's Kids.

  2. Steve was a good friend of mine. He spelled his name Stephen R. Sandor

    1. Freddy,,md,usa.Oh Carol I always wanted to meet him,.He was excellent in the 9th configuration as a biker, I have a photo of him in my phone..He is my favorite actor,we gust didn't see enough of him on screen,.he DISERVED AN oscar,.for all his hard work in the business..I'll always remember him.

  3. He was a superb actor. When I was a kid I watched him in many tv shows..soo, sad we did,nt see enough of him.He deserved a star on the walk of fame and a oscar..I truly miss him on the screen..

  4. I think Steve Sandor..surpassed all the other greats.Brando,Mcqueen,Newman,Dean,,put them all together and you have Steve..