Fred Grandy

Fred Grandy
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Iowa's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byJim R. Lightfoot
Succeeded byTom Latham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Iowa's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byBerkley Bedell
Succeeded byDistrict eliminated
Personal details
BornFredrick Lawrence Grandy
(1948-06-29) June 29, 1948 (age 70)
Sioux City, Iowa
Political partyRepublican
  • Jan Gough
    (m. 1969; div. 1983)
  • Catherine Mann (m. 1987)
ProfessionActor, politician, radio personality

Fredrick Lawrence Grandy (born June 29, 1948) is an American actor best known for his role as "Gopher" on the sitcom The Love Boat and who later became a member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Iowa. Grandy was most recently the host of The Grandy Group, a morning drive time radio talk show on 630 WMAL in Washington, D.C.

Early life

Grandy was born in Sioux City, Iowa, the youngest of three sons of William Grandy, who worked in his father's insurance business, and his wife Bonnie. When Grandy was eleven, his father died of a heart attack. His mother died of an aneurysm a year later. The young Grandy was raised by Margaret Avery, his mother's best friend; a widow, who later married his father's doctor. He went to public schools until ninth grade, after which he attended high school at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, like his father and brothers had done. While there, Grandy was the roommate of David Eisenhower, the grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and was later best man at Eisenhower's wedding to Julie Nixon, the daughter of then–president-elect Richard Nixon, in December 1968. Grandy graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in English studies from Harvard University in 1970.[1][2] In 1971, he joined an improvisational group at Harvard called "The Proposition" and then rejoined the show when it moved off-Broadway in 1971. Among his co-stars was future Saturday Night Live star Jane Curtin.[2]

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