A most unusual childhood...
At 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.
Young Hackett honed his comedic skills on stage at the famed Las Vegas Sahara Hotel & Casino lounge.
Leading to a very unusual adulthood and career...
Before long he was working the Playboy and national Comedy Club circuit.
Sandy landed a featured role in "Hot Dog...the Movie."
This was followed up with a role in "Cannonball Run II" and then a starring role in "Hamburger...the Motion Picture,"
Although known primarily as a comedian, Sandy has had several dramatic roles. "Jack of Hearts," "Lovers & Liars" and "Ex-Cop." In 1998, he played District Attorney Martin Siegel in the acclaimed PBS series, "On Common Ground."
In 2005 Sandy added three more films to his resume with roles in The Indie-Pendant, Down & Derby with the late Pat Morita, and Miss Congeniality II. He is also the voice of "Can" in a new animated project for 2007 "Jim & Can."
He had a one-hour nightly Las Vegas-based TV talk show which syndication took national. He hosted his own weekly radio and television shows, broadcast from Las Vegas and airing nationally