Joey, Joey, Joey! - Sandy Hackett
"Son of a Gun!" Son of the late
comedian Buddy Hackett, Sandy Hackett is hilarious in his warm
portrayal of family friend, Joey Bishop, encompassing the charm
and unique comedic style of a man he has long admired.
If laughter is the best medicine,
Sandy Hackett is a Veterinarian. At 15, he performed before
3,000 people at New York's Westbury Music Fair. Sandy attended
the University of Nevada at Las Vegas where he earned a degree
in Hotel Management, then promptly launched himself into the
world of stand-up comedy.
Young Hackett honed his comedic
skills on stage at the famed Casbar of the Sahara Casino
in Las Vegas. (Never heard of it? Then disregard the word
"famed.") Before long Sandy was working the Playboy and comedy
club circuit nationally. He got additional seasoning in aisle 5
of the neighborhood supermarket. A casting director for CBS saw
Sandy and hired him for a TV pilot. It wasn't long before he
landed a featured role in "Hot Dog.The Movie." This was followed
up with a starring role in "Hamburger.The Motion Picture,"
What's his next movie? (Make up your own joke; we've heard them
Although known primarily as a
comedian, Sandy has worked as a dramatic actor 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." Sandy's next film was also a drama,
"The S.I.N.," a political thriller in which he portrayed private
detective Bud Chelzer. He then appeared, singing and dancing, in
a new musical holiday spectacular called "Twas." Sandy also
hosts the gaming infomercial - "Make Your Own Luck" airing on
national television. He now has two films in the can "The Indie-Pendant",
and "Down & Derby" with Pat Morita for release in 2005. He is
also the voice of a new animated project entitled "Jim & Can."
Sandy has entertained audiences
in just about every venue imaginable, from main showrooms in Las
Vegas and Atlantic City, to those in Canada, Mexico and even New
These nights, Sandy is portraying
Joey Bishop in "The Rat Pack Show", a
nostalgic revue that captures the fun and music originally
created in the 1960s by the infamous Rat Pack.
The Las Vegas Cast
Voice of God
Sammy Davis Jr.