‘Sanford and Son’ Character Grady

Celebrity Q&A, People
on May 4, 2008

What was the name of the actor who played Grady on Sanford and Son, and what other acting work has he done?
—Jery Lewis, Kannapolis, N.C.

Although he went on to make guest appearances in numerous other television shows and the movies Boyz in the Hood, Waterproof and April Grace, actor Whitman Mayo will be forever remembered as the Sanford's scatterbrained neighbor, Grady Wilson. Mayo died in 2001 of a heart attack in Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital, a facility that happened to share the name of the character that became his trademark.