Christoph Sanders is an American actor. Since making his on-screen debut in 2006 as a background extra in the movie, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Sanders has worked his way into lead characters.
He is perhaps most well known as Kyle Anderson in the ABC/Fox sitcom Last Man Standing and Ned Banks in the CBS supernatural thriller drama series, Ghost Whisperer.
Here are seven facts about Christoph Sanders:
7. Plays Kyle Anderson in the ABC/Fox sitcom Last Man Standing
Sanders has been a recurring presence on the ABC/Fox sitcom, Last Man Standing since the show premiered in 2011. The series stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, a husband, father, and grandfather trying to maintain his machismo as the world continues to be more feminist.
Sanders plays Kyle Anderson, an employee of Mike Baxter, and in later seasons, his son-in-law. They are joined by Nancy Travis, Amanda Fuller, Molly Ephraim, Kaitlyn Dever, Jordan Masterson, and Jonathan Adams, among others.
The eighth season of Last Man Standing aired on Fox on January 2, 2020.
6. Starred as Ned Banks in Ghost Whisperer
Sanders' first major hit came as Ned Banks in the CBS supernatural thriller drama series, Ghost Whisperer.
The series follows Melinda Gordon, played by Jennifer Love Hewitt, who can communicate with ghosts.
Sanders replaced Tyler Patrick Jones from season 3 and took over the role of Banks, who is a good friend and frequent helper of Melinda.
Sanders was promoted to the main cast in season 4 and remained as such until season 5, after which the series was canceled by CBS.
5. Feature Film Debut in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Sanders made his feature film debut at 18 in the 2006 sports comedy movie, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Sanders had a minor role as a pizza delivery boy in the movie.
The movie stars comedic titans like Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Amy Adams, and Jane Lynch.
The movie was warmly received by critics and made $163 million at the box office.
4. Started Professional Career in Theatre
Sanders realized early on in childhood that he wanted to make a career in acting and joined the acting program at the Flat Rock Playhouse, North Carolina.
He worked his way up to its intermediate level before landing a membership at the elite conservatory at the YouTheater company. He went on to perform in numerous stage productions for the company, including productions of A Christmas Carol; Bye, Bye Birdie; and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
He graduated the program at 18 after which he transitioned to on-screen acting.
3. His Age and Height
Christoph Sanders was born on April 21, 1988. Born in Arden, North Carolina, Sanders spent most of his formative years in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
The 32-year-old was home-schooled, but a two-year drafting class at Blue Ridge Community College. He was accepted into UNC Wilmington, but he chose to pursue acting instead.
He stands at 5' 9".
2. Controversy for Sexual Assault Depiction in Hounddog
Sanders had prominent roles in movies like the 2007 coming-of-age drama movie, Hounddog. The indie drama Dakota Fanning, Robin Wright, and Isabelle Fuhrman, among others.
The movie received controversy, Sanders, more so as the perpetrator, for a graphic depiction of sexual assault against Dakota, who was only 12 at the time.
Sanders addressed the controversy, saying:
"That's just one part of the film. Tragedies like that happen every day in real life, and I think that if this film opens a few more eyes, then it is definitely worth it. Movies can have that power."
Sanders was also a prominent character in the third installment and spin-off of the Legally Blonde movie franchise starring Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blondes.
He played Brad Wellington in the movie.
1. Has a Net Worth of $3 Million
Christoph Sanders has a net worth of $3 million, as of April 2020. Sanders has been training to become an actor ever since he was nine years old. He trained extensively at the Flat Rock Playhouse and performed for the YouTheater company.
He made his on-screen debut in 2006 in the movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. He went on to appear in movies like Hounddog and Legally Blondes.
On television, he is perhaps most well known for playing Kyle Anderson in the ABC/Fox sitcom Last Man Standing and Ned Banks in the CBS supernatural thriller drama series, Ghost Whisperer.