Fred Grandy

Fredrick Lawrence Grandy 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. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Fred Grandy has 156 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1986 Call-In as a Republican Representative for Iowa's 6th district. The year with the most videos was 1991 with 30 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2011 with an average of 3,153 views per program. Most appearances with Newt Gingrich (3), Jim Bunning (3), Nancy Johnson (3). Most common tags: Health Care Financing, Republican Party.

Appearances by Title:c. December 18, 1997 - Present President and CEO, Goodwill Industries International

Videos: 1


Talk Show Host, WMAL Radio c. December 11, 2002 - March 3, 2011 Videos: 3 U.S. Representative, R-IA 5th January 5, 1993 - January 3, 1995 Videos: 50 U.S. Representative, R-IA 6th January 3, 1987 - January 5, 1993 Videos: 102

Recent Appearances

  • After Words with Erick Stakelbeck

    After Words with Erick Stakelbeck

    Mr. Stakelbeck asserts in his book that the Obama administration is concealing the true magnitude of the threat of terrorist…

  • Midterm Elections and Older Voters

    Midterm Elections and Older Voters

    Retirement Living TV hosted a discussion on health care and social security with Cokie Roberts, politicians, and other…

  • Q&A with Fred Grandy

    Q&A with Fred Grandy

    Former Congressman Fred Grandy spoke about his experiences during his varied career as an actor, congressman, and radio commentator. He co-hosts, with Andy…

  • Grandy and Andy Radio Show

    Grandy and Andy Radio Show

    The talk show hosts talked about topical political issues and news items. Items that were talked about most extensively…

  • Newspaper Roundtable

    Newspaper Roundtable

    Former members of Congress Fred Grandy, Republican Representative of Iowa from 1987 -1994 and Jim Moody, President & Chief…

  • Newspaper Roundtable

    Newspaper Roundtable

    Former Representatives Fred Grandy (R-OH) and Pat Schroeder (D-CO) talked about current news stories of interest to them and…

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Appearance Stats

Historical Member of Congress Record

Former District Map
Former Ideology Rankings

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .


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Floor Activity

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