Andrew Sachs (born Andreas Siegfried Sachs on 7 April 1930) is a BAFTA-nominated German-born British actor. He made his name on British television and is best known for his portrayal of Manuel in Fawlty Towers. His latest role is Ramsay Clegg in Manchester TV soap opera Coronation Street
Sachs was born in Berlin, Germany, the son of Katharina (née Schrott-Fiecht), a librarian, and Hans Emil Sachs, a Jewish insurance broker. His family moved to England when he was eight years old to escape the Nazi persecution of Jews. His family settled in North London, and he still lives in Kilburn.
Sachs is married to Melody Lang, who appeared in one episode of Fawlty Towers, "Basil the Rat", as Mrs. Taylor. His stepson is John Sachs, formerly Capital Radio DJ and Gladiators commentator.