William Sadler

Actor
One of the more familiar faces on television and in film for over two decades, William Sadler was a versatile character actor whose granite features and gravely voice led to roles as tough guys and authority figures in ... Read more »
Born: 04/15/1950 in Buffalo, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (86)

Frank the Bastard 2015 (Movie)

Cyrus Gast (Actor)

Madam Secretary 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

That Guy Dick Miller 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

A New Wave 2014 (Movie)

Mr. Dewitt (Actor)

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Red and Blue Marbles 2014 (Movie)

John (Actor)

The Flash 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Student 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Historian 2014 (Movie)

Valerian Hadley (Actor)

The Suspect 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Future Weather 2013 (Movie)

Ed (Actor)

Greetings From Tim Buckley 2013 (Movie)

Lee Underwood (Actor)

Homeland 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Iron Man 3 2013 (Movie)

President Ellis (Actor)

Machete Kills 2013 (Movie)

Sheriff Doakes (Actor)

See Girl Run 2013 (Movie)

Marty (Actor)

Being Flynn 2012 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

Hell and Back: Special Ops Ranger 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Man on a Ledge 2012 (Movie)

Valet (Actor)

Restitution 2011 (Movie)

George Youngstown (Actor)

Surviving the Cut 2009 - 2011 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Last Mountain 2011 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Last Day of Summer 2010 (Movie)

Mr. Crolick (Actor)

Three Rivers 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eagle Eye 2008 (Movie)

Jerry's Dad (Actor)

Shadowheart 2008 (Movie)

Thomas Conners (Actor)

August Rush 2007 (Movie)

Thomas Novacek (Actor)

Premium 2007 (Movie)

Cole Carter (Actor)

The Mist 2007 (Movie)

Jim Grondin (Actor)

The Path to 9/11 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Traveler 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Purple Heart 2006 (Movie)

Colonel Allen (Actor)

Jimmy & Judy 2005 (Movie)

Uncle Rodney (Actor)

Kinsey 2004 (Movie)

Ken Braun (Actor)

Wonderfalls 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Project Greenlight 1999 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Himself

The Battle of Shaker Heights 2003 (Movie)

Abe Ernswiler (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Roswell 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Skippy 2001 (Movie)

Ringo (Actor)

Poltergeist: The Legacy 1995 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Green Mile 1999 (Movie)

Klaus Detterick (Actor)

Disturbing Behavior 1998 (Movie)

Dorian Newberry (Actor)

Reach the Rock 1998 (Movie)

Quinn (Actor)

Rocketman 1997 (Movie)

"Wild Bill" Overbeck (Actor)

Bordello of Blood 1996 (Movie)

Mummy (Actor)

Solo 1996 (Movie)

Colonel Madden (Actor)

Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight 1995 (Movie)

Brayker (Actor)

The Omen 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Night Driving 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shawshank Redemption 1994 (Movie)

Heywood (Actor)

Freaked 1993 (Movie)

Dick Brian (Actor)

Trespass 1992 (Movie)

Don (Actor)

Two-Fisted Tales 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 (Movie)

Grim Reaper (Actor)

Rush 1991 (Movie)

Monroe (Actor)

Die Hard 2: Die Harder 1990 (Movie)

Colonel Stuart (Actor)

Hard to Kill 1990 (Movie)

Vernon Trent (Actor)

The Hot Spot 1990 (Movie)

Frank Sutton (Actor)

K-9 1989 (Movie)

Salesman Don (Actor)

Project X 1987 (Movie)

Dr Carroll (Actor)

Off Beat 1986 (Movie)

Dickson (Actor)

Hanky Panky 1982 (Movie)

Hotel Clerk (Actor)

The Neighborhood 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlie and the Great Balloon Race 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Ambushed (TV Show)

Actor

Bermuda Grace (TV Show)

Actor

Elementary (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack Reed: Badge of Honor (TV Show)

Actor

Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (TV Show)

Actor

Jesse Stone: No Remorse (TV Show)

Actor

Jesse Stone: Sea Change (TV Show)

Actor

Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (TV Show)

Actor

Roadracers (TV Show)

Actor

Stealth Fighter (TV Show)

Actor

Stream (Internet Series) (TV Show)

Actor

Tagget (TV Show)

Actor

The Face of Fear (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Wallendas (TV Show)

Actor

The Last to Go (TV Show)

Actor

Witness Protection (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 (Movie)

("The Reaper Rap") (Song Performer)

Biography

One of the more familiar faces on television and in film for over two decades, William Sadler was a versatile character actor whose granite features and gravely voice led to roles as tough guys and authority figures in films ranging from "Die Hard 2" (1990), "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994), "The Green Mile" (1999) and series like "Roswell" (The WB/UPN, 1999-2002). A veteran of the New York stage in the 1970s and 1980s, he segued into film in the mid-1980s and found steady work as cops, detectives and a rogues' gallery of heels in the aforementioned projects. When given the chance, Sadler also displayed a wicked knack for absurd humor, as his turn as the Grim Reaper in "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey" (1991) proved beyond a shadow of a doubt. In the 1990s, Sadler was seen mostly on television, but returned frequently to features for small but memorable parts in "Kinsey" (2005) and "The Mist" (2007). His broad spectrum of talent and believability in every role he played made him one of the most dependable character actors in the business.

Relationships

Marni Bakst

Wife
Met performing on the New York stage married in 1977 have one child together

EDUCATION

State University of New York, Genesee

Genesee , New York

Cornell University

Ithaca , New York

Milestones

2007

Reteamed with director Darabont for Stephen King's "The Mist"

2004

Starred in Bill Condon's "Kinsey" opposite Liam Neeson, who portrayed Alfred Kinsey

2003

Starred in "The Battle of Shaker Heights"

1999

Cast as the sheriff of Roswell, NM on the sci-fi drama "Roswell" (The WB, 1999-2001; UPN, 2001-2002)

1999

Reteamed with Darabont for "The Green Mile"

1998

Acted on stage playing a US Army investigator in "Burning Blue"

1998

Played the school handyman in "Disturbing Behavior"

1996

Had featured role as the mummy in "Tales From the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood"

1995

Co-starred in "Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight"

1994

Had a memorable supporting role in the acclaimed feature "The Shawshank Redemption," directed by Frank Darabont

1991

Played the Grim Reaper in the comedy sequel "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey"

1987

Cast as regular in short-lived NBC detective series "Private Eye"

1985

Broadway debut, "Biloxi Blues"

1982

Film debut, "Hanky Panky"

1978

TV debut, "The Great Wallendas," the NBC docudrama about the famous family of acrobats

1975

Off-Broadway debut, "Ivanov"

Stage debut in Colorado Shakespeare Festival production of "Hamlet"

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