William Sanderson

Actor
The Southern drawl, droopy eyes, stringy hair and face cracked by the elements lend themselves to playing hicks and 'white trash' roles, and William Sanderson has played them for over twenty years. He is perhaps best ... Read more »
Born: 01/10/1948 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Actor (94)

A Merry Friggin' Christmas 2014 (Movie)

Father Jugo (Actor)

Critic's Choice 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bones 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mike and Molly 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Coach 1996 - 1998, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Married... With Children 1991 - 1992, 1996 - 1998, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sirens 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1991 - 1998, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

True Blood 1997 - 1998, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1991 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lost 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Maximum Bob 1997 - 1998, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pretty Ugly People 2009 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Trauma 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Postal 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Disappearances 2007 (Movie)

Rat Kinneson (Actor)

Bloodrayne 2006 (Movie)

Domastir (Actor)

Deadwood 2003 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

AcceleRacers: Breaking Point 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Voice

AcceleRacers: Ignition 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Voice

AcceleRacers: The Speed of Silence 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Voice

Avatar 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Never Get Outta the Boat 2004 (Movie)

Clarence (Actor)

Gods and Generals 2003 (Movie)

General A. P. Hill (Actor)

Just Cause 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monte Walsh 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Resurrection Blvd. 2000 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blackwoods 2002 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Just Deal 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Real World Movie 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Newhart: The Last Sane Man 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Louis L'Amour's Crossfire Trail 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Monkey Love 2001 (Movie)

Chalmers (Actor)

Stage Ghost 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Aftershock: Earthquake in New York 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Nice Guys Sleep Alone 1999 (Movie)

Rufus (Actor)

Our Guys: Outrage in Glen Ridge 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Stanley's Gig 1999 (Movie)

Stanley Myer (Actor)

AAAHH!!! Real Monsters 1994 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

George & Leo 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Phoenix 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Thirdspace: A Babylon 5 Adventure 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Man Standing 1996 (Movie)

Joe Monday (Actor)

Santo Bugito 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Hologram Man 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Client 1994 (Movie)

Wally Boxx (Actor)

Wagons East! 1994 (Movie)

Zeke (Actor)

Man's Best Friend 1993 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

Mirror, Mirror 2: Raven Dance 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Newhart 20th 19th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Giant of Thunder Mountain 1992 (Movie)

Purcey Crow (Actor)

Stephen King's Sometimes They Come Back 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rocketeer 1991 (Movie)

Skeets (Actor)

Newhart 1982 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XIX 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Mirror, Mirror 1989 (Movie)

Mr Veze (Actor)

The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

Thunderground 1989 (Movie)

Ratman (Actor)

Circleman 1988 (Movie)

Casper (Actor)

Deadly Weapon 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Super Night at the Super Bowl 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Black Moon Rising 1986 (Movie)

Tyke Thayden (Actor)

Dalton: Code of Vengeance 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Aim 1986 (Movie)

Brennan (Actor)

The Defiant Ones 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Fletch 1985 (Movie)

Swarthout (Actor)

City Heat 1984 (Movie)

Lonnie Ash (Actor)

Lone Wolf McQuade 1983 (Movie)

Snow (Actor)

Nightmares 1983 (Movie)

Gaspump Man (Actor)

Blade Runner 1982 (Movie)

J F Sebastian (Actor)

Bret Maverick 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez 1982 (Movie)

Cowboy (Actor)

Raggedy Man 1981 (Movie)

Calvin (Actor)

Seed of Innocence 1981 (Movie)

Randy Webb (Actor)

Coal Miner's Daughter 1980 (Movie)

Lee Dollarhide (Actor)

Death Hunt 1980 (Movie)

Ned Warren (Actor)

The Onion Field 1979 (Movie)

Young Con (Actor)

Fight For Your Life 1976 (Movie)

Jessie Lee Kane (Actor)

Savage Weekend 1975 (Movie)

Otis (Actor)

Andersonville (TV Show)

Actor

Borderline Normal (TV Show)

Actor

George Wallace (TV Show)

Actor

Lonesome Dove (TV Show)

Actor

Return to Cabin By the Lake (TV Show)

Actor

Return to Lonesome Dove (TV Show)

Actor

Streets of Justice (TV Show)

Actor

The Executioner's Song (TV Show)

Actor

Women of San Quentin (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

The Southern drawl, droopy eyes, stringy hair and face cracked by the elements lend themselves to playing hicks and 'white trash' roles, and William Sanderson has played them for over twenty years. He is perhaps best recalled as Larry, the speaking member of a trio of brothers on the long-running CBS series "Newhart."

Relationships

Father

Mother

Sharon Arndt

Wife
Married December 5, 1993

Andrew Sanderson

Son

EDUCATION

Southern Methodist University

University Park, Texas

Memphis State University

Memphis, Tennessee
Pursued acting and never took bar exam

Milestones

2008

Joined the cast of HBO's "True Blood" playing town Sheriff Bud Dearborne

2007

Re-teamed with director Uwe Boll for "Postal"

2006

Again worked with director Uwe Boll for "Dungeon Siege"

2005

Starred in the big-screen version of the popular video game, "BloodRayne"; directed by Uwe Boll

2004

Cast as hotelier E.B. Farnum on the HBO original series, "Deadwood"

2003

Starred with Robert Duval in "Gods and Generals"

2000

Co-starred with Faye Dunaway in "Stanley's Gig"

1998

Co-starred opposite Beau Bridges in the satirical television series "Maximum Bob" (ABC)

1995

Provided voice for the "Santo Bugito" (CBS) series

1994

Portrayed a character named Deuce in an episode of the hit series "Babylon 5" (TNT); later reprised the role in the TV movie "Babylon 5: Thirdspace" (1998)

1994

Co-starred in John Grisham's "The Client"

1993

Reprised role of Lippy Jones in "Return to Lonesome Dove" (CBS)

1991

Co-Starred in "Stephen King's 'Sometimes They Come Back'"

1989

Played Lippy Jones in the "Lonesome Dove" miniseries on CBS

1982

Cast as the brilliant, gentle toy maker in Ridley Scott's classic sci-fi film, "Blade Runner"

1982

Played Larry (of Larry, Daryl and Daryl) on "Newhart" (CBS)

1982

Appeared as Tommy Lee Jones' cellmate in "The Executioner's Song"

1981

TV series debut as regular, "Bret Maverick" (NBC)

1980

Played Loretta Lynn's young uncle in "Coal Miner's Daughter"

1976

Film debut, "Savage Weekend"

Moved to Los Angeles

Served as a medic in US Army

Appeared in more than 30 Off-Broadway plays

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