William Sadler Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in Buffalo, New York, USA
Birth NameWilliam Thomas Sadler
Nickname Bill
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

William Thomas Sadler was born on April 13, 1950 in Buffalo, New York, to Jane and William Sadler. He began his acting career in New York theaters, appearing in more than 75 productions over the course of 12 years. His roles included that of Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey in Neil Simon's Tony Award winning play "Biloxi Blues". He is best remembered for his roles in Die Hard 2 (1990), Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991), The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995). He is also a television star, appearing in such sitcoms as Roseanne (1988) and Murphy Brown (1988) and such movies-of-the weeks as Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase (1981). Sadler also starred as Sheriff Jim Valenti on the WB science fiction television series Roswell (1999).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Dicker

Spouse (1)

Marni Joan Bakst (6 May 1978 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (4)

Frequently plays menacing, sinister villains
Frequently plays corrupt authority figures
Deep resonant voice
Cold light blue eyes

Trivia (13)

Attended Orchard Park High School in Orchard Park, New York, a suburb of Buffalo.
Was featured as The Grim Reaper in both Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) and Tales from the Crypt (1989).
Born on the exact same day as Ron Perlman (they have both appeared in the stage play "The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui").
A graduate of SUNY Geneseo.
Attended Cornell University.
Has been in three movies adapted from Stephen King's work: The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Green Mile (1999) and The Mist (2007). All three movies were directed by Frank Darabont.
The Mist (2007) is not his first experience with the story as he played the main character, David Drayton, in the audio-book version.
Has played Shia LaBeouf's father in two films: The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003) and Eagle Eye (2008).
Father of Sadler Colley Bakst.
Appearing off-Broadway with Al Pacino, John Goodman and Billy Crudup, etc. in "The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui". [October 2002]
Beginning in March 2009, has been appearing on Broadway in Eugene Ionesco's play "Exit the King", which stars Geoffrey Rush (Best Actor in a Play, 2009, Exit the King) and Susan Sarandon. [June 2009]
Appearing in "Julius Caesar" on Broadway in the title role. [November 2005]
He is of Scottish, English, and a small amount of German, descent. Three of his grandparents were immigrants (one from England, and two from Scotland).

Personal Quotes (1)

[on The Shawshank Redemption (1994)]: Nobody knows what a shawshank is, and redemption sounds religious, so who's going to go see that?

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