William Sadler

BirthDay:

13 Apr 1950

BirthPlace:

Buffalo, New York, USA

BirthName:

William Thomas Sadler

Bio:

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).
Filmography

Actor ( 138 credits )

Living Among Us (2017) Samuel
The Duel (2016)
The Hollow (2016) Sheriff Beau McKinney
Berlin Station (2016) (1 episode, 2016)
Ava's Possessions (2015) Bernard
Freeheld (2015) Peter Santucci
Melvin Smarty (2015) Bob
Movies and Stuff (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
WHIH News Front (2015)  President Ellis (2 episodes, 2016)
Freedom (2014) Plimpton
The Historian (2014) Valerian Hadley
From Dusk Till Dawn (2014)  Big Jim (2 episodes, 2014)
The Flash (2014)  Simon Stagg (1 episode, 2014)
Madam Secretary (2014)  George (1 episode, 2014)
Z Nation (2014)  Sam Custer (1 episode, 2015)
That Guy Dick Miller (2014) Himself
The Suspect (2013) Sheriff Dixon
Frank the Bastard (2013) Cyrus Gast
Machete Kills (2013) Sheriff Doakes
Iron Man 3 (2013) President Ellis
Riddle (2013) Western Man / Jack Abel
The Blacklist (2013)  Sam (2 episodes, 2013)
Golden Boy (2013)  Police Commissioner Jack Dowdell (2 episodes, 2013)
East of Acadia (2013) Cyrus Gast
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)  President Ellis (3 episodes, 2015-2016)
Checkmate, Keep Your Enemies Closer (2013) Agent Cone
Nothing Sacred (2012) Chambers
Greetings from Tim Buckley (2012) Lee Underwood
Future Weather (2012) Ed
Being Flynn (2012) Ray
Man on a Ledge (2012) Valet
Melvin Smarty (2012) Bob
See Girl Run (2012) Marty
Elementary (2012)  Ian Gale (1 episode, 2013)
666 Park Avenue (2012)  Nate McKenny (2 episodes, 2013)
Silent But Deadly (2011) Capper
Restitution (2011) George Youngstown
Keep Your Enemies Closer (2011) Agent Cone
Open Gate (2011) Robert
Red & Blue Marbles (2011) John
Homeland (2011)  Michael Higgins (3 episodes, 2013)
Person of Interest (2011)  Anton's Father (1 episode, 2011)
Mineville (2010) Tom O'Roarke
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)  Jack McGarrett / ... (8 episodes, 2010-2014)
Chase (2010)  William Frost (2 episodes, 2011)
Surviving the Cut (2010)  Himself - Announcer (1 episode, 2010)
Obscurus Lupa Presents (2010)  Senator Vernon Trent (archive footage) (1 episode, 201
Blue Bloods (2010)  Armin Janko (1 episode, 2015)
Char·ac·ter: The Interviews (2010) Himself
Beyond All Boundaries (2009) Lt. Colonel Lewis B. 'Chesty' Puller (voice)
Last Day of Summer (2009) Mr. Crolick
Stream (2009) Dr. Shelby
White Collar (2009)  Brett Gelles (1 episode, 2011)
Mercy (2009)  Ret. Col. Nate Ramsey (2 episodes, 2010)
Three Rivers (2009)  Michael / ... (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Eagle Eye (2008) Jerry's Dad
Fringe (2008)  Doctor Sumner / ... (2 episodes, 2008-2011)
The Mist (2007) Jim
Abandoned in the Arctic (2007) Adolphus Greely (voice)
August Rush (2007) Thomas Novacek
The Black Donnellys (2007)  Munst (1 episode, 2007)
Traveler (2007)  Carlton Fog (8 episodes, 2007)
Damages (2007)  Helmut Torben / ... (6 episodes, 2012)
A New Wave (2006) Mr. Dewitt
The Wine Bar (2006) Bartender
Unspoken (2006) Dad
Premium (2006) Cole Carter
Jimmy and Judy (2006) Uncle Rodney
The Good Student (2006) Phil Palmer
Confess (2005) Senator Roger Lampert
Purple Heart (2005) Colonel Allen
Criminal Minds (2005)  Ray Finnegan (1 episode, 2009)
Numb3rs (2005)  J. Everett Tuttle (1 episode, 2007)
Medium (2005)  John Edgemont (1 episode, 2008)
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)  Paul Rice (1 episode, 2005)
Kinsey (2004) Kenneth Braun
Wonderfalls (2004)  Darrin Tyler (14 episodes, 2004)
The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003) Abe
Tru Calling (2003)  Travis (1 episode, 2005)
Project Greenlight 2 (2003)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Another Life (2002) Man
Skippy (2001) Ringo
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)  Kyle Devlin (1 episode, 2003)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)  Red Cooper (1 episode, 2006)
Ed (2000)  Lee Leetch (1 episode, 2003)
Stealth Fighter (1999) Adm. Frank Peterson
The Green Mile (1999) Klaus Detterick
Roswell (1999)  Sheriff Jim Valenti / ... (61 episodes, 1999-2002)
Third Watch (1999)  Scotty Murray (1 episode, 2005)
Reach the Rock (1998) Quinn
Disturbing Behavior (1998) Dorian Newberry
Ambushed (1998) Jim Natter
RocketMan (1997) 'Wild Bill' Overbeck
Solo (1996) Colonel Frank Madden / Improved Solo
Bordello of Blood (1996) Mummy
Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996)  Shamus Bloom (3 episodes, 1996-1999)
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) Brayker
JAG (1995)  Saul Wainright (1 episode, 2004)
The Outer Limits (1995)  Frank Hellner (2 episodes, 1995-1998)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Heywood
Rebel Highway (1994)  Sarge Leather (1 episode, 1994)
Freaked (1993) Dick Brian
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)  Sloan (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Trespass (1992) Don
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself - Colonel Stuart (1 episode, 1995)
Rush (1991) Monroe
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) Grim Reaper
The Hot Spot (1990) Frank Sutton
Die Hard 2 (1990) Col. Stuart
Hard to Kill (1990) Senator Vernon Trent (as Bill Sadler)
Law & Order (1990)  Kevin Drucker (1 episode, 2005)
K-9 (1989) Salesman Don (as Bill Sadler)
Tales from the Crypt (1989)  Niles Talbot / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1994)
Hard Time on Planet Earth (1989)  Officer Rollman (1 episode, 1989)
Gideon Oliver (1989)  Franklin Finney (1 episode, 1989)
Roseanne (1988)  Dwight (2 episodes, 1989)
In the Heat of the Night (1988)  Ritchie Epman (2 episodes, 1988)
Murphy Brown (1988)  Colonel Fitzpatrick (1 episode, 1989)
Dear John (1988)  Ben / ... (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Project X (1987) Dr. Carroll (as Bill Sadler)
Tour of Duty (1987)  Major Rigby (1 episode, 1987)
Hooperman (1987)  Lanny Hardin (1 episode, 1989)
Private Eye (1987)  Lieutenant Charlie Fontana (7 episodes, 1987-1988)
Off Beat (1986) Dickson (as Bill Sadler)
The Equalizer (1985)  Kevin Moore / ... (1 episode, 1986)
Assaulted Nuts (1985)  Various
After MASH (1983)  Joe Warner 1983 (1 episode, 1983)
Hanky Panky (1982) Hotel Clerk
St. Elsewhere (1982) (1 episode, 1988)
Newhart (1982)  Clumsy Guest (1 episode, 1983)
Supervisors (1982) Ed
Nurse (1981)  Dr. George Bradford (1 episode, 1981)
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People (1973) (1 episode, 1977)
The Final Curtain: The Last Days of Ed Wood, Jr. (0) Criswell
Deadly Crush (0) Sheriff Dusty Cunningham
The Gathering (0)
The Drifter (0) Detective Hudson (rumored)
Comes an Angel (0) Drusilla

Director ( 1 credit )

Roswell (1999) (1 episode, 2002)