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Sadler, William (I) Biography




biography of Sadler, William (I)

William Thomas Sadler
Bill
13 April 1950, Buffalo, New York, USA
5' 8"
William Sadler began his acting career in New York theatres, appearing in more than 75 productions in just 12 years. His final role was as Sgt. Toomey in the Tony winning show "Biloxi Blues". He is best remembered for his roles in _Die Hard 2 (1990)_ (qv) and _The Shawshank Redemption (1994)_ (qv). He is also a television star, appearing in such sitcoms as _"Roseanne" (1988)_ (qv) and _"Murphy Brown" (1988)_ (qv) and such movies-of-the weeks as _Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase (1981) (TV)_ (qv). Sadler is currently starring on the WB's weekly dramatic series _"Roswell" (1999)_ (qv), in the role of Sheriff Jim Valenti.
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-   'Marni Joan Bakst' (qv) (1977 - present); 1 child


-   Frequently plays villains or corrupt authority figures

-   Deep voice

-   Cold blue eyes


-   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)_ (qv) and _"Tales from the Crypt" (1989)_ (qv).

-   Born on the exact same day as 'Ron Perlman' (qv) (they have both appeared in the stage play "The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui").

-   A graduate of SUNY Geneseo.

-   Attended Cornell University.

-   He has been in three movies adapted from 'Stephen King (I)' (qv)'s work: _The Shawshank Redemption (1994)_ (qv), _The Green Mile (1999)_ (qv) and _The Mist (2007)_ (qv). All three movies were directed by Frank Darabont.

-   _The Mist (2007)_ (qv) 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' (qv)'s father in two films: _The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)_ (qv) and _Eagle Eye (2008)_ (qv).

-   Father of 'Sadler Colley Bakst' (qv).


-   Did the voice of "David Dreighton" in the 3-D Audio Book version of Stephen King's "The Mist".

-   (May 2002): Plays Samuel Clemens in "A Few Stout Individuals" play by John Guare (Signature Theater Company, New York City, New York, USA).

-   (October 2002): Plays in "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" play by Bertolt Brecht (Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University, New York City, New York, USA).

-   (April 2005): Plays Julius Caesar in "Julius Caesar" play by William Shakespeare (Belasco Theatre, New York City, New York, USA).

-   Won an Obie for his acting in the 1981 off-Broadway play "Limbo Tales".

-   (March 2009): Played Doctor in "Exit the King" play by Eugene Ionesco, adapted by Neil Armfield and Geoffrey Rush (Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, New York, USA).

-   He has acted as a model in several art photographs by the American photographer Gregory Crewdson.

-   (1985) TV Commercial: Miller High Life Beer

-   Biloxi Blues (1985). Comedy. Written by 'Neil Simon (I)' (qv). Scenic Design by David Mitchell. Costume Design by Ann Roth. Lighting Design by Tharon Musser. Sound Design by Tom Morse. Directed by 'Gene Saks' (qv). Neil Simon Theatre: 28 Mar 1985- 28 Jun 1986 (524 performances + 12 previews that began on 19 Mar 1985). Cast: 'Matthew Broderick (I)' (qv) (as "Eugene Morris Jerome"), 'Randall Edwards (I)' (qv) (as "Rowena"), Barry Miller (as "Arnold Epstein"), 'Penelope Ann Miller' (qv) (as "Daisy Hannigan"), 'Matt Mulhern' (qv) (as "Joseph Wykowski"), 'Alan Ruck' (qv) (as "Don Carney"), 'William Sadler (I)' (qv) [credited as Bill Sadler] (as "Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey"), 'Geoffrey Sharp (I)' (qv) (as "James Hennesey"), 'Brian Tarantina' (qv) (as "Roy Selridge"). Standbys: 'Jim Fyfe' (qv) (as "Don Carney/James Hennesey"), Greg Germann (as "Arnold Epstein/Eugene Morris Jerome"), Joan Goodfellow (as "Rowena"), 'Woody Harrelson' (qv) [Broadway debut] (as "Joseph Wykowski/Roy Selridge"), Joyce O'Brien (as "Daisy Hannigan"), Geoffrey Sharp (as "Eugene Morris Jerome"), Jamey Sheridan (as "Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey"). Replacement cast during run: Jim Fyfe (as "Don Carney"), Zach Galligan (as "Eugene Morris Jerome"), Mark McDermott (as "Roy Selridge"), Mark Nelson (as "Arnold Epstein"), Bruce Norris (as "Eugene Morris Jerome"), Joyce O'Brien (as "Daisy Hannigan"), 'William Ragsdale' (qv) (as "Eugene Morris Jerome"), 'James Shanta' (qv) [credited as James Anthony Shanta] (as "Joseph Wykowski"), Jamey Sheridan (as "Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey"), 'Jonathan Silverman (I)' (qv) (as "Eugene Morris Jerome"), Lisa Waltz (as "Daisy Hannigan"). Standbys: Bruce Norris (as "Eugene Morris Jerome"), 'Karen Sellon' (qv) (as "Daisy Hannigan"), Holt Wilson (as "Joseph Wykowski/Roy Selridge"). Understudies: Dan Butler (as "Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey"), John Linton (as "Joseph Wykowski/Roy Selridge"), Jay Rubenstein (as "Arnold Epstein"), 'Adam Silbar' (qv) (as "Eugene Morris Jerome"), 'Jon Tenney (I)' (qv) (as "Don Carney/Eugene Morris Jerome/James Hennesey"). Produced by 'Emanuel Azenberg' (qv). Produced in association with Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre (Robert Fryer, Artistic Director). Note: Filmed as _Biloxi Blues (1988)_ (qv).


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


-   (October 2002) Appearing off-Broadway with 'Al Pacino' (qv), 'John Goodman (I)' (qv) and 'Billy Crudup' (qv), etc. in "The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui".

-   (November 2005) Appearing in "Julius Caesar" on Broadway in the title role.

-   (June 2009) Beginning in March 2009 has been appearing on Broadway in Ionesco's play, "Exit the King" which stars Geoffrey Rush (Best Actor in a Play, 2009, Exit The King) and Susan Sarandon.


-   "TV Zone" (USA), June 2000, Iss. 127, pg. 32-36, by: Steven Eramo, "The Valenti Files"


-   "Starlog" (USA), September 1991, Iss. 170

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  1. Decoding Die Hard (2013) (V)
  2. Gilded Lilys (2013) (TV)
  3. Iron Man 3 (2013)
  4. Machete Kills (2013)
  5. Riddle (2013)
  6. Something Whispered (2013)
  7. The Suspect (2013)
  8. Being Flynn (2012)
  9. Frank the Bastard (2012)
  10. Future Weather (2012)
  11. Greetings from Tim Buckley (2012)
  12. Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt (2012) (TV)
  13. Man on a Ledge (2012)
  14. Melvin Smarty (2012)
  15. Nothing Sacred (2012)
  16. See Girl Run (2012)
  17. "Damages" (2007) {But You Don't Do That Anymore (#5.10)}
  18. "Damages" (2007) {Failure Is Failure (#5.3)}
  19. "Damages" (2007) {I Like Your Chair (#5.9)}
  20. "Damages" (2007) {I Love You, Mommy (#5.4)}
  21. "Damages" (2007) {I'm Afraid of What I'll Find (#5.8)}
  22. "Damages" (2007) {The Storm's Moving In (#5.7)}
  23. "Hawaii Five-0" (2010) {Pu'olo (#2.14)}
  24. Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011) (TV)
  25. Keep Your Enemies Closer (2011)
  26. Open Gate (2011)
  27. Picture Perfect: The Making of the Pilot (2011) (V)
  28. Red & Blue Marbles (2011)
  29. Restitution (2011/I)
  30. Silent But Deadly (2011) (TV)
  31. "Chase" (2010) {Annie (#1.18)}
  32. "Chase" (2010) {The Man at the Altar (#1.17)}
  33. "Fringe" (2008) {Alone in the World (#4.3)}
  34. "Hawaii Five-0" (2010) {Ha'i'ole (#2.1)}
  35. "Hawaii Five-0" (2010) {Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio (#1.19)}
  36. "Person of Interest" (2011) {Pilot (#1.1)}
  37. "White Collar" (2009) {Where There's a Will (#3.2)}
  38. Char·ac·ter: The Interviews (2010) (V) {{SUSPENDED}}
  39. Fallout: New Vegas (2010) (VG)
  40. Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010) (TV)
  41. Switchback (2010)
  42. "Hawaii Five-0" (2010) {Hana 'a'a Makehewa (#1.12)}
  43. "Hawaii Five-0" (2010) {Ohana (#1.2)}
  44. "Hawaii Five-0" (2010) {Pilot (#1.1)}
  45. "Mercy" (2009) {That Crazy Bitch Was Right (#1.22)}
  46. "Mercy" (2009) {Too Much Attitude and Not Enough Underwear (#1.21)}
  47. "Obscurus Lupa Presents" (2010) {Hard to Kill (#1.5)}
  48. "Surviving the Cut" (2010) {Marine Recon (#1.3)}
  49. "The Pacific" (2010) {Basilone (#1.2)}
  50. "The Pacific" (2010) {Guadalcanal/Leckie (#1.1)}
  51. "The Pacific" (2010) {Melbourne (#1.3)}
  52. "The Pacific" (2010) {Peleliu Hills (#1.7)}
  53. "Three Rivers" (2009) {Every Breath You Take (#1.11)}
  54. Beyond All Boundaries (2009)
  55. It's Not Real Until You Shoot It: Making HILLS RUN RED (2009) (V)
  56. Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (2009) (TV)
  57. Last Day of Summer (2009)
  58. Shadowheart (2009) (V)
  59. Stream (2009)
  60. The Hills Run Red (2009) (V)
  61. "Criminal Minds" (2005) {Reckoner (#5.3)}
  62. "Three Rivers" (2009) {The Kindness of Strangers (#1.8)}
  63. Eagle Eye (2008)
  64. Nothing Sacred (2008) {{SUSPENDED}}
  65. The Bourne Conspiracy (2008) (VG)
  66. When Darkness Came: The Making of 'The Mist' (2008) (V)
  67. "Fringe" (2008) {The Equation (#1.8)}
  68. "Medium" (2005) {Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble (#4.5)}
  69. Abandoned in the Arctic (2007)
  70. August Rush (2007)
  71. Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007) (TV)
  72. The Mist (2007)
  73. "Numb3rs" (2005) {Democracy (#3.18)}
  74. "The Black Donnellys" (2007) {All of Us Are in the Gutter (#1.9)}
  75. "Traveler" (2007) {New Haven (#1.3)}
  76. "Traveler" (2007) {Pilot (#1.1)}
  77. "Traveler" (2007) {The Exchange (#1.8)}
  78. "Traveler" (2007) {The Out (#1.4)}
  79. "Traveler" (2007) {The Retreat (#1.2)}
  80. "Traveler" (2007) {The Reunion (#1.7)}
  81. "Traveler" (2007) {The Tells (#1.5)}
  82. "Traveler" (2007) {The Trader (#1.6)}
  83. A New Wave (2006)
  84. Jimmy and Judy (2006)
  85. Mr. Gibb (2006)
  86. Premium (2006)
  87. The Path to 9/11 (2006) (TV)
  88. The Wine Bar (2006)
  89. Unspoken (2006/I)
  90. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000) {Killer (#6.14)}
  91. Confess (2005)
  92. Devour (2005) (V)
  93. Purple Heart (2005)
  94. The Kinsey Report: Sex on Film (2005) (V)
  95. "Law & Order" (1990) {Life Line (#16.5)}
  96. "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (2005) {Blue Wall (#1.10)}
  97. "Third Watch" (1999) {Forever Blue (#6.11)}
  98. "Tru Calling" (2003) {Enough (#2.5)}
  99. Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at 'The Shawshank Redemption' (2004) (V)
  100. Kinsey (2004)
  101. "JAG" (1995) {Retrial (#10.3)}
  102. "Wonderfalls" (2004) {Barrel Bear (#1.6)}
  103. "Wonderfalls" (2004) {Caged Bird (#1.13)}
  104. "Wonderfalls" (2004) {Cocktail Bunny (#1.11)}
  105. "Wonderfalls" (2004) {Crime Dog (#1.5)}
  106. "Wonderfalls" (2004) {Karma Chameleon (#1.2)}
  107. "Wonderfalls" (2004) {Lovesick Ass (#1.8)}
  108. "Wonderfalls" (2004) {Lying Pig (#1.10)}
  109. "Wonderfalls" (2004) {Muffin Buffalo (#1.7)}
  110. "Wonderfalls" (2004) {Pink Flamingos (#1.4)}
  111. "Wonderfalls" (2004) {Safety Canary (#1.9)}
  112. "Wonderfalls" (2004) {Totem Mole (#1.12)}
  113. "Wonderfalls" (2004) {Unaired Pilot (#1.0)}
  114. "Wonderfalls" (2004) {Wax Lion (#1.1)}
  115. "Wonderfalls" (2004) {Wound-up Penguin (#1.3)}
  116. "Project Greenlight 2" (2003)
  117. The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)
  118. "Ed" (2000) {The Case (#3.14)}
  119. "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2001) {Graansha (#2.21)}
  120. Another Life (2002/I)
  121. "Roswell" (1999) {A Tale of Two Parties (#3.10)}
  122. "Roswell" (1999) {Ch-Ch-Changes (#3.12)}
  123. "Roswell" (1999) {Chant Down Babylon (#3.14)}
  124. "Roswell" (1999) {Crash (#3.16)}
  125. "Roswell" (1999) {Four Aliens and a Baby (#3.17)}
  126. "Roswell" (1999) {Graduation (#3.18)}
  127. "Roswell" (1999) {I Married an Alien (#3.11)}
  128. "Roswell" (1999) {Panacea (#3.13)}
  129. Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature (2001) (TV)
  130. Skippy (2001)
  131. "Roswell" (1999) {Baby, It's You (#2.19)}
  132. "Roswell" (1999) {Behind the Music (#3.8)}
  133. "Roswell" (1999) {Busted (#3.1)}
  134. "Roswell" (1999) {Control (#3.5)}
  135. "Roswell" (1999) {Cry Your Name (#2.17)}
  136. "Roswell" (1999) {Disturbing Behavior (#2.13)}
  137. "Roswell" (1999) {Heart of Mine (#2.16)}
  138. "Roswell" (1999) {How the Other Half Lives (#2.14)}
  139. "Roswell" (1999) {Interruptus (#3.7)}
  140. "Roswell" (1999) {It's Too Late and It's Too Bad (#2.18)}
  141. "Roswell" (1999) {Michael, the Guys, and the Great Snapple Caper (#3.2)}
  142. "Roswell" (1999) {Off the Menu (#2.20)}
  143. "Roswell" (1999) {Samuel Rising (#3.9)}
  144. "Roswell" (1999) {Secrets and Lies (#3.4)}
  145. "Roswell" (1999) {Significant Others (#3.3)}
  146. "Roswell" (1999) {The Departure (#2.21)}
  147. "Roswell" (1999) {To Have and to Hold (#3.6)}
  148. "Roswell" (1999) {To Serve and Protect (#2.11)}
  149. "Roswell" (1999) {Viva Las Vegas (#2.15)}
  150. "Roswell" (1999) {We Are Family (#2.12)}
  151. Walking the Mile (2000) (V)
  152. "Roswell" (1999) {A Roswell Christmas Carol (#2.10)}
  153. "Roswell" (1999) {Ask Not (#2.2)}
  154. "Roswell" (1999) {Blind Date (#1.14)}
  155. "Roswell" (1999) {Crazy (#1.17)}
  156. "Roswell" (1999) {Destiny (#1.22)}
  157. "Roswell" (1999) {Four-Square (#1.19)}
  158. "Roswell" (1999) {Harvest (#2.6)}
  159. "Roswell" (1999) {Independence Day (#1.15)}
  160. "Roswell" (1999) {Into the Woods (#1.12)}
  161. "Roswell" (1999) {Max in the City (#2.9)}
  162. "Roswell" (1999) {Max to the Max (#1.20)}
  163. "Roswell" (1999) {Meet the Dupes (#2.8)}
  164. "Roswell" (1999) {Sexual Healing (#1.16)}
  165. "Roswell" (1999) {Skin and Bones (#2.1)}
  166. "Roswell" (1999) {Summer of '47 (#2.4)}
  167. "Roswell" (1999) {Surprise (#2.3)}
  168. "Roswell" (1999) {Tess, Lies and Videotape (#1.18)}
  169. "Roswell" (1999) {The Convention (#1.13)}
  170. "Roswell" (1999) {The End of the World (#2.5)}
  171. "Roswell" (1999) {The Toy House (#1.11)}
  172. "Roswell" (1999) {The White Room (#1.21)}
  173. "Roswell" (1999) {Wipeout! (#2.7)}
  174. Stealth Fighter (1999)
  175. The Green Mile (1999)
  176. Witness Protection (1999) (TV)
  177. "Poltergeist: The Legacy" (1996) {Internal Affairs (#4.21)}
  178. "Roswell" (1999) {285 South (#1.6)}
  179. "Roswell" (1999) {Blood Brother (#1.8)}
  180. "Roswell" (1999) {Heat Wave (#1.9)}
  181. "Roswell" (1999) {Leaving Normal (#1.4)}
  182. "Roswell" (1999) {Missing (#1.5)}
  183. "Roswell" (1999) {Monsters (#1.3)}
  184. "Roswell" (1999) {Pilot (#1.1)}
  185. "Roswell" (1999) {River Dog (#1.7)}
  186. "Roswell" (1999) {The Balance (#1.10)}
  187. "Roswell" (1999) {The Morning After (#1.2)}
  188. "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) {Extreme Measures (#7.23)}
  189. "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) {Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges (#7.16)}
  190. Ambushed (1998)
  191. Disturbing Behavior (1998)
  192. Reach the Rock (1998)
  193. "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) {Inquisition (#6.18)}
  194. "The Outer Limits" (1995) {Mary 25 (#4.15)}
  195. RocketMan (1997)
  196. "Poltergeist: The Legacy" (1996) {The Choice (#2.22)}
  197. Bordello of Blood (1996)
  198. Solo (1996)
  199. "Poltergeist: The Legacy" (1996) {The Fifth Sepulcher (#1.1)}
  200. A Night to Die for (1995) (TV)
  201. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)
  202. The Omen (1995) (TV)
  203. "HBO First Look" (1992) {Behind the Scenes: 'Die Hard: With a Vengeance' (#2.2)}
  204. "The Outer Limits" (1995) {Valerie 23 (#1.2)}
  205. Bermuda Grace (1994) (TV)
  206. Roadracers (1994) (TV)
  207. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  208. "Rebel Highway" (1994) {Roadracers (#1.1)}
  209. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {The Assassin (#6.8)}
  210. Freaked (1993)
  211. Jack Reed: Badge of Honor (1993) (TV)
  212. Night Driving (1993) (TV)
  213. Trespass (1992)
  214. Two-Fisted Tales (1992) (TV)
  215. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
  216. Rush (1991)
  217. Tagget (1991) (TV)
  218. The Last to Go (1991) (TV)
  219. Die Hard 2 (1990)
  220. Die Harder: The Making of 'Die Hard 2' (1990) (TV)
  221. Hard to Kill (1990)
  222. The Face of Fear (1990) (TV)
  223. The Hot Spot (1990)
  224. K-9 (1989)
  225. Unconquered (1989) (TV)
  226. "Dear John" (1988) {Friends and Lovers (#1.21)}
  227. "Gideon Oliver" (1989) {By the Waters of Babylon (#1.4)}
  228. "Hard Time on Planet Earth" (1989) {The Way Home (#1.4)}
  229. "Hooperman" (1987) {Look Homeward, Dirtbag (#2.5)}
  230. "Murphy Brown" (1988) {Off the Job Experience (#1.11)}
  231. "Roseanne" (1988) {Dan's Birthday Bash (#1.9)}
  232. "Roseanne" (1988) {Saturday (#1.10)}
  233. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {The Man Who Was Death (#1.1)}
  234. Cadets (1988) (TV)
  235. "Dear John" (1988) {The Younger Girl (#1.4)}
  236. "In the Heat of the Night" (1988) {Blind Spot: Part 1 (#1.5)}
  237. "In the Heat of the Night" (1988) {Blind Spot: Part 2 (#1.6)}
  238. "Private Eye" (1987) {Hollywood Confidential (#1.12)}
  239. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {The Abby Singer Show (#6.21)}
  240. Private Eye (1987) (TV)
  241. Project X (1987)
  242. "Private Eye" (1987) {Blue Hotel Pt.1 (#1.5)}
  243. "Private Eye" (1987) {Blue Movie (#1.4)}
  244. "Private Eye" (1987) {Nickey the Rose (#1.2)}
  245. "Private Eye" (1987) {Nobody Dies in Chinatown (#1.8)}
  246. "Private Eye" (1987) {Pilot (#1.1)}
  247. "Private Eye" (1987) {War Buddy (#1.3)}
  248. "Tour of Duty" (1987) {Dislocations (#1.3)}
  249. Off Beat (1986)
  250. "The Equalizer" (1985) {Shades of Darkness (#2.5)}
  251. "Assaulted Nuts" (1985)
  252. "After MASH" (1983) {Bladder Day Saints (#1.11)}
  253. "Newhart" (1982) {Lady & the Tramps (#2.7)}
  254. Hanky Panky (1982)
  255. Supervisors (1982)
  256. The Neighborhood (1982) (TV)
  257. Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase (1981) (TV)
  258. "Nurse" (1981) {Margin for Error (#2.1)}
  259. The Great Wallendas (1978) (TV)
  260. "The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People" (1973) {Henry Winkler Meets William Shakespeare (#4.5)}

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