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Overview (4)

Born in Buffalo, New York, USA
Birth NameWilliam Thomas Sadler
Nickname Bill
Height 5' 8" (1.73 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 (10)

Attended and graduated from Orchard Park High School in Orchard Park, New York, a suburb of Buffalo.
Attended SUNY Geneseo as an undergraduate (Bachelor of Arts, 1972) and Cornell University as a graduate student (Master of Fine Arts, 1974).
Born on the same date as Ron Perlman (they have appeared together in the stage play "The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui").
Has been featured as the Grim Reaper three times in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991), Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) and Tales from the Crypt (1989).
Has been in three films adapted from Stephen King's work: The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Green Mile (1999) and The Mist (2007). All three films 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.
Has appeared with Jeffrey DeMunn in three films: The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Green Mile (1999) and The Mist (2007).
Has English, Scottish, and a small amount of German, ancestry. 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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