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      William Sadler

      William Sadler

      Highest Rated: 93% Future Weather (2012)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Apr 13, 1950

      Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

      William Sadler's claim to fame was his roles in films like "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey" (1991), "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994), and "Iron Man 3" (2013), in which he played the role of President Matthew Ellis. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Sadler always had a knack for performing. He took up the banjo as a young boy and first entertained audiences while performing a comedy/music act he dubbed "Banjo Bill Sadler." From there on, Sadler was determined to make it as a performer. He earned his B.A. from State University of New York, Geneseo, and then went on to Cornell where he earned his Master's degree in acting. After college Sadler spent some time in Boston working on a lobster boat by day while he pursued acting at night. Realizing his odds for acting success would increase if he moved to New York, Sadler eventually packed his bags and headed east. Upon arriving in the Big Apple, Sadler quickly found work on the New York stage. Over the next 12 years he appeared in dozens of productions, both on Broadway and Off, most notably originating the part of Sgt. Toomey opposite Matthew Broadrick in the initial Broadway run of Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" (1985). By the 1980s Sadler also began adding film and TV work to his slate of acting roles. He appeared in the films "Off Beat" (1986) and "Project X" (1987), and played the Grim Reaper in the comedy "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey." In 1994 Sadler was cast in the memorable role as Heywood in the Academy Award-nominated film "The Shawshank Redemption," and from there went on to appear in the Oscar-nominated films "The Green Mile" (1999) and "Kinsey" (2004). Sadler continued appearing regularly in both films and on television through the 2000s and into the 2010s. Then in 2013 he nabbed a role as President Matthew Ellis in the superhero blockbuster "Iron Man 3." The film was one of many set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so Sadler was able to reprise his role as President Ellis on the TV shows "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (ABC, 2013- ), as well as on Marvel Cinematic Universe web series "WHIH News Front" (2015-16). In 2019 it was announced that Sadler would reprise his role as the Grim Reaper in "Bill and Ted Face the Music" (2020). The film was the first to be released in the "Bill and Ted" series in nearly 30 series.

      Highest rated movies

      Future Weather
      The Shawshank Redemption
      Kinsey
      Premium
      VFW Bill & Ted Face the Music Iron Man 3 The Green Mile

      Photos

      BILL AND TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY, Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Bill Sadler, 1991, (c) Orion TALES FROM THE CRYPT PRESENTS: DEMON KNIGHT, William Sadler, 1995, © Universal SOLO, William Sadler, Mario Van Peebles (r.), 1996, ©Triumph Films SOLO, Mario Van Peebles, William Sadler, 1996, ©Triumph Films BILL AND TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY, William Sadler, Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, 1991, (c) Orion BILL AND TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY, Keanu Reeves, William Sadler, Alex Winter, 1991, (c) Orion White Collar, William Sadler, 'Where There's a Will', Season 3, Ep. #2, 06/14/2011, ©USA SOLO, William Sadler (center), Joaquin Garrido, 1996, ©Triumph Films SOLO, Abraham J. Verduzco, William Sadler, 1996, ©Triumph Films TALES FROM THE CRYPT PRESENTS: DEMON KNIGHT, from left: William Sadler, Brenda Bakke, 1995, © Universal ROCKET MAN, Jessica Lundy, Harland Williams, William Sadler, 1997. ©Buena Vista Pictures FREAKED, William Sadler, 1993, TM and Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. BILL AND TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY, Alex Winter, William Sadler, Keanu Reeves, 1991 SOLO, William Sadler, 1996, ©Triumph Films TALES FROM THE CRYPT PRESENTS: DEMON KNIGHT, William Sadler (right), 1995, © Universal BILL AND TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY, William Sadler, Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, 1991, (c)Orion Pictures Corporation SOLO, William Sadler, 1996, ©Triumph Films THE MIST, Thomas Jane, William Sadler, David Jensen, Andre Braugher, 2007. ©Weinstein Company THE MIST, foreground: Marcia Gay Harden, William Sadler, 2007. ©Weinstein Company THE MIST, Thomas Jane, William Sadler, Marcia Gay Harden, 2007. ©Weinstein Company

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Salem's Lot Constable Parkins Gillespie (Character) - 2023
      73% 26% She Came from the Woods Gilbert McCalister (Character),
      Producer
      - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Stage of Twilight Barry (Character) - 2022
      27% 56% The Unholy Father Hagan (Character) $15.5M 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice Fades Away James (Character) - 2021
      82% 65% Bill & Ted Face the Music Death (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $3.4M 2020
      20% 23% The Grudge Detective Wilson (Character) $21.2M 2020
      83% 62% VFW Walter Reed (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Crush Sheriff Dusty Hawkins (Character) - 2018
      14% 68% Living Among Us Samuel (Character) - 2018
      40% 62% The Hollow Sheriff Beau McKinney (Character) - 2016
      28% 31% The Duel Governor Ross (Character) - 2016
      69% 41% Ava's Possessions Bernard (Character) - 2015
      40% 86% The Historian Valerian Hadley (Character) - 2014
      0% 52% Freedom Plimpton (Character) - 2014
      10% 57% Frank the Bastard Cyrus Gast (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 63% The Suspect Sheriff Dixon (Character) - 2013
      29% 34% Machete Kills Sheriff Doakes (Character) $7.9M 2013
      79% 78% Iron Man 3 President Ellis (Character) $409.0M 2013
      No Score Yet 18% Riddle Western Man / Jack Abel (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 30% See Girl Run Marty (Character) - 2012
      72% 46% Greetings From Tim Buckley Lee Underwood (Character) - 2012
      93% 55% Future Weather Ed (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 56% Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt Gino Fish (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Switchback Tom O'Roarke (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 46% Open Gate Robert (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 18% Silent but Deadly John Capper (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 24% Restitution George Youngstown (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 56% Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost Gino Fish (Character) - 2011
      81% 83% The Last Mountain Narrator $119.7K 2011
      No Score Yet 58% Jesse Stone: No Remorse Gino Fish (Character) - 2010
      17% 23% Last Day of Summer Mr. Crolick (Character) - 2009
      57% 33% The Hills Run Red Concannon (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 30% Shadowheart Thomas Conners (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 60% Jesse Stone: Thin Ice Gino Fish (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nothing Sacred Chambers (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 18% The Good Student Phil Palmer (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 68% Jesse Stone: Sea Change Gino Fish (Character) - 2007
      73% 65% The Mist Jim Grondin (Character) $25.6M 2007
      37% 82% August Rush Thomas (Character) $31.7M 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Abandoned in the Arctic Adolphus Greely (Voice) - 2007
      50% 68% Jimmy and Judy Uncle Rodney (Character) - 2006
      88% 64% Premium Cole Carter (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Unspoken Dad (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 40% Mr. Gibb Unknown (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 22% Confess Roger Lampert (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Purple Heart Col. Allen (Character) - 2005
      90% 75% Kinsey Kenneth Braun (Character) $10.2M 2004
      39% 48% The Battle of Shaker Heights Abe (Character) $279.3K 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Skippy Ringo (Character) - 2001
      60% 61% Witness Protection Sharp (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 22% Stealth Fighter Adm. Frank Peterson (Character) - 1999
      79% 94% The Green Mile Klaus Detterick (Character) $136.8M 1999
      No Score Yet 86% Ambushed Jim Natter (Character) - 1998
      33% 40% Disturbing Behavior Dorian Newberry (Character) $17.5M 1998
      44% 43% Reach the Rock Quinn (Character) $5.0K 1998
      20% 72% RocketMan "Wild Bill" Overbeck (Character) $15.4M 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Poltergeist: The Legacy Shamus Bloom (Character) - 1996
      14% 31% Tales From the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood The Mummy (Character) $5.6M 1996
      8% 26% Solo Colonel Frank Madden / Improved Solo (Character) $4.9M 1996
      42% 65% Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight Brayker (Character) $20.9M 1995
      No Score Yet 67% Roadracers Sarge (Character) - 1994
      91% 98% The Shawshank Redemption Heywood (Character) $27.3M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bermuda Grace Sam Grace (Character) - 1994
      50% 66% Freaked Dick Brian (Character) $14.2K 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack Reed: Badge of Honor Anatole (Character) - 1993
      70% 48% Trespass Don (Character) $12.5M 1992
      71% 72% Rush Monroe (Character) $6.6M 1991
      56% 56% Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Grim Reaper (Character) $38.0M 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tagget Yuri Chelenkoff (Character) - 1991
      33% 47% Hard to Kill Senator Vernon Trent (Character) $46.6M 1990
      71% 49% The Hot Spot Frank Sutton (Character) $1.2M 1990
      69% 70% Die Hard 2 Col. Stuart (Character) $115.3M 1990
      No Score Yet 86% The Face of Fear Anthony Prine (Character) - 1990
      74% 55% Project X Dr. Carroll (Character) $16.0M 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Neon Payback Charlie Fontana (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Eye Lieutenant Charlie Fontana (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase Joey (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Wallendas Dieter Schmidt (Character) - 1978

      TV

      Credit
      66% 68% The Comey Rule Michael Flynn (Character) 2020
      No Score Yet 70% Hawaii Five-0 John McGarrett (Guest Star) 2010-2011 2013-2014 2020
      59% 86% God Friended Me Rev. Elias (Guest Star) 2019-2020
      81% 81% Power Tony Teresi (Character) 2017-2020
      97% 89% When They See Us Michael Sheehan (Character) 2019
      No Score Yet 80% Blue Bloods Armin Janko (Guest Star) 2015 2019
      91% 78% The Blacklist Sam Milhoan (Guest Star) 2013 2019
      No Score Yet 59% Bull Father Andy (Guest Star) 2018
      82% 79% When We Rise Chuck Cooper (Guest Star) 2017
      95% 91% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet 80% Madam Secretary George (Guest Star) 2014-2015
      89% 59% The Flash Simon Stagg (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet 85% From Dusk Till Dawn Big Jim (Guest Star) 2014
      85% 86% Homeland Michael Higgins (Guest Star) 2013
      95% 88% Elementary Ian Gale (Guest Star) 2013
      58% 74% 666 Park Avenue Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      58% 77% Golden Boy Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Surviving the Cut Self 2010-2012
      90% 79% Fringe Dr. Sumner (Guest Star) 2008 2011
      92% 78% Person of Interest Anton's Father (Guest Star) 2011
      33% No Score Yet Chase Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      31% No Score Yet Three Rivers Unknown (Guest Star) 2009-2010
      91% 89% The Pacific Lewis "Chesty" Puller (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      44% No Score Yet Traveler Carlton Fog (Character) 2007
      No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Path to 9/11 Unknown (Character) 2006
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      39% 80% Tru Calling Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      76% 100% Wonderfalls Unknown (Character) 2004
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet 87% Roswell Sheriff Jim Valenti (Character),
      Director
      1999-2002
      91% 89% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Sloan (Guest Star) 1998-1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Frank Hellner (Character) 1995
      82% 99% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear John Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      76% 76% Roseanne Dwight (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Eye Lieutenant Charlie Fontana (Character) 1987-1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Major Rigby (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Rick Dillon/Kevin Moore (Guest Star) 1986