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William Thomas Sadler was born on April 13, 1950 in Buffalo, New York. 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), ... See full bio »
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 2015 Ava's Possessions (announced)
Bernard
 2014 Madam Secretary (TV Series) (pre-production)
George
- Pilot (2014) ... George
 2014 The Historian (completed)
Valerian Hadley
 2014/II Freedom (completed)
Plimpton
 2014 From Dusk Till Dawn (TV Series)
Big Jim
- The Take (2014) ... Big Jim
- Boxman (2014) ... Big Jim
 2010-2014 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Jack McGarrett / John McGarrett
- Hookman (2013) ... John McGarrett
- Pu'olo (2012) ... Jack McGarrett
- Ha'i'ole (2011) ... Jack McGarrett
- Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio (2011) ... Jack McGarrett (voice, uncredited)
 2013 Homeland (TV Series)
Michael Higgins
- Good Night (2013) ... Michael Higgins
- A Red Wheelbarrow (2013) ... Michael Higgins
- The Yoga Play (2013) ... Michael Higgins
 2013 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Sam
- Anslo Garrick (2013) ... Sam (uncredited)
- General Ludd (2013) ... Sam
 2013 Elementary (TV Series)
Ian Gale
- Blood Is Thicker (2013) ... Ian Gale
 2013 The Suspect
Sheriff Dixon
 2013 Checkmate, Keep Your Enemies Closer (Short)
Agent Cone
 2013 Onion News Empire (TV Movie)
Ed Musgrove
 2013 666 Park Avenue (TV Series)
Nate McKenny
- Lazarus (2013) ... Nate McKenny
 2013 Gilded Lilys (TV Movie)
 2012 Nothing Sacred
Chambers
 2012 Future Weather
Ed
 2012 See Girl Run
Marty
 2012 Being Flynn
Ray
 2012 Man on a Ledge
Valet
 2012 Melvin Smarty
Bob
 2011/I Restitution
George Youngstown
 2008-2011 Fringe (TV Series)
Dr. Sumner / Doctor Sumner
- Alone in the World (2011) ... Dr. Sumner (as Bill Sadler)
 2011 Silent But Deadly
Capper
 2011 Person of Interest (TV Series)
Anton's Father
- Pilot (2011) ... Anton's Father
 2011 White Collar (TV Series)
Brett Gelles
- Where There's a Will (2011) ... Brett Gelles
 2011 Chase (TV Series)
William Frost
- Annie (2011) ... William Frost
 2011 Keep Your Enemies Closer (Short)
Agent Cone
 2011 Open Gate
Robert
 2011 Red & Blue Marbles
John
 2010 Mineville
Tom O'Roarke
 2010 Fallout: New Vegas (Video Game)
Victor (voice)
 2009-2010 Three Rivers (TV Series)
Michael Zelasko / Michael
- Every Breath You Take (2010) ... Michael Zelasko
 2009 Last Day of Summer
Mr. Crolick
 2009 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Ray Finnegan
- Reckoner (2009) ... Ray Finnegan
 2009 Shadowheart (Video)
Thomas Conners
 2009 The Hills Run Red (Video)
Concannon
 2009 Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (TV Movie)
Gino Fish
 2009 Stream (Short)
Dr. Shelby
 2008 The Bourne Conspiracy (Video Game)
Alexander Conklin (voice, as Bill Sadler)
 2008 Medium (TV Series)
John Edgemont
- Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble (2008) ... John Edgemont
 2007 The Mist
Jim
 2007 August Rush
Thomas Novacek
 2007 Traveler (TV Series)
Carlton Fog
- The Exchange (2007) ... Carlton Fog
- The Trader (2007) ... Carlton Fog
- The Tells (2007) ... Carlton Fog
- The Out (2007) ... Carlton Fog (uncredited)
- New Haven (2007) ... Carlton Fog
 2007 The Black Donnellys (TV Series)
Munst
- All of Us Are in the Gutter (2007) ... Munst
 2007 Numb3rs (TV Series)
J. Everett Tuttle
- Democracy (2007) ... J. Everett Tuttle
 2006 The Wine Bar (Short)
Bartender
 2006 The Path to 9/11 (TV Mini-Series)
Neil Herman
 2006/I Unspoken
Dad
 2006 Premium
Cole Carter
 2006 Jimmy and Judy
Uncle Rodney
 2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Red Cooper
- Killer (2006) ... Red Cooper
 2006 The Good Student
Phil Palmer
 2005 Purple Heart
Colonel Allen
 2005 Confess
Senator Roger Lampert
 2005 Law & Order (TV Series)
Kevin Drucker
- Life Line (2005) ... Kevin Drucker
 2005 Devour (Video)
Ivan Reisz
 2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
Paul Rice
- Blue Wall (2005) ... Paul Rice
 2005 Tru Calling (TV Series)
Travis
- Enough (2005) ... Travis
 2005 Third Watch (TV Series)
Scotty Murray
- Forever Blue (2005) ... Scotty Murray
 2004 JAG (TV Series)
Saul Wainright
- Retrial (2004) ... Saul Wainright
 2004 Kinsey
Kenneth Braun
 2004 Wonderfalls (TV Series)
Darrin Tyler
- Caged Bird (2004) ... Darrin Tyler
- Totem Mole (2004) ... Darrin Tyler (credit only)
- Safety Canary (2004) ... Darrin Tyler (credit only)
- Lovesick Ass (2004) ... Darrin Tyler (credit only)
 2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Kyle Devlin
- Graansha (2003) ... Kyle Devlin
 2003 Ed (TV Series)
Lee Leetch
- The Case (2003) ... Lee Leetch
 1999-2002 Roswell (TV Series)
Sheriff Jim Valenti / Colonel James Cassidy
- Crash (2002) ... Sheriff Jim Valenti (credit only)
 2002/I Another Life (Short)
Man
 2001 Skippy
Ringo
 1999 Witness Protection (TV Movie)
Sharp
 1999 Stealth Fighter
Adm. Frank Peterson
 1998-1999 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Sloan
- Extreme Measures (1999) ... Sloan
- Inquisition (1998) ... Sloan
 1998 Reach the Rock
Quinn
 1998 Ambushed
Jim Natter
 1997 RocketMan
'Wild Bill' Overbeck
 1996 Solo
Colonel Frank Madden / Improved Solo
 1996 Bordello of Blood
Mummy
 1995 The Omen (TV Movie)
Dr. Linus
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Frank Hellner
- Valerie 23 (1995) ... Frank Hellner
 1989-1994 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
The Grim Reaper / Niles Talbot
- The Man Who Was Death (1989) ... Niles Talbot (as Bill Sadler)
 1994 Roadracers (TV Movie)
Sarge
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series)
Sarge Leather
- Roadracers (1994) ... Sarge Leather
 1994 Bermuda Grace (TV Movie)
Sam Grace
 1993 Night Driving (TV Short)
Eddy
 1992 Trespass
Don
 1992 Two-Fisted Tales (TV Movie)
Mr. Rush (Presenter)
 1991 Rush
Monroe
 1991 Tagget (TV Movie)
Yuri Chelenkoff
 1991 The Last to Go (TV Movie)
Treat
 1990 The Face of Fear (TV Movie)
Anthony Prine
 1990 Hard to Kill
Senator Vernon Trent (as Bill Sadler)
 1988-1989 Dear John (TV Series)
Ken / Ben
- Friends and Lovers (1989) ... Ken
- The Younger Girl (1988) ... Ben (as Bill Sadler)
 1989 K-9
Salesman Don (as Bill Sadler)
 1989 Gideon Oliver (TV Series)
Franklin Finney
- By the Waters of Babylon (1989) ... Franklin Finney
 1989 Hard Time on Planet Earth (TV Series)
Officer Rollman
- The Way Home (1989) ... Officer Rollman
 1989 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Colonel Fitzpatrick
- Off the Job Experience (1989) ... Colonel Fitzpatrick (as Bill Sadler)
 1989 Unconquered (TV Movie)
 1989 Hooperman (TV Series)
Lanny Hardin
- Look Homeward, Dirtbag (1989) ... Lanny Hardin (as Bill Sadler)
 1989 Roseanne (TV Series)
Dwight
- Saturday (1989) ... Dwight
 1988 Cadets (TV Movie)
Colonel Tom Sturdivant (as Bill Sadler)
 1988 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
- The Abby Singer Show (1988) ... (as Bill Sadler)
 1988 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Ritchie Epman
- Blind Spot: Part 2 (1988) ... Ritchie Epman (as Bill Sadler)
- Blind Spot: Part 1 (1988) ... Ritchie Epman (as Bill Sadler)
 1987 Private Eye (TV Movie)
Charlie Fontana
 1987 Tour of Duty (TV Series)
Major Rigby
- Dislocations (1987) ... Major Rigby
 1987 Project X
Dr. Carroll (as Bill Sadler)
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Rick Dillon / Kevin Moore
- Shades of Darkness (1986) ... Rick Dillon / Kevin Moore (as Bill Sadler)
 1986 Off Beat
Dickson (as Bill Sadler)
 1985 Assaulted Nuts (TV Series)
Various
 1983 After MASH (TV Series)
Joe Warner 1983
- Bladder Day Saints (1983) ... Joe Warner 1983
 1983 Newhart (TV Series)
Clumsy Guest
- Lady & the Tramps (1983) ... Clumsy Guest (as Bill Sadler)
 1982 Hanky Panky
Hotel Clerk
 1982 The Neighborhood (TV Movie)
 1982 Supervisors (Short)
Ed
 1981 Nurse (TV Series)
Dr. George Bradford
- Margin for Error (1981) ... Dr. George Bradford
 1981 Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase (TV Movie)
Joey
 1978 The Great Wallendas (TV Movie)
Dieter Schmidt
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Other Works:

: 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). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bill Sadler

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Attended Orchard Park High School in Orchard Park, New York, a suburb of Buffalo. See more »

Trademark:

Deep resonant voice See more »

Nickname:

Bill

Star Sign:

Aries

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