William Sadler

William Sadler

Highest Rated: 100% Premium (2006)

Lowest Rated: 0% Freedom (2014)

Birthday: Apr 13, 1950

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

William Sadler was an American actor who was best known for 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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice Fades Away James (Character) - 2021
82% 69% Bill & Ted Face the Music Death (Character),
Executive Producer
$3.4M 2020
21% 23% The Grudge Detective Wilson (Character) $21.2M 2020
81% 59% VFW Walter Reed (Character) - 2019
14% 71% Living Among Us Samuel (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Crush Sheriff Dusty Hawkins (Character) - 2018
26% 31% The Duel Governor Ross (Character) - 2016
40% 66% The Hollow Sheriff Beau McKinney (Character) - 2016
69% 40% Ava's Possessions Bernard (Character) - 2015
0% 51% Freedom Plimpton (Character) - 2014
40% 86% The Historian Valerian Hadley (Character) - 2014
10% 57% Frank the Bastard Cyrus Gast (Character) - 2013
29% 34% Machete Kills Sheriff Doakes (Character) $7.9M 2013
No Score Yet 63% The Suspect Sheriff Dixon (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 18% Riddle Western Man / Jack Abel (Character) - 2013
79% 78% Iron Man 3 President Ellis (Character) $409M 2013
72% 46% Greetings From Tim Buckley Lee Underwood (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 55% Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt Gino Fish (Character) - 2012
93% 55% Future Weather Ed (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 30% See Girl Run Marty (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 46% Open Gate Robert (Character) - 2011
81% 83% The Last Mountain Narrator $119.7K 2011
No Score Yet 24% Restitution George Youngstown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 55% Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost Gino Fish (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 18% Silent but Deadly John Capper (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Switchback Tom O'Roarke (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 56% Jesse Stone: No Remorse Gino Fish (Character) - 2010
17% 23% Last Day of Summer Mr. Crolick (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 31% Shadowheart Thomas Conners (Character) - 2009
57% 33% The Hills Run Red Concannon (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 59% 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
37% 82% August Rush Thomas (Character) $31.7M 2007
71% 65% The Mist Jim Grondin (Character) $25.6M 2007
No Score Yet 68% Jesse Stone: Sea Change Gino Fish (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Abandoned in the Arctic Adolphus Greely (Voice) - 2007
50% 68% Jimmy and Judy Uncle Rodney (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 40% Mr. Gibb Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unspoken Dad (Character) - 2006
100% 64% Premium Cole Carter (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Purple Heart Col. Allen (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 22% Confess Roger Lampert (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
No Score Yet 22% Stealth Fighter Adm. Frank Peterson (Character) - 1999
78% 94% The Green Mile Klaus Detterick (Character) $136.8M 1999
60% 70% Witness Protection Sharp (Character) - 1999
34% 39% Disturbing Behavior Dorian Newberry (Character) $17.5M 1998
No Score Yet 86% Ambushed Jim Natter (Character) - 1998
38% 46% Reach the Rock Quinn (Character) $5K 1998
25% 72% RocketMan "Wild Bill" Overbeck (Character) $15.4M 1997
8% 26% Solo Colonel Frank Madden/Improved Solo (Character) $4.9M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poltergeist: The Legacy Shamus Bloom (Character) - 1996
15% 30% Tales From the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood The Mummy (Character) $5.6M 1996
38% 64% Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight Brayker (Character) $20.9M 1995
91% 98% The Shawshank Redemption Heywood (Character) $27.3M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bermuda Grace Sam Grace (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 68% Roadracers Sarge (Character) - 1994
50% 65% Freaked Dick Brian (Character) $14.2K 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack Reed: Badge of Honor Anatole (Character) - 1993
69% 47% Trespass Don (Character) $12.5M 1992
71% 72% Rush Monroe (Character) $6.6M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tagget Yuri Chelenkoff (Character) - 1991
57% 56% Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Grim Reaper (Character) $38M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Face of Fear Anthony Prine (Character) - 1990
69% 70% Die Hard 2 Col. Stuart (Character) $115.3M 1990
70% 48% The Hot Spot Frank Sutton (Character) $1.2M 1990
38% 47% Hard to Kill Senator Vernon Trent (Character) $46.6M 1990
75% 55% Project X Dr. Carroll (Character) $16M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Eye Lieutenant Charlie Fontana (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Neon Payback 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
68% 68% The Comey Rule Michael Flynn (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 75% Hawaii Five-0 John McGarrett (Guest Star) 2020 2013-2014 2010-2011
59% 87% God Friended Me Rev. Elias (Guest Star) 2019-2020
81% 82% Power Tony Teresi (Character) 2017-2020
96% 90% When They See Us Michael Sheehan (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Armin Janko (Guest Star) 2019 2015
91% 80% The Blacklist Sam Milhoan (Guest Star) 2019 2013
No Score Yet 58% Bull Father Andy (Guest Star) 2018
82% No Score Yet When We Rise Chuck Cooper (Guest Star) 2017
95% 90% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 78% Madam Secretary George (Guest Star) 2014-2015
88% 70% The Flash Simon Stagg (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 72% From Dusk Till Dawn Big Jim (Guest Star) 2014
85% 85% Homeland Michael Higgins (Guest Star) 2013
95% 89% Elementary Ian Gale (Guest Star) 2013
58% 74% 666 Park Avenue Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
58% 67% Golden Boy Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surviving the Cut Unknown (Character),
Self
2010-2012
90% 77% Fringe Dr. Sumner (Guest Star) 2011 2008
92% 77% 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet Band of Brothers and The Pacific Lewis "Chesty" Puller (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
44% No Score Yet Traveler Carlton Fog (Character) 2007
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Path to 9/11 Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
42% 82% Tru Calling Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
75% 100% Wonderfalls Unknown (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 89% Roswell Sheriff Jim Valenti (Character),
Director
1999-2002
91% 87% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Sloan (Guest Star) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1995
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear John Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
76% 68% 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 Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE STARZ: Power Tony Teresi (Character)

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