William Sanderson

William Sanderson

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Wagons East! (1994)
  • Birthday: Jan 10, 1944
  • Birthplace: 1-10-1944
  • Gangly American character actor William Sanderson has done all right by himself in "Bubba" roles. He was seen in such bucolic characterizations as Lee Dollarhide in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Sleets in Rocketeer (1989), Zeke in Wagons East (1994), and Lippy in the first two Lonesome Dove TV miniseries. He rose to prominence in the early 1980s as one-third of the backwoods trio Larry, Daryl and Daryl on the TV sitcom Newhart (1982-90); Sanderson was Larry, the interpreter for his two tight-lipped, dull-witted siblings. Despite the illusion created by his specialty, Sanderson is no hayseed. Following his military discharge, Sanderson graduated from Memphis State University and after that became a law student until the acting bug bit and led him to drop out of school to launch a successful theater career in New York; Sanderson moved into television and feature films. As a change of pace, William Sanderson was heard as urbane, authoritative robotmaster Karl Rossum in the daily Fox TV Network attraction Batman: The Animated Series (1992). In 1998, William Sanderson co-starred opposite Beau Bridges in the satirical television series Maximum Bob.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Deadwood: The Movie Actor 2019
97% Deadwood: The Movie E.B. Farnum 2019
No Score Yet The Griddle House Gus 2018
No Score Yet Starz Inside Actor 2009
No Score Yet Pretty Ugly People Sam 2008
50% Disappearances Rat Kinneson 2007
No Score Yet Seed Max Seed 2007
No Score Yet Beyond the Wall of Sleep Joe Slaader 2006
No Score Yet Cyber Wars Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Treasure of Painted Forest Paul 2006
No Score Yet Heart of America (Home Room) Actor 2004
3% House of the Dead Greg $10.2M 2003
8% Gods and Generals Gen. A.P. Hill $13M 2003
No Score Yet Monte Walsh Skimpy Eagens 2003
24% A Guy Thing Bachelor Party Guy $15.5M 2003
No Score Yet AcceleRacers Actor 2003
No Score Yet Spacebabes Meet the Monsters Actor 2003
No Score Yet Never Get Outta the Boat Clarence 2002
No Score Yet Monkey Love Actor 2002
11% Blackwoods Jim 2002
No Score Yet Return to Cabin by the Lake Chad 2001
40% Crossfire Trail Pee Wee 2001
No Score Yet The Mangler 2 Actor 2001
No Score Yet Stanley's Gig Stanley 2000
No Score Yet Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story Actor 2000
No Score Yet Nice Guys Sleep Alone Rufus 1999
No Score Yet George Wallace T.Y. Odum 1997
No Score Yet Forest Warrior Paul Carpio 1996
37% Last Man Standing Joe Monday 1996
No Score Yet Andersonville Munn 1996
No Score Yet Hologram Man Manny/Giggles 1995
No Score Yet Phoenix Miro 1995
0% Wagons East! Zeke 1994
78% The Client Wally Boxx 1994
No Score Yet Mirror Mirror II: Raven Dance Roger 1994
No Score Yet Skeeter Gordon Perry 1994
17% Man's Best Friend Ray 1991
63% The Rocketeer Skeets 1991
No Score Yet Sometimes They Come Back Carl Mueller 1991
No Score Yet Giant of Thunder Mountain Actor 1991
No Score Yet Mirror, Mirror Mr. Veze 1990
No Score Yet Deadly Weapon Reverend Smith 1989
No Score Yet The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains Trump 1987
No Score Yet Dead Aim Brennan 1987
No Score Yet Last Man Standing (Circle Man) Casper 1987
No Score Yet Dalton: Code of Vengeance II Bobby Fuller 1986
38% Black Moon Rising Tyke Thayden 1986
77% Fletch Swarthout 1985
No Score Yet The Defiant Ones Actor 1985
19% City Heat Lonnie Ash 1984
No Score Yet Proof of the Man Actor 1984
29% Nightmares Gaspump man 1983
67% Lone Wolf McQuade Snow 1983
No Score Yet Who Will Love My Children? Cleve Shelby 1983
No Score Yet The Executioner's Song Gibbs 1982
100% The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez Actor 1982
89% Blade Runner J.F. Sebastian 1982
92% Blade Runner (The Final Cut) J.F. Sebastian $0.3M 1982
83% Raggedy Man Calvin 1981
17% Death Hunt Ned Warren 1981
88% Coal Miner's Daughter Lee Dollarhide 1980
No Score Yet Teen Mothers Randy Webb 1980
No Score Yet Fight for Your Life as Jessie Lee 1977
No Score Yet Savage Weekend Otis 1976

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

90% Bones
2005-2017
Norbert Mobley
  • 2012
70% True Blood
2008-2014
Bud Dearborne
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
42% Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
2011
Leonard Keane
  • 2011
No Score Yet Mike & Molly
2010-2016
Dennis
  • 2011
95% Deadwood
2004-2006
E.B. Farnum
  • 2011
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
95% Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!
2007-2010
Performer
  • 2010
90% Lost
2004-2010
Oldham
  • 2009
90% Monk
2002-2009
Skinner
  • 2004
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Wallace Sykes
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
Mike
  • 2002
92% Smallville
2001-2011
Brent
  • 2002
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
1993-2001
Mayor
  • 2001
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
Jesse
  • 1997
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Mr. Percy Percy
  • 1996
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
Deuce
  • 1994
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
Mickey Sanders
  • 1994
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Ed Funsch
  • 1994
  • 1993
22% Sirens
1993-1994
Male Store Owner
  • 1993
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
  • 1991
No Score Yet Newhart
1982-1990
Larry
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1983
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
Rev
  • 1982
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
  • 1982
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
Collins
  • 1980
No Score Yet Lonesome Dove
1989
Lippy Jones

QUOTES FROM William Sanderson CHARACTERS

Lee Dollarhide
(to Doolittle) If you were born in Kentucky, you've got three choices; coal mine, moonshine or move it on down the line.
Lee Dollarhide
If you were born in Kentucky, you've got three choices; coal mine, moonshine or move it on down the line.
J.F. Sebastian
there's a part of me in you...
J.F. Sebastian
There's a part of me in you...