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William Sanderson

Lowest Rated:   0% Wagons East! (1994)
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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 Starz Inside
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Pretty Ugly People
  • Sam
2008
52% 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
$12.9M 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
No Score Yet 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
0% Wagons East!
  • Zeke
1994
80% The Client
  • Wally Boxx
1994
No Score Yet Mirror Mirror II: Raven Dance
  • Roger
1994
No Score Yet Skeeter
  • Gordon Perry
1994
20% Man's Best Friend
  • Ray
1991
62% 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
30% Black Moon Rising
  • Tyke Thayden
1986
75% Fletch
  • Swarthout
1985
21% City Heat
  • Lonnie Ash
1984
No Score Yet Proof of the Man
  • Actor
1984
17% Nightmares
  • Gaspump man
1983
60% 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
No Score Yet The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
  • Actor
1982
89% Blade Runner
  • J.F. Sebastian
1982
100% Blade Runner (The Final Cut)
  • J.F. Sebastian
$0.3M 1982
83% Raggedy Man
  • Calvin
1981
17% Death Hunt
  • Ned Warren
1981
100% 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
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Norbert Mobley
  • 2012
70% True Blood
2008-2014
  • Bud Dearborne
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
44% Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
2011
  • Leonard Keane
  • 2011
No Score Yet Mike & Molly
2010-2016
  • Dennis
  • 2011
No Score Yet Deadwood
2004-2006
  • E.B. Farnum
  • 2011
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
86% Lost
2004-2010
  • Oldham
  • 2009
No Score Yet Monk
2002-2009
  • Skinner
  • 2004
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Wallace Sykes
  • 2003
No Score Yet Smallville
2001-2011
  • Brent
  • 2002
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Mr. Percy Percy
  • 1996
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
  • Deuce
  • 1994
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Ed Funsch
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor
  • 1988

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