William Sadler

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William Thomas Sadler is an American film and television actor. His television and motion picture roles have included Chesty Puller in The Pacific, Luther Sloan in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Sheriff Jim Valenti in Roswell, convict Heywood in The Shawshank Redemption, Senator Vernon Trent in Hard to Kill, and the Grim Reaper in Bill & Ted's Bogus... read more

William Thomas Sadler is an American film and television actor. His television and motion picture roles have included Chesty Puller in The Pacific, Luther Sloan in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Sheriff Jim Valenti in Roswell, convict Heywood in The Shawshank Redemption, Senator Vernon Trent in Hard to Kill, and the Grim Reaper in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, Tales from the Crypt and Bill & Ted Face the Music, a role for which he won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor, and his role as Colonel Stuart opposite Bruce Willis in Die Hard 2. He played the character of President of the United States, Matthew Ellis, in Iron Man 3, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and WHIH Newsfront, all set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He also recurs as Steve McGarrett's murdered father, John McGarrett, in the 2010 remake of the 1968 television series, Hawaii Five-O and the Boston boxing promoter and suspected drug dealer Gino Fish in the Jesse Stone made for TV movie series opposite Tom Selleck as a small town police chief.

Birth Name

William Thomas Sadler

Born

Thursday, 13 April 1950

Actor Filmography

Shrine 2022
Bill & Ted Face the Music Death 2020
Hunters Dr. Friedrich Mann 2020
VFW Walter Reed 2020
The Grudge Detective Wilson 2020
A Higher Loyalty Michael Flynn 2020
When They See Us Detective Michael Sheehan 2019
The Highwaymen Henry Barrow 2019
Deadly Crush Sheriff Dusty Hawkins 2018
God Friended Me Rev. Elias 2018
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Shrine 2022
Bill & Ted Face the Music Death 2020
Hunters Dr. Friedrich Mann 2020
VFW Walter Reed 2020
The Grudge Detective Wilson 2020
A Higher Loyalty Michael Flynn 2020
When They See Us Detective Michael Sheehan 2019
The Highwaymen Henry Barrow 2019
Deadly Crush Sheriff Dusty Hawkins 2018
God Friended Me Rev. Elias 2018
Our Cartoon President General Kelly / Mitch McConnell / Jeff Sessions (voice), Mitch McConnell / Wilbur Ross (voice), General Kelly / Jeff Sessions (voice), Mitch McConnell (voice), Wilbur Ross (voice), Wilbur Ross / William Barr (voice), Wilbur Ross / General Kelly (voice), Mitch McConnell / General Kelly / Jeff Sessions (voice), Mitch McConnell / William Barr (voice), General (voice), General Kelly (voice), General Kelly / Jeff Sessions / Mich McConnell (voice), General Kelly / Mitch McConnell (voice) / Mitch McConnell / Jeff Sessions (voice), General Kelly / Price is Right Announcer / Crowd (voice), General Kelly / Wilbur Ross (voice), Jeff Sessions / General Kelly (voice), Jeff Sessions / General Kelly / Narrator (voice) / Mitch McConnell / Jeff Sessions (voice) 2018
Living Among Us Samuel 2018
When We Rise Chuck Cooper 2017
Berlin Station Clay Williams 2016
The Hollow Sheriff Beau McKinney 2016
Bull Father Andy 2016
The Duel Governor Lawrence Sullivan Ross 2016
Day 5 Bob 2016
Edge Big Bill 2015
Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise Gino Fish 2015
Freeheld Peter Santucci 2015
Ava's Possessions Bernard 2015
Frank The Bastard Cyrus Gast 2015
WHIH News Front President Ellis 2015
Movies and Stuff Himself 2015
The Historian Valerian Hadley 2014
The Flash Simon Stagg 2014
Madam Secretary George 2014
Z Nation Sam Custer 2014
Freedom Whistle Player 2014
Power Tony Teresi, Tony Teresi (credit only) 2014
From Dusk till Dawn: The Series Big Jim 2014
That Guy Dick Miller Himself 2014
The Suspect Sheriff Dixon 2013
Machete Kills Sheriff Doakes 2013
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. President Ellis 2013
The Blacklist Sam Milhoan 2013
Iron Man 3 President Ellis 2013
See Girl Run Marty 2013
Golden Boy Police Commissioner Jack Dowdell 2013
Decoding Die Hard Himself 2013
Riddle Jack Abel 2013
666 Park Avenue Nate McKenny 2012
Elementary Ian Gale 2012
Greetings From Tim Buckley Lee Underwood 2012
Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt Gino Fish 2012
Future Weather Ed 2012
Being Flynn Ray 2012
Man On A Ledge Valet 2012
Nothing Sacred Chambers 2012
Restitution George Youngstown 2011
Homeland Michael Higgins 2011
Person of Interest Anton's Father 2011
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost Gino Fish 2011
Open Gate Robert 2011
Blue Bloods Armin Janko 2010
Chase William Frost 2010
Hawaii Five-0 Jack McGarrett, John McGarrett, John McGarrett (archive footage) 2010
Surviving the Cut Himself - Announcer 2010
Movie Nights Senator Vernon Trent (archive footage) 2010
Jesse Stone: No Remorse Gino Fish 2010
The Pacific Lt Col. Lewis 'Chesty' Puller 2010
Silent But Deadly Capper 2010
Last Day Of Summer Mr. Crolick 2009
White Collar Brett Gelles 2009
Three Rivers Michael Zelasko 2009
Mercy Ret. Col. Nate Ramsey 2009
Shadowheart Thomas Conners 2009
The Hills Run Red Concannon 2009
Jesse Stone: Thin Ice Gino Fish 2009
The Good Student 2009
Eagle Eye Jerry's Dad 2008
Fringe Dr. Sumner 2008
August Rush Thomas Novacek 2007
The Mist Jim 2007
A New Wave Roger Dewitt 2007
Damages Helmut Torben, McClarenTruth.org's Financier 2007
Jesse Stone: Sea Change Gino Fish 2007
Traveler Carlton Fog 2007
The Black Donnellys Munst 2007
The Path to 9/11 2006
Unspoken Dad 2006
Premium Cole Carter 2006
Jimmy And Judy Uncle Rodney 2006
The Good Student Phil Palmer 2006
Criminal Minds Ray Finnegan 2005
Devour Ivan Reisz 2005
Law & Order: Trial by Jury Paul Rice 2005
Numb3rs J. Everett Tuttle 2005
Medium John Edgemont 2005
Purple Heart Colonel Allen 2005
Confess Rober Lampert 2005
Kinsey Kenneth Braun 2004
Wonderfalls Darrin Tyler 2004
Tru Calling Travis 2003
The Battle Of Shaker Heights Abe 2003
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Kyle Devlin 2001
Skippy Ringo 2001
Ed Lee Leetch 2000
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Red Cooper 2000
Witness Protection Sharp 1999
The Green Mile Klaus Detterick 1999
Roswell Sheriff Jim Valenti, Colonel James Cassidy, Jim Valenti 1999
Third Watch Scotty Murray 1999
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Gary Dolan 1999
Stealth Fighter Adm. Frank Peterson 1999
Reach The Rock Quinn 1998
Disturbing Behavior Dorian Newberry 1998
Ambushed Jim Natter 1998
RocketMan 'Wild Bill' Overbeck 1997
Solo Improved Solo 1996
Bordello of Blood Mummy 1996
Poltergeist: The Legacy Shamus Bloom 1996
JAG Saul Wainright 1995
A Night to Die For Himself 1995
The Outer Limits Frank Hellner (archive footage), Frank Hellner 1995
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight Brayker 1995
The Shawshank Redemption Heywood 1994
Roadracers Sarge 1994
Rebel Highway Sarge Leather 1994
Jack Reed: Badge of Honor David Anatole 1993
Freaked Dick Brian 1993
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Sloan 1993
Trespass Don 1992
HBO First Look Himself / Colonel Stuart 1992
Two-Fisted Tales Mr. Rush 1992
Rush Monroe 1991
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Grim Reaper 1991
Tagget Yuri Chelenkoff 1991
The Hot Spot Frank Sutton 1990
Law & Order Kevin Drucker 1990
Die Hard 2 Stuart 1990
Hard to Kill Senator Vernon Trent (as Bill Sadler) 1990
Tales from the Crypt Niles Talbot, The Grim Reaper 1989
K-9 Salesman Don (as Bill Sadler) 1989
Hard Time on Planet Earth Officer Rollman 1989
Gideon Oliver Franklin Finney 1989
Unconquered Coach Dickey 1989
Murphy Brown Colonel Fitzpatrick (as Bill Sadler) 1988
Roseanne Dwight 1988
Dear John Ken 1988
In the Heat of the Night Ritchie Epman 1988
Tour of Duty Major Rigby 1987
Hooperman Lanny Hardin 1987
Private Eye Lieutenant Charlie Fontana, Lieutenant Charlie Fontana (as Bill Sadler), Lietenant Charlie Fontana 1987
Project X Dr. Carroll 1987
Off Beat Dickson (as Bill Sadler) 1986
The Equalizer Rick Dillon / Kevin Moore 1985
AfterMASH Joe Warner 1983
St. Elsewhere Mr. Oppenheimer 1982
Newhart Clumsy Guest 1982
Hanky Panky Hotel Clerk 1982
Nurse Dr. George Bradford 1981
The Great Wallendas Dieter Schmidt 1978
NBC Special Treat John 1975
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People 1973

Director Filmography

Roswell 1999
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