WILLIAM SADLER ONLINE


Welcome to WILLIAM SADLER ONLINE @ williamsadler.org a website dedicated to American actor William Sadler. Best known for his various roles in differing projects, William has played everything from an anarchist military man in DIE HARD 2: DIE HARDER to a fireman seeking gold in TRESPASS, to a convict in THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, a soldier for God in TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT, and a member of a secret organization inside The Federation in DEEP SPACE NINE. But his most 'infamous' role has been as the Grim Reaper/Death in BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY, AND BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC. William has many other film credits to his name including THE MIST, THE HOT SPOT, RUSH, THE GREEN MILE, KINSEY and many more. William has also become a staple in episodic television including as Sheriff Jim Valenti in the CW's ROSWELL and in HOMELAND, POWER, BERLIN STATION, THE COMEY RULE and lends his voice to the Comedy channel's OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT. William also has an extensive career on the stage in such productions as JULIUS CAESAR, 24 HOUR PLAYS, EXIT THE KING and many more. This site is dedicated to giving you the most up-to-date information on William's career. Do not expect candids to be posted as this site supports William's wishes for privacy. To read what will or won't be posted, feel free to read this site's Candids policy.
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“The Battle of Shaker Heights” – HD Screencaps & Media

Here finally is a new posting. Sorry for the lack of, but I’ve had some health issues taking precedent. One is a broken toe and the other is migraines. The only thing I can do when one of those hits is lie down and do stuff on my phone. I can’t sit at a desk and do any kind of work. I hope you understand. This time we have one of Bill’s films from 2003 called THE BATTLE OF SHAKER HEIGHTS where Bill plays the part of Abraham “Abe” Enswiler the father of Shia LaBeouf. The film ironically also stars Shiri Appleby who was also on ROSWELL as Liz Parker with Bill as Sheriff Jim Valenti. I have both screencaps and Bill’s bits. Enjoy.

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Press Scans & Transcribed Interview: From 1999 & 2000 | “Roswell, The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption”

A few new scans from 1999 and 2000. Some are just on films Bill starred in, one is a long form interview I transcribed from the scans. In this interview Bill talks all about his genre films including DEMON KNIGHT, THE GREEN MILE, THE SHAWKSHANK REDEMPTION, BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY and mostly his role as Sheriff Jim Valenti on ROSWELL. I’ll link the transcribed version as well as the other scans uploaded.

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Press Scans: 10/1998 – Fangoria | “Sadler Days”

I’ve added another set of scans to the gallery, in addition I’ve also typed out the article and added it to the press section. The reason is it’s a direct interview with Bill and I thought the text of it should be in the press section. You’ll find both at the links below. Enjoy.

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Press Scans: 1995 – Various | “Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight” & “The Outer Limits”

I thought I’d do an omnibus of Bill’s press scans from 1995. The magazines include Fangoria, Gorezone, and Cinfantastique all with articles on Bill’s film TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT” as the warrior for Christ, Frank Brayker and his television guest appearance in THE OUTER LIMITS episode Valerie 23 where he is most convincing as a paraplegic as Frank Hellner. This could realistically be called the “Tale of Two Franks” post. Enjoy.

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Press Scans: 10/1994 – Fangoria | “Stephen King, Frank Darabont and The Shawshank Redemption”

Another set of scans this time from Fangoria magazine on Bill’s film THE SHAWSHANK REDEPTION. Here author Stephen King and director Frank Darabont discuss the film the magazine has called “not a horror film.” Ironic that it comes from one of the most prolific horror writers in the world.

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Press Scans: 09/1991 – Starlog | “Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Interview”

Following on the other post, here is an interview with Keanu Reeves (Bill S. Preston Esquire) and Alex Winter (Ted “Theodore” Logan) on the making of BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY. Bill is mentioned.

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Press Scans: 08/1991 – Starlog | “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Set Visit”

I’m beginning the first of a shit ton of press scans I’ve collected of Bill and his various works. Here is a flashback to 1991 and Starlog Magazine going onto the set of BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY. Enjoy.

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Bill On The “Be More Super Podcast”

I just found an interview Bill did with the Be More Super Podcast on Youtube. Here Bill and host Bryan discuss Bill’s storied career in motion pictures, television, the stage, and music. Bill is again charming and engaging as he recalls stories from his experience in making films and television. Enjoy.

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“Bill & Ted Face The Music” Bluray Release Date, Details, & Box Art Revealed

BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC will be getting its home video release. According to Horror Cult Films, the film will be released on 09 January, 2021. It will contain the following extras aslo the box art.

BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC Set For Blu-Ray and DVD Release January 2021

The future awaits when Bill & Ted Face the Music arrives on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. Directed by Dean Parisot and written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, Bill & Ted Face the Music is the third film in the Bill & Ted franchise and a sequel to Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.

Keanu Reeves (“The Matrix” films, “John Wick” films) and Alex Winter (the “Bill & Ted” films) reprise their roles as the respective title characters and William Sadler (“The Highwaymen,” “The Shawshank Redemption”) reprises his role as the Grim Reaper in “Bill & Ted Face the Music.”

The stakes are higher than ever for the time-travelling exploits of William ‘Bill’ S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore ‘Ted’ Logan (Keanu Reeves). Yet to fulfil their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends — to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe.

The film was produced by Scott Kroopf, Solomon, David Haring, Alex Lebovici and Steve Ponce. Steven Soderbergh, Ray Bouderau, Courtney Chenn, Patrick W. Dugan, Scott Fischer, Grant Guthrie, Christian Mercuri, John Ryan Jr. and John Santilli served as executive producers.

Bill & Ted Face the Music will be available on 4K, Blu-ray, VOD and DVD from January 25th, own it early on Digital from January 9th. The 4K and Blu-ray disc features the film and special features in hi-definition and the DVD features the film and one special feature in standard definition.

To celebrate the release there will also be an HMV Exclusive Three Film Collection which for the first time includes Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey on Blu-ray in the UK. “Bill & Ted – The Most Excellent Collection” also includes the 4K restoration of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure on Blu-ray disc. A fan collection not to be missed.

4K, BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

“Bill & Ted Face the Music” 4K & Blu-ray contains the following special features:

The Official Bill & Ted Face The Music Panel at Comic-Con@Home
Be Excellent to Each Other
A Most Triumphant Duo
Death’s Crib
Social Piece (Excellence)

“Bill & Ted Face the Music” DVD contains the following special features:
Be Excellent to Each Other

SOURCE: HORROR CULT FILMS

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“Homeland” – Season 03 HD Screencaps & Stills

Bill appeared in the season three season of HOMELAND as White House Chief of Staff Michael Higgins. This was an excellent show, however, Bill’s character had the bad joss to be sitting next to DarAdol (F. Murray Abraham). His scenes with Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson were amazing. I always love seeing my favourite actors in my favourite shows. Makes them all the more special…. and Bill is special.