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.
To say I’m honoured is understating it. I have been fortunate to receive a message from William/Bill in support of this site. He has also graciously allowed me to post the note he sent me. I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for his kindness. Here is what he had to say:
I just wanted to say thank you for your amazing web site. I’ve been working at this acting craft for a very long time and it’s truly gratifying to see that people have been watching all these years. Let me know if you have questions I can help with and keep up the good work!
A new and update poster of Bill’s film, A STAGE OF TWILIGHT has been released by their production company Cardinal Flix, Inc via their Facebook page. The update reflects all the awards the film has won. I say congratulations to the director, Sarah Schwab, Bill, Karen Allen, and the entire production staff and cast.
Bill was off last year filming a limited series for HBO called FULL CIRCLE. In this his character, Gene McCusker, was involved in inter-family politics as he comes to terms with something between he and his brother, Jeff (Denis Quaid.) The series was really good and had one guessing till the last scene in the last episode. The series also starred Timothy Olyphant, Clare Danes (Bill guest starred on Danes’ former series HOMELAND), Suzanne Savoy, and CCH Pounder. Remember Pounder was in DEMON KNIGHT playing Irene, the owner of the boarding house where Bill’s character, Brayker, went to rest. Bill and CCH didn’t have any scenes together, which was kind of a bummer. Would have loved to have seen them together again.
According to many sources, Bill’s film THE MIST where he played the part of Jim Grondin, will be getting the full 4K/Bluray treatment. The release date for this new remastered version is slated for 03 October, 2023. The alternate black and white version will also be included in the release. I’ve seen both and the black and white version is definitely creepier than the colour version. No matter though, the film is one of the most unsettling films I’ve seen in a long time. The specs and box art below.
The Mist 4K HD Blu-ray release date
The 4K HD, Blu-ray, and digital release date is October 3, 2023, for the suggested retail price of $34.99. The Best Buy Exclusive 4K HD, Blu-ray, and digital release will be for the suggested retail price of $37.99.
An alternate black and white version is included. It also features an audio commentary with writer-director Frank Darabont and producer Denise Huth. The Blu-ray features:
Deleted scenes with optional commentary by Frank Darabont
A conversation with Stephen King and Frank Darabont
Over 2 hours of total bonus material
“From legendary frightmaster Stephen King and Academy Award nominated writer-producer-director Frank Darabont comes one of the most tense and terrifying films since The Shining,” reads the official synopsis. “After a mysterious mist envelops a small New England town, a group of locals trapped in a supermarket must battle a siege of otherworldly creatures . . . and the fears that threaten to tear them apart.”
The cast includes Thomas Jane (Boogie Nights, The Punisher (2004)), Marcia Gay Harden (Miller’s Crossing, Pollock), Laurie Holden (TV’s The Walking Dead), Andre Braugher (TV’s Gideon’s Crossing, TV’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Toby Jones (Infamous, Tinker Tailor Solider Spy), and William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption, Die Hard 2).
It’s finally out! Bill has finally released an album of his own self-written songs. Some have already appeared in video form on his Youtube, but there are some original songs previously unreleased. All proceeds from the sale go to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a cause very close to Bill’s heart. Below is a list of the songs on the album. If you would like to purchase it, please use the visual link above the cut.
Continuing on with season two, Jim is heading for a confrontation with those who would seek to destroy the kids for who they are. Jim’s defense is so great, is he willing to sacrifice his livelihood to protect them?