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.
Third post for the night. Gee it’s good to be back….. We have a trailer for Bill’s upcoming horror film SHE CAME FROM THE WOODS where he plays the part of Gilbert McCalister. Enjoy.
She Came From The Woods Trailer Confirms That Summer Camp Is Still a Murderous Affair
The horror genre is no stranger to films set at a summer camp where people inevitably end up dying in a myriad of horrible ways. She Came From The Woods is the latest example of this trope, and one that seems to be doubling down on it given it takes place in 1987, which was a time rife with summer camp killers.
Summer is almost over a Camp Briarbrook! And that means it’s time to shotgun some beers around the campfire while you accidentally invoke a decades-old evil that lives in the surrounding woods. That evil (apparently in female form, given the title) then starts murdering campers and their counselors. Does she do so on her own, or does she possess people? The trailer isn’t clear on that front, though it is clear that many people get murdered in various bloody ways.
I’m not one to judge a movie by its trailer, but if I’m being honest, this trailer makes the movie not seem particularly good, not least because I can’t tell if this is supposed to be a horror comedy or a serious slasher or something else entirely. I could be wrong, however, and this film could be the next Oscar contender. You never know!
If you want to decide for yourself, you can check out She Came From The Woods starring Cara Buono (Stranger Things) and William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption) when it slays its way into theaters on February 10, 2023.
For our first official uploads since the return (and it’s oh so good to be back), I will be offering images from Bill’s 1994 telefilm BERMUDA GRACE where he played the part of Philadelphia detective, Sam Grace. The two-hour movie would have been the pilot to a series on NBC, however, those all mighty ratings didn’t bode well. The movie is fun and it shows Bill’s comic side. The movie also starred David Harwood (also of Homeland), George Harris (Black Hawk Down), and Serena Scott Thomas (The World is Not Enough).
Good news. We’re back on the web. It seems the issues were the depleted server on the other host. Now we’re on the new host, good things are happening. The gallery is also back and stable. Thank you for sticking with me and for your understanding. I’m making this post from the stable site. Now it’s back to business as usual. I’ll have some more things to say in the coming days. To celebrate our grand return, the featured image is of Bill from the 1992 film TRESPASS where he played the part of Don Perry. The film was directed by Walter Hill, and also starred the late great Bill Paxton (Vince), Ice-T (King James), Ice Cube (Savon), and Art Evans (Bradlee).
A bit of an update on when the rest of Bill’s ROSWELL episodes will be done. I am currently attempting to write my first novel and most of my time is dedicated to either outlining, or research. I’ve had little time for anything else other than regular household and family stuff. I do plan on resuming soon. I want to get all his work done on ROSWELL, however, there is a lot of work to be done. Please be patient as I get those done. And I’m also trying to get up a new layout. This one has been up since the site went up and I think it’s time for a refresh.
I had these ready a couple of days ago, but I’ve been having logging on issues with trying to get into the site. Hopefully I can finish this post before I’m logged out again and the site becomes unreachable to me. So here we go.
Bill was in a four episode arc in the Epix series BERLIN STATION as the character Clay Williams. an edgy, authoritative, lifetime military man and Director of the Counter Terrorism Center who arrives at Berlin Station with a mission to help solve a difficult situation. As always Bill is amazing in it.
WILLIAM SADLER – IN TELEVISION > 2016 > BERLIN STATION > SEASON 01 > EPISODE SCREENCAPS > E1X07 – PROOF OF LIFE
Bill is back on Instagram. After some tomfoolery with some fake accounts, Bill has decided to give it another go. He has some new projects coming up and he wanted another place to promote them. Please consider following him there. However, please be courteous. It doesn’t take much and Bill is just such a super nice guy when he interacts with his fans. Why make it bad for him? Below is his first post. Just click on the post and you can follow him there.
Bill and his A STAGE OF TWILIGHT co-star, Karen Allen, and the film’s director, Sarah Schwab will close out the Fifth Annual Mystic Film Festival.
Film star Karen Allen to speak Sunday at closing of fifth annual Mystic Film Festival
MYSTIC — Karen Allen and William Sadler — film industry veterans whose dozens of roles have landed them in some of Hollywood’s most iconic films —will help close the fifth annual Mystic Film Festival on Sunday when Sarah T. Schwab’s narrative feature, “A Stage of Twilight” — the film in which they both are star — is screened at the Mystic Luxury Cinemas.
Allen, known for her work in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Animal House,” and Sadler, known for his roles in “The Shawshank Redemption” and “The Mist,” play the parts of Cora and Barry in Schwab’s film, a retired couple who are enjoying life in their seventies.
After Barry is rushed to the hospital following a severe coughing attack and is diagnosed with a fatal heart disease, he rents a trailer home in the middle of the woods to die alone in peace. His hope for a dignified death proves to be a struggle for Cora, especially when Joey, a 17- year-old neighbor who acts as a surrogate son to the childless couple, enters the picture. As Barry’s end approaches, Cora is driven to make a critical decision for them both.
Schwab, known for her film, “Life After You,” writes and directs the film and will join Allen, and Sadler for a moderated conversation following the screening.
Bill has joined the cast of the HBO Max limited series FULL CIRCLE. According to what Bill said during a recent chat, he’s playing the part of a New York City cop. Nothing more is known including what his character’s name is.
William Sadler, Happy Anderson, Adia Join Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Full Circle’ HBO Max Limited Series
EXCLUSIVE: William Sadler (When They See Us), Happy Anderson (Mindhunter) and newcomer Adia (The Midnight Club) have joined the cast of the HBO Max limited series Full Circle, from director Steven Soderbergh and writer Ed Solomon. They join Zazie Beetz, Claire Danes, Timothy Olyphant, Dennis Quaid, Jharrel Jerome, Sheyi Cole and CCH Pounder.
Soderbergh will direct all six episodes of the series and serve as executive producer, with Solomon as writer and EP. Casey Silver also is an executive producer. The trio reteams after working together on the 2021 HBO Max film No Sudden Move.
In Full Circle, an investigation into a botched kidnapping uncovers long-held secrets connecting multiple characters and cultures in present-day New York City.
Sadler will be seen with Alfre Woodard in Salem’s Lot, New Line’s upcoming adaptation of the Stephen King novel. His credits include feature Unholy, miniseries The Comey Rule and a starring role in Ava DuVernay’s Emmy-winning When They See Us. He also was a series regular on Starz’s Power and heavily recurred on Showtime’s Our Cartoon President. He most recently wrapped A Stage of Twilight with Karen Allen. Sadler is repped by Insurge-Ent.
Anderson is filming the feature Bikeriders opposite Tom Hardy for New Regency. His other credits include Mindhunter, Bad Boys for Life and Birdbox, and he next will be seen in John Flattery’s film Maggie Moore(s) opposite Tina Fey and Jon Hamm. Anderson is repped by Stewart Talent Agency and Industry Entertainment.
Full Circle marks Adia’s second television role, having made her acting debut as a series regular in Mike Flanagan’s The Midnight Club, which premiered this month on Netflix. Adia is repped by Tash Moseley Management and Del Shaw.
A wonderful article on Bill’s appearances in STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE making his nefarious character of Luther Sloan to be one of if not the most pivotal characters in the entirety of the franchise. Have to agree with them, though anything Bill is in is made better by his presence.
A Die Hard Bad Guy Was One Of Star Trek’s Most Game-Changing Villains
William Sadler played Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Sloan, who changed the franchise forever.
By Michileen Martin | Published 15 hours ago
There are some who say Star Trek has strayed far beyond Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the franchise, and those criticisms aren’t without merit. Honestly, they wouldn’t have been without merit decades ago. Long before Discovery, Strange New Worlds, or even the Kelvin Timeline films, Trek was going in directions that Roddenberry would–at the very least–have voiced concerns about. In particular, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine included a lot of elements Roddenberry may very well have balked at, including a multi-year serialized war story. Another thing that the Trek creator may have had a few thoughts about was DS9‘s introduction of Section 31: a covert agency operating outside all of the Federation’s laws and ideals, but often with full unspoken blessing of Starfleet’s upper echelons. The agency would go far beyond the boundaries of DS9 and–for better or worse–change the franchise forever. In part, we have William Sadler of Die Hard 2 fame to thank for that change.
William Sadler Outside Star Trek
When you see a movie about a cop from New York City who–purely by chance–winds up in an office building on the very night its occupants are taken hostage by heavily armed thieves, you wouldn’t necessarily think there’s a sequel or four in the mix, but that’s exactly what happened. Two years after the release of Die Hard came Die Hard 2, with Bruce Willis’s John McClane once again finding himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. This time he’s at Dulles International Airport waiting for his wife’s flight to land when the place is taken over by terrorists led by Colonel William Stuart, played by William Sadler. Stuart is just as cunning as Alan Rickman’s Hans Gruber and–unlike Gruber–given the right set of circumstances he could probably push McClane’s face through the back of his head faster than you can say “fanatic.” Of course, since there were three more Die Hard films to come we know that right set of circumstances never arrived for Stuart. Luckily, Sadler got the chance to play a much more nuanced villain for Star Trek.
Sadler’s Die Hard 2 role isn’t the only one he’s known for, of course. As the white-faced Death itself, Sadler played an assortment of games–like Clue and Twister–against the heroes in 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey and reprised the role for 2020’s Bill & Ted Face the Music. He was also the good-hearted but often complaining Heywood in 1994’s The Shawshank Redemption.
William Sadler Becomes Sloan, Head Of Star Trek’s Section 31
Star Trek has its share of “it was all an illusion” episodes, and one such beast was the Michael Dorn directed “Inquisition” in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s penultimate season. We first meet William Sadler’s Sloan as a man claiming to work for Starfleet Intelligence. Sloan makes like he’s treating Doctor Julian Bashir (Alexander Siddig) with kid gloves, but we soon learn he believes the doctor is a mole for the Dominion who isn’t even consciously aware of it. After a tense drama in which it seems like everyone aboard DS9 has turned against Bashir, we learn it’s all a hologram and that Sloan works for the clandestine Section 31, which neither Bashir nor most of DS9‘s heroes have ever heard of. He’s convinced of Bashir’s innocence and actually tries to recruit the doctor. He appears twice more and, in spite of doing things that should have him thrown in prison or worse, convincingly portrays himself as a necessary evil working for the greater good.
There are a lot of things in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine that sometimes seem to have been utterly forgotten. In spite of commanding an army that–if it had ever had the opportunity–could have crushed the combined forces of the Federation, Klingon, and Romulan Empires, the Dominion has hardly been heard from since DS9 concluded. We don’t hear much about the status of Bajor or the (former? current?) Cardassian Empire. The Prophets have been quiet and Quark and his family have largely been relegated to a series of Easter eggs. But Section 31 has endured far beyond the closing moments of DS9‘s series finale.
In the prequel series Star Trek: Enterprise, we eventually learn that Malcolm Reed (Dominic Keating) joined and left Section 31 before serving under Captain Archer (Scott Bakula), and his old commanding officer coerces him into continuing to help the organization. Much later, in Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery, the group is integral to the creation of the villain A.I. Control. In 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness, we learn the organization is thriving in the Kelvin Timeline. Peter Weller’s Admiral Marcus is a member, and has been secretly using that timeline’s version of Khan (Benedcit Cumberbatch) to fight a covert war with the Klingons.
In fact, there has been talk of a Section 31 Star Trek series in development for some time now, with Michelle Yeoh expected to lead the series as the Mirror Universe version of Philippa Georgiou and joined by Shazad Latif as the once Klingon-possessed Ash Tyler. There haven’t been a lot of updates about the series in the past year or so, however. If it does see the light of day, the series, along with all the other Section 31 stories in Trek, will in part have William Sadler to thank for his portrayal of what remains one of the franchise’s most interesting and enigmatic villains.
It looks like Bill’s film SALEM’S LOT has been moved from this coming September to next spring, April 2023. Apparently Warner Brothers has done this with their whole rest of 2022 and 2023 releases. No real reason was given.
Warner Bros. Pushes ‘Salem’s Lot’ to Spring 2023
Lewis Pullman stars in the Stephen King adaptation.
Salem’s Lot will be haunting audiences a little later than planned. Warner Bros. has moved the Stephen King adaptation to April 21, 2023. The New Line project was previously slated to open Sept. 9 of this year, a favorite corridor for King adaptations such as It (2017) and It: Chapter Two (2019).
Veteran horror scribe Gary Dauberman, known for writing the It films and helming Annabelle Comes Home, is directing a cast that includes Lewis Pullman, Makenzie Leigh, Alfre Woodard, John Benjamin Hickey, Bill Camp, Jordan Preston Carter, William Sadler, and Pilou Asbaek.
King published Salem’s Lot in 1975. The book centers on an author who returns to his hometown only to discover townspeople are slowly being turned into vampires. James Wan, Michael Clear, Roy Lee and Mark Wolper are producing.
Warners also removed from the schedule The Last Train to New York, a remake of the Korean zombie hit Train to Busan. Dauberman penned the script with Timo Tjahjanto directing and James Wan producing.
The studio also unscheduled House Party, which was slated to hit HBO Max on July 28. The reboot stars Tosin Cole And Jacob Latimore. The studio, which release first-look images back in May, did not announce release plans for the film at this time.
The loss of Salem’s Lot from the September calendar comes as box office observers are concerned over a lull in product in the coming months.
Among all the good notices Bill is getting for A STAGE OF TWILIGHT, we get our first look at him as Gilbert McAlister in the film SHE CAME FROM THE WOODS. Here is a clip of Bill getting down to business and looking rather determined if you ask me. More below.
Bill has won the Best Performance in a Feature film (Adult) for his film A STAGE OF TWILIGHT sharing it with his co-star, Karen Allen. On behalf of WILLIAM SADLER ONLINE we congratulate Bill and Karen for their accomplishment.
We finally have a release date and a trailer for Bill’s film A STAGE OF TWILIGHT. The film will be seen at the WOOD HOLE FILM FESTIVAL and it will be their closing film. If you happen to be in the neighbourhood around August 06, 2022, you can buy your advanced tickets at the link above. Please go see this film. It’s perhaps one of Bill’s finest.
Bill recently sat down with Jeff Hass of Traversing The Stars Podcast On Youtube, where they discussed Bill’s upcoming role in his fourth role in a film adaptation of a Stephen King novel, SALEM’S LOT. He will not be playing Kurt Barlow as I previously had in the sidebar under his projects. His role right now is being described as an “Easter Egg.” I’ll have more as information comes available. Also Bill said he’s putting together an album of his songs he made famous on his THE KITCHEN TAPES channel on Youtube. He said he might have something out in a month and that proceeds will go to a charity. Again, I’ll have more when Bill releases it.
On behalf of WILLIAM SADLER ONLINE it’s my honour to wish Bill the happiest of days. He turns a spry 72 today and I hope he’ll be spending today with Marni, Sadler, and his family. Take care Bill and just have a blast.
Bill recently sat down for a video chat with interviewer Chuck Shute. Here Bill answers questions about his storied career and talks about his various projects both old and new. He also discussed his various pre-acting jobs such as working for his sister in scraping lobster boats in Boston, his stage work, and he confirmed he’s completed work on SALEM’S LOT where he plays the part of Kurt Barlow. Bill also stated he’s done his best work on the film A STAGE OF TWILIGHT a film he just completed with Karen Allen that is due to start making the film festival circuit. Thanks to Chuck who has given me permission to post the interview here. Thank you Chuck. So kind.
Bill’s association with Stephen King didn’t start in 1994’s THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION as the hapless Heywood. It started in 1984 where he voiced the part of David Drayton, played by Thomas Jane in the Frank Darabont directed film. This audio recording is quite good though I have to say the woman voicing the part of Mrs. Carmody can’t hold a candle to the inspired and dedicated performance of Marica Gay Hardin in the film. Bill would go on to star in three other films based on a King penned book. Those are THE GREEN MILE as Klaus Detterick, THE MIST as Jim Grondin, and currently he’s filming a big screen version of SALEM’S LOT. His role is as yet unknown. The featured image is from the 4k black and white version of the film.
I know it’s been a while since I posted anything new. I wanted to let you know I haven’t abandoned the site. My life has been very busy lately and I’ve got a ton of things happening all at once. I don’t know if I mentioned this, but I’m in the process of researching to write my first novel. Websites are my hobby and at times I just don’t have the time for them that I want to. Particularly when real life piles up. Along with the first novel thing, there have been some illnesses in the family and that takes precedence in terms of it should be expected. It’s not COVID, thankfully. I’ve also been working on another project not related to the web that again has taken up a lot of my time. I’m truly hoping I can get back into some kind of schedule in the coming weeks. I’m not sure when uploads will resume, but for now the site has been up for you. It will remain up no matter what. I know there was a bit of a glitch there causing the site to be offline. I’m sorry for that. I found the cause and it’s fixed now. I want to say thank you all for your understanding and to those who reached out to me via email. Your thoughts are welcomed and appreciated. Please take care and here’s to getting back into Bill’s career. I have been keeping track of anything he’s up to including his role in SALEM’S LOT, his sixth association with a Stephen King property. I’ve got something I’m working on for your pleasure that will be up soon. Stay tuned.
As stated in my previous post here, Bill’s film THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION has arrived. More information about what is available on this release:
The Shawshank Redemption Arrives on 4K Ultra HD
This inspiring drama tells the story of Andy Dufresne (Robbins), a prominent banker unjustly convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment at Maine’s Shawshank Prison. He is befriended by longtime convict Red (Freeman) who’s been in long enough to know the ropes and helps him cope with the frightening realities of prison life. As the two men grow closer, so does the sense of hope that can truly set them free.
Commentary by Frank Darabont (4K/Blu-ray)
Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at The Shawshank Redemption
Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature
The SharkTank Redemption
Bogs Takes a Fall
New Fish Arrive
DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER: Frank Darabont
CAST: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, and James Whitmore
According to many sources Bill’s film THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION is getting the 4K Ultra treatment. So far there’s no word on extras included in the two-disk set. There is an audio commentary on it with director Frank Darabont. I love commentaries. The box art is included and features Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne, and Morgan Freeman as Red. The film also stars Bob Gunton, Clancy Brown, Mark Rolston, Gil Bellows, and James Whitmore. Box art included below. The release is coming out on September 14, 2021.
So season one ends with this balls-to-the-wall finale where Bill is able to show what he can do. From his confrontation of Pierce (David Cameron), to the heartbreaking scene where Kyle (Nick Wechsler) gets shot and dies and Valenti begs Max (Jason Behr) to save his life. All in all season one wrapped up pretty good and this ends season one’s screencaps. Season two to start soon… now where’s the tear emoji?
WILLIAM SADLER – IN TELEVISION > 1999 – ROSWELL > SEASON 01 > SCREENCAPS > E1X22 Destiny
Now we get to the meat and potatoes of why Bill is such an amazing actor. The way he played Valenti’s slow discovery of the kids and their true selves starting with Tess, Lies, and Videotape and ending with his suspicions coming true in Max to the Max where he saw two Max Evans’ (Jason Behr). Then finally him coming through in the end when he arrives in time to help Michael (Brendan Fehr) save Max from Pierce (David Conrad). All around some excellent episodes heavy on Valenti.
Well we’re finally back and about to wrap up Bill’s season one episodes from ROSWELL where he played the part of Sheriff Jim Valenti. Some really good episodes here. I think my favourite has to be Independence Day where he had some pretty good flirting with Amy DeLucca (Diane Farr). Loved that so much. So cute. Also loved the end scene in The Convention was damn good and I have to say that Jason Behr as Max was fantastic in it the way he confronted Valenti about his pursuit of him and the others. The next five episodes will be something in terms of Bill and the arc Valenti was on during season one.
Back again this time with four more episodes from Bill’s role as Sheriff Jim Valenti from ROSWELL. Gotta say it, Valenti’s menacing of Max (Jason Behr) is a little too good. I mean come on, it’s a little much though Bill does it well. I also loved Bill’s scenes with Diane Farr who played Amy DeLuca. They’re cute together and it’s good to see Bill getting a romantic partner. He keeps saying he’s never considered for a romantic lead. Bill’s mantra is, “Boy meets girl. Boy gets girl. Boy dismembers girl.” Oh my. Here’s hoping Amy doesn’t end up like that!
WILLIAM SADLER – IN TELEVISION > 1999 – ROSWELL > SEASON 01 > SCREENCAPS > E1X06 285 SOUTH
WILLIAM SADLER – IN TELEVISION > 1999 – ROSWELL > SEASON 01 > SCREENCAPS > E1X07 RIVER DOG
WILLIAM SADLER – IN TELEVISION > 1999 – ROSWELL > SEASON 01 > SCREENCAPS > E1X09 HEAT WAVE
Just like I said when I added Bill’s film OFF BEAT. sometimes due to the availability or lack thereof, sometimes I won’t be able to add high quality screencaps to the gallery. While I would love to provide those at all times, it’s unfortunate. Such is the case with Bill’s series ROSWELL where he played the part of Sheriff Jim Valenti. I have the first four episodes of season one for you with more to come in the following days. Thought I’m trying to get as much up as I can as fast as I can, I’m currently in the process of writing my first novel and my research takes precedent as well as the writing. One thing I have to say about some of Bill’s scenes so far. He’s one hell of a badass here. Meaning he knows how to be threatening. Valenti’s feelings towards Max (Jason Behr) is palpable, and Behr is pretty good at absorbing Valenti’s anger. The one scene I have to say just floored me was in episode three Monsters, where actress Majandra Delfino who plays Maria DeLuca held her own against Bill’s significant menace. Great acting there Majandra. Oh and who couldn’t love Valenti sharing ice cream with Kyle (Nick Wechsler) in my opinion, best scene so far.
WILLIAM SADLER – IN TELEVISION > 1999 – ROSWELL > SEASON 01 > SCREENCAPS > E1X01 THE PILOT
When building a website sometimes things get missed in the early stages due to the confusion of adding things to the gallery. In this case I missed this event. Here Bill attends the After Party for “24 Hour Plays” On Broadway. In the featured image for the post is a photo of Bill with his wonderful daughter, Sadler. Enjoy.
Bill has completed another film. This time he plays the part of Gilbert McCalister in the film SHE CAME THROUGH THE WOODS Eric Bloomquist directs. More information below.
Filming Wraps on ‘She Came from the Woods’, Which Heads Back to 1987
Mainframe Pictures has just wrapped filming on their indie horror She Came from the Woods, Bloody Disgusting learned of the Erik Bloomquist-directed (Ten Minutes to Midnight, Long Lost) film based on the 2017 short of the same name.
The story follows the staff of an overnight camp as they conjure an old legend on the last day of the summer of 1987.
She Came from the Woods stars Cara Buono (“Stranger Things”, “Mad Men”), William Sadler (Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Demon Knight, VFW, The Grudge), Clare Foley (Sinister), Spencer List (Good Trouble), Michael Park (“Stranger Things”) and Tyler Elliot Burke (The Punisher).
Rounding out the ensemble cast are Adam Weppler (Ten Minutes to Midnight), Ehad Berisha (Billions), Dan Leahy (Dave), Giselle Torres (The Big Show Show), Sienna Hubert-Ross (Almost Love), Emily Keefe (Intermedium), Erik Bloomquist (Weekenders), Madeleine Dauer (The Murder Pact), Juliana Davies (The Post), Declan Foley (My Adventures with Santa), Tess Santarsiero (Christmas on the Carousel), Cory Asinofsky, Cody Boccia, and newcomer Coulter Ibanez.
Bloomquist co-wrote the screenplay with Carson Bloomquist. The project comes from production outfit Mainframe Pictures, co-founded by the brothers. The two produce for Mainframe alongside Cara Buono, William Sadler, and Adam Weppler.
Mainframe’s previous and upcoming credits include Ten Minutes to Midnight, Long Lost, Weekenders, Night at the Eagle Inn, Christmas on the Carousel, and the nationally syndicated Emmy Award winning television series “The Cobblestone Corridor”.
I’m sort of jumping around Bill’s filmography trying to keep it fun. This time I have his more or less cameo in TALES FROM THE CRYPT: BORDELLO OF BLOOD, a follow up to his appearance in TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT as Brayker. Here Bill is The Mummy and he and The Crypt Keeper, voiced by John Kassir, have a rather deadly version of rock, paper, scissors.
Bill guest starred on two episodes of the CBS cop drama BLUE BLOODS playing the part of Armin Janko, the father of one of the main characters. Janko was based to a small degree on Bernie Madoff given Janko was ‘inside’, as it were for running ponze schemes and insider trading. And once again Bill is wearing orange.
This time I have the hd screencaps and posters for Bill’s film ALICE FADES AWAY. This film came out in early 2021. Bill is just astounding in this film. His role of James is very complicated and his few scenes are riveting. I’m not going to give the plot away, though when I set up the filmography section you’ll likely know. There’s a bit of a hitch though, in the final credits they get Bill’s title credit correct with William Sadler, but in the cast roll up, they have William SALder. Big time noogie right there.
Here are the screencaps from Bill’s gust role on CRIMINAL MINDS. This episode was in 2009 and the episode was titled Reckoner, and Bill played the part of shady Ray Finnegan, another of Bill’s baddies. I have to say Bill looked utterly handsome in this. The white shirt and the jacket ensemble, definitely the epitome of the sharp dressed man.
Just in time for Bill & Ted Day, Mondo has announced a new pressed coloured vinyl soundtrack release. Please see below for information on the release. There will be more information as to when it can be ordered. I’ll keep you posted.
‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ Soundtrack Gets New Mondo Vinyl
Mondo has unveiled the all-new Bill & Ted Face the Music soundtrack vinyl, featuring gorgeous artwork from Matt Ryan Tobin. The release is part of the company’s ongoing Bill & Ted collection series, which includes t-shirts, soundtracks, and pins. The vinyl was announced to celebrate Bill and Ted Day, taking place on June 9th (6/9…nice).
Mondo and 10K Projects are proud to present a limited edition vinyl pressing to the 2020 long awaited trilogy capper, Bill and Ted Face the Music. Featuring original songs by Weezer, Cold War Kids, Mastodon, Lamb of God, and more!
Pressed on Color vinyl, this Mondo exclusive features all new original artwork by illustrator Matt Ryan Tobin. It’s the perfect companion piece to their previous OST re-issue of the original Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Be Excellent To Each Other!
This Mondo exclusive will be available for pre-order for $30 USD. The record is set to ship out August 2021. You can reserve your copy on Mondo’s online record shop this Wednesday, June 9th, at 12 PM CT. On Twitter, the company teases that a few more Bill and Ted surprises are in store, so stay tuned!
Released on August 28, 2020, Bill & Ted Face the Music is the third film in the Bill & Ted series, with Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves returning as the titular characters. William Sadler also returned in his role as Grim Reaper. Added to the cast was Kristen Schaal, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Anthony Carrigan, Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, Holland Taylor, Kid Cudi, and Jillian Bell. Now middle-aged dads, Bill and Ted must finally write the universe-changing song which will fulfill their destiny, with some help from their daughters and friends.
I just watched this very powerful documentary where Bill provided the narration. THE LAST MOUNTAIN documents a town’s war against the powerful coal industry and lobby seeking to keep up the use of fossil fuels instead of making the conversion to renewable energy sources. It was wonderful listening to Bill’s voice, however, it cannot be stated so clearly that we need to end our dependency on these damaging, and outdated fuels.
According to the website Bloody Disgusting is reporting Bill’s film THE UNHOLY will be coming to home media this summer. Box art included below. No word yet on any extras. Here’s hoping there are a lot with Bill. Box art is included below.
Sam Raimi-Produced ‘The Unholy’ Gets a Home Release This Summer
From producer Sam Raimi (Crawl, Don’t Breathe, Evil Dead) and his Ghost House Pictures comes the supernatural The Unholy, which Meagan Navarro called “sinfully bland religious horror.”
After a theatrical run this past spring, The Unholy is making its way to Digital HD on May 25th before arriving on all VOD platforms, DVD and Blu-ray June 22nd.
There are no special features as of this writing.
Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote/directed The Unholy, which has a cast including “The Walking Dead’s” Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Katie Aselton, William Sadler (Demon Knight, Bogus Journey), Cricket Brown, Diogo Morgado and SAW‘s Cary Elwes.
“The Unholy follows Alice, a young hearing-impaired girl who, after a supposed visitation from the Virgin Mary, is inexplicably able to hear, speak and heal the sick. As word spreads and people from near and far flock to witness her miracles, a disgraced journalist (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) hoping to revive his career visits the small New England town to investigate. When terrifying events begin to happen all around, he starts to question if these phenomena are the works of the Virgin Mary or something much more sinister.”
The film is based on James Herbert’s novel Shrine, published in 1983.
On behalf of WILLIAM SADLER ONLINE I’d like to wish Bill the happiest of birthdays. He turns a young 71 today and here’s hoping he spends it with Marni, Sadler, his daughter, grandbabies, and Raj. Take care dear man.
We have a new remaster of Bill’s film THE HOT SPOT where he plays the part of the squirrely Frank Sutton. One of many “Franks” Bill has played. The video has many features that are listed below. The great part is there is an interview included with Bill. The disc will be available on May 4, 2021. You can preorder at the link below.
THE HOT SPOT (SPECIAL EDITION)
Synopsis: Brand New 2K Master, Color Graded and Approved by Cinematographer Ueli Steiger! From Dennis Hopper, the legendary director of Easy Rider, The Last Movie, Out of the Blue, Colors and Backtrack, comes this torrid and erotic neo-noir starring Don Johnson (Dead Bang), Virginia Madsen (Candyman) and Jennifer Connelly (Career Opportunities). Exploding in a series of suspenseful twists and passionate encounters, this ingenious film will keep you guessing until its final, shocking climax. Harry Maddox (Johnson) is a handsome drifter who is not above larceny to make ends meet. After staging a daring daylight robbery at a local bank, he receives an alibi from an unexpected ally: Dolly Harshaw (Madsen), a sexy and mysterious local woman who has her own plans for him. But when Harry falls for another beautiful woman (Connelly), he incurs Dolly’s wrath and finds himself caught in a maze of jealousy, betrayal and murder in which escape is impossible… and danger is the ultimate aphrodisiac. Beautifully shot by Ueli Steiger (The Day After Tomorrow) and co-starring William Sadler (Die Hard 2), Charles Martin Smith (The Untouchables), Jerry Hardin (Wolf Lake), Barry Corbin (My Science Project), Jack Nance (Eraserhead) and Virgil Frye (Revenge of the Ninja), The Hot Spot also features outstanding music from such blues and jazz legends as John Lee Hooker, Miles Davis and Taj Mahal.
Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master – Color Graded and Approved by Cinematographer Ueli Steiger | NEW Interview with Co-Star Virginia Madsen | NEW Interview with Actor William Sadler | NEW Audio Commentary by Entertainment Journalist and Author Bryan Reesman | Theatrical Trailer | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Optional English Subtitles
There are times when it’s impossible to have high definition screencaps of Bill’s work This is so of his work from the 1980s where there are only regular DVD versions available for some. OFF BEAT is one such case. Bill plays Dickson in this film from 1986. He’s in the beginning of the film with really no lines. His scenes are with character actor, John Kapelos (The Breakfast Club, Forever Knight).
WILLIAM SADLER – IN FILM > 1986 > OFF BEAT > SCREENCAPS
A Youtube videoer named BGSU33 made a video of all the locations used in Bill’s film THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION. It’s an amazing bit of work showing how filmmaking is done via the various locations used in film and television. Please have a view and consider checking out his channel. Enjoy.
According to Fansided, Bill’s film THE UNHOLY is finally getting a release date. The film is slated to open in theatres on April 2, 2021. This is very good news in that movie theatres are slowly reopening after COVID. As of now there is no name for Bill’s character. More below.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan horror movie The Unholy gets a release date
The Walking Dead’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan will star in the Sam Raimi-produced horror film titled The Unholy. This film was formerly titled The Shrine. Deadline reports that The Unholy is set to be released in theaters on April 2.
This film is written and directed by Evan Spiliotopoulos, and this will mark his directorial debut. Spiliotopoulos is known for the screenplay for Hercules (2014), The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016) and the live-action film Beauty and the Beast.
Raimi, Spiliotopoulos and Rob Tapert produce the movie. Raimi is primarily known for his cult horror series, Evil Dead, and Tapert is known for co-creating the Zena: Warrior Princess series.
Morgan will star alongside Katie Aselton, William Sadler, Cricket Brown, with Diogo Morgado and Cary Elwes in this film adaptation of the James Herbert novel Shrine.
What is The Unholy film about?
Morgan plays Gerry Fenn, a disgraced journalist who travels to a small-town New England town to investigate some divine miracles.
A young hearing-impaired girl, Alice (Brown), can hear after an alleged visit from the Virgin Mary. She also gains the ability to speak and heal sickness. People travel from all over to witness these miracles. As Feen investigates, terrifying events start to occur, making him question whether these miracles are divine or perhaps something evil.
Finally a trailer of Bill’s new film ALICE FADES AWAY. This looks rather intense and I can hardly wait to see it.
William Sadler opens up about ‘Alice Fades Away’ thriller
Actor William Sadler (“Bill & Ted Face the Music”) chatted with Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos about the film “Alice Fades Away.”
In the thriller Alice Fades Away, directed by Ryan Bliss, he plays James. “I had fun but it was very intense,” he said. “James is a powerful character and a powerful man who has lost control of something in his life that means the world to him, and that makes him an interesting character to play. He is a man that is used to getting what he wants, he is wealthy and he commands respect, and controls everything in his world.”
He praised the film’s director, Ryan Bliss. “I thought Ryan was terrific. I love directors that create a safe place for you to play in. You feel trusted. These are the directors that get the best work out of their actors. You can go as far as you feel free to go. I was blown away when I saw the final film, and how beautiful it was,” he said.
The movie also stars Blanche Baker (Sixteen Candles), Paxton Singleton (The Haunting of Hill House) and Ashley Shelton (Something, Anything). Christopher French composed the musical score. “It’s a thriller but it has gorgeous photography, and I admire that as well. The photography makes for a good film,” he said.
Alice Fades Away is available for streaming on digital platforms by clicking here. It was released on February 16 via 1091 Pictures. “If viewers like suspense, I would encourage them to see this film,” he said. “I think it’s a terrifying story that is beautifully sold. I would urge people to see it.”
For young and aspiring actors, he encouraged them to do some theater, where they have to go in front of a live audience. “You have to deliver. I did theater for 11 years before I did my first movie. It took a couple of films to make the adjustment to the camera because it’s a slightly different style of acting. In film and television, there is no rehearsal. You run the scene once or twice with the actor that you just met that morning, and then, they lay it down on film and it’s there forever,” he said.
He described the latest Bill & Ted film, Bill & Ted Face the Music, as “great fun.” “I was thrilled when they came back to me after 30 years and asked me to be in another one, and I said ‘yeah of course’ and they told me the general plot of it,” he said.
Sadler defined the word success as “when you are secure in yourself and your career, and when things are in balance.”
I just found this while doing a search on Youtube on Bill. Bill was interviewed Monsters, Madness and Magic. Here he discussed his early work in theatre as a young actor and his various projects on Broadway. He also discussed his most successful roles including DEMON KNIGHT, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, THE GREEN MILE, TRESPASS, BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY, BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC, DIE HARD 2, and THE MIST. I love when Bill talks about his stage work and his theatre days. He’s so humble and sweet. I’m sorry I haven’t been posting much, but I’m currently working on research for the novel I’m writing. I’m currently wading hip-deep in Russian history, The Vietnam War, and spaces in between
I’ve been working on Bill’s work on the JESSE STONE films in his role of GINO FISH. These films are really good and Bill is very mysterious in his role of this shady boxing promoter. The dynamic between he and the star of the series, Tom Selleck, is really good. I would really love more of these. According to what I’ve read there is the possibility of one more. I’ll keep my eye open with hope Bill returns.
WILLIAM SADLER – IN TELEVISION – MOVIE > JESSE STONE > SEA CHANGE > HD SCREENCAPS
WILLIAM SADLER – IN TELEVISION – MOVIE > JESSE STONE > THIN ICE > HD SCREENCAPS
WILLIAM SADLER – IN TELEVISION – MOVIE > JESSE STONE > NO REMORSE > HD SCREENCAPS
WILLIAM SADLER – IN TELEVISION – MOVIE > JESSE STONE > INNOCENTS LOST > HD SCREENCAPS
WILLIAM SADLER – IN TELEVISION – MOVIE > JESSE STONE > BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT > HD SCREENCAPS
WILLIAM SADLER – IN TELEVISION – MOVIE > JESSE STONE > LOST IN PARADISE > HD SCREENCAPS
For three years from 1999-2002 Bill played the part of Sherriff Jim Valenti on the WB then UAB teen sci-fi show ROSWELL. Here are the promotional images, stills, and opening credits for each season. Screencaps to follow.
Bill is about to star in a new series. HUDSON FALLS was shot during the COVID pandemic and Bill and the show’s writer Elias Plagianos talks about trying to film a pilot during such difficult times. Transcript can be found below the video.
The COVID-19 pandemic changed practically every facet of life. For filmmakers, it prompted a different type of creativity. A Rockland County resident was one of the first to film when New York reopened, and decided to shoot a TV pilot entirely in Rockland. He and one of the show’s actors spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.
Indie filmmaker Elias Plagianos says he turned to just writing when society more or less shut down during the pandemic, and came up with an idea for a show he could film locally.
“Part of the inspiration was a lot of my friends had gone to Cornell University, which is in upstate New York, and they would always tell me these horror stories how people would always, out of pressure, jump off these gorges,” Plagianos says. “Cornell has a lot of different subjects, but I decided to go with science, and then I just thought a little bit more about upstate New York and what are some of the things, driving forces, and I noticed how a lot of these corporations kind of runs these small towns. So I decided to join a corporation that runs a small town and have a university involved, and wrap it all up in a murder-mystery.”
In another of Bill’s ‘hit-and-run’ cameos he plays the part of Cole Carter, an agent to the lead character of Cool (Dorian Missick), an African American actor who is tired of playing a stereotype. The rest of the film is quite good and co-stars Zoe Saldana who played the part of Gomora in James Gunn’s Marvel films Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol II where Bill starred as President Ellis in IRON MAN 3 in the same universe. Small world.
The website JoBlo has named its ten best streaming Christmas movies. And DIE HARD 2 was among them with honourable mention given to a certain nude Tai Chi lovin’ psychopathic killer we all know and love. Hint: Check this site’s subject. One of the clips they show is from the scene where John McLane (Bruce Willis) is in the cockpit of the plane Bill’s character Col. Stuart is shooting up into. Later McLane ejects the seat saving himself. I keep remembering a funny story Bill tells of filming that scene and making the sound of the machine gun, the sound mixer on the project, Tim Cooney, having to come and tell Bill he didn’t need to make the sounds. That’s what he was for.
3. Yes, Virginia, these ARE good sequels!: Die Hard 2 (1990), Bad Santa 2 (2016)
Christmas movie sequels don’t come around too often, let alone Christmas sequels that are actually good! Yet, some do exist and, for this list, I have TWO… Yes, Die Hard IS a Christmas movie, but what some may not quite comprehend is that its sequel is ALSO a Christmas movie… and surprisingly, a damn good one! You’d think John McClane fighting off terrorists a second time during Christmas would be asinine, yet somehow through Bruce Willis’s everyman charm and a wonderfully merciless main villain (played by William Sadler), the whole thing works! And… with Bad Santa 2, Billy Bob Thornton’s “Willie” picks up right where he left off, despite the thirteen-year gap between both films. All the dirty, potty-mouthed magic of the original is back with the new addition of the always-game Kathy Bates as Willie’s mama! Funny times!
Stream Die Hard 2 right now on HBO Max. Stream Bad Santa 2 right now on Amazon Prime.
I just listened to this amazing interview with Bill while he recounts some of the highlights of his career with actress Vivan Kerr. Bill is very introspective and shares a lot of good advice from his career for young and upcoming actors. Please have a listen.
There’s a story the great actor Harrison Ford tells of one of his first films called Dead Heat On a Merry-Go-Round from 1966, where he played the part of a bellboy. In his all but one minute of screen time he gave us a performance that rattled a studio executive so much, he had to vent his spleen on the actor. Harrison recounts it below:
“He called me into his office and said, ‘I want to tell you a story, kid.’ Kid, he always called me kid. He was about 15 minutes older that I was,” Ford began. “He said, ‘First time Tony Curtis was ever in a movie … he delivered a bag of groceries, a bag of groceries, kid. And you took one look at that guy, and you knew that was a movie star.'”
Ford fired back: “Well I thought that was supposed to be a delivery boy!”
The reason I recount this story is because like Harrison Ford, Bill Sadler has that everyman ability to play exactly what he’s been hired to play. In this case in this film Bill plays a car salesman named Don who tries to sell to film star Jim Belushi. Instead of playing something bigger Bill plays a car salesman. His ability to become whatever he’s asked is so fluid. Bill is a car salesman and not trying to be anything else in that moment but that. It proves what an actor Bill is because later that year he became The Grim Reaper/Death in BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY, then a few years later a terrorist in Col. Stuart in DIE HARD 2. That’s Bill Sadler. Whatever is asked of him, he brings it.
WILLIAM SADLER ONLINE is now on Facebook. I thought if anyone wanted to keep track of updates and such, you can do so through there. Please feel free to click on the photo below to join. Hope to see you there.
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.
WILLIAM SADLER – IN FILM > 2003 > THE BATTLE OF SHAKER HEIGHTS > HD SCREENCAPS
WILLIAM SADLER – IN FILM > 2003 > THE BATTLE OF SHAKER HEIGHTS > VIDEO CLIP
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Social Piece (Excellence)
“Bill & Ted Face the Music” DVD contains the following special features:
Be Excellent to Each Other
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.
According to Bill this was if not the most traumatic of his films to make. Given the subject matter and that he and his wife, Marni, had just had a daughter almost the same age of the two daughters Klaus Detterick finds murdered. THE GREEN MILE was for Bill the second of his films he made with director Frank Darabont and the second based off of a Stephen King best seller. The other two would be THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION where Bill played Heywood, and THE MIST where Bill played Jim Grondin. If you want to read what Bill had to say about filming this movie, please check out the article here: Why William Sadler’s Green Mile Scene Was The Hardest Thing He Ever Had To Film. This film is one of the reasons I admire Bill as I do. The level of emotions and dedication to presenting the grief a father would feel in this type of situation is heartbreaking. Also I gotta say it, Bill looks beautiful in this film. He simply looks beautiful.
This is an indie film Bill did in 2005 where he plays the part of a shady senator named Roger Lampert. The title of the film is CONFESS and may I say Bill appears largely in the nude and looks amazing while doing it. This wasn’t the upload I was planning on making, however, after a ton of stupid mistakes I abandoned the other project I was working on and went the easy route. Hope you don’t mind. Included are Bill’s limited scenes.
Bill was just plain creepy as Monroe in this 1991 film RUSH. The whole film is depressing and sad, but Bill’s one scene is enough. The performances were amazing and the ending is one to remember….an ending I won’t give away in case you haven’t seen it. I am including Bill’s only scene because it’s not that long. And gotta say it, Bill looks very good in those overalls. Even the tattoos look good, though thank the gods they’re rub ons. I’ve also included the opening credits to Bill’s then the final credits including the song Help Me Up written and performed by Eric Clapton. Please click on the links below.
Bill plays the part of Ret. General Michael Flynn in this true adaptation of the James Comey book A Higher Loyalty. In THE COMEY RULE Bill was inspired in his role. He plays Flynn as if he was nothing but a stooge. In the scene where Flynn first meets Russian president Vladimir Putin (Stass Klassen), it seems Flynn is a bit too enamoured of the despot. The scene is likely the lead-up to the infamous dinner Flynn sat in on before the 2016 election. Bill is kind of funny as Flynn, almost depicting him as a member of the Keystone Cops instead of a seasoned military man. I was a bit torn between two scenes to use for the featured post image, so I chose two. The first is his looking at a portrait of Russia Tsar Peter The Great from episode one, and the other when Flynn is enjoying what looks like a brownie. I hope Bill doesn’t mind my choosing these two images, but they sort of chose themselves.
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WILLIAM SADLER – IN TELEVISION > THE COMEY RULE > NIGHT TWO > HD SCREENCAPS
To say this film is quirky is cutting it short. This is the ultimate heist film with a bunch of twists and turns. Bill’s character though by all intents and purposes seems to be a small one, but turns out to be integral to the plot that is why I’m not going to give anything away by posting any clips to the film. I really want his fans to experience this film on your own. I have to say this film buttresses his earlier film HANKY PANKY quite well. It seems Bill got a bit of ahhhhhhh, promotion? Here Bill plays another Frank. This follows his role as Frank Brayker in DEMON KNIGHT.
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!
William continued his role of President of the United States Matthew Ellis into season three of the ABC television series AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.. In the aftermath of the Avengers battle to defend Sokovia, Ellis saw the defeat of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the immersion of Advanced Threat Containment Unit as depicted on this series. As usual William was excellent and I loved seeing him again as Ellis. Included in the post are the HD screencaps and stills from his episodes. Clips might be forthcoming.
Here are the screencaps for William’s performance in the Marvel big screen actioner IRON MAN 3 as President of the United States Matthew Ellis. “Iron”ically I’m posting this on the day former Vice-President Joe Biden will win the 2020 presidential race. I find it apropos for this for as Eillis, William displayed all the traits needed for the presidency. Yeah Ellis is a fictional character, but hell William played him wonderfully. I’m Canadian, but hell I’d vote for Ellis. Oh and he also got to wear the War Machine armor. I will never call it The Iron Patriot. Ever.
William took the risky move in playing Kenneth Braun, a prolific pedophile and sexual deviant in the film KINSEY. It’s bravery like this that makes William someone who fears little in his pursuit of his craft. Whether it’s playing a terrorist, an executioner, a fictional killer, or as in this case someone so monstrous it’s hard to fathom. This just shows what an actor William is. I was most impressed with his work in this.
I went with one of William’s latest works in the post before this one, I thought we’d go all the way back to one of his first. Here he plays a rather cute hotel clerk in the comedy HANKY PANKY starring the late Gene Wilder and his wife, the late Gilda Radner. The film was directed by Sidney Poitier. William had only one scene in it so I thought I’d just clip it out so you can see him. I’ve added opening and closing credits to fill out the clip. Enjoy.
The screencaps and other media for William’s role as The Grim Reaper/Death in the 2020 release BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC. This film was so funny and sweet in a way. Bringing back these characters at this time was what was needed. Keanu Reeves (Bill) and Alex Winter (Ted) were so good and William as always is amazing. This film took up where BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY left off and brought us something special for this confused year.
The website That Hashtag Show has selected five double feature vids for you to spend your Halloween with. They mentioned specifically two of William’s films for your consideration. They selected TALES FROM THE CRYPT PRESENTS: DEMON KNIGHT where he played Frank Brayker, and VFW where he played Walter Reed. I’m so happy they focused in on these two classics from William’s filmography. And their praise for him made this gal’s heart melt.
4. William Sadler-A-Thon: Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995)/VFW (2019)
Now, you might be asking yourself, “what in the flying f*ck do these have to do with each other?”. There is a common thread among them. And that’s William Sadler. William Sadler being immeasurably badass. That’s really the only thing that connects these two, but I’m all for a Sadler-A-Thon. Demon Knight is a hugely underrated horror flick that gets lost because it’s a Tales From The Crypt spin-off from the 90’s. Don’t let that stop you from enjoying Sadler tussle with Billy Zane’s The Collector.
I’ve already reviewed VFW as part of Fright-A-Thon, so you can read that review right here. But it’s safe to say that Sadler gives another great performance in this film as well. It’s a classic feeling film made in 2019, so you can’t really get much better than that.
First real post after the intro. Here I have added all of William’s event images to the gallery. They cover from the 1990s to present. Included are film premieres, charity events, and various other things. Please feel free to click on the images below to go to that section.
Hello and welcome to WILLIAM SADLER ONLINE @ williamsadler.org a fansite dedicated to veteran/character actor William Sadler. Best known for his roles as Col. Stuart in DIE HARD 2, Death/The Grim Reaper in BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY and BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC, Frank Brayker in TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT, Don in Walter Hill’s TRESPASS, Heywood in THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, Klaus Detterick in THE GREEN MILE, and as Jim Grondin in THE MIST, including a ton of television credits most notably as Sheriff Jim Valenti on the CW’s ROSWELL. William also has many theatre credits to his name including as the titular character in JULIUS CAESAR and many others. This site is to give you the most up-to-date news on William’s projects and to provide video, photos, screencaps, and other things on his career. This site will never post anything personal about William unless he has made it public. This site respects his privacy and will never post photos of his private life or in what could be classed as non-work-related things. If it isn’t to do with his work, you won’t find it here. Don’t expect it to be posted.
Currently there are over 400 photos in the Gallery with more to come. There are some articles posted in the press section, as well as some videos. William’s career section pages are established, but they will be filled out as I post to the gallery. Please feel free to acquaint yourselves with the various pages and sections. Enjoy your stay and thanks for visiting.
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We may collect Personal Information from site visitors (the “Users”) in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Website. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address. Users may, however, visit and browse our Website anonymously. We will collect Personal Information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply Personal Information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Website related activities.
This Website is powered by WordPress, and by default, WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, except for the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users only. In addition, we make use of third party services such as plugins to monitor traffic that comes into the Website. The data collected may include the browser type and version, the type of computer or device (including but not limited to the operating system) used to visit the Website, your computer or device’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, the pages of the Website you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, the website or search terms that led you to the Website (if any), and other related statistics.
This Website’s photo gallery (the “Gallery”) is powered by Coppermine, and by default, Coppermine may collect some personal data about visitors. However, similar to WordPress, the data collected may include your computer or device’s IP address, the pages of the Gallery you visit, the photos from the Gallery you view, the time and date of your visit and/or view, and other related statistics.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
Collection of Data
The data collected explained in the above sections are not personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. These collected data are used solely for Website traffic statistics to monitor how the Website is doing and how it can be improved further in the future, including, but not limited to, which types of content do our visitors are more interested in and which types they are less interested in.
Security of Collected Data
While no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure, the security of your Personal Information is important to us. Thus, we adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information and data stored on our Website.
Sharing of Collected Data
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.
Control Over Collected Data
If you have left comments on this Website, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we may hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we may hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Users may find advertising or other content on our Website that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites, and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Website. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Website, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
Compliance with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.
This document was last updated on 16 October, 2020.
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William Sadler has the kind of face one knows, but sometimes can’t place. Considering the number of credits he has on his IMDB page, it’s surprising he’s not known more than he is. One thing he is, is reliable. Sitting down to watch one of his films or a guest appearance on episodic television, one knows we’re going to get excellence from William. He’s just that good.
When trying to remember the fist time I saw William Sadler, one would have thought it was one of his bigger roles such as Col. Stuart in DIE HARD 2, or as Brayker in DEMON KNIGHT or Don in TRESPASS, but for me I now know it was further back than that. It was while I was watching an episode of the CBS sitcom NEWHART The part was credited as “Clumsy Guest”. I do remember the part when he comes down the stairs of the Stafford Inn and slips on the stairs landing at the bottom of the landing, then grabbing the baluster pulling it out of baserail. That character was one of many who had only one scene and was never seen again, but he was funny. The next time I saw him was likely as Col Stuart.