Notice: Trying to get property 'slug' of non-object in /home/obscurade/ on line 119


Welcome to WILLIAM SADLER ONLINE @ 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.
Filed under A Stage of Twilight Barry CHARACTERS FILM Kurt Barlow Salem's Lot WILLIAM SADLER

Bill Talks To Chuck Shute

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.

 121 total views,  2 views today

Filed under CHARACTERS David Drayton FILM Jim Grondin Salem's Lot The Green Mile The Mist The Shawshank Redemption WILLIAM SADLER

Bill Voices David Drayton in “The Mist” 1984 Audio Drama

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.

 134 total views,  1 views today

Filed under FILM Salem's Lot WILLIAM SADLER

Site Status Update

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.

 125 total views

Filed under CHARACTERS FILM Heywood The Shawshank Redemption WILLIAM SADLER

“The Shawshank Redemption” 4K Ultra Has Arrived

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.
Bonus Features

  • 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
    • Photo Galleries
    • CAST: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, and James Whitmore


 245 total views,  2 views today

Filed under Heywood The Shawshank Redemption WILLIAM SADLER

“The Shawshank Redemption” Gets The 4K Ultra Treatment

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.

 160 total views,  2 views today

William Sadler – Awards

    Brooklyn Horror Film Festival
    Horror Feature Competition for VFW
    Shared with: Stephen Lang, David Patrick Kelly, Fred Williamson, George Wendt, and Martin Kove
    Northeast Film Festival, US
    Best Supporting Actor in a Short Film for Shoot Me Nicely
    Long Island International Film Expo
    Best Actor for Shoot Me Nicely
    European Independent Film Award: Diamond Award
    Best Actor for Shoot Me Nicely
    NYC Indie Film Awards
    Best Actor for Shoot Me Nicely
    Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival
    Best Enemble Cast for Shoot Me Nicely
    Shared with: Linda Hamilton, John Behlmann, Josh Burrow, and Lindsay Torrey
    Long Island International Film Expo
    Best Actor for The Historian
    Awards Circuit Community Awards
    Best Cast Ensemble for The Shawshank Redemption
    Shared with: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, Mark Rolston, andJames Whitmore
    Drama Desk Award
    Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for Biloxi Blues
    Clarence Derwent Award
    Most Promising Male Performer for Biloxi Blues
Script developed by Never Enough Design

 283 total views,  2 views today

Filed under CHARACTERS Roswell Sheriff Jim Valenti TELEVISION WILLIAM SADLER

“Roswell” Season 1, Episode 22 Season Finale Screencaps

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?

 118 total views

Filed under CHARACTERS Roswell Sheriff Jim Valenti TELEVISION WILLIAM SADLER

“Roswell” Season 1 Episodes 18, 19, 20, & 21 Screencaps

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.

 107 total views,  1 views today

Filed under CHARACTERS Roswell Sheriff Jim Valenti TELEVISION WILLIAM SADLER

“Roswell” Season 1 Episodes 12, 13, 15, & 17 Screencaps

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.

 128 total views,  1 views today

Filed under CHARACTERS Roswell Sheriff Jim Valenti TELEVISION WILLIAM SADLER

“Roswell” Season 1 Episodes 6, 7, 9, & 11 Screencaps

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!

 288 total views

Filed under CHARACTERS Roswell Sheriff Jim Valenti TELEVISION WILLIAM SADLER

“Roswell” Season 1, Episodes 1-4 Screecaps

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.

 137 total views

Filed under Sadler Colley-Baskt WILLIAM SADLER

Bill Attends the After Party for “24 Hour Plays On Broadway”

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.

 104 total views

Filed under CHARACTERS FILM Gilbert McCalister She Came In Through The Woods WILLIAM SADLER

Bill Has Wrapped on “She Came Through The Woods”

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”.


 89 total views

Filed under CHARACTERS FILM Frank Brayker Tales From The Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight The Mummy WILLIAM SADLER

“Bordello of Blood” HD Screencaps

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.

 155 total views


“Blue Bloods” Season 6 & 9 HD Screencaps

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.

 341 total views,  2 views today

Filed under Alice Fades Away CHARACTERS FILM James WILLIAM SADLER

“Alice Fades Away” HD Screencaps & Posters

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.

 96 total views

Filed under CHARACTERS Criminal Minds Ray Finnegan TELEVISION WILLIAM SADLER

“Criminal Minds” – E5X03 Reckoner HD Screencaps

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.

 121 total views,  1 views today

Filed under Bill & Ted Face The Music Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey CHARACTERS Death/The Grim Reaper FILM WILLIAM SADLER

“Bill & Ted 3” Gets A New Mondo Soundtrack Release … and It’s Vinyl

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).

From Mondo:

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.


 68 total views,  1 views today

Filed under IN DOCUMENTARY Narrator The Last Mountain

Bill Narrates “The Last Mountain” …. a Documentary About The Coal Industry

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.


 59 total views

Filed under CHARACTERS Father Hagen FILM The Unholy

“The Unholy” To Come To Home Media

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.

 87 total views,  1 views today

Filed under CHARACTERS FILM Frank Sutton The Hot Spot WILLIAM SADLER

“The Hot Spot” Arrives On Home Video

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.


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

Click here to buy

 110 total views

Filed under Alice Fades Away CHARACTERS FILM James WILLIAM SADLER

Bill Talks “Alice Fades Away” With Breaking It Down with Frank MacKay

Love this talk with Bill on his film ALICE FADES AWAY where he plays the part of James. He also talks about acting and why the stage is the best place to train. I added the video portion. Enjoy.

 53 total views


“Off Beat” Screencaps

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).

 120 total views

Filed under CHARACTERS FILM Heywood The Shawshank Redemption WILLIAM SADLER

Touring “The Shawshank Redemption” Filming Locations

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.

 119 total views


Official Trailer for “The Unholy”

At last a look at Bill’s film THE UNHOLY. There’s still no word about his character’s name, believe me I’ve searched. This looks intense and up my ally as far as horror is concerned. Enjoy.

 158 total views,  1 views today


Bill’s Film “The Unholy” Gets A Release Date!

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.


 74 total views

Filed under Alice Fades Away CHARACTERS FILM James WILLIAM SADLER

William Sadler opens up about ‘Alice Fades Away’ thriller

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.”


 118 total views

Filed under Bill & Ted Face The Music Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey CHARACTERS Col. Stuart Death/The Grim Reaper Die Hard 2 Don Perry FILM Frank Brayker Heywood Jim Grondin Klaus Detterick Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight The Green Mile The Mist The Shawshank Redemption THEATRE Trespass WILLIAM SADLER

A Date with the Demon Knight – An Interview with Actor William Sadler

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

 147 total views,  1 views today

Filed under CHARACTERS Gino Fish Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost Jesse Stone: Lost In Paradise Jesse Stone: No Remorse Jesse Stone: Sea Change Jesse Stone: Thin Ice TELEVISION MOVIE

Bill – “Jesse Stone” Television Movies Omnibus

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.

 39 total views


“Roswell” Seasons 1-3 Promotional, Stills, and Media

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.

 60 total views


Bill Talks “Hudson Falls”

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.”

(sound from “Hudson Falls” trailer)

Continue reading “Bill Talks “Hudson Falls””

 53 total views,  1 views today

Filed under CHARACTERS Cole Carter FILM Premium WILLIAM SADLER

“Premium” HD Screencaps & Media

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.

 51 total views

Filed under CHARACTERS Col. Stuart Die Hard 2 FILM WILLIAM SADLER

JoBlo Names Its Top 10 Streaming Christmas Movies …. One of Them is …..?

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.


 168 total views

Filed under CHARACTERS FILM Heywood Julius Caesar Julius Caesar Kenneth Braun Kinsey Klaus Detterick Power The Green Mile The Shawshank Redemption THEATRE Tony Teresi WILLIAM SADLER

Conversations With Actors with Vivian Kerr

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.

 65 total views

Filed under Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey CHARACTERS Col. Stuart Death/The Grim Reaper Die Hard 2 FILM K-9 Salesman Don WILLIAM SADLER

“K-9” Screencaps & Media

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!”

Ford was fired, he said.


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.

 158 total views

Filed under Abraham Enswiler CHARACTERS FILM Jim Valenti Roswell TELEVISION The Battle for Shaker Heights WILLIAM SADLER

“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.

 92 total views

Filed under Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey CHARACTERS Death/The Grim Reaper Die Hard 2 Disturbing Behavior Don Perry Dorian Newberry FILM Frank Brayker Heywood Jim Valenti Klaus Detterick Roswell Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight TELEVISION The Green Mile The Shawshank Redemption Trespass WILLIAM SADLER

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.

 56 total views

Filed under Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey CHARACTERS Col. Stuart Death/The Grim Reaper Die Hard 2 Disturbing Behavior Don Perry Dorian Newberry FILM Frank Brayker Heywood Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight The Shawshank Redemption Trespass

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.

Filed under CHARACTERS FILM Frank Brayker Frank Hellner Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight TELEVISION The Outer Limits WILLIAM SADLER

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.

 40 total views

Filed under CHARACTERS FILM Heywood The Shawshank Redemption WILLIAM SADLER

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.

 53 total views

Filed under Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey CHARACTERS Death/The Grim Reaper FILM WILLIAM SADLER

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.

 45 total views

Filed under Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey CHARACTERS Death/The Grim Reaper FILM WILLIAM SADLER

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.

 38 total views

Filed under Bill & Ted Face The Music Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey CHARACTERS Col. Stuart Death/The Grim Reaper Die Hard 2 FILM Heywood Jim Valenti Roswell The Shawshank Redemption VFW Walter Reed WILLIAM SADLER

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.

 43 total views

Filed under Bill & Ted Face The Music CHARACTERS Death/The Grim Reaper FILM WILLIAM SADLER

“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.


“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


 35 total views


“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.

 56 total views

Filed under CHARACTERS FILM Heywood Jim Grondin Klaus Detterick The Green Mile The Mist The Shawshank Redemption WILLIAM SADLER

“The Green Mile” – HD Screencaps & Media

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.

 265 total views,  1 views today

Filed under CHARACTERS Confess FILM Senator Roger Lampert WILLIAM SADLER

“Confess” – HD Screencaps & Media

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.

 44 total views,  1 views today


“Rush” – HD Screencaps & Media

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.

 44 total views


“The Comey Rule” – HD Screencaps

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.

 73 total views

Filed under CHARACTERS Man on a Ledge Valet / Frank Cassidy WILLIAM SADLER

“Man On A Ledge” – 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.

 44 total views


A Note From William/Bill….. And a Huge Thank You From William Sadler Online

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:

Hi guys,
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 Sadler

PS..feel free to post this note if you wish.

 282 total views,  2 views today

Filed under Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. CHARACTERS President Matthew Ellis TELEVISION WILLIAM SADLER

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” – Season 3 HD Screencaps & Stills

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.

 50 total views

Filed under CHARACTERS FILM Iron Man 3 President Matthew Ellis WILLIAM SADLER

“Iron Man 3” – HD Screencaps

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.

 58 total views

Filed under CHARACTERS FILM Kenneth Braun Kinsey WILLIAM SADLER

“Kinsey” – HD Screencaps & Media

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.

 51 total views

Filed under CHARACTERS FILM Hanky Panky Hotel Clerk WILLIAM SADLER

“Hanky Panky” – HD Screencaps & Media

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.

 55 total views

Filed under Bill & Ted Face The Music Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey CHARACTERS Death/The Grim Reaper WILLIAM SADLER

“Bill & Ted Face The Music” – HD Screencaps & Media

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.

 277 total views

Filed under CHARACTERS FILM Frank Brayker Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight VFW Walter Reed WILLIAM SADLER

Share Halloween With A William Sadler Double “Bill”

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.

SOURCE: That Hashtag Show

 42 total views

William Sadler – As Self

Wilson Wyler Concannon
Self ... Klaus Detterick

 96 total views


William Sadler All Event Images Added

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.

 48 total views

Filed under Bill & Ted Face The Music Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey CHARACTERS Col. Stuart Death/The Grim Reaper Die Hard 2 Don Perry FILM Frank Brayker Heywood Jim Grondin Jim Valenti Julius Caesar Julius Caesar Klaus Detterick Roswell Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight TELEVISION The Green Mile The Mist THEATRE Trespass WILLIAM SADLER

Welcome To William Sadler Online @

Hello and welcome to WILLIAM SADLER ONLINE @ 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.

 49 total views

Privacy Policy

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of WILLIAM SADLER ONLINE (the “Website”). We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Website. By using the Website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Website.


WILLIAM SADLER ONLINE @ is an unofficial, non-profit fan site dedicated to American actor William Sadler. We are in no way affiliated with William, or his representatives. The site is run by fans, for fellow fans. All media, photos, trademarks, and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. We do not claim ownership of the images used on this site, unless stated otherwise. No copyright infringement is ever intended. All content posted here are used under the Fair Use Copyright Law 107. If you need anything taken down, please contact us.

Data Collected

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.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.


This Website makes use of cookies to provide the best browsing experience when you visit the site. Cookies are small text files that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, please note that if you do not accept cookies, some portions of the Website may not function properly. To learn more about Cookies, visit our Cookies Policy page.

Contact Forms

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.

Third-party Websites

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.


Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non-personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. You may learn more about opting out of major ad networks at

Google Adsense

Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Website and other sites on the Internet. DART uses “non personally identifiable information” and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at

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.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

WILLIAM SADLER ONLINE reserves the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site, revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the Website after any modification to our Privacy Policy will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications, and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us.

This document was last updated on 16 October, 2020.

 128 total views

Cookies Policy

In order for this site to work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device, like most big websites do this too. This page aims to provide you more information about cookies; what they are, how this website uses them, how third-parties may use them from this website, and your choices regarding cookies. To learn more about how this may affect your privacy, visit our Privacy Policy page.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

  • A number of our pages use cookies to remember your display preferences, such as contrast colour settings or font size, links to this site’s posts and pages you have already visited, and if you have agreed (or not) to our use of cookies on this site.
  • Some videos embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited.
  • The contact and comment forms may make use of cookies, but these are not strictly necessary as both are user-preference functions.
  • Advertisements displayed by Google Adsense make use of cookies. This is further explained in our Privacy Policy page.
  • Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work, but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.
  • The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

 166 total views

William Sadler – The Tribute

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.

 54 total views

William Sadler – In Television

Richard Agyer
The Comey Rule (TV Mini Series)
General Michael Flynn
Dr. Friedrich Mann
Reverend Elias
Detective Michael Sheehan
Father Andy
Tony Teresi
Chuck Cooper
Clay Williams
Armin Janko
President Matthew Ellis
Sam Custler
Simon Stagg
Ian Gale
Sam Milhoan
Michael Higgins
Nate McKenney
Police Commissioner Jack Dowdell
Helmut Torben /'s Financier
Anton's Father
Brett Gelles
William Frost
Jack McGarrett
Ret. Col. Nate Ramsey
Lt Col. Lewis 'Chesty' Puller
Michael Zelasko
Lt Col. Lewis 'Chesty' Puller
Ray Finnegan
Dr. Sumner
John Edgemont
Carlton Fog
J. Everett Tuttle
The Path to 9/11 (TV Mini Series)
Neil Herman
Kevin Drucker
Scotty Murray
Saul Wainright
Darrin Tyler
Kyle Devlin
Lee Leitch
Roswell (TV Series)
Sheriff Jim Valenti
Luther Sloan
Shamus Bloom
Frank Hellner
Sarge Leather
Niles Talbot / The Grim Reaper
Franklin Finney
Officer Rollman (as Bill Sadler)
Colonel Fitzpatrick (as Bill Sadler)
Lanny Hardin (as Bill Sadler)
Dwight (as Bill Sadler)
Ken (as Bill Sadler)
J.J. Oppenheimer (as Bill Sadler)
Ritchie Epman (as Bill Sadler)
Major Rigby
Lieutenant Charlie Fontana
Rick Dillon / Kevin Moore (as Bill Sadler)
Clumsy Guest (as Bill Sadler)
Joe Warner (as Bill Sadler)
Dr. George Bradford (As Bill Sadler)

 144 total views

William Sadler – In Television Film

Big Bill
Ed Musgrove
No Information Available
Gino Fish
Gino Fish
Gino Fish
Dr. Linus
Sam Grace
David Anatole
Yuri Chelenkoff
Anthony Prine
Coach Dickey (as Bill Sadler)
Neighbor (as Bill Sadler)
Dieter Schmidt

 116 total views

William Sadler – In Film

Detective Hudson
Father William Hagon
Death/Grim Reaper
Walter Reed
Detective Wilson
Henry Barrow
Sheriff Dusty Hawkins
Governor Lawrence Sullivan Ross
President Matthew Ellis
Peter Santucci
Valerian Hadley
Sheriff Doakes
Cyrus Gast
Iron Man 3
President Matthew Ellis
Western Man / Jack Abel
Sheriff Dixon
Valet / Franlin "Frank" Cassidy
George Youngstown
Thomas Capper
Tom O'Roarke
Mr. Crolick
Wilson Wyler Concannon
Thomas Conners
Jerry's Dad
Thomas Novacek
Jim Grondin
Uncle Rodney
Cole Carter
Roger Dewitt
Phil Palmer
Senator Roger Lampert
Colonel Allen
Ivan Reisz
Kenneth Braun
Abraham "Abe" Ernswiler
Klaus Detterick
Adm. Frank Peterson
Dorian Newberry
Jim Natter
'Wild Bill' Overbeck
Colonel Frank Madden / Improved Solo
Dick Brian
Mr. Rush (Presenter)
Death/Grim Reaper
Frank Sutton
Die Hard 2
Colonel William Stuart
Senator Vernon Trent (as Bill Sadler)
Salesman Don (as Bill Sadler)
Dr. Carroll (as Bill Sadler)
Dickson (as Bill Sadler)
Hanky Panky
Hotel Clerk

 146 total views


Q: Are you William Sadler?

A: No, I am not William Sadler. I am just a resource for his films, television work, …etc.

Q: Do you know how to contact William?

A: No, I don’t know how to contact William personally, however, he does have a social media presence. If trying to get in touch with him there, please be polite.

Q: Can we take any graphics from your site; IE: Sidebar images, page images, etc.?

A: No. What do they mean to anyone outside of this site? They’ve been created for the explicit purpose of staying on this site and this site alone. Headers on both the main site and the gallery are not available for use.

Q: Can we use images from the gallery for artwork?

A: Yes, certainly. No credit needs to be given in this case since you’ll be using the images for your own creations, however, if you’d like to give a shout out to this site, that would be appreciated.

Q: Can we repost any image from the gallery or any video from the media site anywhere we like?

A: Yes, however, don’t say you did it yourself. A lot of work has gone into creating this site as well as the amount of time it takes to screencap each episode of television work and or film. On average it takes about two to three hours depending on the work. I am providing these images for you free of charge, but not free to take and say it’s yours. Please credit back to this site if you’re posting to any message board. Convenient copy and paste codes are available below each image in the gallery for your convenience and it automatically opens the larger image on click. Please be considerate.

Q: Can I hotlink?

A: No! Hotlinking is not allowed on this site. In fact the webhosting service I use has provided a means by which I can turn off the ability to hotlink…and I have. So don’t do it.

Q: What is hotlinking?

A: Hotlinking is a way that someone right clicks on an image and choses the Properties dialogue to find out the filename. The person then copies that URL and then puts it on their own webpage but not on a webhost service or a photo storage site such as Photobucket, Imageshare, Picasa, or Flickr. When someone visits the page you have copied the URL into, that clicks as a visit on my site therefore it becomes part of my bandwidth that I pay for. So don’t do it.

Q: What is bandwidth?

A: Bandwidth is what I pay for on Bravehost services. It is the method that happens when a person clicks onto this site from a search engine or link on another website.

Q: Why do you include film logos, screen credit, production information, and cast roll at on your gallery screencaps?

A: The reason I inlcude those thing is to give proper credit to the production company(s), distributor(s), and supply a visual context to what William’s screen credit looked like in both opening credits, and closing credits. It’s done just as a visual context. Also it’s just plainly fun.

 315 total views,  5 views today



Do you have anything you’d like to donate to WILLIAM SADLER ONLINE? Doesn’t matter what it is: Magazine scan, images, any amount of money through PayPal for webhosting and domains, doesn’t matter. Any and everything is always appreciated here. If you’d like to make a monetary donation through my preferred service, please scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the DONATE button in the left hand sidebar. When prompted, enter the amount of donation then send. If you’d like to include a note to let me know why or who you are, I’d love to send you a thank you note. If your donation is anything else other than the above, feel free to submit it through the form below. Don’t forget to tell me what you’re donating and the name you’d like me to credit you as. Please feel free to include a website you like or if you’d prefer to use your Twitter or Facebook, I’ll credit back to that. I’m including a method of attaching files. Thank you.

     138 total views,  2 views today


    For Copyright Holders

    The use of materials in the creation of this site complies with the “fair use” provisions in the copyright law of Britain, The United States and Canada. It is legal for copyrighted material to be copied and or distributed for educational use and to further the social and artistic value of the source material for copyright owners.

    The creator of this site also advises that copyright owners may consider the content contained herein as a form of free advertising for their copyrighted works.


    William Sadler Online, is a not-for-profit unofficial site dedicated to American actor William Sadler. Donations are used to pay for webhosting and domains only. No money is accepted to exchange media or images. All images and media are provided under fair use and are used either in whole or in part as a commentary on the career of William Sadler. All other content where stated is property of the webmaster and may not be reproduced unless permission is granted. All graphics are copyrighted to their original holders but William Sadler Online hopes no one will take the graphics as they bear no relation to anything you might need them for.

    If you are an original copyright holder of any image, video or write up, please do not take legal action without first contacting the webmaster at the contact form provided. Remember though that anything here is used under FAIR USE and no infringement is intended nor rights implied. I’m sure we can work something out so as not to have to remove anything.

    What is “Fair Use”?

    One of the rights accorded to the owner of copyright is the right to reproduce or to authorize others to reproduce the work in copies or phonorecords. This right is subject to certain limitations found in sections 107 through 118 of the copyright law (title 17, U. S. Code). One of the more important limitations is the doctrine of “fair use.” The doctrine of fair use has developed through a substantial number of court decisions over the years and has been codified in section 107 of the copyright law.

    Section 107 contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Section 107 also sets out four factors to be considered in determining whether or not a particular use is fair:

    1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes
    2. The nature of the copyrighted work
    3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
    4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work
    5. The distinction between fair use and infringement may be unclear and not easily defined. There is no specific number of words, lines, or notes that may safely be taken without permission.
    6. Acknowledging the source of the copyrighted material does not substitute for obtaining permission.

    The 1961 Report of the Register of Copyrights on the General Revision of the U.S. Copyright Law cites examples of activities that courts have regarded as fair use: “quotation of excerpts in a review or criticism for purposes of illustration or comment; quotation of short passages in a scholarly or technical work, for illustration or clarification of the author’s observations; use in a parody of some of the content of the work parodied; summary of an address or article, with brief quotations, in a news report; reproduction by a library of a portion of a work to replace part of a damaged copy; reproduction by a teacher or student of a small part of a work to illustrate a lesson; reproduction of a work in legislative or judicial proceedings or reports; incidental and fortuitous reproduction, in a newsreel or broadcast, of a work located in the scene of an event being reported.”

    Copyright protects the particular way authors have expressed themselves. It does not extend to any ideas, systems, or factual information conveyed in a work.

    The safest course is always to get permission from the copyright owner before using copyrighted material. The Copyright Office cannot give this permission.

    When it is impracticable to obtain permission, use of copyrighted material should be avoided unless the doctrine of fair use would clearly apply to the situation. The Copyright Office can neither determine if a certain use may be considered fair nor advise on possible copyright violations. If there is any doubt, it is advisable to consult an attorney.

    © 2020 by & William Sadler Online

     154 total views

    Contact & Feedback

    First of all please read this: I AM NOT WILLIAM SADLER. I do not know how to send anything to him, nor do I know his address. So please be mindful of that before you submit your information. Duncan is available on social media, however, please be respectful when tagging him in a reply or question. Being nice gets you further.

    If using this form to apply for affiliation, please say so in the text box. Please state what you’re applying for.

    If you have anything else to contact me about, please use the form below. That can be anything from something to do with the site, David, or to donate something to the site like photos, magazine/newspaper scans, anything. If you’d like to donate to the site as far as money to keep us going, that would be appreciated. Please use the DONATE button in the sidebar in order to do that safely and securely through Paypal or using one of your credit cards. Your donation will be very much appreciated. If donating a magazine or newspaper scan, please make sure it is at least 3000×2000 in dimension and at least 300dpi. There is no upload field for attachments, so please feel free to submit your file(s) to me via EMAIL. You may also use that link in case the form isn’t working.

       986 total views

      Candids Policy

      WILLIAM SADLER ONLINE is a site dedicated to American born actor William Sadler. This site’s aim is to focus in on William’s career and anything William appears including entertainment programs consisting of interviews, awards shows, talk shows, internet-based medium, and any other things concerning David’s career.

      What will be posted?

      Photos of William arriving to events, arriving/leaving talk show appearances, behind the scenes of photoshoots, on the set and behind the scenes images.

      What will not be posted?

      Photos of William at the airport, shopping, walking down the street, getting coffee, or any other moment where William would believe his privacy would be expected. Respect your favorite celebrity’s privacy and do not ask for these to be posted and do not encourage other sites to post them either.

      What’s the difference?

      Photos of William arriving for public appearances and on the set of various projects are related to his work. A photo of him eating lunch (unless it happens to be during the filming of a scene), is not.

       1,440 total views,  10 views today


      Candid’s Policy «« PROCEED »»

      — Read this site’s candids policy.

      Cookies Policy «« PROCEED »»

      — This complies with the EU policy on what we do with your information.


      — Want to donate something, use this form to do so.

      FAQ «« PROCEED »»

      — Please read this page before contacting the administrator.

      Contact / Feedback «« PROCEED »»

      — Got something to say to the administrator, do it here.

      Disclaimer «« PROCEED »»

      — Please read for legal reasons.

      Privacy Policy «« PROCEED »»

      — Please read to find out what we do with the information you submit to this site via contact forms, or comment sections.

       1,310 total views,  5 views today

      William Sadler

      Quick Facts


      • FULL NAME: William Thomas Sadler.
      • OTHER NAMES: Banjo Bill Sadler.
      • BIRTHDATE: 13 April, 1950.
      • BIRTHPLACE: Buffalo, New York; USA
      • BIRTH SIGN: Aries – The Ram
      • CULTURAL BACKGROUND: Scottish and English with German.
      • HEIGHT: 5’8″
      • HAIR: Dark Blonde.
      • EYES: Vivid Blue.
      • FATHER: William John Sadler
      • MOTHER: Jane Colley Sadler (b: 28 December, 1921 – d: 13 May, 2020).
      • SIBLINGS: Gary W. Sadler (b: 22 February, 1948 – d: 29 April, 2017), Cynthia Sadler Lenhart, Thomas Sadler.
      • SPOUSE: Marni Joan Bakst (06 May, 1978 – present).
      • CHILDREN: Sadler Colley Bakst (Born: 17 February, 1986 in Santa Monica, California, USA).
      • EDUCATION: Orchard Park High School, State University of New York at Geneseo, and Cornell University.
      • FAVOURITE SINGERS/BANDS: The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, The Band, Credence Clearwater Revival.
      • FAVOURITE THINGS: Writing music. Playing the banjo and guitar. Gardening and fishing.



      • [on The Shawshank Redemption (1994)]: Nobody knows what a shawshank is, and redemption sounds religious, so who’s going to go see that?


      • Attended and graduated from Orchard Park High School in Orchard Park, New York, a suburb of Buffalo.
      • Attended SUNY Geneseo as an undergraduate (Bachelor of Arts, 1972) and Cornell University as a graduate student (Master of Fine Arts, 1974).
      • Born on the same date as Ron Perlman (they have appeared together in the stage play “The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui”).
      • Has been featured as the Grim Reaper three times in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991), Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) and Tales from the Crypt (1989).
      • Has been in three films adapted from Stephen King’s work: The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Green Mile (1999) and The Mist (2007). All three films were directed by Frank Darabont.
      • The Mist (2007) is not his first experience with the story as he played the main character, David Drayton, in the audio-book version.
      • Has played Shia LaBeouf’s father in two films: The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003) and Eagle Eye (2008).
      • Father of Sadler Colley Bakst.
      • Has appeared with Jeffrey DeMunn in three films: The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Green Mile (1999) and The Mist (2007).
      • Has English, Scottish, and a small amount of German, ancestry. Three of his grandparents were immigrants (one from England, and two from Scotland).
      • Favourite film is The Shawshank Redemption (1994).
      • Developed an allergic reaction to the make up used in Bill & Ted Face The Music (2020).
      • Was part of a garage band in the 60s called Knight Ryders.
      • Besides acting, he is also interested in music. He was just eight years old when he started playing the ukulele.
      • He worked in various short films such as Another Life, The Wine Bar, Stream, The Statement, and more.
      • Apart from acting, Sadler has also done voice roles including the voice of Lt. Col. Lewis “Chesty” Puller in the short film “Beyond All Boundaries.” He had also done voice roles in video games such as Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Conspiracy and Fallout: New Vegas.
      • The actor was a guitarist in the band named ‘Knight Ryders’ at the time he was in high school. Sadler is lucky as after he left the band for college remaining band members died in an accident when they were returning home from a performance.
      • He also tried his hand in the stand-up comedy under the pseudonym “Banjo Bill” Sadler.
      • The actor is a certified speech teacher and also has practiced accents.
      • He worked as a floor cleaner of a lobster boat in Boston at the time he was struggling to get a breakthrough role.
      • It is an interesting fact about Sadler that when he first tested for the part of Colonel Stuart in the film “Die Hard 2” he was rejected on the ground that he was too young for the role. He contacted his friend who worked as a makeup artist to made him look like the character. When he auditioned with the makeup he was selected.


      William Thomas Sadler (born April 13, 1950) is an American stage, 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 (winning the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor), Tales from the Crypt and Bill & Ted Face the Music, 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 TV-movie series, opposite Tom Selleck, as a small-town police chief.

      One of the more familiar faces on television and in film for over two decades, William Sadler was a versatile character actor whose granite features and gravely voice led to roles as tough guys and authority figures in films ranging from “Die Hard 2” (1990), “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994), “The Green Mile” (1999) and series like “Roswell” (The WB/UPN, 1999-2002). A veteran of the New York stage in the 1970s and 1980s, he segued into film in the mid-1980s and found steady work as cops, detectives and a rogues’ gallery of heels in the aforementioned projects. When given the chance, Sadler also displayed a wicked knack for absurd humor, as his turn as the Grim Reaper in “Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey” (1991) proved beyond a shadow of a doubt. In the 1990s, Sadler was seen mostly on television, but returned frequently to features for small but memorable parts in “Kinsey” (2005) and “The Mist” (2007). His broad spectrum of talent and believability in every role he played made him one of the most dependable character actors in the business.

      Born in Buffalo, NY on April 13, 1950, William Thomas Sadler was raised on a farm in Orchard Park, NY by his parents, Jane and William Sadler. The farm was Sadler’s earliest stage, where he could enact scenarios from favorite television shows with friends from sun-up to sundown. At the age of eight, he discovered music via his father, who bought him a ukelele with which he would entertain at family gatherings. In his teenage years, he found that rock and roll was a direct path to meeting girls, and formed a band, the Knight Ryders, which played gigs around Buffalo. Sadler also had a solo act, a sort of folk-comedy persona called Banjo Bill Sadler, who cracked jokes between tunes on that instrument.

      Music might haven Sadler’s chosen career path, had it not been for a teacher named Dan Larkin, who recruited him to play the lead in a production of “Harvey.” Sadler was immediately smitten with acting, and pursued it as a major at SUNY Geneseo. While at school, Sadler was chilled by the news that his bandmates in the Knight Ryders were killed in a car accident on the way back from a performance. After four years at Geneseo, Sadler emerged with a bachelor’s degree in drama with a minor in speech communications; the latter was a requirement of his father, who wanted to ensure that his son would have a career to fall back on if acting did not pan out. In 1972, he won a scholarship to Cornell University’s Master of Fine Arts program, which was an intensive two years of education in every form of speech, movement and performance required for the acting profession. While completing his MFA, Sadler made his professional acting debut as Hamlet at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in 1973. After graduation, he toured high schools and prisons with a production of Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame” with the Florida State Theater, and then traveled north to Boston, where he lived with his sister in Scituate and sanded lobster boats by day while appearing in “The Relations of Paul Le June” by night.

      Eventually, Sadler headed to New York City, where a chance encounter with a friend from the production of “Hamlet” led to his claiming the lead in Chekov’s “Ivanov” off-off-Broadway. He worked a season at the acclaimed Trinity Square Repertory Company in Providence, RI before returning to New York, where he spent the next 12 years performing in over 75 productions. The run was grueling, but the rewards were many, including the Obie and Dramalogue Awards. Sadler’s first screen appearances took place during this period as well: he joined Henry Winkler, Kevin Kline and Bruce Weitz in the educational special “Henry Winkler Meets William Shakespeare,” which aired in 1977 as part of the Emmy-wining “CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People” (1973-1981). His feature film debut came with a bit part in the Gene Wilder/Gilda Radner comedy “Hanky Panky” (1982). In 1985, Sadler originated the role of the tough Sgt. Toomey in the Broadway production of Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues.” He spent a year and a half with the show, and then joined his co-star, Matthew Broderick, for his most substantial film role to date in “Project X” (1987) as the cold-hearted head of a military project that used chimps to measure soldiers’ abilities to withstand nuclear radiation. A steady stint of television roles soon followed, including a brief run as a police lieutenant opposite Michael Woods in “Private Eye” (NBC, 1987). For many of these appearances, Sadler was listed as “Bill Sadler.”

      Sadler’s craggy visage, piercing eyes and slow-boiling intensity made him ideal to play tough authority figures and more than a few villains, most notably the corrupt ex-Special Forces officer who commandeers an airport to rescue a drug lord (Franco Nero) in “Die Hard 2” (1990). He soon compiled an impressive list of heels, including the sleazy blackmailer in Dennis Hopper’s “The Hot Spot” (1990) and Bill Paxton’s double-crossing partner in “Trespass” (1991), though there were good guys in the mix as well, most notably Heywood, a lifer pal of Morgan Freeman’s Red in “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994). The latter film introduced Sadler to director Frank Darabont, who cast him in two of his subsequent film adaptations of Stephen King’s stories. Despite these appearances, one of Sadler’s most iconic performances was also his most offbeat. In “Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey” (1991), he won a Saturn Award as the Grim Reaper, who sported a shaved head and Swedish accent a la Bengt Ekerot’s Death in “The Seventh Seal” (1957). Critics singled out Sadler’s knack for absurd humor as the film’s chief virtue, most notably in a scene which parodied the chess match from “Seal,” with Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves’ Bill and Ted soundly defeating death at Clue, Battleship and Twister. He later reunited with Winter to play an underhanded television executive in the actor’s cult film “Freaked” (1993).

      Television became Sadler’s main showcase in the late 1990s and early 21st century. Though there were excursions to feature films, most notably in Darabont’s “The Green Mile” (1999) as the father of two murdered girls, and a jaw-dropping turn in “Kinsey” (2005) as unrepentant pedophile Kenneth Braun, he was seen more frequently as a series regular on “Roswell” (The WB/UPN, 1999-2002) and on the cult favorite “Wonderfalls” (Fox, 2004). Both series gave Sadler prime opportunities to flex his acting abilities; in the former, he initially played the series’ antagonist, Sheriff Jim Valenti, who made life difficult for alien teen Max Evans (Jason Behr), but changed his tune to become his defender after Max saved the life of his son, Kyle (Nick Wechsler). “Roswell” also gave TV audiences a chance to hear Sadler’s singing voice when his character fronted a country band after being fired from the police force. Meanwhile, “Wonderfalls” provided the actor with a rare opportunity to display his comic talents as Dr. Darrin Tyler, a respected physician who worries about his aimless daughter. Sadler also took up the mantle of TV dad for the short-lived action-drama series “Traveler” (ABC, 2007) as the businessman father of Logan Marshall-Green, a college student accused of a terrorist bombing. Sadler also kept busy with his first love, the stage, by co-starring with Al Pacino in a 2002 off-Broadway production of “The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui” and later as Julius Caesar opposite Denzel Washington’s Brutus in a modern-dress version of the Shakespeare play on Broadway in 2005.

      After his series work ran its respective course, Sadler bounced between guest shots on a variety of television programs and supporting roles in feature films. Frank Darabont cast him in a minor part as a small town mechanic driven to religious mania by an invasion of monsters in “The Mist” (2007), then played fathers to Keri Russell and Shia LaBeouf, respectively, in “August Rush” (2007) and “Eagle Eye” (2008). Tom Selleck provided him a recurring role as Boston mobster Gino Fish in three of his CBS TV movies based on Robert B. Parker’s small-town lawman Jesse Stone: “Jesse Stone: Sea Change” (2007), “Jesse Stone: Thin Ice” (2009), and “Jesse Stone: No Remorse” (2010). After joining Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon on Broadway in 2009’s “Exit the King,” he was cast as Lt. Colonel Lewis “Chesty” Puller, the legendary U.S. Marine hero of World War II and the Korean War in Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ epic miniseries, “The Pacific” (HBO, 2010).

       1,004 total views,  2 views today


      Articles in this press library are backdated to the date and year of their publishing. Meaning if the date of the article was June 2, 2001, then it will be dated that in this press archive. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me. You can access the article by clicking on the publication name.


      12 June
      Showbiz Cheat Sheet
      Keanu Reeves Reunited with Former Co-Stars in a Wild, Unrecognizable Cameo
      26 January
      Why Heywood From The Shawshank Redemption Looks So Familiar


      30 September
      Daily Actor
      William Sadler on ‘Bill & Ted 3’ and His Most Excellent Advice for Actors
      15 September
      William Sadler reflects on comedy, horror, and Death
      25 August
      William Sadler Answers Every Question We Have About Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey
      29 July
      William Sadler Relished The Opportunity To Sink His Teeth Into A “Really Meaty” Role In ‘The Historian’
      17 May
      The Buffalo News
      Obituary: SADLER, Jane Colley (William's Mom)


      19 March
      William Sadler Is Back as Death in Bill & Ted 3, Tribute to Rufus Confirmed
      13 December
      Cinema Blend
      Why William Sadler’s Green Mile Scene Was The Hardest Thing He Ever Had To Film
      TV Overmind
      10 Things You Didn’t Know about William Sadler




      18 November
      Media Mikes
      Interview with William Sadler



      11 October
      Tampa Bay Times
      Film's "Reaper Rap' inspired condemned's last words


      29 December
      William Sadler to Star as Title Character in B'way's Julius Caesar


      01 March
      The Law In Roswell


      01 October
      Sadler Days


      31 July
      The Baltimore Evening Sun
      Sadler reaps acclaim as Death in 'Bill and Ted'

       750 total views


      NOTE: Watermarking on videos does not denote ownership, rather the source of where the clip came from. No ownership on behalf of this website is to be implied. It is only done to make sure the source of the clip is identified in case of redistribution later..

      • William Sadler [ In Film }
        This is for anything associated with William's film career including trailers, selected clips from William's films such as BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC, BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, THE GREEN MILE, TRESPASS, TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT, DIE HARD 2: DIE HARDER, IRON MAN 3 and THE HISTORIAN.
      • William Sadler [ In Film Shorts ]
        This is for anything associated with William's work in the short film medium including ANOTHER LIFE, NIGHT DRIVING, THE STATEMENT, and more.
      • William Sadler [ In Interviews, Entertainment Shows, Premiers, Etc ]
        This is for anything associated with William appearing in any form of interview, premiere, entertainment shows, etc.
      • William Sadler [ In Television ]
        This is for anything associated with William's work in television including ROSWELL, POWER, WHEN THEY SEE US, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, THE PACIFIC, HOMELAND, HAWAII FIVE-0, and BERLIN STATION.
      • William Sadler [ In Television Film ]
        This is for anything associated with William's work in television films including GILDED LILYS, THE OMEN and the JESSE STONE Series of films.
      • William Sadler [ In Trailers ]
        This is for all trailers for William's films, television projects, and short films.
      • William Sadler [ In Voice ]
        This is for anything associated with William's work using his voice including OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT and more.
      • William Sadler [ On Stage ]
        This is for anything associated with William's work in theatre including JULIUS CAESAR and more.

      Recent Videos:

      Video pagination

       574 total views


      William Sadler [ In Film ]

      A list of films for the big screen William has appeared in.
      Including: The Shawshank Redemption, Trespass, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey and Bill & Ted Face The Music and more.

      William Sadler [ In TV – Film ]

      A list of films for television William has appeared in.
      Including: Edge, Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise, Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt, and The Neighborhood and more.

      William Sadler [ In Television ]

      A list of television programs William has appeared in.
      Including: Roswell, Berlin Station, The Pacific, Power and more.

      William Sadler [ On The Stage ]

      A list of stage productions William has appeared in.
      Including: Julius Caesar, 24 Hour Plays, Exit The King, and more.

      William Sadler [ In Film Shorts ]

      A list of short films William has appeared in.
      Including: Another Life, The Statement, Shoot Me Nicely, and Checkmate, Keep Your Enemies Closer.

      William Sadler [ Voice ]

      A list of credits William has lent his voice to.
      Including: Our Cartoon President.

      William Sadler [ As Self ]

      A list of things William has appeared as himself.
      Including: Interview, premiere, awards show, red carpet, and others.

      William Sadler [ In Music ]

      A list of William’s music.

      William Sadler [ Awards ]

      A list of awards William has won or been nominated for.

       794 total views,  4 views today