WILLIAM SADLER ONLINE


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

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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.

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“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

Synopsis

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
      Storyboards

    • Bogs Takes a Fall
    • New Fish Arrive
    • Photo Galleries
    • DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER: Frank Darabont
    • CAST: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, and James Whitmore

    SOURCE: SOLZY AT THE MOVIES

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“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.


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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”.

SOURCE: BLOODY DISGUSTING

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