William (I) Sadler filmography and biography
Date of birth: 13 April 1950, Buffalo, New York, USA
William (I) Sadler biography
William Sadler began his acting career in New York theatres, appearing in more than 75 productions in just 12 years. His final role was as Sgt. Toomey in the Tony winning show "Biloxi Blues". He is best remembered for his roles in Die Hard 2 and The Shawshank Redemption. He is also a television star, appearing in such sitcoms as Roseanne and Murphy Brown and such movies-of-the weeks as Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase (1981) (TV). Sadler is currently starring on the WB's weekly dramatic series Roswell, in the role of Sheriff Jim Valenti.
William (I) Sadler trivia
- Attended Orchard Park High School in Orchard Park, New York, a suburb of Buffalo.
- Was featured as "The Grim Reaper" in both Bill amp; Teds Bogus Journey and Tales from the Crypt.
- Born on the exact same day as Ron Perlman (they have both appeared in the stage play "The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui").
- A graduate of SUNY Geneseo.
- Attended Cornell University.
- He has been in three movies adapted from Stephen King (I)'s work: The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist (2007/I). All three movies were directed by Frank Darabont.
- The Mist (2007/I) 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 and Eagle Eye.
- Father of Sadler Colley Bakst.
William (I) Sadler quotes
- [On The Shawshank Redemption]: Nobody knows what a shawshank is, and redemption sounds religious, so who's going to go see that?