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Occupation  Actor
Spouse  Sharon Wix (m. 1993)
Role  Character actor

Name  William Sanderson
Years active  1976–present
Children  Andrew Sanderson
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Born  January 10, 1948 (age 67) (1948-01-10) Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Education  University of Memphis, Southern Methodist University
Awards  Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series
Movies and TV shows  True Blood, Blade Runner, Deadwood, Newhart, Last Man Standing
Similar People  Chris Bauer, Todd Lowe, Tony Papenfuss, Nelsan Ellis, Jim Parrack

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William Sanderson (born January 10, 1944) is an American character actor famous for his roles in Blade Runner, Deadwood, True Blood, and as a cast member in the long-running, 1980s television series Newhart.


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Early life

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William J. Sanderson was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to an elementary school teacher mother and a landscape designer father. He volunteered for the army when he was 18 and attended college after his discharge using the G.I. Bill. He holds business (BBA, 1968) and law (J.D., 1971) degrees from the University of Memphis (then known as Memphis State University), though he did not take the bar exam.


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Sanderson has appeared in many movies, and is known for his role in the 1982 classic science fiction film Blade Runner as J. F. Sebastian. Sanderson appeared as one of the mechanics, regulars of the diner in The Rocketeer, who defies Nazi agents looking for the top secret rocket pack. He also portrayed a character named Deuce in an episode of the science fiction television series Babylon 5, and later reprised the role in the television movie Babylon 5: Thirdspace. He also voiced the recurring character Dr. Karl Rossum in Batman: The Animated Series. Sanderson starred in the controversial film Fight for Your Life, which has a strict ban in the United Kingdom.

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As a guest, he has made appearances in television shows, and his credits include The Pretender ,The X-Files, Knight Rider, Married... with Children, Babylon 5, ER, Walker, Texas Ranger, and Coach. He plays a key role in an audio dramatization of Ursula K. Le Guin's Vaster than Empires and More Slow in NPR's 2000X series. In 2001, Sanderson played the courageous bartender Dewey in the TNT film Crossfire Trail.

Sanderson played Larry in Newhart from 1982 to 1990, famous for the catchphrase, "Hi. I'm Larry. This is my brother Darryl. This is my other brother Darryl."

Sanderson returned to television playing E. B. Farnum in the HBO television series Deadwood from 2004 to 2006. His role is a tragicomic hotelier and first mayor of Deadwood. In 2008, Sanderson joined the cast of True Blood playing Sheriff Bud Dearborne. He later played "Oldham", the resident interrogation expert of the DHARMA Initiative in the 10th episode of the fifth season of ABC's series Lost.

Selected filmography

  • Bravest Warriors (2013, web series - 1 episode)
  • Bones (2012, television - Season 7, Episode 11, "The Family in the Feud")
  • Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011, television - Season 1, Episode 8, "Nighthawk")
  • Mike & Molly (2011, television - CBS)
  • Bar Karma (2011, television - CurrentTV)
  • Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2010, television - Adult Swim)
  • Lost (2009, television - ABC)
  • True Blood (2008–2012 television - HBO)
  • Life (2007, television - NBC)
  • Deadwood (2004–2006, television - HBO) as E. B. Farnum
  • Avatar (2004)
  • Gods and Generals (2003)
  • Monte Walsh (2003) as Skimpy Eagens
  • Monkey Love (2002)
  • Babylon 5: Thirdspace (1997) (TV) - "Deuce"
  • Andersonville (1996)
  • The Pretender (1996) Season 1 - Episode 2 as Roy Abbot
  • Last Man Standing (1996)
  • ER (1996) Season 3 - Episode 8 as Mr. Percy
  • The X-Files (1994) Season 2 - Episode 3, "Blood"played-Edward Funsch
  • Mirror, Mirror 2: Raven Dance (1994)
  • Babylon 5 (1994) "Grail" - "Deuce"
  • Wagons East (1994)
  • The Client (1994)
  • Skeeter (1993)
  • Man's Best Friend (1993)
  • Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1994)
  • Sometimes They Come Back (1991)
  • The Rocketeer (1991)
  • Mirror, Mirror (1990)
  • Lonesome Dove (1989)
  • Deadly Weapon (1989)
  • Thunderground (1989)
  • The Twilight Zone (1988)
  • Last Man Standing (1987)
  • Dead Aim (1987)
  • Black Moon Rising (1986)
  • Fletch (1985)
  • Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
  • Nightmares (1983)
  • Knight Rider (1982) as Rev in "Trust Doesn't Rust"
  • Blade Runner (1982)
  • Newhart (1982–1990, television - CBS)
  • Raggedy Man (1981)
  • Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
  • The Dukes of Hazzard (1980) as Russ Collins
  • The Onion Field (1979)
  • Savage Weekend (1979)
  • Fight For Your Life (1977)
  • References

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