Attended Orchard Park High School in Orchard Park, New York, a suburb of Buffalo.
Was featured as "The Grim Reaper" in both Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) and "Tales from the Crypt" (1989).
Born on the exact same day as Ron Perlman (they have both appeared in the stage play "The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui").
William Sadler Detailed Biography -
Perhaps best recognized for his roles in the feature films The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and Die Hard 2, William Sadler also has a successful career in television and on the stage.
Sadler stars in the soon to be released Battle of Shaker Heights opposite Kathleen Quinlan and Shia La Beouf. The making of the film can currently be seen on HBO's documentary series Project Greenlight.
William Sadler's feature film credits include roles in Rush, Hard To Kill, Hot Spot, Rocket Man, Trespass, Disturbing Behavior, Witness Protection and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey in which he won a Saturn Award for the role of 'The Grim Reaper.'
In television, Sadler starred for three years in the series Roswell. He has also been seen in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Ed, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Tales of the Crypt and a recurring role in Roseanne.
Sadler began his acting career on stage in New York. One of the highlights was starring opposite Matthew Broderick on Broadway in Biloxi Blues. Last season, he created the role of 'Samuel Clemens' in John Guare's world premiere A Few Stout Individuals. In the fall, he appeared opposite Al Pacino, John Goodman and Billy Crudup in Arturo Ui.