William Sanderson born 10 January 1944 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, is an actor. He plays the role of Sheriff Bud Dearborne on True Blood. He is a starring cast member in the first, second and third seasons. He is a recurring special guest star in the fifth season.
Early Life Edit
Sanderson was born on January 10, 1944 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. to an elementary school teacher mother and a landscape designer father. He is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He holds business (B.B.A., 1968) and law (J.D., 1971) degrees from the University of Memphis (then known as Memphis State University). The Law School at Memphis State was then located just a few yards from the Theatre Building and of course the Theatre Department. He was bit by the acting bug and started acting in college productions while at Memphis State University, where he is still today remembered as an outstanding Bob Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird.
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 portrayed a character named Deuce in an episode of the hit science fiction TV series Babylon 5, and later reprised the role in the TV movie Babylon 5: Thirdspace. He is also the basis and the voice for the recurring character of Dr. Karl Rossum in Batman: The Animated Series. He starred in the controversial film Fight for Your Life, which has a strict ban in the United Kingdom.
He has made many guest appearances on TV shows, and his credits range from The X-Files, Knight Rider (1982 TV series), 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 series. In 2001, Sanderson played a courageous bartender named Dewey in Tom Selleck's TNT film Crossfire Trail.
He portrayed "Larry" in the American TV show Newhart from 1982 to 1990, famous for the catch phrase, "Hi, I'm Larry. This is my brother Darryl, and this is my other brother Darryl."
Sanderson returned to prominence playing E. B. Farnum in the HBO TV 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 town Sheriff Bud Dearborne.
Sanderson portrayed "Oldham", the resident interrogation expert of the DHARMA Initiative in the tenth episode of the fifth season of ABC's series Lost.
- Blade Runner (1982)
TV series Edit
- Lost (2009)
- True Blood (2008-2010)
- Deadwood (2004-2006)
- Newhart (1982-1990)
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