William Sanderson

William Sanderson
Born (1944-01-10) January 10, 1944 (age 74)
OccupationActor
Years active1976–present
Spouse(s)Sharon Sanderson

William Sanderson (born January 10, 1944)[1] 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.

Early life

William J. Sanderson was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to an elementary school teacher mother and a landscape designer father.[1] He volunteered for the army when he was 18 and attended college after his discharge using the G.I. Bill.[2] 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.[3]