William Sanderson Net Worth

William Sanderson Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

William Sanderson net worth is
$1 Million

William Sanderson Wiki Biography

William Sanderson was born on the 10th January 1944, in Memphis, Tennessee USA, and is an actor, well known for acting in films such as “Blade Runner” (1982) and “Deadwood” (2004) as well as the television series “Newhart” (1982 – 1990) and “True Blood” (2008 – 2014). Sanderson has been active in the entertainment industry since 1976.

How much is the net worth of William Sanderson? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $1 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Films and television are the main sources of Sanderson’s fortune.

William Sanderson Net Worth $1 Million

To begin with, the boy was raised in Memphis, Tennessee by his parents who worked as a landscape designer and elementary school teacher. He studied at the University of Memphis from which he graduated with Bachelor’s and Juris Doctor’s degrees, majoring respectively in business and law.

Concerning his professional career, he debuted in the lead role of the grindhouse action film “Fight for Your Life” (1977) directed and produced by Robert A. Endelson. Sanderson then starred alongside Christopher Allport and David Gale in the slasher film “Savage Weekend” (1979) by David Paulsen. He was in the main cast of the biographical film “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (1980), which grossed $67.1 million in the box office. William was also listed as a main in the drama film “Raggedy Man” (1981) by Jack Fisk, also appearing in the films “Lone Wolf McQuade” (1983), “Nightmares” (1983) and “Fletch” (1985). In 1987, he starred opposite Roo Marcus in the film “Last Man Standing” by Ernest Dickerson, and in 1989 in the award winning miniseries “Lonesome Dove” by Simon Wincer.

During the next decade, Sanderson portrayed Mr. Veze in the horror film “Mirror, Mirror” (1990), and in the critically acclaimed film “The Rocketeer” (1991) William was also cast as main, however, the film failed at the box office. He also voiced Karl Rossum in the animated series “Batman: The Animated Series” (1992). Moreover, William Sanderson starred in the legal thriller film “The Client” (1994) which was loved by cinema – goers, and in addition, he created episodic roles in the television series “The X-Files” (1994), “ER” (1996) and “The Pretender” (1996). More, he starred in the films made for television “Babylon 5: Thirdspace” (1997) and “Monte Walsh” (2003). The actor was in the main cast of the feature films “Gods and Generals” (2003) and “Avatar” (2004).

Afterwards, the actor worked mainly for television; from 2004 to 2006, he starred in the critically acclaimed series “Dreadwood” aired on HBO, then in the Emmy and Golden Globe Awards winning series “True Blood” (2008 – 2012), with William himself winning a Satellite Award for the role created in the above mentioned series. In 2009, Sanderson was seen in drama series “Lost” broadcast on ABC, and in addition landed episodic roles in the series “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour” (2011), “Bones” (2012) and “Bravest Warriors” (2013).

To conclude, all the above mentioned roles increased the total size of William Sanderson’s net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of the actor, Sanderson is married to Sharon, and they have one child.

Full NameWilliam Sanderson
Net Worth$1 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 10, 1944
DiedSeptember 27, 1865, Jacksonville, Illinois, United States
Place Of BirthMemphis, Tennessee, United States
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
ProfessionActor, Voice Actor
EducationUniversity of Memphis, Southern Methodist University
SpouseSharon Wix (m. 1993)
ChildrenAndrew Sanderson
NicknamesBill Sanderson , William J. Sanderson , Bill
AwardsSatellite Award - Special Achievement Award (2009)
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Awards (2010), Satellite Award - Best Cast – Television Series (2009)
Movies“Blade Runner” (1982), “Deadwood” (2004), “Wagons East” (1994), “The Client” (1994), “Lone Wolf McQuade” (1983), “Nightmares” (1983), “Fletch” (1985), “Fight For Your Life” (1977), “Gods and Generals” (2003), “Avatar” (2004)
TV Shows“Newhart” (1982 – 1990), “True Blood” (2008 – 2014), “The X-Files” (1994), “The Twilight Zone” (1988), ”The Dukes of Hazzard” (1980), ”Mirror, Mirror 2: Raven Dance” (1994), ”Batman: The Animated Series”, “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour” (2011), “Bones” (20...
1Often plays diminutive, eccentric oddballs on the outer edges of communities.
1I'm a journeyman actor and part of my journey is getting to work with those actors I admire and make good films.
2It's better to be type-cast, than not cast at all.
1He is sometimes confused with fellow character actor Tracey Walter, who has sometimes also played the same type of eccentric Southern lowlifes. Since they have often gone after the same roles, the two actors have actually become friends. Unlike Walter, Sanderson actually hails from the Southeast US.
2Was the original actor cast as Joe Camber in the film adaptation of Stephen King's "Cujo".
3Profiled in "Character Kings: Hollywood's Familiar Faces Discuss the Art & Business of Acting" by Scott Voisin. [2009]
4Has one adult son, Andrew.
5Enlisted in the army and served two years.
6Earned a JD from Memphis State.
7Earned a BA from Southern Methodist University.


Dalton: Code of Vengeance II1986TV MovieBobby Fuller
Black Moon Rising1986Tyke Thayden
The Defiant Ones1986TV MovieMason
Streets of Justice1985TV MovieWeasel
Fletch1985Jim Swarthout
City Heat1984Lonnie Ash
Women of San Quentin1983TV MovieCountee (as William J. Sanderson)
Nightmares1983Gas station attendant (segment "Terror in Topanga") (uncredited)
It Takes Two1983TV SeriesEarl
Lone Wolf McQuade1983Snow
China Lake1983ShortLittle Germ
Who Will Love My Children?1983TV MovieCleve Shelby
Knight Rider1982TV SeriesThe Rev
The Executioner's Song1982TV MovieGibbs (uncredited)
American Playhouse1982TV SeriesCowboy
Blade Runner1982J.F. Sebastian
Bret Maverick1982TV SeriesKenneth Broomick
Quincy M.E.1982TV SeriesWillie McCracken
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez1982Cowboy
The Luck of Roaring Camp1982ShortGrub
Raggedy Man1981Calvin
Death Hunt1981Ned Warren
Walking Tall1981TV SeriesStacy
The Dukes of Hazzard1980TV SeriesCollins
Scared Straight! Another Story1980TV MovieHarlan
Seed of Innocence1980Randy Webb (as William J. Sanderson)
Coal Miner's Daughter1980Lee Dollarhide
The Onion Field1979Young Con (as William J. Sanderson)
Starsky and Hutch1979TV SeriesWeirdo
Savage Weekend1979Otis
Blue Nude1978Guy in Next Cell (uncredited)
Ningen no shômei1977Gun Dealer (as Bill Sanderson)
Fight for Your Life1977Jessie Lee Kane
The Other Side of Victory1976TV Movie
Assassin's Furypost-productionGaines
The Griddle Housepost-productionGus
A Merry Friggin' Christmas2014Father Juge
Bravest Warriors2013TV SeriesAlien Perkalus
True Blood2008-2012TV SeriesSheriff Bud Dearborne
Bones2012TV SeriesNorbert Mobley
Mike & Molly2011TV SeriesDennis
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior2011TV SeriesLeonard Keane
Bar Karma2011TV SeriesJames
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!2010TV SeriesJim
Trauma2009TV SeriesCaptain Edward Smith
Lost2009TV SeriesOldham
Pretty Ugly People2008Sam
Life2007TV SeriesHolt Easley
The Treasure of Painted Forest2006Paul
Deadwood2004-2006TV SeriesE.B. Farnum
Beyond the Wall of Sleep2006Joe Slaader
Disappearances2006Rat Kinneson
Wit's End2005Jedediah Cross
Need for Speed: Underground 22004Video Game
Cyber Wars2004Riley
Promised Land2004/IClark
Monk2004TV SeriesJoshua Skinner
The Low Budget Time Machine2003The Prospector
Without a Trace2003TV SeriesWally Sykes
Gods and Generals2003Gen. A. P. Hill
Monte Walsh2003TV MovieSkimpy Eagens
Never Get Outta the Boat2002Clarence
Monkey Love2002Bradley Chalmers
Dharma & Greg2002TV SeriesMike
Dying on the Edge2001Tommy
Walker, Texas Ranger1996-2001TV SeriesMayor / Will Stanton
Crossfire Trail2001TV MovieDewey (the bartender)
Stageghost2000Jack Butler
Resurrection Blvd.2000TV SeriesClancy The Illegal Gun Dealer
Stanley's Gig2000Stanley Myer
Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story2000TV MovieHelicopter Pilot
Psyko Ferret2000TV MovieStan Veinous (voice)
L.A. Heat1999TV SeriesThe Monk
Nice Guys Sleep Alone1999Rufus
Sorrow's Child1998ShortJanitor
The Angry Beavers1998TV SeriesDitto Otto / Clerk
Jumanji1996-1998TV SeriesProfessor J.S. Ibsen
Maximum Bob1998TV SeriesDicky Crowe
Babylon 5: Thirdspace1998TV MovieDeuce
The Practice1998TV SeriesMr. Simmons
Critics and Other Freaks1997Chef Bernie
Eating Las Vegas1997ShortPool Boy
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters1995-1997TV SeriesMelvin / Janitor / Otis
Blade Runner1997Video GameJ.F. Sebastian (voice)
George & Leo1997TV Series
Cow and Chicken1997TV SeriesCowboy
George Wallace1997TV MovieT.Y. Odum
Coach1997TV SeriesLarry / Jesse
The Utilizer1996Leek
ER1996TV SeriesMr. Percy
Forest Warrior1996Paul Carpio
The Pretender1996TV SeriesRoy Abbot
Last Man Standing1996Joe Monday
Andersonville1996TV MovieMunn
The Marshal1995TV SeriesPhilbrick
Siringo1995TV MovieTully
Hologram Man1995VideoManny / Giggles
Santo Bugito1995TV SeriesClem
Batman: The Animated Series1992-1994TV SeriesDr. Karl Rossum
The X-Files1994TV SeriesEdward Funsch
Wagons East1994Zeke
The Client1994Wally Boxx
Babylon 51994TV SeriesDeuce
Mirror, Mirror 2: Raven Dance1994Roger
Matlock1994TV SeriesMickey Sanders
Man's Best Friend1993Ray
Return to Lonesome Dove1993TV Mini-SeriesLippy Jones
Skeeter1993Gordon Perry
Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times1993TV Series
Sirens1993TV SeriesMale Store Owner
The Young Riders1992TV SeriesEmmett Barnett
Mann & Machine1992TV SeriesDr. William Unzer
Dangerous Curves1992TV SeriesBobby Havens
Married with Children1991TV SeriesCousin Eb
The Rocketeer1991Skeets
Sometimes They Come Back1991TV MovieCarl Mueller (age 44)
The Giant of Thunder Mountain1991Percey Crow
Mirror Mirror1990Mr. Veze
Newhart1982-1990TV SeriesLarry
Deadly Weapon1989Reverend Smith
Lonesome Dove1989TV Mini-SeriesLippy Jones
The Twilight Zone1988TV SeriesNorman Blane
Dead Aim1987Brennan
Last Man Standing1987Casper
The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains1987TV MovieTrump


Starz Inside: The Face Is Familiar2009TV Movie documentary special thanks
Blue Nude1978the production thanks you for your kind collaboration during the filming in New York


Movin' On2010Documentary shortHimself
Starz Inside: The Face Is Familiar2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
The Tony Danza Show2006TV SeriesHimself
74th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2005TV SpecialHimself
Knight Rider: Under the Hood - 'Knight Rider' Season 1 DVD2004Video documentary short
Making 'Deadwood': The Show Behind the Show2004TV Short documentaryHimself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHimself
On the Edge of 'Blade Runner'2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Bob Newhart Show 19th Anniversary Special1991TV SpecialLarry
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Female Performer in New Television Series
Battle of the Network Stars XIX1988TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team
Kraft Salutes Super Night at the Super Bowl1987TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape2010DocumentaryHimself
Imps*2009Carl (segment "Alienski")
Blade Runner: Deleted and Alternate Scenes2007Video documentaryJ.F. Sebastian
On Stage at the Kennedy Center: The Mark Twain Prize2002TV MovieLarry (uncredited)

Won Awards

2009Special Achievement AwardSatellite AwardsBest Ensemble, TelevisionTrue Blood (2008)

Nominated Awards

2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesTrue Blood (2008)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDeadwood (2004)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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