William Sadler
William Sadler
Biographical Information
Real Name: William Thomas Sadler
Born: 13 April 1950
Height: 5' 7
Originally From: Buffalo, New York, USA
Wife: Marni Joan Bakst
Family: 1 Child
Personal Information
First appearance: Pilot
Portrays: John McGarrett

William Sadler (13 April 1950) is an American actor who portrays John McGarrett on the Hawaii Five-0 (2010 TV series)

Life & CareerEdit

William Thomas Sadler was born on April 13, 1950 in Buffalo, New York, to Jane and William Sadler. He began his acting career in New York theaters, appearing in more than 75 productions over the course of 12 years. His roles included that of Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey in Neil Simon's Tony Award winning play "Biloxi Blues". He is best remembered for his roles in Die Hard 2 (1990), Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991), The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995). He is also a television star, appearing in such sitcoms as Roseanne (1988) and Murphy Brown (1988) and such movies-of-the weeks as Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase (1981). Sadler also starred as Sheriff Jim Valenti on the WB science fiction television series Roswell (1999) - IMDb



  • Played Shia LaBeouf's father in two films: The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003) and Eagle Eye (2008).
  • Alex O'Loughlin and William Sadler previously starred in Three Rivers (2009-2010) together.

Hawaii Episode GuideEdit