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Also Known As: Will Sanderson Died:
Born: January 10, 1948 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, USA Profession: actor

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The Southern drawl, droopy eyes, stringy hair and face cracked by the elements lend themselves to playing hicks and 'white trash' roles, and William Sanderson has played them for over twenty years. He is perhaps best recalled as Larry, the speaking member of a trio of brothers on the long-running CBS series "Newhart".

The Southern drawl, droopy eyes, stringy hair and face cracked by the elements lend themselves to playing hicks and 'white trash' roles, and William Sanderson has played them for over twenty years. He is perhaps best recalled as Larry, the speaking member of a trio of brothers on the long-running CBS series "Newhart".

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Seed (2008)
4.
 Postal (2008)
6.
 Bloodrayne 2 (2007)
7.
 Bloodrayne (2006)
8.
 Alone in the Dark (2005) Agent Miles
9.
 Gods and Generals (2003) General A. P. Hill
10.
 Cheats (2003)
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Served as a medic in US Army
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Appeared in more than 30 Off-Broadway plays
1976:
Film debut, "Savage Weekend"
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Moved to Los Angeles
1980:
Played Loretta Lynn's young uncle in "Coal Miner's Daughter"
1981:
TV series debut as regular, "Bret Maverick" (NBC)
1982:
Played Larry (of Larry, Daryl and Daryl) on "Newhart" (CBS)
1982:
Appeared as Tommy Lee Jones' cellmate in "The Executioner's Song"
1982:
Cast as the brilliant, gentle toy maker in Ridley Scott's classic sci-fi film, "Blade Runner"
1989:
Played Lippy Jones in the "Lonesome Dove" miniseries on CBS
1991:
Co-Starred in "Stephen King's 'Sometimes They Come Back'"
1993:
Reprised role of Lippy Jones in "Return to Lonesome Dove" (CBS)
1994:
Co-starred in John Grisham's "The Client"
1994:
Portrayed a character named Deuce in an episode of the hit series "Babylon 5" (TNT); later reprised the role in the TV movie "Babylon 5: Thirdspace" (1998)
1995:
Provided voice for the "Santo Bugito" (CBS) series
1998:
Co-starred opposite Beau Bridges in the satirical television series "Maximum Bob" (ABC)
2000:
Co-starred with Faye Dunaway in "Stanley's Gig"
2003:
Starred with Robert Duval in "Gods and Generals"
2004:
Cast as hotelier E.B. Farnum on the HBO original series, "Deadwood"
2005:
Starred in the big-screen version of the popular video game, "BloodRayne"; directed by Uwe Boll
2006:
Again worked with director Uwe Boll for "Dungeon Siege"
2007:
Re-teamed with director Uwe Boll for "Postal"
2008:
Joined the cast of HBO's "True Blood" playing town Sheriff Bud Dearborne
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Education

Southern Methodist University: University Park , Texas -
Memphis State University: Memphis , Tennessee -

Notes

"I find myself identifying more and more with Larry. When people call him weird, I say they're the weird ones; Larry and his brothers Darryl make a lot of sense."--Press information from "Newhart"

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wife:
Sharon Arndt. Personal manager. Married December 5, 1993.

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