WILLIAM SANDERSON perhaps best known as Larry, the only talker in a trio of scruffy siblings, on the popular CBS sitcom, "Newhart", currently lends his voice to one of the characters on the CBS Saturday morning cartoon series, "Santo Bugito".
A native of Memphis, the army infantry veteran earned a business degree and a Doctorate of Law diploma from Memphis State University before adjudicating on a career in acting.
Following studies with legendary acting coaches William Hickey and Herbert Berghoff, he obtained his apprenticeship on the New York stage, appearing in over thirty plays, including lead roles in "The Taming of the Shrew" and "Hello Out There". Sanderson stays active on the stage, appearing for director Tommy Lee Jones in the recent Texas production of "The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid".
Sanderson relocated to Los Angeles in 1978, and gained experience before the camera in numerous independent films, including the starring role of a psychotic escaped convict in the low-budget thriller, Stayin' Alive. This led to more substantial roles and critical acclaim as a moonshiner in Coal Miner's Daughter, and later as a malevolent brother terrorizing Sissy Spacek's family in Raggedy Man. He was cast as J.F. Sebastion, the dying android bio-mechanic in the 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner. Since the onset of his film career Sanderson has appeared in over three dozen features including The Onion Field, The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, Lone Wolf McQuade, City Heat, Death Hunt, Fletch, Black Moon Rising, The Rocketeer, The Client, Wagon's East, Last Man Standing and the upcoming Chuck Norris film, Lords of Tanglewood.