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  • SubGenre:Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • Language:English
  • Pages:292
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543969122

Yes, I'm That Guy

The Rough-and-Tumble Life of a Character Actor

by William Sanderson and Ray Richmond

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Character actor William Sanderson takes the reader back to his childhood in Memphis, TN, the beginnings of his acting career in New York City, his bold move to Hollywood, making it in show business, and where he has landed now after 40 years in show business.

William Sanderson has enjoyed a prosperous career in Hollywood as a highly successful character actor whom everyone seems to recognize - but they aren't always certain from what. Spanning a variety of genres over nearly a half-century performing in TV, film and stage, Sanderson has inhabited such high-profile roles as E.B. Farnum in the HBO western "Deadwood," Sheriff Bud Dearborne in the HBO vampire series "True Blood," Larry in the classic CBS sitcom "Newhart" and J.F. Sebastian in the sci-fi film masterwork "Blade Runner." "Yes, I'm That Guy" takes readers behind the scenes of these productions and many more including "Coal Miner's Daughter," "Lonesome Dove," "Lone Wolf McQuade" and "The Client," showcasing Sanderson's knack for making a memorable mark in each of his projects. But as you will learn in his memoir, Sanderson is far more than merely the sum of his characters. His tumultuous rags-to-riches story is instructive in demonstrating the power of perseverance and fortitude in overcoming one's struggles with self-doubt and self-sabotage and - thanks to the love of a good woman - ultimately carving out a positive, contented life.
About the author
Actor William Sanderson is well-known for his iconic roles. He created J.F. Sebastian in "Blade Runner," E.B. Farnum in "Deadwood," Larry in "Newhart" and Sheriff Bud Dearborne in "True Blood." He is beloved by millions of fans across the United States and abroad. When Sanderson is out and about, people always take a second glance, recognizing his face but not always sure. After hearing him speak, they let out a delighted laugh or nervous giggle and ask, "Are you that guy from...? I loved you in that show."