Joe Sawyer was a Canadian film actor born Joseph Sauers. He appeared in more than 200 films between 1930 and 1962, and was sometimes billed under his birth name. He was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and died in Ashland, Oregon from liver cancer.
Popular roles that he portrayed included Sergeant Biff O'Hara in several Rin Tin Tin television programs, a film, and on radio. On Stories of the Century in 1954, he portrayed Butch Cassidy, a role which he repeated in the 1958 episode "The Outlaw Legion" of the syndicated western series, Frontier Doctor, starring Rex Allen, with Doris Singleton and Michael Ansara as fellow guest stars. Sawyer also appeared on ABC's, Maverick, Sugarfoot, Peter Gunn, and Surfside 6 as well as NBC's Bat Masterson.
His interment was in Oregon.