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Sam Rockwell


Sam Rockwell was born on November 5, 1968, in San Mateo, California, the child of two actors, Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess. The family moved to New York when he was two years old, living first in the Bronx and later in Manhattan. When Sam was five years old, his parents split up, at which point he and his father moved to San Francisco, where he ... See full bio »

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From the IMDb Studio at the Visa Infinity Lounge at the Toronto International Film Festival, Sam Rockwell receives his 2017 IMDb STARmeter Award as a Fan Favorite for his work in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and more.

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Known For

Moon
Moon Sam Bell
(2009)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
(2005)
The Green Mile
The Green Mile 'Wild Bill' Wharton
(1999)

Filmography

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 2017 The Adventures of Drunky (post-production)
Drunky (voice)
 2017 Blue Iguana (post-production)
Eddie
 2017/II Mute (post-production)
Sam Bell (rumored)
  The Best of Enemies (filming)
Claiborne Paul Ellis
 2015-2017 F Is for Family (TV Series)
Vic
- Landing the Plane (2017) ... Vic (voice)
- Pray Away (2017) ... Vic (voice)
- F Is for Fixing It (2017) ... Vic (voice)
- Fight Night (2017) ... Vic (voice)
- This Is Not Good (2017) ... Vic (voice)
 2017 The Dark of Night (Short)
Officer Witt
 2017 Axis (voice)
 2016 Vital Signs (TV Series)
Ego
 2016 Dishonored 2 (Video Game)
Mortimer Ramsey (voice)
 2016 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
Sam
- Fame (2016) ... Sam
 2015 Drunk History (TV Series)
Bugsy Siegel
- Las Vegas (2015) ... Bugsy Siegel
 2015 Digging for Fire
Ray
 2014 Loitering with Intent
Wayne
 2014 Laggies
Craig
 2013 Trust Me
Aldo
 2012 Napoleon Dynamite (TV Series)
Filson
- FFA (2012) ... Filson (voice)
 2011 The Sitter
Karl
 2010 Pete Smalls Is Dead (scenes deleted)
 2010 F--K (Short)
Sam
 2009 Gentlemen Broncos
Bronco / Brutus
 2009 G-Force (Video Game)
Darwin (voice)
 2009 G-Force
Darwin (voice)
 2009 Moon
Sam Bell
 2008 Woman in Burka (Short)
Sam
 2005 Stella (TV Series)
Gary Meadows
- Office Party (2005) ... Gary Meadows
 2005 Robin's Big Date (Short)
The Bat-man
 2005 The F Word
Jeremy
 2002 Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (Video)
Pizza Guy
 2002 Running Time (Short)
The Hunted
 2002 13 Moons
Rick
 2001 D.C. Smalls (Short)
Karaoke Singer
 2001 Pretzel
Sam
 2001 Heist
Jimmy Silk
 2001 Made
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 2001 BigLove (Short)
Nate
 2000 Charlie's Angels
Eric Knox / John McKenn
 1998 Celebrity
Darrow Entourage
 1998 Safe Men
Sam
 1998 Louis & Frank
Sam
 1998 Jerry and Tom
Jerry
 1997 Lawn Dogs
Trent
 1997 SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (TV Movie)
Man Eating (segment "Sax Cantor Riff")
 1997 Arresting Gena
Sonny
 1996 Basquiat
Thug
 1996 Bad Liver & a Broken Heart (Short)
Broken Heart
 1995 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Billy
 1995 Mercy
Matty
 1995 Glory Daze
Rob
 1995 Drunks
Tony
 1994 The Search for One-eye Jimmy
One-eye Jimmy
 1992-1993 Law & Order (TV Series)
Weddeker / Randy Borland
- Manhood (1993) ... Weddeker
- Intolerance (1992) ... Randy Borland
 1993 Lifestories: Families in Crisis (TV Series)
Kevin Tunell
- Dead Drunk: The Kevin Tunell Story (1993) ... Kevin Tunell
 1992 Jack and His Friends
Louie
 1992 Happy Hell Night
Young Henry Collins
 1992 Light Sleeper
Jealous
 1991 Strictly Business
Gary
 1990 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Jason
- Over the Limit (1990) ... Jason
 1989 Dream Street (TV Series)
Joey
- Girl's Talk (1989) ... Joey
 1989 Clownhouse
Randy
 1988 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Slick
- The Child Broker (1988) ... Slick
 1979 Joan Crawford's Children (TV Mini-Series)
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Other Works:

The Largest Elizabeth: Joseph: Greg Germain NY Stage & Film. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Recalling a period he went through when he was 18]: I watched Raging Bull (1980) like 50 times. I wanted to be Italian. For a year I was Italian; that's all I did. I could do all that New York street stuff to the point where I would get feedback from my auditions, "He's too New York, he's too urban" and I was from San Francisco, really. See more »

Trivia:

To memorize lines, he says he dictates them into a tape recorder in a monotone, so he won't get used to any inflection before he's had a chance to consider which speech pattern would be appropriate for the character. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays sleazy and immoral characters See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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