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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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12 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015/I Mr. Right (post-production)
Mr. Right / Francis
 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
 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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He acted in Martin McDonagh's play, "A Behanding in Spokane," at the Gerald Schoendfelt Theatre on Broadway in New York City with Christopher Walken, Anthony Mackie, and Zoe Kazan in the cast. John Crowley was director. 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:

God, I hate LA. It's an evil place. So uncreative. You can't walk anywhere, that's what really gets me. I lived there for eight months. It's something that you've really got to do when you're starting out. You join the scrum of pilot season. Even as an unknown, you can make the most phenomenal amount of money. But it's so awful. You go in to a room with 20 network executives, who are all holding ... See more »

Trivia:

Is close friends with actor Justin Long and Jonathan Togo. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays characters from small towns and/or with simple backgrounds See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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