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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 17 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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Moon
Moon Sam Bell
(2009)
Seven Psychopaths
(2012)
The Way Way Back
(2013)

Filmography

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 2018 Backseat (post-production)
George W. Bush
 2018/II Mute (post-production)
Sam Bell (rumored)
 2017 The Adventures of Drunky (post-production)
Drunky (voice)
 2017 Blue Iguana (post-production)
Eddie
  The Best of Enemies (filming)
Claiborne Paul Ellis
 2017 Woman Walks Ahead
Colonel Silas Grove
 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/I Mr. Right
Mr. Right / Francis
 2015 Poltergeist
Eric Bowen
 2015 Don Verdean
Don Verdean
 2015 Digging for Fire
Ray
 2014 Loitering with Intent
Wayne
 2014 Better Living Through Chemistry
Doug Varney
 2014 Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King (Video short)
Justin Hammer
 2014 Laggies
Craig
 2013 A Case of You
Gary
 2013 Trust Me
Aldo
 2013 A Single Shot
John Moon
 2013 The Way Way Back
Owen
 2012 Seven Psychopaths
Billy
 2012 Napoleon Dynamite (TV Series)
Filson
- FFA (2012) ... Filson (voice)
 2011 The Sitter
Karl
 2011 Cowboys & Aliens
Doc
 2010 Pete Smalls Is Dead (scenes deleted)
 2010/II Conviction
Kenny Waters
 2010 Iron Man 2
Justin Hammer
 2010 F--K (Short)
Sam
 2009 Everybody's Fine
Robert
 2009 Gentlemen Broncos
Bronco / Brutus
 2009 G-Force (Video Game)
Darwin (voice)
 2009 G-Force
Darwin (voice)
 2009 Moon
Sam Bell
 2009 The Winning Season
Bill
 2008 Frost/Nixon
James Reston, Jr.
 2008 Choke
Victor Mancini
 2008 Woman in Burka (Short)
Sam
 2007/I Snow Angels
Glenn Marchand
 2007 Joshua
Brad Cairn
 2005 Stella (TV Series)
Gary Meadows
- Office Party (2005) ... Gary Meadows
 2005 Robin's Big Date (Short)
The Bat-man
 2005 Piccadilly Jim
Jim Crocker
 2005 The F Word
Jeremy
 2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Zaphod Beeblebrox
 2003 Matchstick Men
Frank Mercer
 2002 Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (Video)
Pizza Guy
 2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Chuck Barris
 2002 Welcome to Collinwood
Pero
 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
 1997-2000 Prince Street (TV Series)
Donny Hanson
- Father and Sons (2000) ... Donny Hanson
- A Room Without a View (2000) ... Donny Hanson
- God Bless America (1997) ... Donny Hanson
- Pilot (1997) ... Donny Hanson
- Everyday People ... Donny Hanson
 2000 Charlie's Angels
Eric Knox / John McKenn
 1999 Galaxy Quest
Guy Fleegman
 1999 The Green Mile
'Wild Bill' Wharton
 1999 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Francis Flute
 1998 The Call Back
Alan / Christopher Walken
 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 Box of Moon Light
The Kid
 1996 Basquiat
Thug
 1996 Bad Liver & a Broken Heart (Short)
Broken Heart
 1995 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Billy
- Torah! Torah! Torah! (1995) ... Billy
 1995 Mercy
Matty
 1995 Glory Daze
Rob
 1995 Drunks
Tony
 1994 The Search for One-eye Jimmy
One-eye Jimmy
 1994 Somebody to Love
Polish Guy
 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
 1992 In the Soup
Pauli
 1991 Strictly Business
Gary
 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Head Thug
 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:

Goosepimples (1998): Vernon: The New Group. 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:

I've seen a lot of people change into double-glazed celebrities. Sudden fame is a really hard test of character. I wouldn't want to be Leonardo DiCaprio, much as I like him, because it can't be good for you at that age. I actually think that no-one should be allowed to be famous until they're 30. See more »

Trivia:

Friend of Laurel Holloman. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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