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Sam Anderson was born on April 2, 1947 in South Dakota, USA. He is an actor, known for Forrest Gump (1994), Water for Elephants (2011) and Devil's Due (2014). He has been married to Barbara Ann Hancock since August 17, 1985. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump Principal
(1994)
Water for Elephants
(2011)
Devil's Due
Devil's Due Father Thomas
(2014)
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Ouija: Origin of Evil Mr. Browning
(2016)

Filmography

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 2017 This Is Us (TV Series)
Judge Walter Crowder
- The Most Disappointed Man (2017) ... Judge Walter Crowder
 2017/II Maybe Someday
Douglas Donnelly
 2017 Doubt (TV Series)
Judge Jonah Porter
- Then and Now (2017) ... Judge Jonah Porter
 2016 Ouija: Origin of Evil
Mr. Browning
 2016 Sixty-Five Drive (Short)
John
 2016 Do You Take This Man
Steven
 2016 Damien (TV Series)
Professor Igor Reneus
- The Beast Rises (2016) ... Professor Igor Reneus
 2014 Bones (TV Series)
Hugo Sanderson
- The Lance to the Heart (2014) ... Hugo Sanderson
- The Conspiracy in the Corpse (2014) ... Hugo Sanderson
 2014 Chasing Life (TV Series)
Gerald Rayburn
- Finding Chemo (2014) ... Gerald Rayburn
- Blood Cancer Sex Carrots (2014) ... Gerald Rayburn
 2014 Grimm (TV Series)
Rolek Porter / Old Man
- The Inheritance (2014) ... Rolek Porter
- My Fair Wesen (2014) ... Old Man
 2014 Castle (TV Series)
Principal Duncan
- Smells Like Teen Spirit (2014) ... Principal Duncan
 2013-2014 Justified (TV Series)
Lee Paxton
- Shot All to Hell (2014) ... Lee Paxton
- Over the Mountain (2014) ... Lee Paxton
- Good Intentions (2014) ... Lee Paxton
- The Kids Aren't All Right (2014) ... Lee Paxton
- A Murder of Crowes (2014) ... Lee Paxton
 2014 Devil's Due
Father Thomas
 2013 Dallas (TV Series)
Dr. David Gordon
- Legacies (2013) ... Dr. David Gordon
- Guilt by Association (2013) ... Dr. David Gordon
 2012 Scandal (TV Series)
Melvin Feen
- Spies Like Us (2012) ... Melvin Feen
 2012 Breaking the Girls
Professor Nolan
 2012 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
Senator Dick Osborne
- Dead Body Politic (2012) ... Senator Dick Osborne
 2012 Men at Work (TV Series)
James Wilson
- Inventing Milo (2012) ... James Wilson
 2012 Harry's Law (TV Series)
Judge William Rothman
- Les Horribles (2012) ... Judge William Rothman
 2012 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom
Dad (Chris)
 2012 Work It (TV Series)
Dr. Keith Sorenson
- Shake Your Moneymaker (2012) ... Dr. Keith Sorenson
 2012 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Owen Sutherland
- Ka Ho' Oponopono (2012) ... Owen Sutherland
 2011 Water for Elephants
Mr. Hyde
 2010 NCIS (TV Series)
Walter Carmichael
- Worst Nightmare (2010) ... Walter Carmichael
 2010 Memphis Beat (TV Series)
Councilman Orland
- Don't Be So Cruel (2010) ... Councilman Orland
 2005-2010 Lost (TV Series)
Bernard Nadler
- The End (2010) ... Bernard Nadler
- The Candidate (2010) ... Bernard Nadler
- LA X - Part 1 (2010) ... Bernard Nadler
- The Incident: Part 1 (2009) ... Bernard Nadler
- The Lie (2009) ... Bernard Nadler
 2010 The Forgotten (TV Series)
Train Driver
- Train Jane (2010) ... Train Driver
 2009 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Dr. Rawlings
- House on Fire (2009) ... Dr. Rawlings
 2009 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Michael Whitman
- Before and After (2009) ... Michael Whitman
 2009 Leverage (TV Series)
Henry Retzing
- The Snow Job (2009) ... Henry Retzing
 2007 Conspiracy (TV Series)
- Pilot
 1994-2007 ER (TV Series)
Dr. Jack Kayson
- Under the Influence (2007) ... Dr. Jack Kayson
- Ruby Redux (2005) ... Dr. Jack Kayson
- Fear (2004) ... Dr. Jack Kayson
- Forgive and Forget (2004) ... Dr. Jack Kayson
- A Little Help from My Friends (2003) ... Dr. Jack Kayson
 2007 K-Ville (TV Series)
Mr. Dubois
- Pilot (2007) ... Mr. Dubois
 2006 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Dr. Richards
- And Here's to You, Mrs. Azrael (2006) ... Dr. Richards
 2006 Dirty Habit
Bishop
 2006 Cold Case (TV Series)
Ted Robinson
- Joseph (2006) ... Ted Robinson
 2005/I Touched
Dr. Reynolds
 2005 Medium (TV Series)
Dr. Eliot Peterson
- Time Out of Mind (2005) ... Dr. Eliot Peterson
 2005 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
Police Commissioner
- Billboard (2005) ... Police Commissioner
 2005 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Walter Fife
- From Whence We Came (2005) ... Walter Fife
 2005 Inner Demon (Short)
Harry
 2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Dr. Mercer
- Ch-Ch-Changes (2004) ... Dr. Mercer
 2003-2004 Married to the Kellys (TV Series)
Bill Kelly
- Kansas v. Tom's Parents (2004) ... Bill Kelly
- The Good Son-in-Law (2004) ... Bill Kelly
- The Plan (2004) ... Bill Kelly
- The Other Sister (2004) ... Bill Kelly
- Talk Radio (2004) ... Bill Kelly
 2003 Secret Santa (TV Movie)
Mr. Gibson
 2003 Miracles (TV Series)
Cinda's Father
- Mother's Daughter (2003) ... Cinda's Father
 2003 The Commission
Dr. Robert Roeder Shaw
 2003 Boomtown (TV Series)
Scott Dawson
- Blackout (2003) ... Scott Dawson
- Monster's Brawl (2003) ... Scott Dawson
 2003 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Congressman Whitehurst
- Kam Li (2003) ... Congressman Whitehurst
 2003 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Gordon Kirby
- The Best Interests of the Child (2003) ... Gordon Kirby
 2002 Presidio Med (TV Series)
 2002 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Scott Sommer
- Golden Parachute (2002) ... Scott Sommer
 2002 Pasadena (TV Series)
Dr. Paul Darwell
- The Truth Hurts (2002) ... Dr. Paul Darwell
- A River in Egypt (2002) ... Dr. Paul Darwell
- Someone to Talk To (2002) ... Dr. Paul Darwell
 2002 Wolf Lake (TV Series)
Arthur Van Halen
- If These Wolves Could Talk (2002) ... Arthur Van Halen
 2002 Family Law (TV Series)
Carlisle Tucker
- Admissions (2002) ... Carlisle Tucker
 2002 The Court (TV Series)
White House Counsel Reinhart
- Life Sentence (2002) ... White House Counsel Reinhart
 2002 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series)
Special Agent Thomas Garfield
- Lucky Suit (2002) ... Special Agent Thomas Garfield
 2002 Slackers
Charles Patton
 2002 The Chronicle (TV Series)
Dr. Emmanuel Fickas
- I See Dead Fat People (2002) ... Dr. Emmanuel Fickas
 2002 First Monday (TV Series)
Kristen Bremerton's Attorney
- Age of Consent (2002) ... Kristen Bremerton's Attorney
 2001 JAG (TV Series)
Consulate General Raymond Dart
- Guilt (2001) ... Consulate General Raymond Dart
 2001 Emergency Room: Code Red (Video Game)
Dr. Journey (voice)
 2001 The Fighting Fitzgeralds (TV Series)
Judge Flanagan
- One Angry Man (2001) ... Judge Flanagan
 2000-2001 Angel (TV Series)
Holland Manners
- Reprise (2001) ... Holland Manners
- Reunion (2000) ... Holland Manners
- The Trial (2000) ... Holland Manners
- Darla (2000) ... Holland Manners
- Untouched (2000) ... Holland Manners
 2000 The Distance
John Harrison
 2000 The Shangri-la Café (Short)
The Man
 2000 The West Wing (TV Series)
John LaSalle
- Shibboleth (2000) ... John LaSalle
 1994-2000 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Dr. Hjortsberg / Ernie Pitt
- Getting Mad, Getting Even (2000) ... Dr. Hjortsberg
- Out of the Past (2000) ... Dr. Hjortsberg
- Many Happy Returns (1994) ... Ernie Pitt
 2000 Perfect Game (Video)
Steven
 2000 Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (TV Series)
Dr. Harvey
- Love Shack (2000) ... Dr. Harvey
 2000 The Independent
Ed
 1999 Any Day Now (TV Series)
- Say Something (1999)
 1999 Sonic Impact
Alex Holmes
 1999 Profiler (TV Series)
Ken Harker
- Seduction (1999) ... Ken Harker
 1999 NetForce (TV Movie)
Fox
 1999 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Mark Harrison
- In Dreams (1999) ... Mark Harrison
 1998 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Mr. Gable
- Wishboned (1998) ... Mr. Gable
 1998 Friends (TV Series)
Dr. Harad
- The One Hundredth (1998) ... Dr. Harad
 1998 Permanent Midnight
Dr. Olsen
 1998 Prey (TV Series)
Dr. Ian Copeland
- Sleeper (1998) ... Dr. Ian Copeland
- Collaboration (1998) ... Dr. Ian Copeland
 1998 The X-Files (TV Series)
Leamus
- The Pine Bluff Variant (1998) ... Leamus
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Thomas Paine
- Mare Tranquilitatis (1998) ... Thomas Paine
- 1968 (1998) ... Thomas Paine
 1998 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Howard Sherwood
- Liver, Hold the Mushrooms (1998) ... Howard Sherwood
 1998 The Pentagon Wars (TV Movie)
Congressman #2
 1997 After the Game
Jimmy Walsh
 1997 The Pretender (TV Series)
Dr. Curtis
- Over the Edge (1997) ... Dr. Curtis
 1997 Rugrats (TV Series)
Salesman / Announcer
- Ransom of Cynthia/Turtle Recall (1997) ... Salesman / Announcer (voice)
 1997 Fame L.A. (TV Series)
Larry Peters
- Seize the Day (1997) ... Larry Peters
 1997 The Visitor (TV Series)
Army General
- The Devil's Rainbow (1997) ... Army General
 1997 The Sleepwalker Killing (TV Movie)
Roth Lane
 1997 Sunset Beach (TV Series)
Dr. Anthony Moulton
- Episode #1.67 (1997) ... Dr. Anthony Moulton (uncredited)
- Episode #1.66 (1997) ... Dr. Anthony Moulton (uncredited)
 1997 The Jeff Foxworthy Show (TV Series)
Mr. Hertford
- Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks (1997) ... Mr. Hertford
 1996 Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (Video Game)
Imperial Officer #6 (voice)
 1996 Millennium (TV Series)
Agent Jack Pierson
- 5-2-2-6-6-6 (1996) ... Agent Jack Pierson
 1996 Boston Common (TV Series)
President Butterfield / Wesley Butterfield
- A Triage Grows in Boston (1996) ... President Butterfield
- Trustee and Sympathy (1996) ... President Butterfield
- This Ain't No Party, This Ain't No Disco... (1996) ... President Butterfield
- Everything's Coming Up Sub-Rosas (1996) ... President Butterfield
- Autumn 'Foilage' (1996) ... President Butterfield
 1996 High Incident (TV Series)
Gulliksen
- Who'll Stop the Bombs? (1996) ... Gulliksen
 1996 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
Farrig / Kid #1
- Festival of the Festering Moon/Simon's Big Score (1996) ... Farrig / Kid #1 (voice)
 1996 The Cape (TV Series)
Kevin Davis, Capcom
- Pilot (1996) ... Kevin Davis, Capcom
 1996 Norma Jean & Marilyn (TV Movie)
Doctor (uncredited)
 1996 Nowhere Man (TV Series)
The Man
- Through a Lens Darkly (1996) ... The Man
 1996 Innocent Victims (TV Movie)
 1996 The Man Next Door (TV Movie)
Dwight Cooley
 1993-1996 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Dan the Electrician / Stuart Himes / Neil Fraser / ...
- Murder in Tempo (1996) ... Dan the Electrician
- Twice Dead (1995) ... Stuart Himes
- Murder at a Discount (1993) ... Neil Fraser
- Dead to Rights (1993) ... Ethan Stevens
 1995 Live Shot (TV Series)
Marvin Seaborne
- Decisions, Decisons (1995) ... Marvin Seaborne
- Love Is a Mainly Splintered Thing (1995) ... Marvin Seaborne
- Miracle (1995) ... Marvin Seaborne
- What Price Episode? (1995) ... Marvin Seaborne
 1995 Pointman (TV Series)
Phil Lettamar
- Trading Up in the Pale Moonlight (1995) ... Phil Lettamar
 1992-1995 Picket Fences (TV Series)
FBI Agent Donald Morrell
- Heroes and Villains (1995) ... FBI Agent Donald Morrell
- Away in the Manger (1994) ... FBI Agent Donald Morrell
- Terms of Estrangement (1994) ... FBI Agent Donald Morrell
- Blue Christmas (1993) ... FBI Agent Donald Morrell
- The Dancing Bandit (1993) ... FBI Agent Donald Morrell
 1994 The Puppet Masters
Culbertson
 1994 Thunder Alley (TV Series)
Mr. Riley
- Speak No Evil (1994) ... Mr. Riley
 1994 Forrest Gump
Principal
 1994 The Stand (TV Mini-Series)
Whitney Horgan
- The Stand (1994) ... Whitney Horgan
- The Betrayal (1994) ... Whitney Horgan
- The Dreams (1994) ... Whitney Horgan
 1994 The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (TV Series)
Simon Wolfe
- Brooklyn Dodgers (1994) ... Simon Wolfe
 1994 Confessions: Two Faces of Evil (TV Movie)
Father Dominic
 1994 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Drew Ward
- Maybelle Returns (1994) ... Drew Ward
 1993 Melrose Place (TV Series)
Agent Hill
- Strange Bedfellows (1993) ... Agent Hill
- Cold Turkey (1993) ... Agent Hill
 1993 Danger Theatre (TV Series)
Andre the Gourmet
- An Old Friend for Dinner (1993) ... Andre the Gourmet
 1993 Home Free (TV Series)
- Nature of Things (1993)
 1993 A Place to Be Loved (TV Movie)
Judge Thomas S. Kirk
 1991-1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
D.D.A. Bill Graphia
- Spanky and the Art Gang (1993) ... D.D.A. Bill Graphia
- TV or Not TV (1991) ... D.D.A. Bill Graphia
- Something Old, Something Nude (1991) ... D.D.A. Bill Graphia
- Dances with Sharks (1991) ... D.D.A. Bill Graphia
 1992 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Arnie Crane
- Nightmare (1992) ... Arnie Crane
 1986-1992 Perfect Strangers (TV Series)
Mr. Sam Gorpley / Harrison Harper
- Get Me to the Dump on Time (1992) ... Mr. Sam Gorpley
- Missing (1992) ... Mr. Sam Gorpley
- Weekend at Ferdinand's (1991) ... Mr. Sam Gorpley
- Bachelor Party (1991) ... Mr. Sam Gorpley
- Duck Soup (1991) ... Mr. Sam Gorpley
 1992 Memoirs of an Invisible Man
Chairman of the House Committee
 1986-1992 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Principal Willis Dewitt
- The Five Fingers of Ben (1992) ... Principal Willis Dewitt (voice, uncredited)
- B=MC2 (1991) ... Principal Willis Dewitt
- Home Schooling (1991) ... Principal Willis Dewitt
- Ben's Sure Thing (1990) ... Principal Willis Dewitt (voice, uncredited)
- Mike, the Teacher (1990) ... Principal Willis Dewitt
 1992 The New WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Floyd Castro
- Mama Was a Rolling Stone (1992) ... Floyd Castro
 1991 Married People (TV Series)
Beiderman
- You Were Right and I Was... (1991) ... Beiderman
 1990-1991 Uncle Buck (TV Series)
Kroger
- The People's Half Court (1991) ... Kroger
- A Day at the Races (1990) ... Kroger
 1990 I Come in Peace
Warren
 1989 Alien Nation (TV Series)
Thomas Edison
- The Game (1989) ... Thomas Edison
 1989 Hooperman (TV Series)
Dr. Lazlo
- Dog Day Afternoon, Morning and Night (1989) ... Dr. Lazlo
 1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Assistant Manager
- The Royale (1989) ... Assistant Manager
 1988 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Dan Finger
- School's Out (1988) ... Dan Finger
 1988 Critters 2
Mr. Morgan
 1987 Buck James (TV Series)
Elias Turner
- Sins of the Father (1987) ... Elias Turner
 1987 La Bamba
Mr. Ludwig
 1987 The Charmings (TV Series)
Dr. Peters
- Pilot (1987) ... Dr. Peters
 1987 What's Happening Now! (TV Series)
Ingraham
- Raj on the Double (1987) ... Ingraham
 1987 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Mike
- Easy Does It (1987) ... Mike
 1986 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Meyer
 1986 You Again? (TV Series)
Judge
 1986 Rowdies (TV Movie)
George Modell
 1986 Valerie (TV Series)
Customer
- This Son for Hire (1986) ... Customer
 1986 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Teddy Peters
- McCormick's Bar and Grill (1986) ... Teddy Peters
 1985 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Ellis
- Down-Home Country Blues (1985) ... Ellis
 1985 Newhart (TV Series)
Larry's Supporter
- Candidate Larry (1985) ... Larry's Supporter
 1985 Hunter (TV Series)
Vinny Cochran
- Case X (1985) ... Vinny Cochran
 1985 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Dr. Synapsis
- Bigalow's Last Smoke (1985) ... Dr. Synapsis
 1985 Dallas (TV Series)
Inspector Frank Howard
- Deliverance (1985) ... Inspector Frank Howard
- Dead Ends (1985) ... Inspector Frank Howard
 1985 Movers & Shakers
Ray Berg
 1985 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Ray Jones / John Doe
- Ms. Jones (1985) ... Ray Jones / John Doe
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Lon Schaeffer
- Fallen Idols (1985) ... Lon Schaeffer
 1985 Eye to Eye (TV Series)
Walter Briggs
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Walter Briggs
 1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Kenny Sterling
- Last Chance Salon (1984) ... Kenny Sterling
 1984 E/R (TV Series)
Mr. Dobbs
- All's Well That Ends (1984) ... Mr. Dobbs
 1984 Mama Malone (TV Series)
Stanley, the announcer
- Back to Basics (1984) ... Stanley, the announcer
- A Call from the Vatican (1984) ... Stanley, the announcer
- Dino's Fan (1984) ... Stanley, the announcer
- Connie's Move (1984) ... Stanley, the announcer
- Even Dino Gets the Blues (1984) ... Stanley, the announcer
 1984 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Leo Santee
- Death Strip (1984) ... Leo Santee
 1984 Blue Thunder (TV Series)
Benjamin Kelty
- Arms Race (1984) ... Benjamin Kelty
 1983 Policewoman Centerfold (TV Movie)
Druggist
 1983 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Store Manager
- Altared Steele (1983) ... Store Manager
 1983 Murder 1, Dancer 0 (TV Movie)
Paul Iberville
 1983 Gloria (TV Series)
Mr. Copley
- An Uncredited Woman (1983) ... Mr. Copley
 1983 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Mr. McGrath
- Dog Day Hospital (1983) ... Mr. McGrath
 1982 The Tragedy of King Lear (Video)
Duke of Albany
 1982 Airplane II: The Sequel
Man in White
 1979-1981 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Rex Erhardt / Agent Berwick / Mr. Anderson / ...
- Rumors (1981) ... Rex Erhardt
- Secrets of Dayton Heights (1981) ... Agent Berwick
- The Americanization of Ivan (1980) ... Mr. Anderson
- Johnny Comes Back (1979) ... Mason Nobel
 1980 The Stockard Channing Show (TV Series)
Arnold
- Catch a Falling Star (1980) ... Arnold
 1979 The Swap
Paul (new scenes)
 1978 Police Story (TV Series)
Jacques
- The Broken Badge (1978) ... Jacques
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TV commercial for Discover Card (1999)

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5' 10" (1.78 m)
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