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Sam Bottoms (I) (1955–2008)


Sam Bottoms was born on October 17, 1955 in Santa Barbara, California, USA as Samuel John Bottoms. He was an actor, known for Apocalypse Now (1979), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) and The Last Picture Show (1971). He was married to Laura Bickford and Susan Arnold. He died on December 16, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now Lance B. Johnson
(1979)
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Seabiscuit Mr. Blodget
(2003)

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 2005 Havoc
Lt. Maris
 2004 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
David Lewis
 2002 True Files
Alex Lomax
 2001 Shadow Fury
Mitchell Madsen
 2001 The Unsaid
Joseph Caffey
 1998 Joseph's Gift
Robert Keller
 1998 My Neighbor's Daughter (TV Movie)
Dennis Cromwell
 1998 Mercenary II: Thick & Thin (TV Movie)
Camera Man
 1997 Sticky Fingers (Video)
Roshi Ishtar
 1997 Snide and Prejudice
Therapist Schaub
 1995 The X-Files (TV Series)
Michael Kryder
- Revelations (1995) ... Michael Kryder
 1995 Project Shadowchaser III (Video)
Kody
 1995 Zooman (TV Movie)
Policeman
 1994 Sunny Side Up
Sam Bottoms
 1993 The Trust
James Baker
 1993 Sugar Hill
Oliver Thompson
 1992 North of Chiang Mai
Michael
 1989-1991 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Joe Hellinger / Sgt. Joe Rice
- Suspicion of Murder (1991) ... Joe Hellinger
- The Search for Peter Kerry (1989) ... Sgt. Joe Rice
 1990 Ragin' Cajun
Legs
 1990 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Robert Johnson
- Rounding Third (1990) ... Robert Johnson
 1990 The Witching of Ben Wagner (TV Movie)
Mr. George 'Dad' Wagner
 1988 After School
Father Michael McCarren
 1987 Island Sons (TV Movie)
Sam Faraday
 1987 Gardens of Stone
Lt. Webber
 1986 Hunter's Blood
David Rand (as Samuel Bottoms)
 1985 Prime Risk
Bill Yeoman (as Samuel Bottoms)
 1985 Answers (TV Movie)
Patrolman Rick Selby (Segment "A Good Time")
 1984 No Earthly Reason (TV Movie)
Coley
 1984 In 'n Out
Murray Lewis Jr. (as Samuel Bottoms)
 1983 Return to Eden (TV Mini-Series)
 1982 Desperate Lives (TV Movie)
Ken Baynes
 1981 East of Eden (TV Mini-Series)
Cal Trask
- Part Three (1981) ... Cal Trask
- Part Two (1981) ... Cal Trask (credit only)
- Part One (1981) ... Cal Trask (credit only)
 1980 Bronco Billy
Leonard James
 1979 Up from the Depths
Greg Oliver
 1978 The Eddie Capra Mysteries (TV Series)
 1978 Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series)
Joseph
- Joseph in Egypt (1978) ... Joseph
 1976 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Ed
- Aspects of Love (1976) ... Ed
 1975 Cage Without a Key (TV Movie)
Buddy Goleta
 1974 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Ron Gibbons
- Cheers (1974) ... Ron Gibbons
 1974 Savages (TV Movie)
Ben Campbell
 1974 Zandy's Bride
Mel Allan
 1974 Doc Elliot (TV Series)
Gary Basquin
- The Runner (1974) ... Gary Basquin
 1973 Class of '44
Marty
 1971 The Last Picture Show
Billy
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Other Works:

TV commercials for Cadillac DeVille (1997)

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Alternate Names:

Samuel Bottoms

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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During the making of The Last Picture Show (1971), he often tagged along to watch filming with his elder brother Timothy Bottoms and one day the director Peter Bogdanovich decided to test screen Sam and eventually cast him as Billy. See more »

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Libra

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