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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1 April 1982Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Sam Huntington was born in Peterborough, New Hampshire, on April 1, 1982. His father is a cabinet maker and owns his own business. His mother is an actress on stage and screen (most famously in Knots Landing (1979)). She also is a teacher, writer, and currently serves as Sam's manager.

Sam began acting at the age of 9 under the direction of his mother as a part of her children's theater, The Black Box. Sam was also a part of Andy's Summer Playhouse in Wilton for three summers and performed at Franklin Pierce College in Rindge. His professional acting career began at the celebrated Peterborough Players in Peterborough where he was cast in four major productions from 1991 to 1994, his favorite being Jem in To Kill a Mockingbird.

Although Sam wanted to begin screen acting right away, his mother encouraged him to gain more experience. In 1995, Sam signed with the JM Bloom Agency in New York City. Sam and his mother moved to an apartment there for a year, and Sam attended 7th grade at The Professional Children's School, where he became friends with Macaulay Culkin. During this year, Sam was cast in three television commercials, a voice-over for The Magic School Bus (1994), an instructional video for the Windows 95 computer operating system, the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of Harvest of Fire (1996), and in the Winona Ryder film Boys (1996), but his scenes in the latter were edited out. Sam also signed a three-movie contract with the Walt Disney Company; the first film under this contract was in the key role of Mimi-Siku in the hit comedy Jungle 2 Jungle (1997), which also starred Tim Allen. Filming for that picture began in April 1996 and lasted about 3 months. It was filmed entirely on location in New York City; Pound Ridge, NY; and Canaima National Park in Venezuela. During this time, Sam was accompanied by his mother (and often his father and sister) and had a tutor who kept him up on his 8th-grade studies. Sam also had a guest appearance on the award-winning television show Law & Order (1990) in December 1997.

More recently, Sam starred in the ensemble comedy Not Another Teen Movie (2001), the teen movie Sleepover (2004), and the anticipated smash Superman Returns (2006).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sandy Klug <SVLC4@aol.com>

A dynamic young actor, Sam Huntington is poised to become one of Hollywood's breakthrough stars. Sam began his career on stage, at age nine, at the prestigious Peterborough Players, in his native New Hampshire, where he performed over four seasons, in such roles as Jem in To Kill A Mockingbird, opposite James Rebhorn. Huntington will next star in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns (2006) for Warner Bros. He plays 'Jimmy Olsen,' a Daily Planet reporter who works a alongside 'Lois Lane' and 'Clark Kent.' Huntington just wrapped principal photography on The Weinstein Company's _Fanboys (2007)_ opposite Kristen Bell, Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler, and Jay Baruchel.

Huntington's other memorable roles include playing 'Jam' in New Line Cinema's Detroit Rock City (1999) opposite Edward Furlong, 'Ox' in Columbia Pictures' Not Another Teen Movie (2001), 'Dinkadoo Murphy' in Thomas Haden Church's Rolling Kansas (2003), and 'Mimi Siku' in Disney's Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) opposite Tim Allen and Martin Short.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Publicity firm

Spouse (1)

Rachel Klein (12 August 2006 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

He was awarded the Showbiz Kids' New Young Actor of the Year award for 1997.
He was honored with the WAVM Youth Achievement Award for 1997.
Signed a three-movie contract with the Walt Disney Company, but has only made Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) under that contract.
He is the writer, director and star of a 35-minute suspense thriller entitled Sprint, filmed entirely in New Hampshire.
In 1997, he was having lunch with his mother at a New York City restaurant when Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York of the British royal family, stopped by his table to congratulate him on his work in Jungle 2 Jungle (1997).
His great uncle is Ralph Bellamy, who won an Academy Award for lifetime achievement. When he died, Sam was given the Oscar.
Appeared alongside Aaron Ashmore in an episode of Veronica Mars("You Think You Know Somebody", 2004). Later he played the role of Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns(2006) while Ashmore played Olsen in Smallville, the TV series.

Personal Quotes (8)

I can tell you Kristen Hager is one of my all time favorite people to work with ever and one of the greatest scene partners, and I'm such a lucky guy.
My kid is a year and a half old, and I just want to roll around on the floor with him for a little bit and have a normal relationship with my family.
In all seriousness, I'm flattered and humbled to have been asked to reprise my role as Luke in the 'Veronica Mars' movie.
I always learn something from every actor I've ever worked with. I always pick something from them.
There are movies that I love tonally, that I would love to emulate. Anything from Wes Anderson or the Coen brothers is right in my wheelhouse, as something that I would aspire to. I love that kind of indie, fun, colorful, funny, sweet, heartfelt but dark film.
You get to a place where you do your job, and then you dust your hands off and say, 'Okay, my job is done. Now, it's in the stars. We'll see what happens.' There's nothing I can do to affect it.
I would be hard-pressed to look back at anything that I have done in my career and not say, 'I would have done that a little different' because hindsight is 20/20.
I was in love with the British 'The Office', so even though I love Steve Carell, when they were going to remake it, I was like, 'This is not going to work. I'm going to completely veto this show. I am not going to watch this show.' But now, I love it.

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