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Sam Menning (1925–2010)

Sam Menning was born on January 5, 1925 in the USA as Samuel Albert William Menning. He is known for his work on The Prestige (2006), The Onion Movie (2008) and Whatever It Takes (2000). He died on March 29, 2010 in Burbank, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2005 Gilmore Girls (TV Series)
Edgar Pullings
- Welcome to the Dollhouse (2005) ... Edgar Pullings
 2005 Carnivàle (TV Series)
Old Man
- New Canaan, CA (2005) ... Old Man
 2004 Messiah (Short)
Brother Lucas
 2004 Late Night Grub (Short)
 2003 Scrubs (TV Series)
Mr. Booker
- My Friend the Doctor (2003) ... Mr. Booker
 2003 ER (TV Series)
- A Boy Falling Out of the Sky (2003) ... Hank
 2000 Tex, the Passive-Aggressive Gunslinger (Short)
 2000 Whatever It Takes
Old Man
 1999 Speedway Junky
Homeless Man
 1998 Profiler (TV Series)
- Home for the Homicide (1998) ... Drunk
 1998 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Toothless Guy
- Pancake Madness (1998) ... Toothless Guy
 1996 A Delicatessen Story (Short)
Hotel Clerk
 1996 Red Shoe Diaries 9: Slow Train (Video)
Hobo No.2
 1996 Persons Unknown
 1996 Red Shoe Diaries (TV Series)
Hobo No.2
- Slow Train (1996) ... Hobo No.2
 1994 Motorcycle Gang (TV Movie)
Old Geezer
 1992 Roots of Evil
 1991 The Butcher's Wife
 1991 The Runestone
 1991 Dutch
Elderly Man
 1991 Life Stinks
Old Wino
 1990 Evil Spirits
 1990 Hammer, Slammer, & Slade (TV Movie)
Homeless Man
 1983 Daughters of Emmanuelle
Fred's Assistant (as Sam Manning)
 1980 Ballgame
 1977 Fantasm Comes Again
Onlooker 3 (segment "Going Up?") (as Sam A. Menning)
 1965 Rent-a-Girl
Photographer at party
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (18 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Sam Manning | Sam A. Menning

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