|Date of Birth||27 September 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA|
Mini Bio (1)
Sam Lerner got his start in show business at the age of 9 after he happened to strike up a conversation with actress/director/writer Ellen Gerstein' and actress Dot-Marie Jones' at a New Year's Eve party he was attending with his family. Thinking Sam a natural for the business, Gerstein offered to introduce Sam to respected Hollywood talent manager, Susan Curtis. Sam's parents initially balked but Sam begged for the opportunity. When, two weeks later, he took the microphone at his sister's bat mitzvah party and began roasting his sister with the assurance and panache of a Vegas emcee, Sam's parents realized that Sam did indeed have the show biz gene and agreed to let him pursue acting. His sister's bat mitzvah photographer snapped Sam's first headshot, Sam met with Curtis and before long, he was alternating auditions with school, baseball, basketball, Hebrew School and skateboarding.
Sam's big break came four months later when Barry Levinson cast him in the movie, "Envy," which starred his favorite actors Ben Stiller and Jack Black and gave him a chance to work with Rachel Weisz and Amy Poehler. Soon after, Sam booked his first television pilot, ABC's "My Life With Men." Sam continued to work in television, movies, video games,and plays at his school and synagogue. Sam has been lucky enough to work with such producers as Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis and Michael Bay and for such directors as Levinson, Brett Ratner and Gil Kenan. While playing "Chowder" in the motion capture movie, "Monster House," he struck up an enduring friendship with actor Mitchel Musso.
He also had the honor of voicing the character "Zak Saturday" in Jay Stephens' cartoon show, "The Secret Saturdays.' (2013) and had a recurring role on the ABC show "Suburgatory" as the nerdy but cute brainiac "Evan." (2014)
Sam has had the benefit of a live-in acting coach in the form of his father, Ken Lerner', who owns an acting school and has a flourishing acting career of his own. The two played each other at different ages in a Wells Fargo television commercial.
Sam's most recent projects are the low budget movies "Walk of Fame," the Bay-produced Paramount time travel movie, "Welcome To Yesterday," and "Stripped of Innocence" and a recurring role on the ABC show, "The Goldbergs" playing the character Geoff Schwartz.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Trixie Jane LaFleur DuBois MesAmis LeBeignet Graisseux