"Sam"sby MartinKJaber | created - 31 May 2015 | updated - 26 Sep 2015 | Public
Out of sheer boredom, I created a list of actors/actresses who carry the given name/nickname "Sam". This includes "Samuel"s, "Samantha"s, "Samson"s, and just plain "Sam"s.
1. Sam Rockwell
Actor | Moon
Sam Rockwell was born on November 5, 1968, in San Mateo, California, the only child of two actors, Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess. The family moved to New York when he was two years old, living first in the Bronx and later in Manhattan. When Sam was five years old, his parents separated, at which ...
Actor | Avatar
Samuel Henry John Worthington was born August 2, 1976 in Surrey, England. His parents, Jeanne (Martyn) and Ronald Worthington, a power plant employee, moved the family to Australia when he was six months old, and raised him and his sister Lucinda in Warnbro, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia.
Actor | Pulp Fiction
Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), Formula 51 (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), ...
4. Sam Claflin
Actor | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
English actor Sam Claflin was born in Ipswich, England, to Susan A. (Clarke), a classroom assistant, and Mark J. Claflin, a finance officer. As a child, he was football-mad, often going to see his favorite team, Norwich City. He was a talented footballer, playing for Norwich schools at city level ...
5. Sam Elliott
Actor | Road House
Tall, thin, wiry Sam Elliott is the classic picture of the American cowboy. Elliott began his acting career on the stage and his film debut was in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). Although his future wife, Katharine Ross co-starred in the film, the two did not meet until they filmed The ...
6. Sam Heughan
Actor | Outlander
Sam Roland Heughan was born April 30, 1980 in Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. An accomplished stage and screen actor best known for his leading roles in Starz TV Series Outlander (2014-2018), A Princess for Christmas (2011), and A Very British Sex Scandal (2007). He attended the ...
7. Sam Raimi
Director | Spider-Man
Highly inventive U.S. film director/producer/writer/actor Sam Raimi first came to the attention of film fans with the savage, yet darkly humorous, low-budget horror film, The Evil Dead (1981). From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making ...
9. Sam Milby
Actor | Idol
The Philippines' 'Rockcoustic Heartthrob', Sam Milby is an established actor and multi-awarded singer who is one of the few homegrown actors to venture into Hollywood while maintaining a successful career in the Philippines.
From being just another Pinoy Big Brother housemate, the Filipino-American ...
12. Sam Huntington
Actor | Detroit Rock City
A dynamic young actor, 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, Christen Stabile, is an actress on stage and screen (most famously in Knots Landing (1979)). She also is a teacher and writer.
Director | Nowhere Boy
Sam Taylor-Johnson was born on March 4, 1967 in London, England as Samantha Louise Taylor-Wood. She is a director and producer, known for Nowhere Boy (2009), Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) and Love You More (2008). She has been married to Aaron Taylor-Johnson since June 21, 2012. They have two ...
16. Sam Riegel
Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Sam Riegel is an accomplished voice actor and Emmy Award-winning voice director. He is also on the show "Critical Role (2015)", a live-streamed Dungeons and Dragons game on Geek and Sundry. He plays the game with fellow voice actors Matthew Mercer, Taliesin Jaffe, Travis Willingham, Laura Bailey, ...
17. Sam Shepard
Actor | August: Osage County
Sam Shepard was born Samuel Shepard Rogers in Fort Sheridan, IL, to Jane Elaine (Schook), a teacher, and Samuel Shepard Rogers, a teacher and farmer who was also in the army. As the eldest son of a US Army officer (and WWII bomber pilot), Shepard spent his early childhood moving from base to base ...
18. Samantha Bee
Actress | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Studied at George Brown Theatre School in Toronto. She waited tables for five years, did some theatre work and the odd commercial. Even kept her comedic bent alive in the Toronto sketch comedy group, the Atomic Fireballs, she formed with three other women.
19. Sam Horrigan
Actor | Accepted
Sam Horrigan was born and raised in Northern California. He has starred in over 30 movies and TV shows. Some of his most recognized parts include Spike in Little Giants, Val in the Disney movie Brink!, and Quentin on the Hit TV show Grace Under Fire.. You also might recognize him from One Tree Hill...
20. Sam Earle
Actor | Degrassi: The Next Generation
Sam Earle is a Toronto-based actor, best known for playing teen father K.C. Guthrie in seasons 8 through 12 of Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001), and mass killer Tom in Game of Death (2017). The offspring of Second City alumnae Chris Earle and Shari Hollett, and older brother to Lucy Earle, Sam ...
21. Samantha Morton
Actress | Minority Report
Samantha Morton has established herself as one of the finest actors of her generation, winning Oscar nominations for her turns in Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown (1999) and Jim Sheridan's In America (2002). She has the talent to become one of the major performers in the cinema of this young century.
22. Samantha Mathis
Actress | American Psycho
Samantha Mathis was born in 1970 in New York, to Donald Mathis and Austrian-born Bibi Besch, an aspiring actress at the time. Her maternal grandmother was actress Gusti Huber. Her first acting job was in a commercial for baby products with her mother. Since her parents divorced when she was only ...
23. Samantha Barks
Actress | Les Misérables
Samantha Barks was born in Laxey, Isle of Man (British Isles) in 1990. She is a British actress best known for the role of Éponine in Les Misérables. In 2008, Samantha competed in I'd Do Anything in which she was one of the finalists in a search for a new, unknown lead to play Nancy in a West End ...
24. Sam Lerner
Actor | The Goldbergs
Sam Lerner got his start in show business at the age of nine, 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 ...
25. Samantha Droke
Actress | Horton Hears a Who!
A native Texan, Samantha Droke was born on November 8th, 1987, in De Leon. She is the daughter of Lyndon and Synthia Droke. Samantha possessed a love of performing from a very young age. She started out singing and modeling and then her interests began to move towards acting. She truly believed ...
26. Sam Waterston
Actor | Law & Order
Sam Waterston was born on November 15, 1940 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Samuel Atkinson Waterston. He is an actor and producer, known for Law & Order (1990), The Killing Fields (1984) and The Great Gatsby (1974). He has been married to Lynn Louisa Woodruff since January 26, 1976. They ...
27. Sam Trammell
Actor | True Blood
Tony nominee Sam Trammell is most widely recognized for his starring role of Sam Merlotte in HBO's AFI award-winning series TRUE BLOOD. The Alan Ball created fantasy drama set ratings records for the network over its seven year run. Trammell currently guest stars on NBC's Golden Globe nominated ...
30. Sam Reid
Actor | '71
Sam Reid was born on February 19, 1987 in New South Wales Australia. He relocated to London where he graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art as the 'star' student in 2010. During his final semester at LAMDA, he was cast in Anonymous (2011). He has worked with some of the biggest...
31. Sam Seder
Actor | Who's the Caboose?
Sam Seder was born in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Happy Accidents (2000), A Bad Situationist (2008) and Who's the Caboose? (1999). He hosts The Majority Report and Ring of Fire podcast. He is married to Nicole Cattell. They have two children.
32. Sam Witwer
Actor | The Mist
Sam Witwer headlines the SyFy series, Being Human, the U.S. adaptation of the popular British television series. The darkly humorous, provocative drama stars Sam as the heroic, "Aidan", a sensual and brooding vampire. His excellent work was noticed soon after the show's premiere, as Sam received a ...
33. Sam J. Jones
Actor | Flash Gordon
Actor Sam J. Jones was born in Chicago, Illinois but grew up in Sacramento, California. He was educated at Mira Loma High School in Sacramento and went on to serve as a United States Marine. Jones made his screen debut in Blake Edwards' comedy film 10 (1979). In 1980, he was cast in the iconic role...
35. Sam Page
Actor | Self/less
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as Sam Elliott, Sam Page attended Princeton University where he earned a BA in ecology and evolutionary biology. For his senior thesis, Page wrote about the mating habits of a female mosquitofish; the work was published in a science journal.
After graduation, Page went ...
36. Sam Jaeger
Actor | Lucky Number Slevin
Sam Jaeger began his professional career in New York, while still attending Otterbein College in Ohio, landing a guest-starring role on Law & Order (1990). He also spent several seasons doing theater in NY before making the move to Los Angeles. Once in LA, he landed parts in two feature films, ...
40. Sam Robards
Actor | Artificial Intelligence: AI
Sam Robards was born on December 16, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA as Sam Prideaux Robards. He is an actor and producer, known for A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), American Beauty (1999) and Awake (2007). He has been married to Sidsel Jensen since November 8, 1997. They have two children...
42. Sammy Davis Jr.
Actor | The Cannonball Run
Sammy Davis Jr. was often billed as the "greatest living entertainer in the world".
He was born in Harlem, Manhattan, the son of dancer Elvera Davis (née Sanchez) and vaudeville star Sammy Davis Sr.. His father was African-American and his mother was of Puerto Rican ancestry. Davis Jr. was known as ...
46. Samuel Cloud
Actor | Lone Survivor
Sam Cloud has acted in multiple film and television productions. His most recent projects were portraying a Naval JAG Officer in the critically acclaimed motion picture "Lone Survivor" (2013), and a Police Officer on the hit USA television show, "In Plain Site", season 4, episode 6. When Sam is not...
48. Samuel Hunt
Actor | Chicago P.D.
Samuel Caleb Hunt was born on October 10th, 1986 in Chicago, IL, USA. He moved to Los Angeles at 19 to pursue acting. He is the youngest of 4, loves the outdoors and credits his love of acting to his mother taking him to see summer Shakespeare productions at the local community park. After a wide ...
50. Samuel Faraci
Samuel Faraci is an actor, known for An American Girl Story: Maryellen 1955 - Extraordinary Christmas (2016), PAW Patrol (2013) and Rusty Rivets (2016).
51. Samson Styles
Producer | Brooklyn Girls Fight Club
Samson Styles is an actor and producer, known for Brooklyn Girls Fight Club (2013), Joe's War (2017) and Bullets and Ballots: Official Street Cat Goes to Washington (2006).
54. Sam Bottoms
Actor | Apocalypse Now
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 Seabiscuit (2003). He was married to Laura Bickford and Susan Arnold. He died on December 16, 2008 in Los Angeles, ...
56. Sam Medina
Actor | Venom
About Sam Medina
Actor Sam Medina makes his directing debut in the upcoming action/thriller Code Name The Dragon. It will begin production in late 2018 for a release next year. He also co-stars in the film. This December, Medina once more joins the Robert Rodriguez family of actors, lending his ...
58. Sam Keeley
Actor | Anthropoid
Sam Keeley is an Irish actor who began his acting career in the role of "Killen" in the Irish film "The Other Side of Sleep" directed by Rebecca Daly. He was chosen for this role after attending an open casting in his home town of Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland in 2010. Since then he won a role in ...
59. Sam Douglas
Actor | Snatch
Sam Douglas was a member of the Actors Space in New York City under Alan Langdon (Circle in the Square). He has a BFA in Acting / Directing from Simpson College, Iowa and the University of Oklahoma Drama School, USA. His Theatre credits in the USA include The Rimers of Eldritch, Lion in Winter, A ...
61. Sam Kelly
Actor | Porridge
Genial Manchester-born comic actor Sam Kelly had a considerable gift for timing and observation. His special forte was playing decrepit, rheumy characters of more advanced years than his own actual age. Among the many endearing impressions he made on the small screen, he is probably best remembered...
62. Sam Macaroni
Actor | Beavis and Butt-Head
Sam Macaroni is a writer/director who rose to popularity on YouTube in 2012. His short films have been viewed over 200 million times. He went on to work for The Walt Disney Company where he wrote and directed successful branded entertainment campaigns for M&M's, Windex, AT&T, Canon Cameras, ...
67. Sam Murphy
Actor | Keith
Sam grew up dancing with The Boston Ballet and continued his ballet training at North Carolina School of the Arts. After high school he moved from Winston-Salem, North Carolina to Brooklyn and attended David Mamet and William H. Macy's Atlantic Theater Conservatory. After playing two different ...
74. Sam Clark
Actor | Neighbours
Australian singer-songwriter/actor Sam Clark rose to fame in Australia after winning a nation-wide talent search for the TV show Neighbours (1985). He was nominated for several awards during his 850+ episode run of the show, including Cleo Bachelor Of The Year (Cleo Magazine) and Most Popular New ...
76. Sam Marin
Actor | Regular Show
Sam Marin is an American actor and animator. He voices Benson, Pops, and Muscle Man on Regular Show. Marin and J.G. Quintel became friends when they were in the same class at CalArts. He would help Quintel on his student films, which include The Naive Man from Lolliland and 2 in the AM PM, in which...
78. Sam Phillips
Actor | Far from the Madding Crowd
Sam Phillips was born in London on May 31st 1984, son of television director Nic Phillips. He studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and since graduating has appeared on stage as the accused school-teacher in 'Inherit the Wind', directed by Trevor Nunn at the Old Vic, in 'Much ...
81. Sam Hennings
Actor | The Aviator
Sam Hennings is an American actor, writer, and voice actor. He was born in Georgia with German, English and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Hennings has lived most of his career in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles, Calif.
Hennings has appeared in a wide variety of movies, television shows and ...
82. Sam Wanamaker
Actor | Raw Deal
Actor and director Sam Wanamaker was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Ukrainian Jewish immigrants, Molly (Babell) and Maurice Wattenmaker, a tailor. He studied at Drake University, IA, then trained at Goodman Theatre, Chicago, worked with summer stock companies in Chicago as an actor and director, and...
84. Sam Edwards
Actor | Captain Midnight
Sam Edwards grew up in a show business family, having made his debut on stage while he was just a baby (his mother, the actress Edna Park, was holding him). With his family, he acted on radio in "The Adventures of Sunny and Buddy," and on his family's show, "The Edwards Family."
89. Sam Benjamin
Actor | Doctor Who
A multi award winning actor, Sam is known for his starring roles in The Few (2016), Double Cross (2015) and for his critical roles in Season 10 of Doctor Who (2005) and BBC Netflix series Peaky Blinders (2013) as the deceptive Border Officer under Cillian Murphy and his Shelby gang. Sam starred as ...
92. Sam Ayers
Actor | Bad Boys
How do you describe a man who has played both heels and heroes, jumped onto moving cars, ridden horses, performed stand-up comedy, been a professional sports mascot and a model... and is also a dedicated family man? In a word: versatile. Versatility has been the hallmark of actor Sam Ayers' life ...
94. Samantha Esteban
Actress | Harsh Times
Born in North Carolina, Samantha found her way to Hollywood via San Diego, California, via Bangor, Maine. At an early age, she found discipline in martial arts, and the love of performing in dance and theatre. Acting on television and in movies came to follow. She played the role of 'Stacy' in the ...
99. Sam Tsui
Actor | College Musical
Samuel Tsui grew up in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, across the street from Kurt Schneider his partner in the YouTube business. Sam and Kurt both went to Wissahickon high school Sam graduated in 2007 and Kurt in 2006 then both Sam and Kurt went to Yale university for college, which is when they first ...