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Sam was born and bred in Brooklyn, NY and from an early age expressed an interest in acting. At the age of 5, he caught the acting bug when he was cast in his first grade class production of “Turkey Lurkey,” playing the role of Jiminey Cricket. At the age of 7 he told his parents that he “had a dream that he saw his name in lights.”

Encouraged by his parents to pursue his dream, Sam took acting classes on weekends, and at the age of 14 he took his first set of professional head shots and began to submit himself to talent agencies. Shortly there after, unbeknownst to his parents, Sam got his first talent agent. He hopped the subway into Manhattan after school, read and met with an agent. When the agent asked if his parents knew of the meeting he replied, “nope.” The agent smirked and said, ‘I think we should let them know, don’t you?’ Sam would go on to book a few commercials, before heading up to Syracuse, NY three years later, to major in theater at Syracuse University.

Upon the receipt of his Bachelor’s degree in theater (with a minor concentration in Art History), Sam returned to NYC, where he would go on to be cast in regional theater productions at theaters such as: Yale Rep, Syracuse Stage and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, to name a few, in addition to working Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway.

While theater remains Sam’s first love, he continues to work in television, film and commercially. Sam considers himself to be a “transformative actor,” and takes great pride in his ability to transform himself into whatever character he is playing. In his spare time Sam enjoys: yoga; working out;brushing up on his French and Dutch; attending the theater and movies; and reading fiction and history. He admits to being “obsessed with ancient Roman history.” Sam currently resides in the East Village neighborhood in Manhattan.