Jeffrey D Sams

Actor
Jeffrey D. Sams first attracted industry attention as Rich, the subway token clerk who leaves his job, his wife and young son to pursue his career as a rap artist, in "Fly By Night" (1993), winner of the Filmmaker's ... Read more »
Born: 08/31/1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (46)

Major Crimes 2015 (Tv Show)

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Rizzoli & Isles 2014 (Tv Show)

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Twisted 2013 (Tv Show)

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CSI: New York 2009 (Tv Show)

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Grey's Anatomy 2008 (Tv Show)

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Shark 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Standoff 2007 (Tv Show)

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Checking Out 2006 (Movie)

Dr Sheldon Henning (Actor)

Veronica Mars 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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ER 2005 (Tv Show)

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Eyes 2005 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 2005 (Tv Show)

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Numb3rs 2005 (Tv Show)

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Jack & Bobby 2004 (Tv Show)

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Line of Fire 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The Division 2000 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Breaking News 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Oliver Beene 2003 (Tv Show)

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Without A Trace 2003 (Tv Show)

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Early Edition 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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That's Life 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Commish 1992 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Wasteland 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Strong Medicine 2000 (Tv Show)

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Cupid 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The 14th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Just Write 1998 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

Sleepwalkers 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Boston Common 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 1997 (Tv Show)

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Living Single 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Rose Hill 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Soul Food 1997 (Movie)

Kenny (Actor)

Courthouse 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Medicine Ball 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Waiting to Exhale 1995 (Movie)

Lionel (Actor)

Fly By Night 1994 (Movie)

Rich (Actor)

Thea 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Five Up, Two Down 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Automatic (TV Show)

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Green Dolphin Beat (TV Show)

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Hope (TV Show)

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The Prosecutors (TV Show)

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Biography

Jeffrey D. Sams first attracted industry attention as Rich, the subway token clerk who leaves his job, his wife and young son to pursue his career as a rap artist, in "Fly By Night" (1993), winner of the Filmmaker's Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival. The Cincinnati, OH native then came to national notice as a result of his co-starring role as Whitney Houston's would-be suitor Lionel in "Waiting to Exhale" (1995). He further raised his profile playing Viveca A Fox's husband Kenneth in the sleeper hit "Soul Food" (1997). On the small screen, Sams has acted in such movies as "Green Dolphin Bend" (Fox, 1994), "Automatic" (HBO, 1995), "Run For the Dream: The Gail Deevers Story" (Showtime, 1996) and "Hope" (TNT, 1997), Goldie Hawn's directorial debut. He has worked as a regular on the series "Medicine Ball" (Fox), "Courthouse" (CBS, both 1995), "Sleepwalkers" (NBC, 1997) and "Cupid" (ABC, 1998-99). His additional episodic credits include "The Commish" (ABC), "Living Single" (Fox), "Law & Order" and "Boston Common" (both NBC), among others.

Relationships

Lisa Bourcier

Wife
married on April 18, 1998

EDUCATION

School of Creative and Performing Arts

St Louis , Missouri

Webster University

St Louis , Missouri
graduated

Milestones

2001

Returned to series work as co-star of the TNT series "Breaking News"

1999

Co-starred in the ABC drama "Wasteland"

1998

Had regular role on the ABC series "Cupid"

1998

Acted in the feature "Just Write"

1997

Appeared as Jediah Walker in TNT's "Hope", Goldie Hawn's directorial debut

1997

Portrayed Kenneth, Maxine's husband and Ahmad's father, a model of stability compared with his two brothers-in-law, in "Soul Food"

1997

Acted the part of Adam in "Hallmark Hall of Fame" movie "Rose Hill" (CBS)

1997

Had regular role of Ben Costigan on extremely short-lived NBC series "Sleepwalkers" (only two episodes aired)

1996

Played R J Hampton in "Run For the Dream: The Gail Deevers Story" (Showtime)

1995

Played Lionel, Whitney Houston's would-be suitor, in "Waiting to Exhale"

1995

Regular roles as Clate Barker in "Medicine Ball" (Fox) and as Edison Moore in "Courthouse" (CBS), both short-lived series

1995

Acted in HBO sci-fi pic "Automatic"

1994

Co-starred in Fox movie "Green Dolphin Bend"

1993

Moved to Los Angeles

1993

Feature debut, starring in "Fly By Night", winner of the Filmmaker's Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival

1991

Appeared in CBS comedy pilot "Five Up, Two Down"

Bonus Trivia

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"It's always been a fantasy of mine to be a cowboy. I can prove that to you by showing you my credit card, which has a picture of me on it--wearing a cowboy hat! I'm from Cincinnati, Ohio. I've always been a city slicker. But I've always had this great desire to break out and enjoy the freedom of the hills and plains, to ride a horse, to participate in a round-up. And here I am in the Rockies--playing a cowboy, riding a horse, and just having a ball!" --Jeffrey D Sams, PR for "Rose Hill"

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