Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson was an archetypal TV character actor, the sort of Everyman who appeared on dozens of shows long before his breakout role as Bernard on the cult favorite "Lost" (ABC 2004-2010) made more viewers take notice ... Read more »
Born: 05/13/1945 in Wahpeton, North Dakota, USA

Filmography

Actor (91)

Damien 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ouija: Origin of Evil 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bones 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chasing Life 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Devil's Due 2014 (Movie)

Father Thomas (Actor)

Grimm 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Justified 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Distance 2014 (Movie)

John Harrison (Actor)

3,2,1...Frankie Go Boom 2012 (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

Hawaii Five-O 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS: Los Angeles 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scandal 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Work It 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Water for Elephants 2011 (Movie)

Mr. Hyde (Actor)

NCIS 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lost 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 1985 - 1992, 1994 - 1999, 2001 - 2005, 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: New York 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boston Legal 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Medium 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Married to the Kellys 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Boomtown 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Judging Amy 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Everybody Loves Raymond 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Law 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

First Monday 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Presidio Med 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Slackers 2002 (Movie)

Charles Patton (Actor)

JAG 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fighting Fitzgeralds 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 1985 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Angel 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1985 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1985 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

High Incident 1985 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the Heat of the Night 1985 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1985 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Melrose Place 1985 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Picket Fences 1985 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Two Guys and a Girl 1985 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fantasy Island 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Profiler 1985 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tom Clancy's NetForce 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Boston Common 1985 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Friends 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Millennium 1985 - 1993, 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Perfect Strangers 1985 - 1992, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Permanent Midnight 1998 (Movie)

Dr Olsen (Actor)

Prey 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cape 1996 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Thunder Alley 1985 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sex and the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

Sleepwalker Killing: From the Files of 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Live Shot 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Nowhere Man 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Man Next Door 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

After the Game 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

Principal (Actor)

Stephen King's The Stand 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Puppet Masters 1994 (Movie)

Culbertson (Actor)

A Place to Be Loved 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Danger Theatre 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Home Free 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Memoirs of An Invisible Man 1992 (Movie)

Chairman of the House Committee (Actor)

I Come in Peace 1990 (Movie)

Warren (Actor)

Critters 2: The Main Course 1988 (Movie)

Mr Morgan (Actor)

The Charmings 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

La Bamba 1987 (Movie)

Mr Ludwig (Actor)

Rowdies 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Movers & Shakers 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mama Malone 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder 1, Dancer 0 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Airplane II: the Sequel 1982 (Movie)

Man in White (Actor)

WKRP in Cincinnati 1978 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Sam's Song 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

Actor

Innocent Victims (TV Show)

Actor

Policewoman Centerfold (TV Show)

Actor

Secret Santa (TV Show)

Actor

The Pentagon Wars (TV Show)

Actor

Touched (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Sam Anderson was an archetypal TV character actor, the sort of Everyman who appeared on dozens of shows long before his breakout role as Bernard on the cult favorite "Lost" (ABC 2004-2010) made more viewers take notice. Whether teaching the elements of character acting, directing a play or appearing as one of the many secondary characters he embraced on television and film, Sam Anderson embodied the quiet importance of the character actor.

EDUCATION

University of North Dakota

Milestones

2009

nominated for an Ovation Award for Lead Actor in a Play "The Bird and Mr. Banks"

2005

most recognized on-going character as Bernard in "Lost"

2004

Co-artistic Director of The Road Theatre Company

1994

first recognized role as the Principal in "Forrest Gump"

1987

first role in a major film production, "La Bamba"

1979

first show with multiple roles in "WKRP in Cincinnati" (CBS,1978-82)

Bonus Trivia

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Has taught a workshop in professional scene study for several years at a number of Los Angeles area colleges

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Member of the Mystery Writers of America and writes murder mysteries on the side

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(on character acting) " I’m always fascinated when there’s a new facet of a character that comes into play that I didn’t know was there, to discover." - from interview on tvaddict.com

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