Sam Ayers

Character actor and stuntman Sam Ayers got his start in show business as the result of a gag at a college fraternity party at his alma mater, Memphis State University. Wearing an outlandish hat and contorting his body ... Read more »
Born: 12/29/1957

Filmography

Actor (18)

Roanoke: Search For the Lost Colony 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Raising Hope 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: LA 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Justified 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Meteor 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Numb3rs 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

House 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Medical Investigation 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

She Spies 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alias 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Angel 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martial Law 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bad Boys 1995 (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

Fortune Hunter 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Quick Change 1990 (Movie)

Esu Commander (Actor)
Physical Effects (4)

The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Stunt Double

Date Movie 2006 (Movie)

Stunt Double-Bernie (Stunt Double)

Not Another Teen Movie 2001 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Tarzan's Return 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Stunts

Biography

Character actor and stuntman Sam Ayers got his start in show business as the result of a gag at a college fraternity party at his alma mater, Memphis State University. Wearing an outlandish hat and contorting his body to spell the letters of the school's name, Ayers became the official campus sports mascot, Sam the Medicine Man; after leaving school, he took the act on the road, performing for various minor-league ball clubs before finally being hired by the major-league baseball team the Texas Rangers. While living and working near Dallas, Ayers began moonlighting as an extra in film and TV location shoots, eventually moving into small character parts. His first credited role was as a police commander in the 1990 Bill Murray criminal farce "Quick Change." Small roles in films like the buddy-cop blockbuster "Bad Boys" and on episodes of various TV series led to a recurring role as the antagonistic henchman, Sam the Sweeper, on the fantasy series "The Pretender." Following that show's four-season run, Ayers returned to guest roles, supplemented with occasional work as a stunt double.

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