Sam Harris

Playwright, Singer, Actor
Sam Harris worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. In 1999, he announced as the star of the Broadway-bound biographical musical "The Jazz Singer," although the production never reached fruition ... Read more »
Born: 06/04/1961 in Cushing, Oklahoma, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

Major Crimes 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elena Undone 2009 (Movie)

Tyler (Actor)

In the Weeds 2000 (Movie)

Jonathan (Actor)

A Capitol Fourth (1998) 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Tony Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

You Write the Songs 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Noel Edmonds Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown Returns to the Apollo 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Annabel Takes a Tour (Movie)

Race Track Official (Actor)

Another Dawn (Movie)

Guest (Actor)

B.F.'s Daughter (Movie)

Wedding Guest (Actor)

Blue Skies (Movie)

Guest (Actor)

Carnival Boat (Movie)

(Actor)

Casbah (Movie)

British tourist (Actor)

Government Girl (Movie)

American General (Actor)

In Name Only (Movie)

Party guest (Actor)

Lady Luck (Movie)

(Actor)

Moss Rose (Movie)

Family Solicitor (Actor)

Mr. Lucky (Movie)

Gambling Extra (Actor)

Night Has a Thousand Eyes (Movie)

Deb's Father (Actor)

Now and Forever (Movie)

Man at Pool (Actor)

Oh, You Beautiful Doll (Movie)

Composer (Actor)

Old Acquaintance (Movie)

Army officer (Actor)

Old Man Rhythm (Movie)

Board Member (Actor)

Paula (TV Show)

Actor

Random Harvest (Movie)

Member of the House of Commons (Actor)

Safari (Movie)

(Actor)

Saratoga Trunk (Movie)

(Actor)

South Sea Woman (Movie)

(Actor)

The Light That Failed (Movie)

Wells (Actor)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Movie)

Club Member (Actor)

Thirty-Day Princess (Movie)

Court Officer (Actor)

Tugboat Annie (Movie)

Onlooker (Actor)

Weekend in Havana (Movie)

Gambler (Actor)

When Willie Comes Marching Home (Movie)

Hospital patient (Actor)

Wilson (Movie)

Gen. Bliss (Actor)

Young Bess (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (3)

Hitman: Agent 47 2015 (Movie)

("Jungle") (Song)

Project Almanac 2015 (Movie)

("Jungle") (Song)

Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Music Arranger
Producer (1)

Love Letter to New York 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Co-Producer

Biography

Sam Harris worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. In 1999, he announced as the star of the Broadway-bound biographical musical "The Jazz Singer," although the production never reached fruition. In 1976, he left home at age 15; moved to Missouri to perform at Six Flags Over St. Louis. In 1990, he appeared in West Coast productions of "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," and "Cabaret." In 1989, he played six characters in the stage musical "Hard Copy" and also wrote the show, which played for six months in L.A. In 1984, he released first album. In 2001, he starred as Claude in the L.A. Reprise! staging of "Hair." He moved to L.A. to attend college. He raised in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. In 1963, he began singing in public at age two. He worked in television in his early acting career as well, including a part on "You Write the Songs" (1986-87). He appeared in a number of television specials, including "Motown Returns to the Apollo" (NBC, 1984-85) and "A Capitol Fourth (1998)" (PBS, 1997-98). In the nineties and the early 2000s, Harris devoted his time to various credits, such as "Love Letter to New York" (PBS, 1999-2000), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000-2015) and "In the Weeds" (2000). He also worked on "Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration" (CBS, 2001-02). Harris's music was most recently used in the thriller "Project Almanac" (2015) with Sam Lerner. Harris also contributed music to "Hitman: Agent 47" (2015) with Rupert Friend.

Relationships

Matt Harris

Brother
younger

EDUCATION

completed high school via correspondence courses

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 1979 - 1980

Milestones

2001

Starred as Claude in the L.A. Reprise! staging of "Hair"

1999

Announced as the star of the Broadway-bound biographical musical "The Jazz Singer," although the production never reached fruition

1997

Returned to Broadway in a featured role in "The Life," and received a Tony Award nomination

1994

Broadway debut in revival of "Grease"

1990

Appeared in West Coast productions of "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," and "Cabaret"

1989

Played six characters in the stage musical "Hard Copy" and also wrote the show, which played for six months in L.A.

1985

Embarked on a concert tour

1984

Released first album

1983

Breakthrough TV appearances competing on the syndicated talent show "Star Search"

1983

With Newberg, created and wrote 13 episodes of the TBS sitcom "Down to Earth"

1977

Hired to work at Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee

1976

Left home at age 15; moved to Missouri to perform at Six Flags Over St. Louis

1970

Dramatic stage debut at age 10 in "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" (date approximate)

1966

At age five, made stage acting debut in a local production of "South Pacific" (date approximate)

1963

Began singing in public at age two

Toured in title role in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

Moved to L.A. to attend college

While at UCLA, wrote stage musical "Hurry! Hurry! Hollywood" with Bruce Newberg

Raised in Sand Springs, Oklahoma

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