Sam Melville was a big screen film actor known for powerful performances. Melville began his acting career by participating in dramas like "Hour of the Gun" (1967) with James Garner and "The Thomas Crown Affair" (1968) starring Steve McQueen. He also starred in the TV movies "Terror in the Sky" (1971-72) and "The Rookies" (1971-72). He continued to act in productions like the Jan-Michael Vincent drama "Big Wednesday" (1978). He also landed a role in the miniseries "Roughnecks" (1979-1980). He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Fools, Females and Fun: Is There a Doctor in the House?" (1973-74). During the latter half of his career, he tackled roles in "Deadly Weapon" (1988) with Rodney Eastman, the comedy "Twice Dead" (1988) with Tom Breznahan and the action film "Fists of Steel" (1989) with Carlos Palomino. Additionally, he appeared on the television special "Chain Letter" (1988-89). Melville last acted in the Steve Railsback action flick "The Assassin" (1990).