Sam Trammell

Actor
A Tony-nominated stage-trained actor, Sam Trammell was best known as the sexy shapeshifter Sam Merlotte on "True Blood" (HBO, 2008- ). Besides an impressive theater rsum, Trammell also appeared in "Autumn in New York" ... Read more »
Born: 05/14/1971 in Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (37)

The Aftermath 2015 (Movie)

Sonny (Actor)

White Rabbit 2015 (Movie)

Darrell (Actor)

After the Fall 2014 (Movie)

Lee (Actor)

The Fault in Our Stars 2014 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

The Privileged 2014 (Movie)

Preston Westwood (Actor)

True Blood 2008 - 2014 (TV Show)

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Childrens Hospital 2013 (Tv Show)

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Crazy Kind of Love 2013 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Scream 2009 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Free Radio 2009 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2009 (Tv Show)

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Medium 2009 (Tv Show)

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Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem 2007 (Movie)

Tim (Actor)

Cold Case 2007 (Tv Show)

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CSI: New York 2006 (Tv Show)

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Dexter 2006 (Tv Show)

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Justice 2006 (Tv Show)

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Numb3rs 2006 (Tv Show)

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Bones 2005 (Tv Show)

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Judging Amy 2005 (Tv Show)

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Strong Medicine 2005 (Tv Show)

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House 2004 (Tv Show)

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Undermind 2003 (Movie)

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Going to California 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Autumn in New York 2000 (Movie)

Simon (Actor)

Fear of Fiction 2000 (Movie)

Red Hopkins/Tom Hopkins (Actor)

Followers 2000 (Movie)

John Dietrich (Actor)

Wrestling With Alligators 2000 (Movie)

Will (Actor)

Beat 1999 (Movie)

Lee (Actor)

Maximum Bob 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Childhood's End 1997 (Movie)

Greg Chute (Actor)

The Hotel Manor Inn 1997 (Movie)

Nolan (Actor)

Anonymous Rex (TV Show)

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Harvest of Fire (TV Show)

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Trinity (TV Show)

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What if God Were The Sun? (TV Show)

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Biography

A Tony-nominated stage-trained actor, Sam Trammell was best known as the sexy shapeshifter Sam Merlotte on "True Blood" (HBO, 2008- ). Besides an impressive theater résumé, Trammell also appeared in "Autumn in New York" (2000) with Winona Ryder and Richard Gere, co-starred on the cross-country road trip comedy "Going to California" (Showtime, 2001-02), and earned guest-starring credits on everything from "House" (FOX, 2004- ) to "Dexter" (Showtime, 2006- ). His talent - and buff physique - were on full display, however, on "True Blood," where he quickly became a breakout character on the Southern-fried vampire cult smash, able to transform into a collie (or anything else) to protect Anna Paquin's Sookie Stackhouse. With his star on the rise, fans hoped that he would continue to land high-profile jobs so they could see more of him - in human form or otherwise.

Relationships

Missy Yager Actor

Companion
Met in New York while performing in theater announced in March 2011, they are expecting twins after eight years of dating

EDUCATION

Brown University

Providence , Rhode Island
Began acting in his senior year(semiotics)

University of Paris

Paris
Attended on an exchange program

Milestones

2008

Cast as bar owner and operator, Sam Merlotte in the HBO vampire series, "True Blood"

2003

Had a starring role in the independent feature, "Undermind"

2001

First regular TV role was the Showtime series, "Going to California"

2000

Had a supporting role as a male hustler in the Sundance-screened, "Beat"

2000

Appeared in dual role of twin brothers in the independent film, "Fear of Fiction"

2000

Co-starred as the title character's male lover in the Off-Broadway play, "Kit Marlowe"

1999

Acted opposite Elizabeth Ashley, as the troubled son of a famous TV star, in the unsuccessful Off-Broadway comedy "If Memory Serves"

1998

Played the youngest son in a large Irish Catholic family in the NBC drama series, "Trinity"

1998

Received a Tony nomination for his performance in the revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!"

1997

Played a compulsive gambler in his Off-Broadway debut, "Dealer's Choice"

1997

Featured as a gay man in the Off-Broadway production of "My Night With Reg"

1996

Primetime TV debut in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, "Harvest of Fire" (CBS)

1994

Made film debut as an intern at a tabloid TV talk show in "The Hotel Manor"

Worked as a day player on the daytime series "As the World Turns" (CBS) and "One Life to Live" (ABC)

Became interested in acting while at Brown University

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