Who is Sam Trammell?

Sam Trammell was born on 29 January 1969 under the zodiac sign of Aquarius in New Orleans, Louisiana USA. He is a 52-year-old actor, writer, and producer, probably best recognized for landing the role of Kevin ‘Space’ Lauglin in the Showtime dramedy series “Going To California” (2001-2002), playing Sam Merlotte in the HBO fantasy horror drama series “True Blood” (2008-2014), and featuring as Eric Clarke in the Netflix horror drama series “The Order” (2019-2020).

How rich is he, as of now? Sam Trammell Net Worth

As of mid-2021, Sam Trammell’s net worth is estimated at over $4 million; earned through his successful career as a professional actor and producer, He has garnered more than 70 television and film titles since he launched his career back in the mid-1990s.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Sam Trammell spent his early years in Charleston, West Virginia, where he was raised with his brother named Paul by their father Willis and mother Betsy Trammell; however, their professions aren’t revealed. Sam holds American nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. Regarding his education, Sam attended George Washington High School in Charleston, and upon matriculation, enrolled into Brown University, Rhode Island from which he graduated in 1991.

Career Beginnings

Sam Trammell started pursuing his professional acting career in 1996, when he made his debut TV appearance as Simon Troyer in the made-for-TV drama film “Harvest Of Fire”, which aired on CBS.

His film debut came later that year, when he played Nolan in Wayne Chesler’s film “The Hotel Manor Inn”, which was followed by his portrayals of Greg Chute in the romantic comedy film “Childhood’s End” (1996), and then Will in the drama film “Wrestling With Alligators” (1998). At the time, he also guest-starred in such TV series as “One Life To Live” and “Maximum Bob”.

Rise to Fame

Sam Trammell landed his first main role as Liam McCallister in the short-lived NBC family drama series “Trinity”, created by Matthew Carnahan and aired from 1998 to 1999.

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It won him more roles in the upcoming years, and in 2000 he had such parts as Lee in the biographical drama film “Beat”, next to Ron Livingston and Norman Reedus, and Simon in the romantic drama film “Autumn In New York”, alongside Richard Gere and Winona Ryder. His next major appearance was in the role of Kevin ‘Space’ Lauglin in the Showtime dramedy series “Going To California” in 2001, but which was canceled after a single season despite a positive critical response.

Sam next played Derrick Hall and Zane Waye in the 2003 psychological thriller film “Undermind”, and starred as Vincent Rubio in the 2004 made-for-TV sci-fi film “Anonymous Rex”, opposite Daniel Baldwin.

In the next year, he took the supporting role of Marty Levine in the CBS legal drama series “Judging Amy”, which was followed by his portrayals of Jeff in the Lifetime drama film “What If God Were The Sun?”, and Tim in the sci-fi action film “Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem”, which is the second installment of the “Alien Vs. Predator” franchise, both in 2007. During the same period, he also guest-starred in such TV series as “Strong Medicine”, “CSI: NY”, and “Dexter”, to name a few.

Worldwide Recognition

Sam Trammell gained enormous international popularity when he joined the main cast of the HBO fantasy horror drama series “True Blood”, starring as Sam Merlotte for all its seven seasons aired from 2008 until its finale in 2014; created by Alan Ball, it was based on Charlaine Harris’ series of novels, entitled “The Southern Vampire Mysteries”.

The series received generally positive reviews and earned him a Scream Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor as well as a Special Achievement Award for Best Ensemble, Television, which he shared with other cast members.

Concurrently, Sam continued to work on other projects. He guest-starred in numerous TV series, notably “Medium”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Childrens Hospital”, among others. In 2012, he played Sheriff Cowley in the action crime thriller film “Guns, Girls, And Gambling”, next to Gary Oldman and Christian Slater, which was followed by his appearances as Jeff in the romantic comedy film “Crazy Kind Of Love” and Darrell Mackey in the drama film “White Rabbit”, for which he won a Boston Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actor, both in 2013.

Continued Success

In 2014, Sam Trammell featured as Michael in the coming-of-age romantic film “The Fault In Our Stars”, based on the best-selling novel of the same title by John Green, and played Lee in the drama film “After The Fall”. In the next year, he had the part of Matthew in the comedy film “3 Generations”, alongside Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning and Susan Sarandon, then co-wrote, co-produced, and starred as Sonny in the crime drama film “All Mistakes Buried”, winning a Boston Film Festival Award for Best Actor. It was followed by his portrayals of Det. Gibson in the action thriller film “I Am Wrath” opposite John Travolta, and Gerry Conway in the crime thriller film “Imperium”, next to Daniel Radcliffe and Toni Collette, both in 2016.

In 2016 and ‘17, he was cast as Ben in the critically acclaimed NBC drama series “This Is Us”, after which he starred as O’Connor in the 2017 drama film “La Gran Promesa”, directed by Mexican filmmaker Jorge Ramírez Suárez.

Recent and Upcoming Projects

In 2019, Sam Trammell landed roles as Carson in the teen mystery comedy film “Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase”, and Dr. Kent Sutterer in the Christian drama film “Breakthrough”, directed by Roxann Dawson. He was then cast in the main role of Leo Doyle in the AXN crime thriller mini-series “Reckoning”, aired through 2019 and 2020, and during the same period, he also starred as Eric Clarke in the Netflix horror drama series “The Order”, sharing the screen with Jake Manley and Sarah Grey.

Following the demise of the series, he took the recurring role of President Ben Hayes in the Showtime espionage thriller series “Homeland” (2020).

Most recently, Sam was cast as Mark in the HBO Max dramedy series “Generation”, which was followed by his portrayal of Daniel Davis in the drama film “Unsilenced”, both in 2021. Speaking about his upcoming projects, it’s announced that he’ll play Jack in the thriller film “Pursued”, and Coach Billy Brewer in the drama film “It’s Time”. He will also appear as Winter in the made-for-TV horror-thriller film “American Refugee”, and as Robert Horton Sr. in the family film “The Tiger Rising”, both of which are currently under post-production.

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Career on Stage

In addition to film and TV, Sam Trammell is also known for his work on stage. He received a 1998 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his appearance as Richard Miller in Eugene O’Neill’s comedy play “Ah, Wilderness!” at Lincoln Center. He also performed in such productions as “My Night With Reg”, “Kit Marlowe”, “Ancestral Voices”, and “Dealer’s Choice”, “Our Town”, and “If Memory Serves”, among many others.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Sam Trammell has short light brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 10ins (1.78m), while his weight is around 165bs (75kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.

Personal Life

Sam Trammell met actress Michele Marie ‘Missy’ Yager, back in 2003 while both of them were performing theatre in New York City. They immediately hit it off and became romantically involved. After eight years of dating, the couple welcomed their twin sons, named Winston Tramell and Gus Trammell, on 9 August 2011. Apparently they haven’t married – their current residence is in Los Angeles, California.

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