Milby in April 2010
|Born||Samuel Lloyd Lacia Milby
May 23, 1984
Troy, Ohio, United States
|Occupation||Actor, Model, Singer|
For nine years now, Sam Milby is Philippines’ Rockoustic Heartthrob and Prince of Romance. Sold-out records albums, top-rating TV shows, blockbuster movies and big product endorsement deals, Sam remains to be the most bankable singer-actor in his generation.
A member of ABS-CBN's elite circle of homegrown talents, Star Magic. His hobbies include motocross, hockey, figure skating, tennis, golf, playing guitar, and singing.
Milby was born in Troy, Ohio in the United States. Samuel Lloyd Lacia Milby is the youngest child of Elsie Lacia, from Tago, Surigao del Sur and Lloyd William Milby, an entrepreneur from Dayton, Ohio. Sam was raised in Tipp City, Ohio. Milby’s early passion was ice skating. Training for competitive skating followed soon after. From age 9, Milby trained and lived with his coach and was home schooled until he was 15. On the weekends, he would get the chance to go home to his family and spend time with them. During this period in his life, he competed in numerous major ice skating competitions including the Junior Nationals. He and his skating partner of 4 years won silver and other awards in the course of his serious skating stint.
Aside from his immediate family, Milby did not grow up with many Filipinos around. Yet the talented Fil-Am was no foreigner to his mother’s country. He, along with his family, had visited the Philippines several times before. At one time he did take a shot at Philippine showbusiness. But pressing personal matters then prodded him to return to the States.
In his March 2005 return to the Philippines, Milby decided to seriously pursue a career in showbusiness and modeling. At the time, he temporarily stayed with relatives in Bulacan. Everyday he would take the bus to Manila to answer casting calls and auditions for modeling. Results were not always encouraging but his tenacity did yield some fruit. He landed bit roles in certain ads. Then came a big break from Close Up when he starred as their lead in their TV commercial with Barbie Almalbis.
Milby moved to the Philippines in 2005, and worked in commercials before joining Pinoy Big Brother. This show featured 12 men and women from different walks of life. However, Sam was not part of the original 12. His break came when one of the contestants volunteered to leave the house for an urgent matter with her family. The show immediately held another audition in order to find a replacement. Milby was encouraged to audition by his then friend and current manager, Erickson Raymundo. Though unfamiliar with the show prior to his audition, he won the favor of the panel of judges and bested 200 plus others. The next day, he was informed of the spot he won in the Big Brother house. In this reality show he won and gained the affection of many viewers. He showed a shy and pleasant character in this reality show. After this show, he turned into an actor and recording artist and signed up a contract with ABS-CBN. Milby became the most popular house-mate among the contestants in the first season of "Pinoy Big Brother".
Milby’s first major film debut was Close to You, produced by ABS-CBN subsidiary Star Cinema and co-starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo. Milby also released a self-titled debut album in early 2006, which was repackaged in the third quarter of 2006.
He did a concert titled "Heartthrobs" at the Music Museum on February 2 and 3, 2007. It had its repeat on March 17, 2007 following the big success of the first concert. He did his first major solo concert dubbed as Sam Milby: Rockoustic Heartthrob at the Aliw Theater on October 25, 2008. He also did several concerts in USA, Canada, Asia, and Europe.
In 2012 Sam went to US. His intention was spend 3 months In New York to take part some auditions. He left to US on February and came back on May. During his three-month stay in New York, he said he has gone to a dozen auditions. He said his experience in New York has boosted his confidence as an actor, as he vowed to return to the U.S. later. “All the casting directors are really noticing me, liking me, and that's a big thing. Let alone the agency that is taking me in, that already is a big thing,” he said.
Sam also take part to concerts and tours over the U.S. He guests one night in Broadway musical Godspell as Lazarus. May 7 he was one of the guests stars at Anna Maria´s Benefit Concert in New York with Anna Maria´s Godspell costars Corbin Bleu, Wallace Smith, Nick Blaemire, Eric Krop, and George Salazar. It was directed by Disney’s High School Musical director, Billy Elliot.
Sam returned to the Philippines on May 2013 to fulfill contracts, he had signed before leaving to US. He said his return does not mean he is giving up his dreams of making it big abroad.
In 2013 Milby joined PETA campaign to free Mali from the Manila zoo and have her transferred to Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand. Mali is the only captive elephant in the Philippines and has been in captivity for the majority of her life, alone, in a tiny enclosure and in need of proper care.
Sam Milby took part to Cannes Film Festival in 2013, where Adolf Alexis movie "Death March" was nominated in Un Certain Regard section. Sam was one of the leading men.
- Sam Milby (2006, Star Records)
- Love Duets (2009, Star Records; collaboration with Toni Gonzaga)
- A Little Too Perfect (2009, Star Records)
- Be Mine (2011, Star Records)
- 2006, "Langit Na Naman", on Hotsilog: The ASAP Hotdog Compilation
- 2007, "You and I," "Can't Cry Hard Enough," "In Love with You", on Maging Sino Ka Man Soundtrack
- 2012, "After All" on "A Beautiful Affair OST"
- 2014, "And I Love You So", "Chasing Cars" on Star Cinema (20th Year Commemorative Album)
|2006||Close to You||Lance||Star Cinema|
|You Are the One||Will Derby / Vernard Garcia||Star Cinema|
|2007||You Got Me||Lt. Kevin Robles||Star Cinema|
|2008||My Big Love||Macky Galvez||Star Cinema|
|My Only Ü||Cameo Role||Star Cinema|
|Cul De Sac||Hero||Indie Film|
|2009||And I Love You So||Chris Panlilio||Star Cinema|
|Ang Tanging Pamilya: A Marry Go Round||Prince Price||Star Cinema|
|2010||Babe, I Love You||Nicolas "Nico" Veneracion Borromeo||Star Cinema and Viva Films|
|Third World Happy (Indie Film)||West / Wesley||Cinema One Originals|
|2011||Forever and a Day||Eugene||Star Cinema|
|2012||This Guy's in Love with U Mare!||Cameo Role||Star Cinema and Viva Films|
|24/7 in Love||Charles Padilla||Star Cinema|
|2013||Four Sisters and a Wedding||Tristan Harris||Star Cinema|
|Death March||Roy Cook|
|Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel||Rodin Bartoletti||Spring Films, MJM Productions, and Quantum Films|
|2014||Starting Over Again||Cameo Role||Star Cinema|
|The Gifted||Mark||Star Cinema and Viva Films|
- Best New Male Artist - 2006 19th Aliw Awards
- Most Promising Male Singer - 2006 Guillermo Awards
- Best New TV Male Personality - 2006 PMPC Star Awards for TV
- New Movie Actor - 2006 PMPC Star Awards for Movies for "You Are The One"
- Pop Movie Themesong & Pop Screen Kiss - 2006 ASAP Pop Viewers Awards for Movie for "You Are The One" with Toni Gonzaga
- Top 10 Most Admired Male Personality - 2006 Anak TV Seal Award
- Prince of Philippines Movies - 2007 Guillermo Awards for "You Are The One"
- Top 10 Most Admired Male Personality - 2007 Anak TV Seal Award
- Pop Best Movie Screen Kiss - 2007 ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards for "You Got Me"
- Most Chandon Sparkling Couple of the Night - 2008 2nd Star Magic Ball with Anne Curtis
- Best Actor and Male Performing Artist - 2009 Dangal ng Bayan Awards
- Pop Pin Up Boy and Pop Movie Love team (with Anne Curtis) - 6th Asap Pop Viewers Choice Awards 2010
- Best Ballad Recording with album producer Jonathan Manalo for the song "Hindi Kita Iiwan" (Be Mine album ) - 25th Awit Awards