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Trammell at San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2012
January 29, 1969 |
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Sam Trammell (born January 29, 1969) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Sam Merlotte on the HBO vampire series True Blood, which saw him nominated for a 2010 Scream Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Trammell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from George Washington High School in Charleston, West Virginia. He furthered his studies at Brown University and the University of Paris. He and girlfriend Missy Yager have twin boys, Winston and Gus, who were born on August 9, 2011.
Trammell has worked in theater, Broadway, Off-Broadway, film, and television. He is an accomplished New York stage actor whose credits include a Tony nominated performance in Ah, Wilderness! at Lincoln Center. Off-Broadway, he starred in Dealer's Choice, My Night with Reg, If Memory Serves, and Ancestral Voices, as well as in Kit Marlowe at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, where he received outstanding reviews.
Trammell's big break came when he landed the role of Sam Merlotte on the HBO series True Blood. In 2014, Trammell played the father, Mr. Lancaster, in the film The Fault in Our Stars, based on the book by John Green, and starring Shailene Woodley.
|1996||Childhood's End||Greg Chute|
|1997||Hotel Manor Inn, TheThe Hotel Manor Inn||Nolan|
|1998||Wrestling with Alligators||Will|
|2000||Fear of Fiction||Red/Tom Hopkins|
|2000||Autumn in New York||Simon|
|2003||Undermind||Derrick Hall/Zane Waye|
|2007||Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem||Tim|
|2011||Details, TheThe Details||Chris||Uncredited|
|2012||Guns, Girls and Gambling||Sheriff Cowley|
|2013||Crazy Kind of Love||Jeff Lucas|
|2014||Fault in Our Stars, TheThe Fault in Our Stars||Mr. Lancaster|
|2014||Things People Do||Lee|
|2014||Aftermath, TheThe Aftermath||Sonny|
|1998||Maximum Bob||Sonny Dupree||2 episodes|
|1998||Trinity||Liam McCallister||3 episodes|
|2001–2002||Going to California||Kevin "Space" Lauglin||Main cast|
|2004||House||Ethan Hartig||Episode: "Maternity"|
|2005||Strong Medicine||Kiko Ellsworth||Episode: "First Response"|
|2005||Judging Amy||Marty Levine||3 episodes|
|2005||Bones||Ken Thompson||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2006||CSI: NY||Charles Wright||Episode: "Heroes"|
|2006||Numbers||Thomas Gill||Episode: "Hot Shot"|
|2006||Justice||Kevin O'Neil||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2006||Dexter||Matt Chambers||Episode: "Crocodile"|
|2007||Cold Case||Porter Rawley – 1981||Episode: "Blood on the Tracks"|
|2008–2014||True Blood||Sam Merlotte||Main cast
Nominated—Scream Award for Breakout Performance – Male
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nominated—Scream Award for the Best Supporting Actor
|2009||Medium||Dr. Brian Seward||Episode: "Things to Do in Phoenix When You're Dead"|
|2009||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Gray Vanderhoven||Episode: "Identity Crisis"|
|2013||Childrens Hospital||Denizen Stoop||Episode: "My Friend Falcon"|
|1996||Harvest of Fire||Simon Troyer|
|2004||Anonymous Rex||Vincent Rubio|
|2007||What If God Were the Sun?||Jeff|
|2013||Filthy Sexy Teen$||Tom Saxson||Adult Swim TV special|
|2004||Last Full Measure, TheThe Last Full Measure||N/A|
|2008||Miracle of Phil||Taylor|
|2010||Children of the Spider||Alex|
|2010||Inn Keeper, TheThe Inn Keeper||Jeb|
|2011||Paul the Male Matchmaker||Stu||Episode: "Know When You Are Too Old"|
- "'True Blood' Star Sam Trammell & Missy Yager Expecting Twins". Ok! Magazine. March 7, 2011.
- TV: New Werewolf and Vamp for 'True Blood
- "Scream 2009 Breakout Performance - Male" Retrieved on 2009-09-04.
- "Sam Trammell". TheLabMagazine. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
- "Sam Trammel". WetPaint. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
- "Sam Trammell - Broadway Theatre Credits". PlayBillVault. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
- "Sam Trammell welcomes twin sons to True Blood family". SheKnows. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
- Sam Trammell at the Internet Movie Database
- Sam Trammell at the Internet Broadway Database
- Sam Trammell at the Internet Off-Broadway Database