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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 earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the 2010 Scream Awards.
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 2013, Trammell played Darrell Mackey in the drama film White Rabbit, which earned him three Best Supporting Actor awards at the Catalina, Boston, and Chelsea film festivals. Trammell played Hazel's (Shailene Woodley) father, Michael Lancaster, in the 2014 film The Fault in Our Stars, based on the novel of the same name by John Green.
|1996||Harvest of Fire||Simon Troyer||Television film|
|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|
|2004||Last Full Measure, TheThe Last Full Measure||N/A||Short film|
|2004||Anonymous Rex||Vincent Rubio||Television film|
|2007||What If God Were the Sun?||Jeff||Television film|
|2007||Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem||Tim|
|2008||Miracle of Phil||Taylor||Short film|
|2010||Children of the Spider||Alex||Short film|
|2010||Inn Keeper, TheThe Inn Keeper||Jeb||Short film|
|2011||Details, TheThe Details||Chris||Uncredited|
|2012||Guns, Girls and Gambling||Sheriff Cowley|
|2013||Crazy Kind of Love||Jeff Lucas|
|2013||White Rabbit||Darrell Mackey|
|2014||After the Fall||Lee|
|2014||Fault in Our Stars, TheThe Fault in Our Stars||Michael Lancaster|
|2014||Aftermath, TheThe Aftermath||Sonny|
|2015||Three Generations||In post-production|
|2015||Track, TheThe Track||Scott||In post-production|
|1998||Maximum Bob||Sonny Dupree||2 episodes|
|1998||Trinity||Liam McCallister||3 episodes|
|2001–02||Going to California||Kevin "Space" Lauglin||Main role; 20 episodes|
|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"|
|2008–14||True Blood||Sam Merlotte||Main role; 79 episodes
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||Filthy Sexy Teen$||Tom Saxson||Television special|
|2013||Childrens Hospital||Denizen Stoop||Episode: "My Friend Falcon"|
|2015–present||Cocked||Richard Paxson||Main role|
|2011||Paul the Male Matchmaker||Stu||Episode: "Know When You Are Too Old"|
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- 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