Sam Adegoke

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Sam Adegoke
Born
Samuel Oluwaseyi Adegoke

September 20[1]
Alma materUniversity of Minnesota
OccupationActor
Years active2014–present

Samuel Oluwaseyi Adegoke (born September 20) is a Nigerian-American actor known for playing Jeff Colby in the Dynasty reboot series.

Personal life[edit]

Adegoke was born in Lagos, Nigeria,[2] but raised in Minnesota and St. Paul, Minnesota. His parents were missionary ministers and came to the United States when he was a young child.[3] He is the youngest of seven children.[3][4] Adegoke studied marketing and finance at the University of Minnesota, and was president of the Black Student Union, vice-president in his fraternity, and served in student government.[4]

In 2015, after a two-week nationwide search that garnered more than 7,000 submissions, Adegoke was named the winner of the third annual ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition.[2] Adegoke lives in Los Angeles.[2]

Career[edit]

On January 30, 2017, Adegoke was cast as a lead in the Lifetime biopic Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland playing Michael Jackson's bodyguard Javon Beard.[5] Adegoke also recurred on Murder in the First and had guest spots on Code Black and NCIS: Los Angeles.[5] In February 2017, he was cast as Jeff Colby in a Dynasty reboot for The CW,[6] which was released in October 2017, and was later renewed for a second season.[7][8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 I'm Good Bunie Short
2014 Find Your Instrument Falu Short

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Wicked City Graham Walker 1 episode
2016 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Ship Photographer 1 episode
2016 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Hank Willis 1 episode
2016 Murder in the First Billy James 5 episodes
2016 Code Black Eric Hawkins 1 episode
2017 Switched at Birth Chris Walker 6 episodes
2017 NCIS: LA Junior Sancho 1 episode
2017 Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland Javon Beard TV movie
2017–present Dynasty Jeff Colby Series regular

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adegoke, Sam (September 20, 2017). "Current mood 🤓. Thx to the @cw_dynasty fam for this & everyone for the bday wishes! 🙏🏾 3 weeks to premiere!!". Instagram. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Denise Petski (July 20, 2015). "ABC Announces Winner Of Its 2015 Digital Talent Competition". Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Actor Sam Adegoke Keeps Impacting The World Through The Art of Acting". Parlé Mag. December 12, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Isama, Antoinette (March 26, 2018). "Sam Adegoke Is the Actor Bringing Nigerian Flair to Mainstream". OkayAfrica.com. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Petski, Denise (January 30, 2017). "Michael Jackson: Searching For Neverland: Sam Adegoke Cast As Lead Of Lifetime Biopic". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 14, 2017). "Dynasty: Sam Adegoke To Star In The CW Reboot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 8, 2017). "The CW Sets Fall 2017 Premiere Dates For Dynasty & Valor And Returning Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  8. ^ Goldberg, Leslie (April 2, 2018). "Riverdale, Flash, Supernatural Among 10 CW Renewals". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 29, 2018.

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