Sam Pancake

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Sam Pancake is an American actor.


Pancake has appeared in numerous commercials and has appeared on a number of popular television shows, including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Wings, Will & Grace, Friends, The King of Queens, Charmed, Fat Actress and Arrested Development. He also appeared in the 2011 film A Holiday Engagement.

He previously starred on the FOX television show Kitchen Confidential and starred in the Lifetime Television series Lovespring International.[1] Pancake also played Mable in the 2008 independent feature film Ready? OK![2]

Personal life[edit]

Pancake graduated from Hampshire High School in West Virginia and currently resides in Los Angeles.

He is the brother of Catherine Pancake and Ann Pancake, a writer.

Pancake is gay.[3] He told the Advocate magazine in 2010 that he most often portrays gay characters in numerous films and television series.[4]


Year Title Role Director Notes
1990 Wings Deliveryman Noam Pitlik TV Series (1 Episode)
1991 Pizza Man The Kid J.F. Lawton
True Colors Howard Rob Schiller TV Series (1 Episode)
1995 Cagney & Lacey: Together Again Roy Osmond Reza Badiyi TV Movie
Fast Company Mr. Ashton Gary Nelson TV Movie
1996 Scream, Teen, Scream Henry Josh Rosenzweig Short
1997 Interruptions Brian Gretchen Somerfeld
Blue Heat: The Case of the Cover Girl Murders Vernon Breen Jed Weintrob & Craig Shapiro Video Game
1998 The Thin Pink Line Randy Nephews Michael Irpino & Joe Dietl
God Margaret's Husband John August Short
Gia Francesco Stylist Michael Cristofer TV Movie
The Hughleys The Salesman Andy Cadiff TV Series (1 Episode)
1999 Can't Stop Dancing Commercial Casting Agent Stephen David & Ben Zook
G vs E Oliver Jonas Pate TV Series (1 Episode)
Angel Manager Joss Whedon TV Series (1 Episode)
2000 Color Me Gay Lisping Office Homo Eric Waddell & Jeffrey Wylie Short
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Mackey's Secretary Jason Priestley TV Movie
Cover Me Jerome Michael Nankin TV Series (1 Episode)
Any Day Now Hollis Janet Davidson TV Series (1 Episode)
2001 Spyder Games Motel Clerk Phideaux Xavier TV Series (2 Episodes)
Curb Your Enthusiasm Michael Halbreich David Steinberg & Robert B. Weide TV Series (2 Episodes)
2002 The King of Queens Desk Clerk Rob Schiller TV Series (1 Episode)
Yes, Dear Waiter Jeff Meyer TV Series (1 Episode)
Friends The Waiter Ben Weiss & Gary Halvorson TV Series (2 Episodes)
2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Kevin Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
Girls Will Be Girls Brad Richard Day
The West Wing Stu Winkle John David Coles TV Series (1 Episode)
Charmed Skreek Jon Paré TV Series (1 Episode)
2004 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Hotel Clerk Robert Luketic
Straight-Jacket Tour Guide Richard Day
Good Morning, Miami Jordy Peter Bonerz TV Series (1 Episode)
NYPD Blue James Westphal Carol Banker TV Series (1 Episode)
Will & Grace Jimmy James Burrows TV Series (3 Episodes)
Arrested Development James Alan Spangler Joe Russo, Paul Feig & Peter Lauer TV Series (3 Episodes)
Life with Bonnie Constance / Chance / Juggler Bonnie Hunt & John Bowab TV Series (3 Episodes)
2005 The Life Coach Tracy Neustadt Josh Stolberg
A Lot like Love Hipster at Party Nigel Cole
All of Us Paul the Wedding Planner Debbie Allen TV Series (1 Episode)
Fat Actress Man in Car Keith Truesdell TV Series (1 Episode)
Kitchen Confidential Cameron Michael Spiller, Darren Star, ... TV Series (12 Episodes)
2006 A-List Bruce Shira-Lee Shalit
Without a Trace Michael Mills Timothy Busfield TV Series (1 Episode)
American Dad! Waiter Albert Calleros TV Series (1 Episode)
Lovespring International Burke Kristopher Guy Shalem, Richard Day, ... TV Series (13 Episodes)
2007 Cook Off! David Lord Guy Shalem & Cathryn Michon
2008 Ready? OK! Mable James Vasquez
Over Her Dead Body Bill Jeff Lowell
Just Ask Mike Jay Michael Saquella TV Movie
Untitled Victoria Pile Project Medical Examiner Victoria Pile TV Movie
Chocolate News Father Wayne Stephens Liz Plonka TV Series (1 Episode)
2009 Falling Up Ray David M. Rosenthal
Pushing Daisies Denny Downs Julie Anne Robinson TV Series (1 Episode)
2010 Barry Munday D.J. Chris D'Arienzo Guy Shalem Short
'Til Death Stewart James Widdoes TV Series (1 Episode)
$h*! My Dad Says Lawrence Rob Schiller & Gail Mancuso TV Series (2 Episodes)
2010-12 Pretty the Series Michael Champagne Steve Silverman Web Series (19 Episodes)
HollyWeb Festival - Best Actor
Indie Series Award for Best Ensemble (2012)
Nominated - Indie Series Award for Best Actor (2011)
Nominated - Indie Series Award for Best Actor (2012)
Nominated - Indie Series Award for Best Ensemble (2013)
2011 Qwerty Chase Chil Kong
Half-Share Michael No Jesse Archer & Sean Hanley Short
Holiday Engagement Julian Jim Fall TV Movie
Svetlana Jared Iris Bahr TV Series (2 Episodes)
2012 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta! Frederick Lev L. Spiro
Living Will Nurse Sam Ozzy Inguanzo Short
Something Real Guy Shalem Short
The Penis Files Sam Smithhoff Hopeful Katie Schwartz Short
Waffle Hut Del Handle William Butler TV Movie
Parenthood Adam's Makeup Artist Michael Weaver TV Series (1 Episode)
She's Living for This Eric T. Feldman, Jim Hansen, ... TV Series (4 Episodes)
2013 Out West Travis Lennon Lee Brownstein
Paragon School for Girls Mrs. Copperpenny Jim Hansen
Jessie Simon Sneed Bob Koherr TV Series (1 Episode)
2014 Space Station 76 Saul Jack Plotnick
The Hungover Games Tracey Josh Stolberg
Growing Up Fisher Kevin David Schwimmer TV Series (1 Episode)
From Here on OUT Richard Sam Irvin TV Series (1 Episode)
Hit the Floor Wendall Daisy von Scherler Mayer TV Series (1 Episode)
Los Feliz, 90027 Sal Malone Jake Wilson TV Series (1 Episode)
Where the Bears Are Alfie Cooper Joe Dietl TV Series (8 Episodes)
2015 You're Killing Me Dr. Strauss Jim Hansen
Cougar Town Mr. Danner Busy Philipps TV Series (1 Episode)
Truth Be Told Stephen Eric Dean Seaton TV Series (1 Episode)
Not Looking Homeless Nathan Jason Looney TV Series (2 Episodes)
2016 The Family Lamp Sam Jack Perez TV Movie
Transparent Drag Blair Silas Howard TV Series (1 Episode)
Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Pyotr Kulap Vilaysack TV Series (1 Episode)
Documentary Now! Ed Brulay Alexander Buono & Rhys Thomas TV Series (1 Episode)
Major Crimes George Greenwood Stacey K. Black TV Series (1 Episode)
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Donald Daniel Palladino TV Series (2 Episodes)
Last Will and Testicle Doctor Byron Lane Web Series (1 Episode)
Neil Patrick and Harris Clarke Adam Fynke Web Series (1 Episode)
2017 Linda from HR Oren Ferver Marc Buckland TV Movie
Losing It Kevin Julie Anne Robinson TV Movie
The Mick Oliver Fishburn Randall Einhorn TV Series (1 Episode)
His Wives and Daughters Nathan Markham Steve Pink TV Series (1 Episode)
Pilot Season Sam Alison Turner TV Series (1 Episode)
2018 Dumplin' Dale Anne Fletcher
The Untitled Lucy Davis & Kimberly Aboltin Project Frank Scott Adsit TV Series (6 Episodes)
2018–present A Million Little Things Carter French TV series (4 Episodes)
2018 Bumblebee Bumblebee Travis Knight Film
2019 Abby's Richard Pamela Fryman TV series (1 Episode)


  1. ^ Andreoli, Richard (2005-09-27). "Broadcast steps up: perhaps feeling the heat from the gay cable channels". The Advocate. Archived from the original on 2007-02-24. Retrieved 2007-04-12.
  2. ^ "Ready? OK! official website". Archived from the original on 2009-04-25. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  3. ^ "Meet Donald: Interview with Sam Pancake About Finally Landing His Perfect Role".
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