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Sam Trammell

Tony nominee Sam Trammell is most widely recognized for his starring role of Sam Merlotte in HBO's AFI award-winning series TRUE BLOOD. The Alan Ball created fantasy drama set ratings records for the network over its seven year run. Trammell currently guest stars on NBC's Golden Globe nominated dramedy, THIS IS US. This March, he can be seen in ... See full bio »

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True Blood
True Blood Sam Merlotte
White Rabbit
White Rabbit Darrell Mackey
All Mistakes Buried


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 2018 It's Time (post-production)
Coach Billy Brewer
 2017/IV Life Support (post-production)
Dr. Rabinawitz
 2017 Say You Will
Dean Hall
 2017 Training Day (TV Series)
Emmet Rourke
- Blurred Lines (2017) ... Emmet Rourke
 2016-2017 This Is Us (TV Series)
- Moonshadow (2017) ... Ben
- Jack Pearson's Son (2017) ... Ben
- I Call Marriage (2017) ... Ben
 2017 La Gran Promesa
 2016 Imperium
Gerry Conway
 2016 Survivor's Remorse (TV Series)
Dr. Glen Harcourt
- The Night of the Crash (2016) ... Dr. Glen Harcourt
 2016 I Am a Wolf, You Are the Moon (Video short)
 2016 I Am Wrath
Det. Gibson
 2015 The Track
 2015 3 Generations
 2015 All Mistakes Buried
 2015 Cocked (TV Movie)
Richard Paxson
 2014/I Me
 2008-2014 True Blood (TV Series)
Sam Merlotte
- Thank You (2014) ... Sam Merlotte
- Love Is to Die (2014) ... Sam Merlotte
- Almost Home (2014) ... Sam Merlotte (credit only)
- May Be the Last Time (2014) ... Sam Merlotte
- Karma (2014) ... Sam Merlotte
 2014 The Fault in Our Stars
 2014 After the Fall
 2013 Childrens Hospital (TV Series)
Denizen Stoop
- My Friend Falcon (2013) ... Denizen Stoop
 2013 Filthy (TV Movie)
Tom Saxson
 2013/I White Rabbit
Darrell Mackey
 2013 The Privileged
Preston Westwood
 2013 Crazy Kind of Love
 2012 Guns, Girls and Gambling
Sheriff Cowley
 2011 Paul the Male Matchmaker (TV Series)
- Know When You Are Too Old (2011) ... Stu
 2011 The Details
Chris (uncredited)
 2010 Children of the Spider (Short)
 2010 The Inn Keeper (Short)
 2010 Pizza Training (Video short)
 2010 True Blood: Webisodes (TV Series short)
Sam Merlotte
- Sam (2010) ... Sam Merlotte
 2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Gray Vanderhoven
- Identity Crisis (2009) ... Gray Vanderhoven
 2009 Medium (TV Series)
Dr. Brian Seward
- Things to Do in Phoenix When You're Dead (2009) ... Dr. Brian Seward
 2008 Miracle of Phil (Short)
 2007 What If God Were the Sun? (TV Movie)
 2007 Cold Case (TV Series)
Porter Rawley - 1981
- Blood on the Tracks (2007) ... Porter Rawley - 1981
 2006 Dexter (TV Series)
Matt Chambers
- Crocodile (2006) ... Matt Chambers
 2006 Justice (TV Series)
Kevin O'Neil
- Pilot (2006) ... Kevin O'Neil
 2006 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Thomas Gill
- Hot Shot (2006) ... Thomas Gill
 2006 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Charles Wright
- Heroes (2006) ... Charles Wright
 2005 Bones (TV Series)
Ken Thompson
- Pilot (2005) ... Ken Thompson
 2005 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Marty Levine
- My Name Is Amy Gray... (2005) ... Marty Levine
- Revolutions Per Minute (2005) ... Marty Levine
- The Paper War (2005) ... Marty Levine
 2005 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Kiko Ellsworth
- First Response (2005) ... Kiko Ellsworth
 2004 House M.D. (TV Series)
Ethan Hartig
- Maternity (2004) ... Ethan Hartig
 2004 Anonymous Rex (TV Movie)
Vincent Rubio
 2004/I The Last Full Measure (Short)
 2003 Undermind
Derrick Hall / Zane Waye
 2001-2002 Going to California (TV Series)
Kevin 'Space' Lauglin
- The West Texas Round-up and Other Assorted Misdemeanors (2002) ... Kevin 'Space' Lauglin
- Searching for Eddie Van Halen (2002) ... Kevin 'Space' Lauglin
- Mixed Doubles (2002) ... Kevin 'Space' Lauglin
- Home Games (2002) ... Kevin 'Space' Lauglin
- A Little Hard in the Big Easy (2002) ... Kevin 'Space' Lauglin
John Dietrich
 2000 Autumn in New York
 2000 Fear of Fiction
Red / Tom Hopkins
 2000 Beat
 1998-1999 Trinity (TV Series)
Liam McCallister
- Patron Saint of Impossible Causes (1999) ... Liam McCallister
- Having Trouble with the Language (1999) ... Liam McCallister
- Hang Man Down (1998) ... Liam McCallister
- ...To Forgive, Divine (1998) ... Liam McCallister
 1998 Maximum Bob (TV Series)
Sonny Dupree
- Once Bitten... (1998) ... Sonny Dupree
- Pilot (1998) ... Sonny Dupree
 1997 The Hotel Manor Inn
 1996 Childhood's End
Greg Chute
 1996 Harvest of Fire (TV Movie)
Simon Troyer
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Other Works:

: Played "Richard" in "Ah, Wilderness!", a play by Eugene O'Neill (Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center, New York City, New York, USA). See more »


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Personal Quote:

When you get into Louisiana, it really is like a different country in a lot of ways. The plants you see are a little different, like the weeping willows and the cypress trees that come up out of the bayou. And it's steamy hot. There's something about a humid, dusky evening that's kind of sexy. In the country, it feels like you don't have control over nature anymore - nature is in control of you. ... See more »


Sam and his girlfriend, Missy Yager, are expecting twins later this year. They met eight years ago while working together on Broadway [March 7, 2011]. See more »

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