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Sam Elliott ACTOR


Sam Elliott was born on August 9th, 1944 in Sacramento, California with the middle name Pack.  As a teenager, his family relocated to Oregon.  After graduating from David Douglas High School in Portland he enrolled at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington where he first developed in interest in stage acting.  He soon decided to relocate to Hollywood in pursuit of a fulltime career as an actor. 
He found work in construction while studying acting in Los Angeles and soon his career in acting began as a stage actor.  After gaining some experience he then moved in to working on films.  His film debut was in 1969 in, "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Katharine Ross
Soon other film roles followed such as, "Fatal Beauty" (1987), "Prancer" (1989), "Road House" (1989) starring Patrick Swayze, Red West and Ben Gazzara, "Gettysburg" (1993), "Tombstone" (1993) co-starring Kurt Russell, "The Final Cut" (1996), "The Big Lebowski" (1998), "Thank You For Smoking" (2005), "Ghost Rider" (2007), "Up in the Air" (2009) and "The Big Bang" (2011).

Along with working as a film actor he made a real name for himself in television.  Some of his television credits include the television movies, "The Shadow Riders" (1982), "The Yellow Rose" (1983) ad "Buffalo Girls" (1995). 

He has also starred in a number of television series such as, "Mission: Impossible" (1970-1971), "Once an Eagle" (1976-1977), "The Sacketts" (1979) co-starring Tom Selleck, Glenn Ford, Ben Johnson and Slim Pickens, "Murder in Texas" (1981), "Felony Squad" (1968-1969), "Gunsmoke" (1972), "Lancer" (1969-1970), "The Mod Squad", "Hawaii Five-O" (1974) and "A Death in California" (1985).
Elliot has also done voice over work for such commercials as, IBM, Dodge Ram trucks, Union Pacific, American Beef Council, Coors Beer and he does the voice for Smokey Bear.  He is also heard on the films, "Marmaduke" (2010) and "Barnyard" (2006). 
In addition to acting he worked on the other side of the industry as a screen writer for the television movie, "Conagher" (1991) co-starring Katharine Ross, Dub Taylor, Buck Taylor and Ken Curtis and as a producer on the television movies, "Houston: The Legend of Texas" (1986) and "You Know My Name" (1999).  

Sam Elliot is currently married to his only wife, actress Katharine Ross whom he wed in 1984 and they have one child together.  Most recently he has been seen in the television movie, "November Christmas" (2010) and soon to release, "The Company You Keep" (2012).     


2012   The Company You Keep 

2011   The Big Bang 

2010   November Christmas

2010   Marmaduke 

2009   Did You Hear About the Morgans? 

2009   Up in the Air 

2007   The Golden Compass

2007   Ghost Rider 

2006   Barnyard

2006   Avenger

2006   Lies & Alibis 

2005   Thank You for Smoking 

2003   Hulk 

2003   Off the Map

2002   We Were Soldiers 

2001   Pretty When You Cry 

2000   The Contender 

2000   Fail Safe

1999   You Know My Name

1998   The Hi-Lo Country 

1998   The Big Lebowski

1998   Texarkana

1997   Rough Riders 

1996   The Final Cut 

1996   Woman Undone

1996   Dog Watch 

1995   Blue River 

1995   The Desperate Trail

1995   The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky

1995   Buffalo Girls

1993   Tombstone

1993   Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert

1993   Gettysburg

1991   Rush 

1991   Conagher

1990   Sibling Rivalry

1989   Prancer

1989   Road House

1988   Shakedown

1987   Fatal Beauty 

1987   The Quick and the Dead

1986   Houston: The Legend of Texas

1986   The Blue Lightning

1985   A Death in California 

1985   Mask 

1983   The Yellow Rose

1983   Travis McGee 

1982   The Shadow Riders

1981   Murder in Texas 

1980   Wild Times 

1979   The Sacketts 

1978   The Legacy

1977   Aspen 

1976-1977  Once an Eagle

1976   Lifeguard

1975   Police Woman

1975   I Will Fight No More Forever 

1974   Hawaii Five-O 

1974   The Manhunter 

1974   Evel Knievel 

1974   Doc Elliot 

1974   The Streets of San Francisco

1973   The Blue Knight 

1973   Hawkins

1973   Mannix 

1972   Molly and Lawless John 

1972   The Mod Squad

1972   Gunsmoke 

1972   Frogs 

1970-1971  Mission: Impossible 

1971   Assault on the Wayne

1970   The Games 

1970   The Challenge

1970   Bracken's World

1969-1970  Lancer 

1969   The F.B.I.

1969   Land of the Giants 

1969   Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 

1968-1969  Felony Squad 

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