If you’re a fan of HBO’s True Blood, check out these top thirty facts about Sam Trammell, who plays the character Sam Merlotte.
His full name is Sam Trammell.
He is 55 years old and was born on January 29, 1969.
He hails from New Orleans, Louisiana.
He studied at George Washington High School in Charleston, West Virginia.
He furthered his studies at Brown University.
He also studied at the University of Paris.
His primetime debut was in 1996 in Harvest of Fire.
He gained attention for his role in Childhood’s End in 1996.
He made his film debut in 1997 in The Hotel Manor Inn.
In 1998, Trammell starred in a Broadway production of Ah, Wilderness.
For this, he was nominated for a Tony Award.
His off-Broadway debut was Dealer’s Choice, where he was a gambler.
He joined the ABC comedy drama Maximum Bob as a fast-talking ex-con.
In Trinity, he played the youngest son in an Irish-Catholic family.
The drama If Memory Serves was a critical flop.
He played a gay man in My Night With Reg.
Beat was screened at the Sundance Festival, where he played a male hustler.
He received outstanding reviews for Kit Marlowe at the Joseph Papp Public Theater.
In 2008, Trammell became a household name as regular Sam Merlotte in True Blood.
For his role in True Blood, he was nominated for the 2009 Scream Award for a Male Breakout Performance.
Interestingly, he is the only True Blood cast member from Louisiana.
He met his long-term girlfriend Missy Yager on Broadway.
They have twin boys – Winston and Gus.
As a child, he grew up next to a cemetery and wished his house was haunted.
He once lived on an Indian reservation.
His first car was a 1978 Camaro Z28.
In high school, he pierced his ear. It has now healed.
He used to collect old political buttons.
His signed Evel Knievel photo is “rad”.
In 2011, he participated in Surfriders Foundations Celebrity Expression Session surf competition.