Sam is left handed.
Sam played Professor Henry Higgins in Pygmalion in his Senior Year in the High School play.
In 2006 Sam was in the movie Dirty Habit.
In 2005 Sam was in the movie Touched.
In 2002 Sam was in the movie Slackers.
In 2000 Sam was in the following movies:
The Distance, The Shangri-la Café, The Independent, and Perfect Game.
In 1999 Sam was in the movie Sonic Impact.
In 1998 Sam was in the movie Permanent Midnight.
In 1997 Sam was in the movie After the Game.
In 1994 Sam was in the following movies:
Forrest Gump and The Puppet Masters.
In 1992 Sam was in the movie Memoirs of an Invisible Man.
In 1990 Sam was in the movie Dark Angel.
In 1988 Sam was in the movie Critters 2: The Main Course.
In 1987 Sam was in the movie La Bamba.
In 1985 Sam was in the movie Movers & Shakers.
In 1982 Sam was in the movie Airplane II: The Sequel.
As of December, 2006, Sam has been in 18 movies during his career.
As of December, 2006, Sam is in the process of writing a detective novel, which he hopes to get published.
Sam married his wife in 1985.
Sam once played the character of Holland Manners for two years on the television series Angel. He is currently working on the hit show Lost alongside Daniel Dae Kim and Josh Holloway, who also both played roles on Angel. Josh guest starred in the shows first episode as a vampire, and Daniel played the lawyer, Gavin Park for three years.
Sam, along with the cast of the telemovie Secret Santa, won a Character and Morality in Entertainment Award (Camie) for their performance, in 2005.
Sam won the 2002 Ovation Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, for his performance in the production of Naopli Milionaria.
Sam has done lots of theater work including productions of Taking Sides, by Ronald Hardwood, and Napoli Milionara.
Sam has appeared on several landmark episodes for individual television series. He guest starred on both the premiere episode of CSI: Miami, and also on the 100th episode of Friends where he played a doctor who was infatuated with the Happy Days character Fonzie, and delivered Phoebe's triplets.
Sam has appeared in a total of 18 episodes of ER as Dr. Kaysen, spanning over the first 11 seasons of the show.
Sam has blue eyes.
Sam is a member of the Mystery Writers of America.
Sam has advanced degrees in Theatre, American Literature, and Creative Writing.
Sam graduated from the University of North Dakota.
Sam and his wife are the proud parents of twins.
Sam taught drama at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, California during the early 70's.