About Sam

Sam is an actor and voiceover artist based in Los Angeles and London. He is represented by Conway van Gelder Grant in London and Domain Talent / Forward Entertainment in LA.



Sam has just completed shooting the title role in the upcoming Imperative Pictures feature film ‘Imperfect Sky’. Sam’s recent leading roles include the part of Fergal Doherty in the BBC drama ‘Waterloo Road’, Kyle Scott in ‘Casualty’ and Edwin in ‘Vikings’, the History Channel’s first multi-part television drama series. Sam played the part of Michael in TV3’s 6 part drama ‘Deception’ and he can be seen as Johnny in ‘A Dark Reflection’, which has just opened in cinemas having had its international debut at the Cannes Film Festival.


In 2014 Sam was awarded an O-1 visa as an artist of “extraordinary ability”, sponsored by his managers, Connie Tavel and Vera Mihailovich at Forward Entertainment. Sam attended drama school at the NCDT accredited MMU School of Theatre, graduating with a BA in acting; he went on to train under the mentorship of leading directors, including Kirsten Sheridan and Lance Daly, as part of the Factory/Bow Street Screen Acting Programme where he was guided by actors such as Danny Devito, Cillian Murphy and Tim Roth. Sam is a member of the Actors Studio, led by casting director Maureen Hughes and award winning director Shimmy Marcus; he has further experience in improvisation and comedy, having trained at the renowned Upright Citizen’s Brigade theatre in LA and the Soho Theatre comedy school in London, where he won the Jules Harworth bursary; Sam has written and developed a series of satirical films and his work was selected to be featured on YouTube and FunnyOrDie. Sam has a BADC qualification in stage combat and he works in a wide range of accents, having trained with some of the top dialect coaches in the industry.

Sam’s previous work includes ‘Plough and The Stars’ for the BBC, Timeless Man (which screened at the Cannes Film Festival) and the award winning short film ‘How to Say I Love You’ which, having reached over 3,000,000 views, has become one of the most popular videos worldwide in its category. Sam’s commercial and voiceover credits include national campaigns for major brands such as Jeep and he has provided character voices for major films, animations and video games, including the recently released Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. Sam is represented for voiceover work by Kazarian Measures and Associates in Los Angeles.



Sam currently recording lead character in major upcoming blockbuster video game

‘Waterloo Road’ airs to great reception; becomes most viewed BBC programme, winning TV and online audiences

Sam cast in lead role of Kyle in the BBC series ‘Casualty’

Deception airs to record viewing figures on TV3 http://www.iftn.ie/news/?act1=record&only=1&aid=73&rid=4285786&tpl=archnews&force=1


Vikings kicks off in two weeks. Trailer at http://youtu.be/KlmSiRJZEco


Sam cast in lead role of Fergal in series 8 of the award winning BBC tv series ‘Waterloo Road'; currently filming over two months in Scotland


Sam cast as Saxon in upcoming television series ‘Vikings';


Deception wraps filming. Press and launch night scheduled for 23rd of August. Deception is due to air in the Autumn


Sam cast as lead role (Michael) in major upcoming TV series DECEPTION (starring Jim Norton, Conor Mullen, Nora Jane-Noone, Vincent Walsh, Leigh Arnold)


Timeless Man screening in London; announced to be heading to ‘Festival de Cannes’


BBC Radio drama, Sean O’Casey’s Plough and The Stars. Sam Smith appearing as LT Langan alongside a fantastic Irish cast including Elaine Cassidy, Padraic Delaney, Steve Hogan and Matthew McNulty. More at http://bbc.co.uk


Please refer to Spotlight for complete CV