Popularly known for his looks; a thick curly mustache and a husky voice, Sam Elliott is an American actor who started his career way back in the early 1960s. Since he ventured into acting, he has bagged a lot of awards including an Academy Award, two Golden Globe award and many others! Read on to find out more about what makes this actor special.
Sam Elliott’s Biography (Age)
At birth, he was named Samuel Pack Elliott on August 9, 1944. Elliot was born in Sacramento California but grew up at northeast Portland. His father, Henry Nelson Elliott, made ends meet working as a predator control specialist for the Department of the Interior while his mom, Glynn Mamie (née Sparks) was a physical training instructor and high school teacher. He is the only son of his parents and is of English and Scottish heritage.
Elliott is an alumnus at David Douglas High School and also majored in English and Psychology at the University of Oregan where he spent a few years before opting out. He later finished a two-year program at Clark College. There, he would later begin the acting career he curbed within since he was 9 starring as one of the leads in the stage play; Guys and Dolls. Also, Samuel once worked in a construction company while schooling.
Even with inexperienced acting skills in that play, he got a few appraisals from different bodies which later pushed him to return to the University of Oregon to continue his education. Howbeit, he left the school again, returned and graduated shortly after his dad passed on from a heart attack. Till the death of his father, Elliott had an unsettled beef with his dad as his old man wanted him to continue his college education and never accepted his decisions towards acting. It was his mom that gave him all the encouragement he needed to pursue his dreams.
Shortly after his dad died, Sam Elliott relocated to Los Angeles with the intents of finding greener pastures. He bagged his first role as an actor who played as an eccentric character and made his debut TV appearance as Dan Kenyon in an episode of Judd for the Defense. Sam was a part-time actor in the drama series, Lancer and later earned his first film role as a Cardplayer in butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).
From 1970 till 1971, he starred in various television shows and later got a lead role in the 1975 movie; I Will Fight No More Forever. He subsequently played as Sam Damon in the drama series, Once an Eagle and starred in the film Lifeguard (1976). The following year opened up beautifully for the then young actor, Elliot appeared in the series; Aspen, which also cemented his role as a wife killer in Murder in Texas. He co-starred with Tom Selleck in the series; Louis L’Amour’s. All through the years that followed, Sam Elliott played both in major and minor roles both on television series and in movies. Then came 2015, when he featured in the Netflix series, The Ranch and then, landed a recurring role as Phil Millstein in the seasonal drama series; Grace and Frankie. Also, he voiced as Butch in the animation, The Good Dinosaur.
Through the following years, the American actor was basically working on television drama series but later starred as Sam Elliott in The Hero (2017). His performance in that movie earned him to a lot of positive appraisals as well as lots of critical acclaims. He also later appeared in the movie, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot that same year. In 2018, Sam Elliott showed his acting talent in the movie, A Star Is Born and subsequently bagged the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor award for his spectacular acting in the movie.
For a man who started his career way back as the early 1960s, it is certain that his bank account receives a beep for each of his acting roles. He has acted in over 10 movies and 16 television series and as expected he was paid over a hundred thousand dollars for each of his roles. As of the day this article was written, Sam Elliott is estimated to be worth 10 million USD.
Married, Wife, and Daughter
While at his duty post, Sam Elliott fell in love with actress Katherine Ross. According to the actor, he believes that day was one of the most beautiful days in his life. The two soon became an item and later officiated their relationship sometime in 1984. Together, they share a daughter named Cleo Rose Elliott who is a musician.
Height – How Tall is Sam Elliott
His curly beards and an amazing scorn look can be factored as one of his signatures. Standing at 6 feet 2 inches, we can boldly say that he is quite a tall man. He has a huge sense of humor and is often regarded as a large-hearted fellow.