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Sam Rockwell

Sam Rockwell was born on November 5, 1968, in San Mateo, California, the child of two actors, Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess. The family moved to New York when he was two years old, living first in the Bronx and later in Manhattan. When Sam was five years old, his parents split up, at which point he and his father moved to San Francisco, where he ... See full bio »

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From the IMDb Studio at the Visa Infinity Lounge at the Toronto International Film Festival, Sam Rockwell receives his 2017 IMDb STARmeter Award as a Fan Favorite for his work in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and more.

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 2018 Blaze (completed)
 2018 Backseat (post-production)
George W. Bush
 2018 Blue Iguana (post-production)
 2018/II Mute (post-production)
Sam Bell (rumored)
 2017 The Adventures of Drunky (post-production)
Drunky (voice)
  The Best of Enemies (filming)
Claiborne Paul Ellis
 2017 Woman Walks Ahead
Colonel Silas Grove
 2015-2017 F Is for Family (TV Series)
- Landing the Plane (2017) ... Vic (voice)
- Pray Away (2017) ... Vic (voice)
- F Is for Fixing It (2017) ... Vic (voice)
- Fight Night (2017) ... Vic (voice)
- This Is Not Good (2017) ... Vic (voice)
 2017 The Dark of Night (Short)
Officer Witt
 2017 Axis (voice)
 2016 Vital Signs (TV Series)
 2016 Dishonored 2 (Video Game)
Mortimer Ramsey (voice)
 2016 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
- Fame (2016) ... Sam
 2015 Drunk History (TV Series)
Bugsy Siegel
- Las Vegas (2015) ... Bugsy Siegel
 2015/I Mr. Right
 2015 Poltergeist
Eric Bowen
 2015 Don Verdean
Don Verdean
 2015 Digging for Fire
 2014 Loitering with Intent
 2014 Blonde sur ordonnance
Doug Varney
 2014 Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King (Video short)
Justin Hammer
 2014 Girls Only
 2013 Tout pour lui plaire
 2013 Trust Me
 2013 A Single Shot
John Moon
 2013 Cet été-là
 2012 7 psychopathes
 2012 Napoleon Dynamite (TV Series)
- FFA (2012) ... Filson (voice)
 2010 Pete Smalls Is Dead (scenes deleted)
 2010/II Conviction
Kenny Waters
 2010 Iron Man 2
Justin Hammer
 2010 F--K (Short)
 2009 Everybody's Fine
 2009 Gentlemen Broncos
Bronco / Brutus
 2009 G-Force (Video Game)
Darwin (voice)
 2009 Mission G
Darwin (voice)
 2009 Moon
Sam Bell
 2009 The Winning Season
 2008 Frost/Nixon, l'heure de vérité
James Reston, Jr.
 2008 Choke
Victor Mancini
 2008 Woman in Burka (Short)
 2007/I Snow Angels
Glenn Marchand
 2007 Joshua
Brad Cairn
 2005 Stella (TV Series)
Gary Meadows
- Office Party (2005) ... Gary Meadows
 2005 Robin's Big Date (Short)
The Bat-man
 2005 Piccadilly Jim
Jim Crocker
 2005 The F Word
 2005 H2G2: le guide du voyageur galactique
Zaphod Beeblebrox
 2003 Les associés
Frank Mercer
 2002 Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (Video)
Pizza Guy
 2002 Confessions d'un homme dangereux
Chuck Barris
 2002 Running Time (Short)
The Hunted
 2002 13 Moons
 2001 D.C. Smalls (Short)
Karaoke Singer
 2001 Pretzel
 2001 Braquages
Jimmy Silk
 2001 Made
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 2001 BigLove (Short)
 1997-2000 Prince Street (TV Series)
Donny Hanson
- Father and Sons (2000) ... Donny Hanson
- A Room Without a View (2000) ... Donny Hanson
- God Bless America (1997) ... Donny Hanson
- Pilot (1997) ... Donny Hanson
- Everyday People ... Donny Hanson
 2000 Charlie et ses drôles de dames
Eric Knox / John McKenn
 1999 Galaxy Quest
Guy Fleegman
 1999 La ligne verte
'Wild Bill' Wharton
 1999 Le songe d'une nuit d'été
Francis Flute
 1998 The Call Back
Alan / Christopher Walken
 1998 Celebrity
Darrow Entourage
 1998 Louis & Frank
 1998 Jerry and Tom
 1997 Lawn Dogs
 1997 SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (TV Movie)
Man Eating (segment "Sax Cantor Riff")
 1997 Arresting Gena
 1996 Box of Moon Light
The Kid
 1996 Basquiat
 1996 Bad Liver & a Broken Heart (Short)
Broken Heart
 1995 New York Police Blues (TV Series)
- Torah! Torah! Torah! (1995) ... Billy
 1995 Mercy
 1995 Glory Daze
 1995 Drunks
 1994 The Search for One-eye Jimmy
One-eye Jimmy
 1994 Somebody to Love
Polish Guy
 1992-1993 New York - Police judiciaire (TV Series)
Weddeker / Randy Borland
- Manhood (1993) ... Weddeker
- Intolerance (1992) ... Randy Borland
 1993 Lifestories: Families in Crisis (TV Series)
Kevin Tunell
- Dead Drunk: The Kevin Tunell Story (1993) ... Kevin Tunell
 1992 Jack and His Friends
 1992 Happy Hell Night
Young Henry Collins
 1992 Light Sleeper
 1992 In the Soup
 1991 Strictly Business
 1990 Les tortues ninja
Head Thug
 1990 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
- Over the Limit (1990) ... Jason
 1989 Dream Street (TV Series)
- Girl's Talk (1989) ... Joey
 1989 Clownhouse
 1988 Equalizer (TV Series)
- The Child Broker (1988) ... Slick
 1979 Joan Crawford's Children (TV Mini-Series)
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[1999 Quote]: I'd like to be an action hero, but I don't think they'd ever make me that type of leading man. I'm too quirky. If they put me in Speed 3, two days later they'd go, "Yep, we're gonna have to fire him now. Can we get someone more mainstream?" I like to make weird choices. If you watch Paul Newman, or even Cary Grant, they weren't always thinking good things. Who knows what the hell ... See more »


Had a minor appearance in Les clowns tueurs venus d'ailleurs (1988) but his part was removed from the final cut. The scene was the one of the "lover's lane" of sorts, when the Terenzi brothers drive up in their ice cream truck. See more »


Uses a particular gait or movement with all his characters. See more »

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