Sam began his acting career onstage at the historic Springer Opera House in Columbus, Georgia, back in 1997 and has appeared in over 20 professional theatrical productions. He also performed in numerous plays at The Human Experience Theatre as well as various churches in Phenix City Alabama and Columbus Georgia.
Sam's first commercial was background for a Hollis Eye Care spot, that helped him launch other local commercials including: Bill Heard Chevrolet, Tire's 1st, Peachtree Mall, WTVM Satellite Salesman, WTVM Farmer's Appreciation, East Alabama Sam, Ben's Chophouse and Crazy Dave's Fireworks.
Aside from commercial work, Sam has also appeared in films like: Beyond the Mask, Hamlet's Ghost and The Way Home. He even hosted his own local television show called Light Talk that ran on Cable TV of East Alabama. Other film credits include a series of restaurant server tutorial videos, skits for Light Talk, along with background work for Ozark Netflix show and The Homesman motion picture.
In 2007, Sam trained and competed in a national talent competition called AMTC (Actor's Models Talent Competition), where he won 1st place for TV commercial and 1st runner up for best male actor. From there he trained at Whole World Improv Theatre, completing both Beginner's Improv and Advanced Games/Dialects and Accents. In addition to improv acting, Sam has taken numerous workshops in standup comedy, on-camera film classes, voice over and has received voice over coaching from Denise Woods.