How many celebrities named Samuel can you think of? The famous Sams and Samuels below have many different professions, including notable actors named Samuel, singers named Sam, famous athletes named Samuel, and directors named Samuel. This list includes Sam Rockwell, Sammy Davis Jr, Sam Worthington, and many more.
Samuel L. Jackson is definitely one of the most famous Samuels on this list. One of the American actors called Sam, he has frequently collaborated with director Quentin Tarantino, such as with the movie Pulp Fiction, which earned Jackson an Academy Award nomination.
Another of the famous people with the first name Samuel is Sammy Sosa. One of the most famous athletes named Samuel, Sosa began his baseball career with the Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox before moving over to the Chicago Cubs.
There are some famous women named Sam as well. Of course, in their cases, Sam is short for Samantha. Sam Ryan and Sam Faiers are just a few of the females you'll find on this list. Musician Sam Phillips is another female celebrity Sam.
Did we forget one of your favorite famous men or women named Sam? Just add them to the list!
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of AmericaSamuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and film producer. A recipient of critical acclaim and numerous accolades and awards, Jackson is the actor whose films have made the... more
Birthplace: New Galloway, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UKSam Heughan (; born 30 April 1980) is a Scottish actor, best known for his acclaimed role as Jamie Fraser in the Starz series Outlander, for which he has received four nominations for the Saturn... more
Birthplace: Bishop's Stortford, United KingdomSamuel Frederick Smith (born 19 May 1992) is an English singer and songwriter. They rose to prominence in October 2012 after being featured on Disclosure's breakthrough single "Latch", which peaked... more
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USASamuel Pack Elliott (born August 9, 1944) is an American actor. His lanky physique, thick moustache, deep and resonant voice and Western drawl have led to frequent roles as cowboys and ranchers. His... more
Birthplace: San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican RepublicSamuel Kelvin Peralta Sosa (born November 12, 1968) is a Dominican American former professional baseball right fielder. Starting his career with the Texas Rangers, Sosa became a member of the Chicago... more
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USASamuel Adams (September 27 [O.S. September 16] 1722 – October 2, 1803) was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a politician in... more
Birthplace: Ipswich, United KingdomSamuel George Claflin (born 27 June 1986) is an English actor. He is known for portraying Philip Swift in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games film... more
Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan, United States of AmericaSamuel M. Raimi (born October 23, 1959) is an American filmmaker, actor, and producer, primarily known for creating the cult horror Evil Dead series, and directing the Spider-Man trilogy (2002–07).... more
Birthplace: Omagh, United KingdomNigel John Dermot Neill (born 14 September 1947), known professionally as Sam Neill, is a New Zealand actor, writer, producer, director, and vineyard owner. Born in Omagh, Northern Ireland, he... more
Birthplace: Daly City, California, United States of AmericaSam Rockwell (born November 5, 1968) is an American actor. He became well known for his leading roles in Lawn Dogs (1997), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Matchstick Men (2003), The... more
Birthplace: Godalming, Surrey, England, UKSamuel Henry John Worthington (born August 2, 1976) is an Australian actor and writer. He portrayed Jake Sully in the 2009 film Avatar, Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation, and Perseus in Clash of... more
Birthplace: Fort Sheridan, Illinois, United States of AmericaSamuel Shepard Rogers III (November 5, 1943 – July 27, 2017), known professionally as Sam Shepard, was an American actor, playwright, author, screenwriter, and director whose career spanned half a... more
Birthplace: Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States of AmericaSamuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), known professionally as Sam Cooke, was an American singer, songwriter, civil-rights activist and entrepreneur. Influential as both a singer and... more
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of AmericaSamuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, musician, dancer, actor, vaudevillian, comedian and activist known for his impressions of actors, musicians and other... more
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States of AmericaSamuel Roy Hagar (born October 13, 1947), also known as The Red Rocker, is an American rock vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, musician and entrepreneur. Hagar came to prominence in the 1970s with the... more
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of AmericaSamuel Atkinson Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an American actor, producer, and director. Among other roles, he is noted for his portrayal of Sydney Schanberg in The Killing Fields (1984), for... more
- Sam Lowry Hunt (born December 8, 1984) is an American singer and songwriter born in Cedartown, Georgia. Prior to his successful solo career, Hunt was credited for writing singles for Kenny Chesney,... more
Birthplace: Yakima, Washington, USASamuel Burl Kinison (; December 8, 1953 – April 10, 1992) was an American stand-up comedian and actor. A former Pentecostal preacher, he performed stand-up routines that were most often characterized... more
Birthplace: Foxrock, Republic of IrelandSamuel Barclay Beckett (; 13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, theatre director, poet, and literary translator. A resident of Paris for most of his... more
Birthplace: Douala, Wouri, CameroonSamuel Eto'o Fils (French pronunciation: [samɥɛl eto fis]; born 10 March 1981) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who lasted played as a striker for Qatar SC. In his prime, Eto'o was regarded... more
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of AmericaSamuel Jacob Bradford (born November 8, 1987) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He has played in the National Football League (NFL) for the St. Louis Rams,... more
Birthplace: Glenview, Illinois, United States of AmericaSamuel Stewart "Sam" Witwer (born October 20, 1977) is an American actor and musician. He is known for playing Crashdown in Battlestar Galactica, Davis Bloome in Smallville, Aidan Waite in Being... more
Birthplace: Ottery St Mary, United KingdomSamuel Taylor Coleridge (; 21 October 1772 – 25 July 1834) was an English poet, literary critic, philosopher and theologian who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic... more
Birthplace: Baltimore, MarylandSamuel James Cassell Sr. (born November 18, 1969) is a former professional basketball player and current assistant coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. Drafted 24th overall in the 1993 NBA draft out of... more
Birthplace: Farmington, West VirginiaRobert Lee "Sam" Huff (born October 4, 1934) is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. He was... more