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Who Is The Most Famous Sam or Samuel In The World?

Updated November 12, 2020 1.1k votes 77 voters 85.9k views116 items

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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!

  • Sam Heughan1

    Sam Heughan


    BirthplaceNew Galloway, Scotland

    Sam Heughan (; born 30 April 1980) is a Scottish actor, best known for his acclaimed role as... more on Wikipedia

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  • Samuel L. Jackson2

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and film producer. A... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sammy Sosa3

    Sammy Sosa


    BirthplaceSan Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic

    Samuel Kelvin Peralta Sosa (born November 12, 1968) is a Dominican American former... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sam Elliott4

    Sam Elliott


    BirthplaceSacramento, California, United States of America

    Samuel Pack Elliott (born August 9, 1944) is an American actor. His lanky physique, thick... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sam Smith5

    Sam Smith


    BirthplaceBishop's Stortford, United Kingdom

    Samuel Frederick Smith (born 19 May 1992) is an English singer and songwriter. They rose to... more on Wikipedia

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  • Samuel Adams6

    Samuel Adams


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    Samuel Adams (September 27 [O.S. September 16] 1722 – October 2, 1803) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Sam Raimi7

    Sam Raimi


    BirthplaceRoyal Oak, Michigan, United States of America

    Samuel M. Raimi (born October 23, 1959) is an American filmmaker, actor, and producer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sam Worthington8

    Sam Worthington


    BirthplaceGodalming, United Kingdom

    Samuel Henry John Worthington (born August 2, 1976) is an Australian actor and writer. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Sam Rockwell9

    Sam Rockwell


    BirthplaceDaly City, California, USA

    Sam Rockwell (born November 5, 1968) is an American actor. He became well known for his... more on Wikipedia
  • Sam Claflin10

    Sam Claflin


    BirthplaceIpswich, United Kingdom

    Samuel George Claflin (born 27 June 1986) is an English actor. He is known for portraying... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sam Cooke11

    Sam Cooke


    BirthplaceClarksdale, Mississippi, United States of America

    Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), known professionally as Sam Cooke, was an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sam Shepard12

    Sam Shepard


    BirthplaceUSA, Fort Sheridan, Illinois

    Samuel Shepard Rogers III (November 5, 1943 – July 27, 2017), known professionally as Sam... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sam Hunt13
    Sam Lowry Hunt (born December 8, 1984) is an American singer and songwriter born in Cedartown,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sammy Hagar14

    Sammy Hagar


    BirthplaceSalinas, California, United States of America

    Samuel Roy Hagar (born October 13, 1947), also known as The Red Rocker, is an American rock... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sam Neill15

    Sam Neill


    BirthplaceIreland, Europe, Eurasia, Ulster, County Tyrone

    Nigel John Dermot Neill (born 14 September 1947), known professionally as Sam Neill, is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sam Waterston16

    Sam Waterston


    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts, USA

    Samuel Atkinson Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an American actor, producer, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Samuel Beckett17

    Samuel Beckett


    BirthplaceFoxrock, Republic of Ireland

    Samuel Barclay Beckett (; 13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish novelist, playwright,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sam Kinison18

    Sam Kinison


    BirthplaceYakima, Washington, United States of America

    Samuel Burl Kinison (; December 8, 1953 – April 10, 1992) was an American stand-up comedian... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sammy Davis, Jr.19

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, musician,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Samuel Eto'o20

    Samuel Eto'o


    BirthplaceDouala, Wouri, Cameroon

    Samuel Eto'o Fils (French pronunciation: ​[samɥɛl eto fis]; born 10 March 1981) is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sam Bradford21

    Sam Bradford


    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Samuel Jacob Bradford (born November 8, 1987) is an American football quarterback who is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Samuel Witwer22

    Samuel Witwer


    BirthplaceGlenview, Illinois, USA

    Samuel Stewart "Sam" Witwer (born October 20, 1977) is an American actor and musician. He is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sam Cassell23

    Sam Cassell


    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Samuel James Cassell Sr. (born November 18, 1969) is a former professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sam Huff24

    Sam Huff


    BirthplaceFarmington, West Virginia

    Robert Lee "Sam" Huff (born October 4, 1934) is a former professional American football... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sam McMurray25

    Sam McMurray


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Sam McMurray (born April 15, 1952) is an American actor and voice actor, who is best known for... more on Wikipedia