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List of famous people named Sam or Samuel, along with photos. How many celebrities named Sam can you think of? The famous Samuels below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Sam, athletes named Sam, and even political figures named Sam. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Samuel or Sammy? Add them to the list.

Sam Huff was a former linebacker for the New York Giants. In 1982, he was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame. Or maybe you're in a more musical mood. Sam Cooke was a famous soul singer-songwriter. Some of his major hits include "Wonderful World" and "Cupid". And of course, Samuel L. Jackson is a sure fire hit on this list. He's starred in movies such as Pulp Fiction and Snakes on a Plane. His career has lasted for over 4 decades and is still going strong.

Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Samuel L. Jackson Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, ...more

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Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sammy Sosa Samuel Kelvin "Sammy" Peralta Sosa is a Dominican retired professional baseball right fielder. Sosa played with four Major League Baseball teams over his career, which spanned from ...more

Sammy Davis, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sammy Davis, Jr. Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr., was an American entertainer. Primarily a dancer and singer, he was also an actor of stage and screen, musician, and impressionist, noted for his ...more

Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sammy Hagar Samuel Roy "Sammy" Hagar, also known as The Red Rocker, is an American rock vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and musician. Hagar came to prominence in the 1970s with the hard rock band ...more

Sam Huff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Huff Robert Lee "Sam" Huff is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. He was inducted into the Pro ...more

Sam Rockwell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Rockwell Sam Rockwell is an American actor known for his leading roles in Lawn Dogs, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Matchstick Men, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Choke, Moon and Seven ...more

Sam Worthington is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Worthington Samuel Henry John "Sam" Worthington is an English-born Australian actor, best known for the portrayals of Jake Sully in Avatar, Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation, Perseus in Clash ...more

Sam Elliott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Elliott Samuel Pack "Sam" Elliott is an American actor. His rangy physique, thick horseshoe moustache, deep, resonant voice, and Western drawl lend to frequent casting as cowboys and ranchers. ...more

Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Bradford Samuel Jacob "Sam" Bradford is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams first overall in the ...more

Samuel Eto'o is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Samuel Eto'o Samuel Eto'o Fils is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a striker for Sampdoria and formerly for the Cameroon national team. He is the most decorated African player of all time having won the ...more

Sam Neill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Neill Nigel John Dermot "Sam" Neill, DCNZM, OBE is a British-born New Zealand actor who first achieved leading roles in films such as Omen III: The Final Conflict and Dead Calm and on ...more

Sam Raimi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Raimi Samuel M "Sam" Raimi is an American film director, producer, writer and actor, famous for directing the cult horror comedy Evil Dead series, the superhero film Darkman, and the ...more

Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Cassell Samuel James "Sam" Cassell is a retired American professional basketball player and current assistant coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. The 6 ft 3 in, 185 lb point guard was selected ...more

Sam Kinison is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Kinison Samuel Burl "Sam" Kinison was an American stand-up comedian and actor. He was known for his intense, harsh and politically incorrect humor. A former Pentecostal preacher, he performed ...more

Sam Waterston is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Waterston Samuel Atkinson "Sam" Waterston is an American actor, producer and director. Among other roles, he is noted for his Academy Award-nominated portrayal of Sydney Schanberg in The Killing ...more

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Samuel Adams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Samuel Adams Samuel Adams was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. As a politician in colonial Massachusetts, Adams was a leader of the movement ...more

Sam Shepard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Shepard Sam Shepard is an American playwright, actor, and television and film director. He is the author of several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama ...more

Sam Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Jones Samuel "Sam" Jones is a retired American professional basketball player at shooting guard and a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He was known for his quickness ...more

Sam Claflin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Claflin Samuel George "Sam" Claflin is an English actor. He is best known for portraying Philip Swift in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, William in Snow White and the Huntsman, ...more

Samuel Beckett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Samuel Beckett Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. His work ...more

Samuel Witwer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Samuel Witwer Samuel Stewart "Sam" Witwer is an American actor and musician. He has portrayed Lt. Crashdown in Battlestar Galactica, Davis Bloome in Smallville, and vampire Aidan Waite of the ...more

Sam Phillips is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Phillips Sam Phillips is an American singer-songwriter and composer. She began her career in the contemporary Christian music industry but, uncomfortable with that image and industry, she re-branded ...more

Sam Heughan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Heughan Sam Heughan is a Scottish actor. He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer in 2003 for his performance in the play Outlying Islands, performed at the Royal Court ...more

Sam Mendes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Mendes Samuel Alexander "Sam" Mendes, CBE is an English stage and film director. He is best known for directing the comedy-drama film American Beauty, which earned him the Academy Award and ...more

Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Smith Samuel Frederick "Sam" Smith is an English singer and songwriter. He rose to fame in October 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure's breakthrough single "Latch", which ...more

Samuel Morse is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Samuel Morse Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a ...more

Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Perkins Samuel "Sam" Perkins is a retired American professional basketball player. He won a gold medal with the US national team at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Known by the nicknames ...more

Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Mills Samuel Davis "Sam" Mills, Jr. was an American football linebacker who played twelve seasons in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers.

Sam Harris is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Harris Samuel B. "Sam" Harris is an American author, philosopher, neuroscientist, and the co-founder and chief executive of Project Reason, a non-profit that promotes science and secularism. ...more

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Samuel Dalembert is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Samuel Dalembert Samuel Davis Dalembert is a Haitian-Canadian professional basketball player who last played for the New York Knicks of the NBA. He played college basketball at Seton Hall University. He is known ...more

Sam & Dave is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam & Dave Sam & Dave were an American soul and rhythm and blues (R&B) duo who performed together from 1961 through 1981

Samuel Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Samuel Johnson Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and ...more

Sam Cooke is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Cooke Samuel "Sam" Cooke was an American recording artist and singer-songwriter, generally considered among the greatest of all time. Influential as both a singer and composer, he is ...more

Samuel Taylor Coleridge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake ...more

Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Crawford Samuel Earl "Sam" Crawford, nicknamed "Wahoo Sam", was a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers from 1899 to 1917. He was elected to the ...more

Sam Simon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Simon Samuel Michael "Sam" Simon was an American director, producer, writer, animal rights activist, boxing manager, tournament poker player, and philanthropist, most noted as co-creator of ...more

Sam Trammell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Trammell Sam Trammell is an American actor. He is known for his role as Sam Merlotte on the HBO vampire series True Blood, which earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the 2010 Scream

Samuel Barber is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Samuel Barber Samuel Osmond Barber II was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. He is one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century: music critic Donal Henahan stated ...more

Sam Bowie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Bowie Samuel Paul "Sam" Bowie is a retired American basketball player. A national sensation in high school and outstanding collegian, Bowie's professional promise was undermined by repeated ...more

Sam Peckinpah is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Peckinpah David Samuel "Sam" Peckinpah was an American film director and screenwriter who achieved prominence following the release of the Western epic The Wild Bunch. He was known for the ...more

Sam Langford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Langford Samuel "Sam" E. Langford was a Black Canadian boxing standout of the early part of the 20th century. Called the "Greatest Fighter Nobody Knows," by ESPN, he was rated #2 by ...more

Sam Brownback is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Brownback Samuel Dale "Sam" Brownback is an American politician currently serving as Governor of Kansas. A member of the Republican Party, Brownback was first elected to the U.S. House of ...more

Samuel Alito is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Samuel Alito Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President George W. Bush and has served on the court since January 31, 2006. ...more

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Samuel R. Delany is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Samuel R. Delany Samuel Ray Delany, Jr., Chip Delany to his friends, is an American author, professor and literary critic. His work includes fiction, memoir, criticism, and essays on sexuality and society. His ...more

Sam Houston is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Houston Samuel "Sam" Houston was an American politician and soldier, best known for his role in bringing Texas into the United States as a constituent state. His victory at the Battle of San ...more

Sam Pinto is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Pinto Samuelle Lynne Acosta "Sam" Pinto is a Filipino actress and commercial model.

Sam Thompson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Thompson Samuel Luther "Big Sam" Thompson was an American professional baseball player from 1884 to 1898 and with a brief comeback in 1906. At 6 feet, 2 inches, the Indiana native was one of ...more

Sam Rice is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Rice Edgar Charles "Sam" Rice was an American pitcher and right fielder in Major League Baseball. Although Rice made his debut as a relief pitcher, he is best known as an outfielder. ...more

Sam Sparro is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Sparro Samuel Falson, better known by his stage name Sam Sparro, is an Australian singer-songwriter and music producer. His stage name was derived from a family nickname, which in turn was inspired by ...more

Sam Ryan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Sam Ryan Sam Ryan is an American sportscaster who has been with MLB Network since September 2011.