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Famous People Named Sam & Samuel  

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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
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor
Samuel 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 ...more
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Baseball player
Samuel 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 ...more
Sammy Davis, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Television producer, Musician, Film Producer
Samuel 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 ...more
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Businessperson, Guitarist, Songwriter
Samuel 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 ...more
Sam Huff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
American football player
Robert 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 ...more
Sam Rockwell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Actor
Sam 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
Sam Worthington is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Film Producer, Actor
Samuel 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 ...more
Sam Elliott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Samuel 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. ...more
Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Athlete, American football player
Samuel 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
Samuel Eto'o is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Footballer
Samuel 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 ...more
Sam Neill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Businessperson, Screenwriter, Actor
Nigel 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
Sam Raimi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Samuel 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 ...more
Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Basketball player, Coach
Samuel 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 ...more
Sam Kinison is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
Samuel 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 ...more
Sam Waterston is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
Samuel 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 ...more
Samuel Adams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Politician
Samuel 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 ...more
Sam Shepard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Television director, Musician, Screenwriter
Samuel 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 ...more
Sam Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Basketball player
Samuel Jones (born June 24, 1933) is an American retired professional basketball player at shooting guard. He was known for his quickness and game-winning shots, especially during the NBA ...more
Sam Claflin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Film Producer, Actor
Samuel 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 ...more
Samuel Beckett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Theatre Director, Poet, Cricketer
Samuel 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 ...more
Samuel Witwer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Musician, Actor
Samuel 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 ...more
Sam Phillips is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer
Sam Phillips (born Leslie Ann Phillips, January 28, 1962) is an American singer-songwriter. She began her career in the contemporary Christian music industry but, uncomfortable with that image ...more
Sam Heughan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Actor
Sam 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
Sam Mendes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Television director, Theatre Director, Television producer
Samuel Alexander Mendes (born 1 August 1965) is an English film director, film producer, screenwriter, and stage director best known for directing the drama film American Beauty (1999), which ...more
Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Sam & Samuel
Singer-songwriter
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