Sam Elliott

Sam Elliott

Age
69
Birthday
Aug. 9th, 1944
Born in
Sacramento, California, USA
Height
6' 2"

Sam Elliott's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Mission: Impossible (1966) TV Show
Mission: Impossible (1966)
Hawkins TV Show
Hawkins
The Yellow Rose TV Show
The Yellow Rose
Doc Elliot TV Show
Doc Elliot
The Manhunter TV Show
The Manhunter
 

Main Movie Roles

2010 - Marmaduke
2009 - Up in the Air
2009 - Did You Hear About The Morgans
2007 - The Golden Compass
2007 - Ghost Rider
2006 - Barnyard
2006 - The Alibi
2005 - Thank You for Smoking
2003 - Hulk
2003 - Off the Map
2002 - We Were Soldiers
2000 - The Contender
1998 - The Hi-Lo Country
1998 - The Big Lebowski
1995 - The Final Cut
1993 - Tombstone
1993 - Gettysburg
1991 - Rush
1989 - Road House
1989 - Prancer
1988 - Shakedown
1987 - Fatal Beauty
1985 - Mask
1978 - The Legacy
1972 - Frogs
1969 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Cowboy
3
White Wine Narrator (Voiced)
1
Michael Gregory
1
Cory Soames
1
Rick Price
1
Dan Kenyon
1
Martin Reed
1
SAC Kendall Lisbon
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Tall, thin, wiry Sam Elliott is the classic picture of the American cowboy. Elliott began his acting career on the stage and his film debut was in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). Although his future wife, Katharine Ross co-starred in the film, the two did not meet until they filmed The Legacy (1978) Together. Over the years there would be few opportunities to act in feature westerns, but it would be television that gave him that opportunity, in The Sacketts (1979) (TV), The Shadow Riders (1982) (TV) and "The Yellow Rose" (1983), among others. He would also work in non-westerns, usually as a tough guy, as in Lifeguard (1976/I) and Road House (1989). In the 1990s, Elliott was back on the western trail, playing everyone from Brig. Gen. John Buford in the film Gettysburg (1993) to Wild Bill Hickok in the made-for-TV movie Buffalo Girls (1995) (TV). In 1991 he wrote the screenplay and co-starred with his wife in the made-for-TV western Conagher (1991) (TV).


TRIVIA:
  • 9/17/84: Daughter with 'Katharine Ross' (qv), Cleo Rose Elliott, born.
  • In his book, "Shirtless! The Hollywood Male Physique", Donald Reuter refers to Elliott as a "super bod" and gives him a full-page color photograph from his 1976 movie, _Lifeguard (1976/I)_ (qv).
  • Illness forced him to drop out of the 1982 TV-movie, _The Ambush Murders (1982) (TV)_ (qv). He was replaced by 'James Brolin' (qv).
  • For his role on _Tombstone (1993)_ (qv), he worked with renowned Hollywood Gun Coach 'Thell Reed' (qv), who has also trained such actors as: 'Val Kilmer' (qv), 'Kurt Russell (I)' (qv), 'Bill Paxton' (qv), 'Girard Swan' (qv), 'Leonardo DiCaprio' (qv) and 'Russell Crowe' (qv).
  • Had not read any of the 'His Dark Materials' books, before he was asked to take the role as Lee Scoresby, in _The Golden Compass (2007)_ (qv). He chose first to read the books by 'Philip Pullman' (qv), and then to read the film's script.
  • His character in _Hulk (2003)_ (qv), Gen. Ross, wore a combat patch for the 1st Cavalry Division. In _We Were Soldiers (2002)_ (qv), he played Sgt. Maj. Plumley of the 7th Cavalry Regiment, part of the 1st Cav Div.
  • His bare-buns scene in _The Legacy (1978)_ (qv) earned the highest rating (3 stars) from "The Bare Facts" -- a printed guide to nudity in movies.
  • After portraying General Ross in _Hulk (2003)_ (qv) he wanted to reprise the role in the reboot _The Incredible Hulk (2008)_ (qv), but the part was givento 'William Hurt (I)' (qv).


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