Sam Anderson at the Internet Movie Database - Sam's television and film credits

Sam Anderson at the Internet Broadway Database - Sam's Broadway stage credits

Wikipedia entry for Sam Anderson


(This particular biography was taken from the 1990-91 season press kit for the show)

Sam Anderson was born April 2 in Clark, South Dakota.  After attending grade school in Clark and high school in Wahpeton, ND, he went on to attend the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks, graduating with a B.A. in theater, and returned again to earn his Masterís degree in American literature and creative writing.

Anderson moved to California after landing a job at Antelope Valley Community College, approximately 40 miles from Hollywood.  For four years, he was the schoolís "one man theater department," teaching seven classes a semester and directing five plays a year.  Anxious to pursue his own acting career, Anderson them moved to Los Angeles, where his first job was that of temporary stage manager for James Whitmoreís one-man show, "Bully."  Anderson, who had studied classical piano for 15 years, was finally able to put his musical training to work, as he went on to score and record the background music for the filmed version of the play.

Returning at last to acting, he appeared in a play with the Group Repertory Theater, where a casting director spotted him and cast him in his first television role, as a guest star on "WKRP in Cincinnati."  Subsequent television credits include "The Golden Girls," "Hunter," "Hill Street Blues," "Valerie," "21 Jump Street" and "Alien Nation."

In addition to his regular role on "Perfect Strangers," Anderson has appeared for three seasons in the recurring role of Principal DeWitt on "Growing Pains," distinguishing him as one of only a handful of actors who have held regular roles on two network series concurrently.

Andersonís stage credits include the title role in the West Coast premiere of the David Mamet play, "Edmond," which was staged in Los Angeles during the Olympic Arts Festival in 1984.  He also starred in productions of "Marat / Sade" and "Kingfish," both roles earning him Drama-Logue Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Actor.

Feature film credits include "Critters II," "La Bamba," "Airplane II: The Sequel," "Movers and Shakers" and "Dark Angel."

Anderson lives in Los Angeles with his wife, where he enjoys writing and reading.  He is also serving a three-year term as a member of the Western Advisory Board of Actors Equity.


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Click on the website links below for more information about Sam's most recent and current film projects:

Lost Official Website

The Road Theatre Company