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Born: January 29, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Profession: actor

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A Tony-nominated stage-trained actor, Sam Trammell was best known as the sexy shapeshifter Sam Merlotte on "True Blood" (HBO, 2008-14). Besides an impressive theater résumé, Trammell also appeared in "Autumn in New York" (2000) with Winona Ryder and Richard Gere, co-starred on the cross-country road trip comedy "Going to California" (Showtime, 2001-02), and earned guest-starring credits on everything from "House" (FOX, 2004-12) to "Dexter" (Showtime, 2006-13). His talent - and buff physique - were on full display, however, on "True Blood," where he quickly became a breakout character on the Southern-fried vampire cult smash, able to transform into a collie (or anything else) to protect Anna Paquin's Sookie Stackhouse. With his star on the rise, fans hoped that he would continue to land high-profile jobs so they could see more of him - in human form or otherwise.

A Tony-nominated stage-trained actor, Sam Trammell was best known as the sexy shapeshifter Sam Merlotte on "True Blood" (HBO, 2008-14). Besides an impressive theater résumé, Trammell also appeared in "Autumn in New York" (2000) with Winona Ryder and Richard Gere, co-starred on the cross-country road trip comedy "Going to California" (Showtime, 2001-02), and earned guest-starring credits on everything from "House" (FOX, 2004-12) to "Dexter" (Showtime, 2006-13). His talent - and buff physique - were on full display, however, on "True Blood," where he quickly became a breakout character on the Southern-fried vampire cult smash, able to transform into a collie (or anything else) to protect Anna Paquin's Sookie Stackhouse. With his star on the rise, fans hoped that he would continue to land high-profile jobs so they could see more of him - in human form or otherwise.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Imperium (2016)
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 I Am Wrath (2016)
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 White Rabbit (2015)
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 Privileged, The (2013)
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 Long Time Gone (2013)
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 Undermind (2004)
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Became interested in acting while at Brown University
1994:
Made film debut as an intern at a tabloid TV talk show in "The Hotel Manor"
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Worked as a day player on the daytime series "As the World Turns" (CBS) and "One Life to Live" (ABC)
1996:
Primetime TV debut in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, "Harvest of Fire" (CBS)
1997:
Played a compulsive gambler in his Off-Broadway debut, "Dealer's Choice"
1997:
Featured as a gay man in the Off-Broadway production of "My Night With Reg"
1998:
Received a Tony nomination for his performance in the revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!"
1998:
Played the youngest son in a large Irish Catholic family in the NBC drama series, "Trinity"
1999:
Acted opposite Elizabeth Ashley, as the troubled son of a famous TV star, in the unsuccessful Off-Broadway comedy "If Memory Serves"
2000:
Had a supporting role as a male hustler in the Sundance-screened, "Beat"
2000:
Appeared in dual role of twin brothers in the independent film, "Fear of Fiction"
2000:
Co-starred as the title character's male lover in the Off-Broadway play, "Kit Marlowe"
2001:
First regular TV role was the Showtime series, "Going to California"
2003:
Had a starring role in the independent feature, "Undermind"
2008:
Cast as bar owner and operator, Sam Merlotte in the HBO vampire series, "True Blood"
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Education

Brown University: Providence , Rhode Island -
University of Paris: -

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