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  • Georgia Military College - Milledgeville, Georgia 1 Year - Business Administration - On a football scholarship.
  • Duquesne University - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1 Year - Business Administration - On a football scholarship.
  • University of Miami - Coral Gables, Florida 3 Years - Liberal Arts: Commercial Art & Drama - On the GI Bill (Army)




  • 2012-2015 Glendale, CA - Ashland Oregon
    Published an Illustrated version of Cancel Christmas in 2013. Moved to Ashland, OR Novemeber 16, 2012. Performed for Candace in her show What About Love? and another dance show at the Ashland Armorey. Started an Acting Wizard Workshop at the Ashland Elks Lodge. Produced Can You See Him Now? at the Ashland Senior Center and the Elks Lodge.

  • 2011 Ukiah, CA: Played, Gus, the thatre cat for Ukiah Civic Light Opera’s production of the musical CATS.

  • 2007-2010 Costa Mesa – Glendale:
    Two short stories; published in 2006 and 2009 in books titled “Horses with a Mission.” & “Angel Horses” The play CANCEL CHRISTMAS was produced by the Ukiah Civic Light Opera, and five other venues, two in Europe. Visit for more information on CANCEL CHRISTMAS.

  • 2000-2006 Huntington Beach: Received a $17,000.00 Grant from Segerstrom & Sons and the Friends of Oasis Senior Center to teach teens and seniors drama. Musical Cancel Christmas produced at the Eagle Rock Stage in 2006 and the Huntington Beach Playhouse in 2004. Wrote two screenplays, being handled by a Los Angeles Writer’s Guild Agent.Toured a two man version of Neil Simon’s Sunshine Boys. Wrote play “Can You See Him Now?”

  • 2000-2006 Huntington Beach: Re-wrote Neil Simon’s "The Sunshine Boys" for two actors. Directed the re-write and played the part of Willie Clark. Toured Orange County, LA County, Riverside County and Mojave County.

  • 1991-1999 San Diego - Computer MIS for RF Industries. Actor. Wrote and published Children’s Christmas story (Cancel Christmas). Produced Children’s Musical Play (Cancel Christmas) at the Patio Playhouse and San Diego Children’s Museum.

  • 1986-90 Los Angeles: Public Relations & Advertising with Elayne Blythe & Associates and a consultant on the Film Advisory Board. Co-ordinated events for the FAB, while being a consultant and . Was a charter member of the Theatre of Note in Hollywood and an active actor. Was an account executive for a Hollywood Magazine called "Cover to Cover." Sam was also featured In a photo shoot for the magazine.

  • 1982-86 Bakersfield & Hollywood: Produced Country Western concerts at the fair grounds. Played the role of Herr Schultz in "Cabaret" (ran for 12 weeks). Worked as account executive for an advertising agency, wrote copy and produced TV commercials for Impact Design Ad Agency. Entertainment coordinator for Buck Owens’ Rodeo Days also sold ads for his program and for his Penny Saver (3 years) and The Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon (3 years). Acted in local TV commercials. Produced, directed and was emcee for a Male Burlesque show for Wild Bill’s Saloon (9months).

  • 1979-82 Hollywood Promotion for Better Half Music Publishing Co. owned by Jackie Hilliard - Bob Hilliard passed on in February 1971. Also worked in films as an extra.

  • 1975-1979 Sonoma, California: Produced Concerts and festivals. Formed community service groups. Produced and directed an historical Pageant,"Saga of Sonoma".
  • Produced Japanese cultural concert in San Francisco's Japan Center Theatre.
  • Created the "Counterpoint Theatre" in an old winery.
  • Taught acting to the Mini-Players and formed the Wizard Workshop.
  • Wrote and produced Children plays for the Boys & Girls Club.
  • Wrote the play Cancel Christmas.

  • 1974 Los Angeles: Stage Manager and Artist Relations at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for Marathon Productions. I Booked Monti Rock III to open for Josephine Baker; other artist who appeared were Ike and Tina Turner, Bill Cosby, Ed McMahon and Johhny Mathis. Also did Public Relations & Advertising with Elayne Blythe & Associates and The Film Advisory Board.

  • 1974 Beverly Hills: Agent for Foxx Talent Agency. Represented writer/director, Tay Garnett. (06/12/1974) Tribute to Tay Garnet on the Merv Griffin Show - Conceived and coordinated 90 minute Merv Griffin Show with Walter Pidgeon, Eve Arden, Lloyd Nolan and George Murphy, appearing to pay tribute to Tay Garnett. Four months in Hawaii, working on a cultural show.

  • 1970-73 San Francisco, Los Angeles and Mexico City: Artist Relations and PR for Marquee Enterprises (Owners of the Circle Star Theatre, S.F.; the Valley Music Theatre, L.A.; the Mill Run Theatre, Chicago.) Worked with top recording artists and Las Vegas acts, also assistant to Donjo Medlivine, Owner/producer of Marquee Enterprises, and fomer owner of the Chez Paree in Chiago. Promotion for Better Half Music Publishing Co. owned by Bob and Jackie Hilliard, writers of Our Day Will Come, Wee Small Hours of the Morning, Moonlight Gambler, Bouquet of Roses, Civilization, and many others.

  • 1967-69 New York Photographer for RCA Records. Studied Shakespearian Drama with Rafael Kelly. Met the Grateful Dead through the New York Jet Set.

  • 1961-66 San Francisco - Promotion and Photography. Coby Yee's Skyroom, Club 442. Worked for Brooks Camera

  • 1956-59 Miami Beach - Publicity and photography for the following hotels: Lucerne, Versailles, Deauville, President Madison and the Singapore Hotel. Became close friends with Sarah Vaughan, who I met through Sir Lionel Beckles.


  • Culture and Fine Arts Commission, City of Sonoma - Commissioner, 3 years.

  • Sonoma Historical Society - Board of Directors, 2 years.

  • Valley of the Moon Boys Club - Board of Directors, 3 years.

  • Sonoma Depot Museum - Fund Raiser & Diorama Designer

  • "SAGA OF SONOMA" Pageant - Production Manager/Director/Lighting & Set Designer

  • Sonoma History Project - Executive Director and founder. Funded by a grant from "The California for the Humanities"

  • Wizard Workshop - President & Founder- Community Service Organization and Theatre group.

  • Mini-Players - Founder and Instructor - Children's Drama Group.

  • Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, Bakersfield - Entertainment Coordinator - 3 Years.

  • Buck Owens Charities (Rodeo Days) - Entertainment Coordinator & Fund Raiser - 3 Years.


  • Conceived & coordinated a special Merv Griffen Show; "A Tribute to Film Writer/Director Tay Garnett". The following actors appeared on the show to pay tribute to Tay Garnett: Walter Pidgeon, Eve Arden, Lloyd Nolan and George Murphy.

  • Wrote lyrics to a song "TEXAS IS WHERE I WANT TO BE" and a Bicentennial speech, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S.A.". Both were published and recorded by AAO Music. Letters of acknowledgment from President Gerald Ford; Doug Briscoe, Governor of Texas; and The USA Bicentennial Committee.

  • Constructed Counterpoint Theatre in an old winery in Glenn Ellen, California where a number of plays and concerts were performed.

  • Wrote, produced and directed children's play, CANCEL CHRISTMAS. Also produced by other theatre groups in the San Francisco bay area and Southern California. Published a book based on the play CANCEL CHRISTMAS.  Has written an animated screenplay from the book. Has also written other screenplays. Had a Writer's Guild agent. Published an illustrated version of "Cancel Christmas."

  • Wrote, produced and directed local television commercials, while living in Bakersfield, CA.

  • 2 short stories published in 2 books: "Angel Horses" 2006 - "Horses with a Mission" 2009. Was given an award by the publishers.

  • Acted in Numerous plays. Theatre resumé below.

Acting Resumé 

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The Festival Play of Daniel
Romeo & Juliet
Judas Maccabaeus

Supernumerary (Nobelman) -- LA Opera
Supernumerary (Butcher) -- American Ballet Theater
Supernumerary (Warrior) -- LA Opera

Cathedral of the Angeles
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Cathedral of the Angeles


Cats, The Musical

Gus, the theatre cat

Civic Light Opera

Diary of Anne Frank Herr Kraler Costa Mesa Civic Play House
Daddy's Dying, Who's... Will? Buford (Daddy) Path Theatre, San Marcos
Titus Andronicus Marcus Andronicus Shakespeare Festival, SD
The Sunshine Boys Willy Clark Palomar College, San Marcos
Cabaret Herr Schultz Encore Dinner Theatre, Bakersfield
Cancel Christmas Santa Claus San Diego Children's Museum
Our Town Stage Manager (Narrator) CRS Theatre, Claremont Mesa
Foxfire Hector Nations Patio Playhouse, Escondido
Treasure of Sierra Madre Fred C. Dobbs Hilton Hotel, Bakersfield
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum Erroneous Encore Dinner Theatre, Bakersfield
Odd Couple Vinnie Patio Playhouse, Escondido
Merry Wives of Windsor Pistol Patio Playhouse, Escondido
Curious Savage Doctor Emmet Claremont Theatre
Time to Heal Priest/Doctor/ Mira Mesa Theatre
Vlad Mickey/Tucker/Bartender Theatrx, Escondido
Mornings at Seven Carl Theatrx, Escondido
Li'l Abner Hairless Joe/Butler/Scarsdale Carlsbad Playhouse, Carlsbad
A Horse of a Different Color Father Theatre of Note, Hollywood
Claim It Realtor & M.C. Variety Arts Theatre, LA
The Dancer Rental Agent Carson Theatre, Carson
Black Lives, White Lives Joe Rypins USC Theatre, Berkeley 
Junior The Old Ranger Renegade Theatre, Hollywood
Portraits Bagman/God/Man On The Street Gio's Cafe, Hollywood
Saga of Sonoma Count Harazsdty Vintage Festival, Sonoma
Light up the Sky Shriner Cocoanut Grove Playhouse, Coral Gables, Fl


  Click here to see listing on IMDB.COM

Donovan's Legacy
Mr. Billion
The Bellboy
Time Rangers
The Waiting Room
Father, I Have Sinned
The Conversion

Desk Clerk
Street Person/ Executive

Vigil Productions
20th Century Fox
Student-Sonoma State
Student - Palomar College
Student - Palomar College


Without Her consent
Surfside Six
Acrobatic Diver
Arizona Trooper
NBC World Premiere Movie
Warner Bros.
ABC Movie of the Week


Karin Calabro (Vocal, San Diego) - Sy Kramer (NYC & Hollywood)
Rafael Kelly (NYC ) - David Grant Wright (San Diego-Old Globe Theatre)
Bill Elliot (Hollywood) - Virgil Frye (Hollywood) - Herb Robins (Hollywood)


Dialects - Sing - Dance - Pool - Sailing (Licensed Captain) - Horseman - Mime