Jeffrey D. Sams

Jeffrey D. Sams

Highest Rated: 81% Soul Food (1997)

Lowest Rated: 38% Checking Out (2005)

Birthday: Sep 1, 1966

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Jeffrey D. Sams first attracted industry attention as Rich, the subway token clerk who leaves his job, his wife and young son to pursue his career as a rap artist, in "Fly By Night" (1993), winner of the Filmmaker's Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival. The Cincinnati, OH native then came to national notice as a result of his co-starring role as Whitney Houston's would-be suitor Lionel in "Waiting to Exhale" (1995). He further raised his profile playing Viveca A Fox's husband Kenneth in the sleeper hit "Soul Food" (1997). On the small screen, Sams has acted in such movies as "Green Dolphin Bend" (Fox, 1994), "Automatic" (HBO, 1995), "Run For the Dream: The Gail Deevers Story" (Showtime, 1996) and "Hope" (TNT, 1997), Goldie Hawn's directorial debut. He has worked as a regular on the series "Medicine Ball" (Fox), "Courthouse" (CBS, both 1995), "Sleepwalkers" (NBC, 1997) and "Cupid" (ABC, 1998-99). His additional episodic credits include "The Commish" (ABC), "Living Single" (Fox), "Law & Order" and "Boston Common" (both NBC), among others.

Highest rated movies

Soul Food
Just Write
Checking Out




40% 50% #Realityhigh Mr. Barnes (Character) - 2017
38% 58% Checking Out Sheldon (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Capital City Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323 JLP (Character) - 2004
57% 55% Just Write Danny (Character) - 1998
81% 86% Soul Food Kenny (Character) $43.5M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hope Jediah Walker (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 75% Rose Hill Adam Clayborne (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story RJ Hampton (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Dolphin Beat John King (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 57% Automatic Harry (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 17% Fly by Night Rich (Character) - 1993


No Score Yet 71% The Rookie Dr. Solomon Lowell (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 74% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 56% Mistresses Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 84% Rizzoli and Isles HS Deputy Chief Clay Stephens (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 77% CSI: New York Joseph Winston (Guest Star) 2009
84% 80% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
52% 60% Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courthouse Edison Moore (Character) 1995 2006
92% 78% Veronica Mars Terrence Cook (Guest Star) 2005-2006
No Score Yet 83% ER Dr. Dulcey Watson (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eyes Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
83% 83% NYPD Blue Steve Nutting (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cupid Unknown (Character) 1998-1999 2005
60% No Score Yet Line of Fire Agent Todd Stevens (Character) 2003-2004
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Detective Cyrus Lockwood (Guest Star) 2002-2003
18% No Score Yet Oliver Beene Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
83% No Score Yet That's Life Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sleepwalkers Unknown (Character) 1997-1998 2001
6% No Score Yet Wasteland Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
33% No Score Yet Boston Common Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Percy Lewis (Guest Star) 1994
100% No Score Yet Brewster Place Butch (Guest Star) 1990