Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson

Highest Rated: 100% Echoes of Violence (2021)

Lowest Rated: 10% Slackers (2002)

Birthday: May 13, 1945

Birthplace: Wahpeton, North Dakota, USA

Sam Anderson was an archetypal TV character actor, the sort of Everyman who appeared on dozens of shows long before his breakout role as Bernard on the cult favorite "Lost" (ABC 2004-2010) made more viewers take notice. Whether teaching the elements of character acting, directing a play or appearing as one of the many secondary characters he embraced on television and film, Sam Anderson embodied the quiet importance of the character actor.

Highest rated movies

Echoes of Violence Ouija: Origin of Evil Forrest Gump
Water for Elephants
3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom
I Come in Peace
Critters 2: The Main Course
Devil's Due

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 82% Echoes of Violence Conroy (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 73% Do You Take This Man Steven (Character) - 2016
82% 57% Ouija: Origin of Evil Mr. Browning (Character) $34.9M 2016
No Score Yet 45% Drown Tom (Character) $1.6K 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pathu Enrathukulla Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maybe Someday Douglas Donnelly (Character) - 2014
18% 21% Devil's Due Father Thomas (Character) $15.8M 2014
10% 28% Breaking the Girls Professor Nolan (Character) - 2013
45% 41% 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom Chris (Character) - 2012
60% 70% Water for Elephants Mr. Hyde (Character) $58.7M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prairie Pirates Uh-Huh (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirty Habit Bishop (Character) - 2006
10% 50% Slackers Charles Patton (Character) $4.8M 2002
No Score Yet 50% Perfect Game Steven (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 25% Sonic Impact Alex Holmes (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 20% From the Files of Unsolved Mysteries: The Sleepwalker Killing Roth Lane (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 43% The Man Next Door Dwight Cooley (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet After the Game Jimmy Walsh (Character) - 1994
71% 95% Forrest Gump Principal (Character) $330.3M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Confessions: Two Faces of Evil Unknown (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Place to Be Loved Judge Thomas S. Kirk (Character) - 1993
33% 46% I Come in Peace Warren (Character) $4.0M 1990
31% 37% Critters 2: The Main Course Mr. Morgan (Character) $3.8M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Dancer III Unknown (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
93% 78% This Is Us Judge Walter Crowder (Guest Star) 2017
55% 78% Doubt Judge Jonah Porter (Guest Star) 2017
14% 84% Damien Professor Igor Reneus (Guest Star) 2016
75% 86% Chasing Life Gerald Rayburn (Guest Star) 2014
90% 82% Bones Hugo Sanderson (Guest Star) 2014
89% 90% Grimm Rolek Porter (Guest Star) 2014
82% 87% Castle Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2014
93% 73% Scandal Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 72% NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
0% 33% Work It Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 74% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 85% NCIS Walter Carmichael (Guest Star) 2010
85% 90% Lost Bernard Nadler (Guest Star) 2005-2010
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
92% 88% Leverage Henry Retzing (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Canal Road Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet 84% ER Dr. Jack Kayson (Guest Star) 1994-1995 1997-1999 2001-2005 2007
No Score Yet 77% CSI: New York Dr. Richards (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
86% 91% Boston Legal Walter Fife (Guest Star) 2005
33% No Score Yet Married to the Kellys Bill Kelly (Character) 2003-2004
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
27% No Score Yet Presidio Med Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
20% No Score Yet Wolf Lake Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Court Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 82% Everybody Loves Raymond Special Agent Thomas Garfield (Guest Star) 2002
21% No Score Yet First Monday Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
75% 95% The West Wing John LaSalle (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 88% Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
82% 94% Friends Dr. Harad (Guest Star) 1998
33% No Score Yet Prey Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
74% 86% The X-Files Leamus (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 50% From the Earth to the Moon Thomas Paine (Character) 1998
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 93% The Pretender Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 95% Rugrats Salesman/Announcer (Guest Voice) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame L.A. Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 93% Millennium Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
33% No Score Yet Boston Common Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Incident Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nowhere Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1993 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live Shot Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pointman Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
82% No Score Yet Picket Fences Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perfect Strangers Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1987-1992
No Score Yet 0% Growing Pains Unknown (Guest Star) 1986-1991
91% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Assistant Manager (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 100% 21 Jump Street Dan Finger (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Charmings Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 94% The Golden Girls Mr. Meyer (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Vinny Cochran (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet E/R Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mama Malone Stanley (Character) 1984