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Samm Levine



Although he may have a lot in common with his television counterpart from the short-lived Freaks and Geeks, in reality Samm Levine is much more outgoing than his prime time parallel, performing standup comedy at some of New York's finest comedy clubs by the age of 15 and soon after becoming the youngest member of the New York Friar's Club. Born March 12, 1982, in Chicago, IL, and raised in Fort Lee, New Jersey, young Levine got his first taste of the spotlight when, at age 12, he emceed his sixth grade talent show. Performing standup at his bar mitzvah the following year, the aspiring jokester was soon being dropped off by his mother for performances at such Big Apple comedy staples as Carolines, Stand-Up N.Y., and the Gotham Comedy Club. Subsequently landing numerous commercial roles, Levine kicked off his television career with appearances in One Life to Live and Discovery Kids. A severe asthmatic who made frequent trips to the emergency room during his youth, his respiratory disease often made the demands of school and comedy appearances even more difficult to endure. Praised for his performance as the young member of the "geek" half of television's Freaks and Geeks, Levine originally auditioned for the role of Sam Weir (eventually essayed by John Francis Daley), though he was almost perfectly suited to the role of the smart, bully dodging, aspiring comic character of Neil Schweiber. Though the show was canceled after a short run, episodes gained a devoted following thanks to repeat airings on the FOX Family Channel, and Levine later re-joined Freaks and Geeks creator Judd Apatow (as well as a few of his former freaky cast members) for Apatow's next small-screen endeavor, the widely praised Undeclared (2001). That same year, Levine would make his feature debut in the teen spoof Not Another Teen Movie. Roles in Broken Lizard's Club Dread, Pulse, I Love You, Beth Cooper, and Inglorious Basterds followed, yet all the while Levine continued to rack up an impressive list of television credits thanks to appearances in Entourage, Veronica Mars, Modern Family, and NCIS.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Promoted
  • Actor
2015
27% Jobs
  • Apple Designer #1
2013
No Score Yet Ollie Klublershturf vs the Nazis
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Drones
  • Clark
2010
No Score Yet Columbus Circle
  • Bank Manager
2010
No Score Yet Made for Each Other
  • Mike
2009
89% Inglourious Basterds
  • Private Hirschberg
2009
14% I Love You Beth Cooper
  • Convenience Store Clerk
2009
37% Sydney White
  • Spanky
2007
10% Pulse
  • Tim Steinberg
2006
29% Club Dread
  • Dirk
2004
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Barely Legal (After School Special)
  • Roger
2003
No Score Yet Treasure Planet - Read-Along
  • Screenwriter
2002
29% Not Another Teen Movie
  • Bruce
2001

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Phil
15% Do No Harm
2013
  • Josh Stern
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Panelist
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Fred Seymour
89% Lost
2004-2010
  • Clerk
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Actor
56% Breaking In
2011-2012
  • Henry Shaw
92% Person Of Interest
2011
  • Owen
No Score Yet Freaks and Geeks
1999-2000
  • Neal
8% Hank
2009
  • Brandon
57% Selfie
2014
  • Terrence

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