Sam Richardson

Sam Richardson

Highest Rated: 85% Werewolves Within (2021)

Lowest Rated: 26% Hooking Up (2020)

Birthday: Jan 12, 1984

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Actor Sam Richardson's background in improvisational comedy led to a successful career on television and in film that included series regular work on "Veep" (HBO, 2012-19) and his own series, "Detroiters" (Comedy Central, 2017- ). Born January 12, 1984 in Detroit, Michigan to American and Ghanaian parents, Richardson studied theater at Wayne State University before applying his talents to the famed Second City improvisational troupe at its locations in Detroit and Chicago, Illinois. There, he established himself as a character player, with one role - an exotic dancer, clad only in a Speedo, who transformed into then-President Barack Obama - drawing acclaim from local media. Richardson relocated to Los Angeles in the early 2010s, where his connection to Second City proved useful in landing roles on television comedies - most notably, a spate of episodes in the final season of "The Office" (NBC, 2005-2013) - and minor turns in the features "We're the Millers" (2013) and "Horrible Bosses 2" (2014). A quartet of guest appearances on the third season of "Veep" as Richard T. Splett, a hapless but enthusiastic publicity rep handling Selina Meyer's (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) book tour led to a series regular role in Season 4; Splett was assigned to various characters before serving as assistant to Timothy Simons' much-disliked White House liaison turned congressman Jonah Ryan. The success of "Veep" led to other feature and television opportunities for Richardson, including appearances in "Ghostbusters" (2016) and "Office Christmas Party" (2016), as well as his own series, "Detroiters," a comedy about Midwestern admen which he created with co-star and former "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) player/writer Tim Robinson. The series was renewed for a second season in 2018.

Highest rated movies

Werewolves Within
Empty Metal
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising The Tomorrow War Office Christmas Party Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Horrible Bosses 2 Superintelligence

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
52% 77% The Tomorrow War Charlie (Character) - 2021
85% 81% Werewolves Within Finn (Character) $575.6K 2021
31% 32% Superintelligence Agent John Donahue (Character) - 2020
26% 53% Hooking Up Bailey (Character) - 2020
83% No Score Yet Empty Metal Unknown (Character) - 2018
41% 40% Office Christmas Party Joel/DJ Calvis (Character) $54.1M 2016
64% 44% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Eric Baiers (Character) $55.3M 2016
38% 51% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Eric (Character) $46.0M 2016
35% 47% Horrible Bosses 2 Producer (Character) $54.4M 2014

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kill the Orange-Faced Bear Steve (Voice) 2022
50% 62% HouseBroken Chico (Voice) 2021
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2021
98% 72% I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson Baby of the Year Host (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2021
88% 64% Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. Gary (Voice) 2021
70% 64% RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Judge 2020
No Score Yet 100% Hollywood Game Night Guest 2020
No Score Yet 83% Match Game Guest 2018 2020
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2017-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2020
88% 54% Room 104 Greg (Character) 2019
90% 86% Archer Bort (Guest Voice) 2019
93% 90% Veep Richard (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2014-2017 2019
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet VICE Live Guest 2019
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cipha Sounds What's Ur Thing? Unknown (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2019
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017 2019
94% 87% Detroiters Sam Duvet (Character),
Creator
2017-2018
59% 69% Ghosted Sam Dougald (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 0% Drop the Mic Contestant 2018
95% 83% New Girl Dunston (Guest Star) 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comedy Jam Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
94% 80% Portlandia Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2016
No Score Yet 84% Teachers Mr. Jackson (Guest Star) 2016
74% 81% Arrested Development TSA Agent (Guest Star) 2013
81% 90% The Office Colin, Athlead Employee (Guest Star) 2013