About Sam Elliott

Sam Elliott is one of the popular American actors who had been seen working from the year 1967 to now.

Personal Life and Relationship

Sam Elliott was born on 9 August 1944 in Sacramento, California, the U.S. as a son of his father, Henry Nelson Elliott, and mother, Glynn Mamie Sparks. His mother used to be a physical training instructor and high school teacher, where his father used to be a predator control specialist for the Department of the interior.

In 1984, Sam Elliott got married to actress Katharine Ross where they were in a relationship since 1978. Later, on 17 September 1984, they gave birth to their daughter and named Cleo Rose Elliott.

Sam ElliottNationality and Physical Stats

Sam Elliott holds an American nationality and belongs to English, Scottish, Scots-Irish or Northern Irish, distant Swiss, and Dutch. He is currently 76 years old with a height of 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm) and 88 kg. He had got White hair with green eyes. As he was born on 9 August, his zodiac sign is Leo.

Quick info
Full NameSam Elliott
Birth Date9 August, 1944
Birth PlaceSacramento, California, U.S
ParentsHenry Nelson Elliott(father),Glynn Mamie Sparks(mother)
PartnerKatharine Ross
ChildrenCleo Rose Elliott(daughter)
Zodiac sign Leo
Net Worth$10 million.

Early Life and Education

While Sam Elliott was at the age of 13, he moved to Portland from California with his family, where he spent his teenage in northeast Portland and later graduated in 1962 from David Douglas High School but later he dropped out. After that, he went to the University of Oregon, where he majored in English and Psychology.

Later, he went to Portland and joined Clark College, from where he completed a two-year program. Later, he was seen cast as Big Jule in a stage production of “Guys and Dolls.” In 1965, he graduated and joined the University of Oregon but again, he dropped out of his studies after his father died.

After that, he went to Los Angeles in the 1960s to focus on his acting career. He used to work in construction and served in the California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing at the time of doing his study on acting.


Early Work

Sam Elliott started his career after being cast as Dan Kenyon in an American legal drama, “Judd, for the Defense,” in 1969. He was also seen playing a role in the episode “Death Bait” of an American Western series “Lancer,” which was aired from the year 1968 to 1970.

He had also played the role of card player in an American Western film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” in 1969. From the year 1970 to 1971, he was cast as Doug Robert in an American television series, “Mission: Impossible.” In the year 1975, he was cast in a lead role as Charles Wood in a made-for-television Western movie “I Will Fight No More Forever.”

Further, he was seen appearing as the lead character, Sam Damon, in the nine-hour American television series “Once an Eagle,” which was from 1976 to 1977, where the movie was the adaptation of the el of the same name. Later, he was seen as Rick Carlson in an American drama movie “Lifeguard” in 1976.

Sam Elliott

Recognition as a character actor

In 1977, Sam Elliott was seen appearing as Tom Keating in a miniseries “Aspen,” and after that, he was seen in the miniseries “Murder in Texas” in the year 1981. After that, he was seen in “A Death in California” in the year 1885 and then seen in an American made-for-television Western movie “The Sacketts. Likewise, he was seen in an American made-for-television western movie “The Shadow Riders.”

In 1985, he was seen playing the supporting role in an American biographical drama movie “Mask.” He was seen in an American-Canadian fantasy drama movie, “Prancer,” in the year 1989. After that, he also appeared as a guest in several shows, including Felony Squad, Lancer, and Hawaii Five-O. Later, he was also seen appearing in the TV movies like “Buffalo Girls” and “Gone to Texas. After that, he was seen playing in the movies like “Road House” and Conagher.”

Later Career

Further, Sam Elliott was seen playing a former Marlboro Man role in an American satirical black comedy movie, “Thank You for Smoking.” After that, he provided his voice in a computer-animated comedy movie “Barnyard” in the year 2006.


Later, he was seen in the movie “Grandma” and “Digging for Fire.” Besides, he was seen in the movie “Justified,” for which he became able to win the Critics’ Choice Television Award for the best guest performer in drama in his role in the movie.

Sam Elliott

Career resurgence and critical acclaim

In 2015, Sam Elliott was seen in the Netflix series “The Ranch,” and after that, he was seen in the movie “Grace and Frankie.” In 2015, he provided his voice over an American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure movie “The Good Dinosaurs.” Further, he was seen in a comedy-drama “The Hero,” for which he had received much positive feedback and received much critical acclaim.

Besides, he was seen appearing in “A Star Is Born,” which is an American romantic musical drama for which he received critical acclaim for his performance and won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was also nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, where he was also able to nominate in the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Sam Elliott is $10 million.

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