Sam Rockwell

Sam Rockwell Movies and TV Shows

Sam Rockwell was born on November 5, 1968, in San Mateo, California, the only child of two actors, Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess. The family moved to New York when he was two years old, living first in the Bronx and later in Manhattan. When Sam was five years old, his parents separated, at which point he and his father moved to San Francisco, where he subsequently grew up, while summers and other times were spent with his mother in New York. He made his acting debut when he was ten years old, alongside his mother, and later attended J Eugene McAteer High School in a program called SOTA. While still in high school, he got his first big break when he appeared in the independent film Clownhouse (1989). The plot revolved around three escaped mental patients who dressed up as clowns and terrorized three brothers home alone--Sam played the eldest of the brothers. His next big break was supposed to have come when he was slated to star in a short-lived NBC TV-series called Dream Street (1989), but he was soon fired. After graduating from high school, Sam returned to New York for good and for two years he had private training at the William Esper Acting Studio. During this period he appeared in a variety of roles, such as the ABC Afterschool Specials (1972): Over the Limit (1990) (TV) and HBO's Lifestories: Families in Crisis (1992): Dead Drunk: The Kevin Tunell Story (Season 1 Episode 7: 15 March 1993); the head thug in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990); and a guest-star turn in an Emmy Award-winning episode of Law & Order (1990), while working a string of regular day jobs and performing in plays. His performances in The Green Mile (1999) and Galaxy Quest (1999) wowed audiences and critics alike with his chameleon-like performances as a crazed killer in the former and a goofy actor in the latter. More recently, he appeared in another string of mainstream films, most notably as Eric Knox in Charlie's Angels (2000) and as Zaphod Beeblebrox in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), while continuing to perform in smaller independent movies. After more than ten years in the business, Sam has earned his success. In 2018, he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor as a troubled police deputy in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017).

Personal info

  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 05/11/1968 (55 years old)
  • Place of birth: Daly City, California, USA
  • nationality: American
  • height: 1.75 m
  • Net worth: $30,000,000
Year
Genre
IMDB
TMDB
Available on the following streaming services in the UK
IF
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 71%
role:
Guardian Dog (voice)
Not available
2024

Comedy

Drama

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.7
71%
Not available
Argylle
IMDB 5.7
TMDB 62%
role:
Aidan Wilde
2024

Action

Comedy

Crime

5.7
62%
See How They Run
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 66%
role:
Inspector Stoppard
2022

Comedy

Crime

Mystery

6.5
66%
The Bad Guys
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 76%
role:
Wolf (voice)
2022

Action

Animation

Comedy

Crime

Family

6.8
76%
Sweet Thing
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 75%
role:
Producer
2020

Drama

7.0
75%
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The One and Only Ivan
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 75%
role:
Ivan (voice)
2020

Comedy

Drama

Family

6.6
75%
Trolls World Tour
IMDB 6.1
TMDB 73%
role:
Hickory (voice)
2020

Adventure

Animation

Comedy

Family

Music

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.1
73%
Richard Jewell
IMDB 7.5
TMDB 75%
role:
Watson Bryant
2019

Crime

Drama

History

7.5
75%
Jojo Rabbit
IMDB 7.9
TMDB 81%
role:
Captain Klenzendorf
2019

Comedy

Drama

War & Politics

7.9
81%
Fosse/Verdon
IMDB 7.9
TMDB 78%
role:
Executive Producer & 1 more
Not available
2019

Drama

7.9
78%
Not available
The Best of Enemies
IMDB 7.3
TMDB 74%
role:
Claiborne Paul Ellis
2019

Drama

History

7.3
74%
Vice
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 71%
role:
George W. Bush
2018

Comedy

Drama

History

7.2
71%
Blue Iguana
IMDB 5.6
TMDB 59%
role:
Executive Producer & 1 more
2018

Action

Comedy

Romance

Thriller

5.6
59%
Blaze
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 62%
role:
Oilman 3
2018

Drama

History

Music

6.5
62%
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Woman Walks Ahead
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 68%
role:
Silas Groves
Not available
2018

Drama

History

Western

6.7
68%
Not available
Mute
IMDB 5.5
TMDB 56%
role:
Sam Bell
2018

Mystery

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.5
56%
2017

Crime

Drama

8.1
81%
Mr. Right
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 64%
role:
Mr. Right
2016

Action

Comedy

Crime

Romance

6.3
64%
Don Verdean
IMDB 5.4
TMDB 47%
role:
Don Verdean
2015

Comedy

5.4
47%
2015

Comedy

Drama

5.8
51%
Poltergeist
IMDB 4.9
TMDB 52%
role:
Eric Bowen
Not available
2015

Horror

Thriller

4.9
52%
Not available
Laggies
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 61%
role:
Craig Hunter
2014

Comedy

Drama

Romance

6.4
61%
2014

Comedy

Drama

4.5
44%
2014

Comedy

Drama

6.2
60%
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2014

Action

Comedy

Drama

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.4
68%
2013

Comedy

Romance

5.6
56%
A Single Shot
IMDB 5.7
TMDB 58%
role:
Executive Producer
2013

Crime

Drama

Thriller

5.7
58%
2013

Comedy

Drama

7.4
71%
Trust Me
IMDB 6.1
TMDB 58%
role:
Aldo
Not available
2013

Comedy

Drama

6.1
58%
Not available
The Following
IMDB 7.4
TMDB 67%
role:
Kenny Waters
2013

Crime

Drama

7.4
67%
Seven Psychopaths
IMDB 7.1
TMDB 68%
role:
Billy Bickle
2012

Comedy

Crime

7.1
68%
The Sitter
IMDB 5.6
TMDB 56%
role:
Karl
2011

Comedy

5.6
56%
2011

Action

Thriller

Western

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.0
56%
Iron Man 2
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 68%
role:
Justin Hammer
2010

Action

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.9
68%
2009

Drama

7.1
68%
Gentlemen Broncos
IMDB 6.1
TMDB 59%
role:
Bronco / Brutus
2009

Comedy

Drama

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.1
59%
G-Force
IMDB 5.1
TMDB 54%
role:
Darwin the Guinea Pig (voice)
2009

Action

Adventure

Comedy

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.1
54%
Moon
IMDB 7.8
TMDB 76%
role:
Sam Bell
2009

Drama

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.8
76%
The Winning Season
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 64%
role:
Executive Producer & 1 more
2009

Comedy

Drama

6.6
64%
Frost/Nixon
IMDB 7.7
TMDB 73%
role:
James Reston Jr.
2008

Drama

History

7.7
73%
Choke
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 62%
role:
Victor Mancini
2008

Comedy

Drama

6.4
62%
The Assassination of Jesse James: Death of an Outlaw
IMDB 7.9
TMDB 66%
role:
Himself
Not available
2008

Documentary

7.9
66%
Not available
2007

Action

Drama

Western

7.5
71%
Snow Angels
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 65%
role:
Glenn Marchand
2007

Drama

Romance

6.8
65%
Joshua
IMDB 5.8
TMDB 56%
role:
Brad Cairn
2007

Drama

Horror

Thriller

5.8
56%
Domino
IMDB 5.9
TMDB 60%
role:
Thanks
2005

Action

Crime

5.9
60%
2005

Adventure

Comedy

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.7
67%
Matchstick Men
IMDB 7.3
TMDB 70%
role:
Frank Mercer
2003

Comedy

Crime

Drama

Thriller

7.3
70%
2002

Comedy

Crime

Drama

Romance

Thriller

7.0
67%
2002

Comedy

6.3
62%
Heist
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 63%
role:
Jimmy Silk
Not available
2001

Action

Crime

Drama

Thriller

6.5
63%
Not available
Made
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 60%
role:
Hotel Clerk
2001

Comedy

Crime

6.3
60%
Charlie's Angels
IMDB 5.6
TMDB 58%
role:
Eric Knox
2000

Action

Adventure

Comedy

Crime

Thriller

5.6
58%
Galaxy Quest
IMDB 7.4
TMDB 71%
role:
Guy Fleegman
1999

Adventure

Comedy

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.4
71%
The Green Mile
IMDB 8.6
TMDB 85%
role:
'Wild Bill' Wharton
1999

Crime

Drama

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

8.6
85%
1999

Comedy

Romance

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.4
65%
Celebrity
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 60%
role:
Darrow Entourage
1998

Comedy

Drama

6.3
60%
Lawn Dogs
IMDB 7.4
TMDB 72%
role:
Trent Burns
Not available
1997

Drama

7.4
72%
Not available
Light Sleeper
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 67%
role:
Jealous
1992

Crime

Drama

6.9
67%
1990

Crime

Drama

Mystery

7.8
74%
1990

Action

Adventure

Comedy

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.8
66%
1989

Drama

6.8
67%
Clownhouse
IMDB 5.4
TMDB 62%
role:
Randy
1989

Horror

5.4
62%

FAQs

Some movies or TV shows available in the UK starring or involving Sam Rockwell are, for example, Argylle, See How They Run and The Bad Guys.
The streaming services with the largest selection are Prime Video, Amazon and Google Play.
The best Anystream ratings are The Green Mile (8.5), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (8.1) and Jojo Rabbit (8.0).
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