What’s a guy who was nominated for a Tony doing running around a swamp naked? Do you think he got the job as bar owner Sam Merlotte on “True Blood” because he has the same first name? I wonder if Sam Trammell has asked himself these very questions. We’ve got to give it to the fickle finger of fate that gave this man a job and brought him to our attention. It’s example of yet another fantastic actor on a fantastic show and a reason to sit around the office water cool and wax poetic a new one2watch4.
Sam Trammell is one of those actor’s who didn’t start off with the intention of becoming an actor. Born in New Orleans and raised in West Virginia (a true southern gentlemen!) Sam was studying philosophy at Brown University when the acting bug bit him. After some success on Broadway, including that Tony nomination in 1998 revival of Ah! Wilderness Sam ventured out to the West Coast. Then Trammell set about to build up an impressive TV resume: “House”, “Medium”, “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” among others. Clearly it was just a matter of time before he’d be in the right place at the right time.
On “True Blood” Sam Merlotte’s bar is the center of the action in sleepy but creepy Bon Temps with Sam desperately trying to protect those he loves. But Sam is a man with a past and a secret. His desire to keep that secret may ultimately be his undoing. It looks like this season is going be an exciting one to watch Sam Trammell explore his character and possibly do a little more streaking through the woods. I trust you have no objections to that.
RATE THIS ACTOR: