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Ayers, Sam

(Sam Ayres)

PERSONAL

Full name, Samuel Bielich III; born December 29, in Youngstown, OH; son of Samuel Bielich Jr. (a carpenter and director of construction); married Robin Lynne Trapp, May 16, 1998; children: Alexis Ann. Education: Graduated from Memphis State University, 1983; studied acting with Brian Reise, Candy Silvers, Carolyn Thomas, Timothy Phillips, Aaron Frankel, and Tony Barr; studied improvisation with Stanley Zareff.

Addresses: Agent—The Savage Agency, 6212 Banner Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038. Contact—c/o 10061 Riverside Dr. Suite 247, Toluca Lake, CA 91602.

Career: Actor and stunt performer. Also worked as a model; appeared as the lead (Bret Taylor) in Universal Studios' "Wild West Stunt Show"; previously worked as the mascot of the Texas Rangers; hosted Hollywood Lingerie Girls on Tour, a road show.

Member: Lambda Chi Alpha, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association.

Awards, Honors: Lambda Chi Alpha Associate of the Year, 1976.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

ESU commander, Quick Change, Warner Bros., 1990.

Detective, Bad Boys, Columbia, 1995.

Cop number one, The Lion's Den (short), 1998.

David Roy, Angels Don't Sleep Here (also known as Backflash 2: Angels Don't Sleep Here), Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Film Stunts:

Fire Down Below, Warner Bros., 1997.

Angels Don't Sleep Here (also known as Backflash 2: Angels Don't Sleep Here), Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Film Stunt Double:

Bernie, Date Movie, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Sam the sweeper, The Pretender, NBC, 1996–2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(Uncredited) Sam the Sweeper, The Pretender: Island of the Haunted (also known as Island of the Haunted), TNT, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Andrew, "Out of Luck," Superboy (also known as The Adventures of Superboy), syndicated, 1992.

Soldier, "Gettysburg Change of Address," Thunder in Paradise, syndicated, 1994.

Nigel, "Triple Cross," Fortune Hunter, Fox, 1994.

Guard, "Smoke on the Water," SeaQuest DSV (also known as SeaQuest 2032), NBC, 1995.

Strode's guard, "Freefall," Martial Law, CBS, 2000.

Guard, "Parent Trap," Malibu, CA, syndicated, 2000.

Tough guy demon, "That Old Gang of Mine," Angel (also known as Angel: The Series), The WB, 2001.

Stanley, "It's Val's Wonderful Life," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 2001.

Shady guy, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Val," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 2001.

Professor Wilkinsen, "Time Will Tell," Alias, ABC, 2001.

(As Sam Ayres) Agent Jeff Breeher, "2:00-3:00 p.m.," 24, Fox, 2002.

(As Sam Ayres) Agent Jeff Breeher, "3:00-4:00 p.m.," 24, Fox, 2002.

Guard, "Poster Girl," She Spies, NBC, 2002.

Detective Dubleman, "All Hallow's Eve," Boomtown, NBC, 2002.

Aid worker, Medical Investigation, NBC, 2004.

Burly, "Sabotage," Numb3rs, CBS, 2005.

Also appeared in Dallas.

Television Stunts; Pilots:

Tarzan's Return, syndicated, 1996.

Stage Appearances:

Sammy Fletcher, The Basement, Theatre Shed, Studio City, CA, 2003.

Also appeared as Mr. White, Reservoir Dogs, and America and Red, Pounding Nails, both Manhattan South, New York City; Stan, Chic Golden's Big Comeback, Lizard Productions.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Cross & Crescent, Spring, 2000.

Memphis Magazine, November, 1999.

The Telegraph (Nashua, NH), September 25, 1999.

Ayers, Sam

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