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Bottoms, Sam 1955- (Samuel Bottoms)

Bottoms, Sam 1955- (Samuel Bottoms)

PERSONAL

Full name, Samuel John Bottoms; born October 17, 1955, in Santa Barbara, CA; son of James Bottoms (a sculptor and art teacher); brother of Ben Bottoms and Joseph Bottoms (both actors) and Timothy Bottoms (an actor and producer); married Susan Arnold (an editor), April 27, 1980 (divorced); married Laura Bickford (a producer), September 21, 2002; children: (first marriage) two daughters.

Addresses:

Agent—SDB Partners, 1801 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 902, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Manager— Seven Summits Pictures and Management, 8906 West Olympic Blvd., Ground Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career:

Actor. Appeared in television commercials for the Cadillac DeVille, 1997.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Billy, The Last Picture Show, Columbia, 1971.

Marty, Class of '44 (also known as Tre kompisar), Warner Bros., 1973.

Mel Allan, Zandy's Bride (also known as For Better, For Worse), Warner Bros., 1974.

Jamie, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Warner Bros., 1976.

Greg Oliver, Up from the Depths, New World, 1979.

Gunner's mate third class Lance B. Johnson, Apocalypse Now, United Artists, 1979, revised edition released as Apocalypse Now Redux. Leonard James, Bronco Billy, Warner Bros., 1980.

(As Samuel Bottoms) Bill Yeoman, Prime Risk, Almi, 1984.

(As Samuel Bottoms) Murray Lewis, Jr., In 'n Out (also known as Gringo mojado), Anchor Bay, 1985.

(As Samuel Bottoms) David Rand, Hunter's Blood, Concorde, 1986.

Lieutenant Webber, Gardens of Stone, TriStar, 1987.

Father Michael McCarren, Private Tutor (also known as After School, Before God, Quest for Eden, and Return to Eden), Moviestore Entertainment, 1988.

Kill Crazy, Media Home Entertainment, 1990.

Legs, Ragin Cajun (also known as Ragin Cajun and Loner), American International Pictures, 1990.

Himself, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (documentary), Triton Pictures, 1991.

Eliot Read, Dolly Dearest, Trimark Pictures, 1992.

North of Chiang Mai, 1992.

James Baker, The Trust, Quadrangle Films, 1993.

Oliver Thompson, Sugar Hill (also known as Harlem), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993.

Himself, Sunny Side Up, Pfeiffer Speer Film, 1994.

Kody, Project Shadowchaser III (also known as Project Shadowchaser 3000), New Line Cinema, 1995.

Robert, Joseph's Gift, 1998.

Therapist Schaub, Snide and Prejudice, Vine International Pictures, 1998.

Himself and Jamie, Hell Hath No Fury (documentary short; also known as Hell Hath No Fury: The Making of "Outlaw Josey Wales"), Warner Home Video, 1999.

Gene, Looking through Lillian, Mad Sun Films, 2001.

Mr. Caffey, The Unsaid, Global Cinema Group, 2001.

Mitchell Madsen, Shadow Fury, Phaedra Cinema, 2001.

Alex Lomax, True Files (also known as Shanghai Lily), 2002.

Mr. Blodget, Seabiscuit, Universal, 2003.

Lieutenant Maris, Havoc, New Line Home Video, 2005.

Dan Buttersfield, Shopgirl, Buena Vista, 2005.

Brian, Winter Passing, Focus Features, 2005.

Bob Swanson, Sr., SherryBaby, IFC Films, 2006.

Martey Kurtainbaum, Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee (also known as Finishing the Game), IFC Films, 2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Joseph, "Joseph and His Brothers," Greatest Heroes of the Bible, NBC, 1978.

Cal Trask, East of Eden (also known as John Steinbeck's "East of Eden"), ABC, 1980.

Return to Eden, 1985.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Ben Campbell, Savages, ABC, 1974.

Buddy Goleta, Cage without a Key, CBS, 1975.

Ken Baynes, Desperate Lives, CBS, 1982.

Coley, No Earthly Reason, 1984.

Mr. George "Dad" Wagner, The Witching of Ben Wagner, The Disney Channel, 1987.

Sam Faraday, Island Sons, ABC, 1987.

Police officer, Zooman (also known as Zooman and the Sign), Showtime, 1995.

Mercenary II: Thick & Thin (also known as Thick and Thin), 1997.

Dennis Cromwell, My Neighbor's Daughter (also known as Angel Blue), Lifetime, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas (also known as The Making of Texasville), Showtime, 1991.

50 Films to See Before You Die (also known as Film4's "50 Films to See Before You Die"), Channel 4, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Gary, "The Runner," Doc Elliot, ABC, 1974.

Ron Gibbons, "Cheers," Lucas Tanner, NBC, 1974.

"Sanity Case," Marcus Welby, M.D. (also known as Robert Young, Family Doctor), ABC, 1976.

"Breakout to Murder," The Eddie Capra Mysteries, NBC, 1978.

Sergeant Joe Rice, "The Search for Peter Kerry," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1988.

Joey Hellinger, "Suspicion of Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1990.

"Rounding Third," 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1990.

Michael Kryder, "Revelations," The X-Files, Fox, 1995.

David Lewis, "What's Your Poison?," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2004.

Television Producer; Specials:

Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas (also known as The Making of Texasville), Showtime, 1991.

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