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Encyclopedia > Sam Elliott
Sam Elliott
Birth name Samuel Pack Elliott
Born August 9, 1944 (1944-08-09) (age 63)
Sacramento, California

Samuel Pack Elliott (born August 9, 1944) is an American film and television actor. He is usually recognized by his tall, thin, rough-hewn physique, a thick handlebar moustache and a gruff speaking voice. is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Location of Sacramento in Sacramento County, California County Sacramento Government  - Mayor Heather Fargo Area  - City  99. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Example of a handlebar moustache (Lord Kitchener) An American man with a white handlebar moustache Albrecht von Roon George V of the United Kingdom A handlebar moustache is a moustache with particularly lengthy, often graspable, extremities. ...

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Biography

Early life

Elliott was born in Sacramento, California. He moved from California to Oregon with his family during his teenage years, where he graduated from David Douglas High School. Elliott is a member of theSigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the California State University, Los Angeles and worked in construction while studying acting in Los Angeles. Elliott lived for a short while in Princeton, West Virginia. Location of Sacramento in Sacramento County, California County Sacramento Government  - Mayor Heather Fargo Area  - City  99. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ) is a secret letter, social college fraternity. ... Princeton is a city in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States. ...


Personal

He has been married to actress Katharine Ross since 1984. Although Ross starred in the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in which Elliott had a very small role, the two did not meet and begin dating until 1978 when they both starred with Roger Daltrey in The Legacy. He and Ms. Ross had a daughter, Cleo Rose, on September 17, 1984. Katharine Juliet Ross (born January 29, 1940 in Los Angeles, California) is an Academy Award-nominated American movie and stage actress. ... Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 Western film that tells the story of bank robber Butch Cassidy (played by Paul Newman) and his partner The Sundance Kid (played by Robert Redford). ... Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE (born 1 March 1944) is a rock vocalist, songwriter, and actor, best known as the founder and lead singer of English rock band The Who. ...


Career

Elliott began his career as a character actor, but his appearance is naturally suited to Westerns. In fact, his debut role in film was a bit part (Card Player #2) in 1969's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Broncho Billy Anderson, from The Great Train Robbery The Western movie is one of the classic American film genres. ... Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 Western film that tells the story of bank robber Butch Cassidy (played by Paul Newman) and his partner The Sundance Kid (played by Robert Redford). ...


During 1970-71, Elliott starred as Doug Robert in the hit TV series Mission: Impossible and later played a wife killer in the miniseries Murder in Texas (1981) and A Death in California (1986). He has made guest appearances on shows such as Felony Squad, Gunsmoke, Lancer and Hawaii Five-O and has been featured in many TV movies; for instance, he played Wild Bill Hickock in Buffalo Girls (1995). The young Elliott was often cast for his masculine appeal. In his early movies—The Games, Frogs, Molly and Lawless John—he performed a number of scenes without his shirt. In 1975's Lifeguard, he appeared in much of the movie wearing nothing more than a pair of swim trunks. In 1978'sThe Legacy, he shed all his clothes for a nude scene. As late as 2003, when he was in his late 50s, Elliott still managed to retain his sex appeal as he stripped to the waist for a scene in Off the Map. In 1998, Elliot was named the parade marshal of the Calgary Stampede parade and rode in it in front of 300,000 spectators. A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Mission: Impossible is the name of an American television series which aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to September 1973. ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... Felony Squad was a half-hour television crime drama originally broadcast on the ABC network from September 12, 1966 to January 31, 1969, a span encompassing 73 episodes. ... The cast of radios Gunsmoke: Howard McNear (Doc), William Conrad (Matt), Georgia Ellis (Kitty) and Parley Baer (Chester) Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman MacDonnell and writer John Meston. ... Lancer is a 1968-1970 western television series starring Andrew Duggan, James Stacy, and Wayne Maunder as a father and two sons, a kind of darker and more complex version of the more successful Bonanza. ... Hawaii Five-O is an American television series that starred Jack Lord and James MacArthur as detectives for a fictional Hawaii state police department. ... A television movie (also TV movie, TV-movie, made-for-TV movie, etc. ... James Butler Hickok (May 27, 1837-August 2, 1876) better known as Wild Bill Hickok, was a semi-legendary figure in the American Wild West. ... Buffalo Girls is a novel written by American author Larry McMurtry. ... promotional poster for The Games The Games was a 1970 film based on the Hugh Atkinson (novel) and adapted to the screen by Erich Segal. ... Frogs is a 1972 horror film directed by George McCowan. ...


Some of his more well-known film roles include:

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Elliott's voice can be heard in as the voiceover narration for commercials from time to time. In the past, he has lent his voice to campaigns for Chevy, IBM, Union Pacific, and, most notably, took over as the voice of the American Beef Council after Robert Mitchum died. In 2007, Toyota hired Elliott to perform voice-overs for the new Toyota Tundra truck commercials, playing on the rich and gravelly delivery of his voice. [1] Chevrolet, or Chevy, is a brand of automobile that is now part of the General Motors group. ... IBM redirects here. ... The Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) is the largest railroad in the United States. ... Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an American film actor and singer. ... This article is about the automaker. ... The Toyota Tundra is a full-size pickup truck sold by Toyota, replacing the Toyota T100. ...


Selected filmography

Year Title
2008 Madagascar 2
John Rambo
2007 Ghost Rider
His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass
2006 Barnyard: The Original Party Animals
The Final Season
Thank You for Smoking
2005 The Alibi
2003 Hulk
2002 We Were Soldiers
2000 The Contender
1999 You Know My Name (TV movie)
1998 The Big Lebowski
The Hi-Lo Country
1995 The Desperate Trail (direct to video film)
1993 Tombstone
Gettysburg
1991 Rush
1991 Conagher (TV movie)
1990 Sibling Rivalry
1989 Prancer
Road House
1988 Shakedown
1987 Fatal Beauty
1985 Mask
1978 The Legacy
1975 Lifeguard
1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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