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Sam Elliott Biography

Birth Name:
Samuel Pack Elliott
Birth Place:
Sacramento, California, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Made his film debut in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • Romanced his future wife, The Graduate star Katharine Ross, on the set of the 1979 mystery The Legacy
  • Although the two had both worked on Butch Cassidy, he as a bit player and she as the female lead, they had never met
  • Vocal performance of Ben the Cow in the 2006 animated feature Barnyard included a cover of the Tom Petty-Jeff Lynne tune "I Won't Back Down
  • " Additional vocal credits: was the voice of Smokey the Bear in a series of wildfire-prevention PSA's; introduced the teams at the 2011 Super Bowl

Awards

  • 2018Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2001Critics' Choice Awards-Alan J. Pakula Award: winner
  • 1996Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1995Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special: nominated
  • 1992Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated

Relationships