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Samuel Larsen Biography

Birth Name:
Samuel Peter Acosta Larsen
Birth Place:
San Fernando, California, United States
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • Is of Mexican and Danish ancestry
  • Began playing the drums at age 3; his father would cut drumsticks in half to make them easier to handle
  • Also plays bass, guitar and keyboards
  • In 2010, auditioned for the ninth season of American Idol but was cut after making it to the Hollywood round
  • Auditioned for the role of Sam Evans in Glee but lost the role to Chord Overstreet
  • Was named the Season 1 winner (along with Damian McGinty) of The Glee Project
  • His prize was a recurring role on Glee
  • Performs in a rock band called Bridges I Burn
  • Is a devout Christian; identifies strongly with his Glee character Joe Hart, who is also a Christian


  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated


  • Manolo Acosta -- Brother
  • Henrik Larsen -- Father
  • Lupe Acosta Larsen -- Mother
  • Morgan -- Sister