Who is Sam Elliott?

Sam Elliott is an American actor who has actively worked in the entertainment field from 1967 to date. This actor had a huge passion and dedication for his actions which led him to pursue his career in acting. He initially worked as a stage artist in theatres, a character actor in films, and then eventually received the lead roles. Likewise, he is best known for his acting role in the Marvel superhero movie ‘Hulk’ in 2003 where he played Thunderbolt Ross. Apart from acting, he is also a voice actor who has voiced over different characters. Moreover, he has also narrated his voice for various commercials. Sam has also received prestigious nominations and awards for his acting role.

Quick Info
Full NameSamuel Pack Elliot
Birth Date9 August 1944
Birth PlaceSacramento, California, United States.
Parents NameHenry Nelson Elliott
Glynn Mamie (née Sparks)
SpouseKatharine Ross (1984-Present)
Children1 daughter
Net Worth 2020$10 million
Height6 feet and 2 inches (1.88m/188cms)
Weight88kgs (194lbs)
Star SignLeo

Sam Elliott


Sam’s birth name is Samuel Pack Elliot, born on 9 August 1944 in Sacramento, California, United States. His father Henry Nelson Elliott served for the Department of the Interior while his mother, Glynn Mamie (née Sparks) worked as a physical training instructor. Additionally, he is currently 76 years old with a Leo star sign.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Sam Elliott holds an American nationality and as per his ethnicity, he is White. He is of English and Scottish descent. Moreover, he also has distant Dutch and Swiss ancestry. Besides this, he stands 6 feet and 2 inches (1.88m/188cms) tall and weighs around 88kgs (194lbs). Moreover, he has an average body type with a pair of green-colored eyes and white hair color.


Sam Elliott attended David Douglas High School. He then enrolled at the Clark College situated in Vancouver for two years course. Likewise, he also attended the University of Oregon but he dropped out after studying for few years.


Sam Elliott is not active on any social media accounts.

Personal Life

Talking about his personal life, he dated actress Katharine Ross in 1978. They hitched in 1984. This couple together has a daughter named Cleo Rose Elliott, born on September 17, 1984. She is a musician based in Malibu, California.

Sam Elliott



Sam Elliott landed his debut television role in the 1968 series ‘Felony Squad’ which lasted till 1969. He also played in ‘Land of Giants,’ ‘The F.B.I,’ ‘Judd, for the Defense,’ and ‘Lancer’ in 1969. The next year, he appeared in the television film ‘The Challenge’ as Bryant. Likewise, he also appeared in ‘Mission Impossible’ as Dr. Douglas Robert in 1970. For the next few years, he appeared in series and television films like ‘The Mod Squad,’ ‘Molly and Lawless John’ in 1972, ‘Mannix’ in 1973, ‘Doc Elliot,’ ‘Evel Knievel’ in 1974, ‘Police Woman’ in 1975, ‘Once an Eagle’ in 1976, and many more. Meanwhile, in 1987 he acted and produced the film ‘Gone to Texas’ as Sam Houston. In 1991, he again appeared as writer, producer, and actor in ‘Conagher’ in the titular role.

Furthermore, from 1995 to 2010 he appeared in various television films. Some of his notable roles are ‘Buffalo Girls’ in 1995, ‘You Know My Name’ in 1999 where he also became a producer, and ‘November Christmas’ in 2010. Sam also appeared in ‘Robot Chicken’ where he voiced over different roles in 2012 and 2020. Likewise, his next important role came in the 2015 crime drama TV series ‘Justified’ where he played Avery Markham. He shared the screen alongside Abby Miller, Joelle Carter, Army Ranger, Jacob Pitts, Kevin Rankin, Kaitlyn Dever, Margo Martindale, etc. Moreover, in 2016 he appeared as Beau Bennett and also produced the film ‘The Ranch’ which lasted till 2020. The same year, he also appeared in ‘American Dad!’ and ‘Grace and Frankie.’ His last played series is ‘Family Guy’ in 2019 and 2020.

Movies of Sam Elliott

Sam Elliott landed his debut film role in an uncredited role ‘The Way West’ in 1967. He then appeared in ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ in 1969. In the 1970s he played four different movies. After this, he directly appeared in the 1985 movies ‘Mask’ where he played Gar. He also played in ‘The Blue Lightning’ in 1986, ‘Fatal Beauty’ in 1987, ‘Shakedown’ in 1988, ‘Road House,’ and ‘Prancer’ in 1989. The year 1980s brought him more fame as well as he established himself as a talented actor. During the early 1990s, he appeared in ‘Gettysburg,’ ‘Blue River,’ ‘The Final Cut,’ and ‘Adventures of Mowgli’ where he had a voice role. Likewise, in 1998 he appeared in two movies ‘The Hi-Lo Country,’ and ‘The Big Lebowski.’

Similarly, in 2003, Sam played in the Marvel superhero film ‘Hulk’ where he portrayed the role of General Thaddeus Ross. The next two years, he featured as Charley in ‘Off the Map’ and Lorne Lutch as ‘Thank you for Smoking.’ Likewise, his other notable films are ‘Ghost Rider’ in 2007, ‘Up in the Air’ in 2009, and ‘The Big Bang’ in 2011. Sam played as Bill in ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’ in 2015 which earned his nomination for CFCA Award. The same year, he also voiced in ‘The Good Dinosaur’ as Butch. In 2017, he appeared in three different films where two of his film roles had a voice role.


Elliott is also known for his supporting role in the 2018 super hit musical romantic-drama film ‘A Star Is Born’ where he played Bobby Maine. He shared the screen alongside Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. This role also earned him many awards and nominations. His last played film is ‘Lady and the Tramp’ where he had a voice role. He lent his voice to the character named Trusty in 2019.

Sam Elliott


Though Sam has received prestigious nominations, he has not received won any one of them. He has won the Critics’ Choice Television Awards for his role ‘Justified’ in 2015. Likewise, he also won the Georgia Film Critics Association Award in supporting role for the role of ‘A Star Is Born’ in 2018.

Net Worth of Sam Elliott

Sam Elliott has already spent over 50 years of his life in the entertainment industry. His estimated net worth is $10 million as of 2020.