Biography

Sam Shepard (born November 5, 1943) was an American playwright, actor, and television and film director. He is author of several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child. Shepard was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff (1983).

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Sam Shepard (born November 5, 1943) was an American playwright, actor, and television and film director. He is author of several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child. Shepard was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff (1983).

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 83

Birthday 1943-11-05

Day of Death 2017-07-27

Place of Birth Fort Sheridan, Illinois, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Samuel Shepard Rogers

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 California Typewriter as Himself
2017 Never Here as Paul Stark
2017 In Dubious Battle as Mr. Anderson
2016 Midnight Special as Calvin Meyer
2015 Ithaca as Willie Grogan
2015 Bloodline(13 episodes) as Robert Rayburn
2014 Cold in July as Russell
2014 Klondike(3 episodes) as Father Judge
2014 Klondike as Father Judge
2013 August: Osage County as Beverly Weston
2013 Out of the Furnace as Gerald 'Red' Baze
2013 Mud as Tom Blankenship
2013 Savannah as Mr. Stubbs
2012 Killing Them Softly as Dillon
2012 Shepard & Dark
2012 Shepard & Dark
2012 Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction as Himself
2012 Darling Companion as Sheriff Morris
2012 Safe House as Harlan Whitford
2011 Blackthorn as James
2010 Inhale as James Harrison
2009 Brothers as Hank Cahill
2008 Felon as Gordon
2008 The Accidental Husband as Wilder Lloyd
2008 Patti Smith: Dream of Life as Himself
2007 The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose as Himself
2007 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford as Frank James
2007 Ruffian as Frank Whiteley
2006 Charlotte's Web as Narrator (voice)
2006 The Return as Ed Mills
2006 Walker Payne as Syrus
2006 Bandidas as Bill Buck
2005 Stealth as Capt. George Cummings
2005 Don't Come Knocking as Howard
2005 Trudell as Himself
2004 The Notebook as Frank Calhoun
2003 Blind Horizon as Sheriff Jack Kolb
2003 This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs "The Late Henry Moss" as Himself
2002 Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence Malick as Himself
2002 Leo as Vic
2001 Black Hawk Down as Maj. Gen. William F. Garrison
2001 Shot in the Heart as Frank Gilmore, Sr.
2001 Swordfish as Senator James Reisman
2001 After the Harvest as Caleb Gare
2001 The Pledge as Eric Pollack
2000 Kurosawa as Narrator (voice)
2000 All the Pretty Horses as J.C. Franklin
2000 Hamlet as Ghost
2000 One Kill as Maj. Nelson Gray
1999 Snow Falling on Cedars as Arthur Chambers
1999 Dash and Lilly as Dashiell Hammett
1999 Purgatory as Sheriff Forrest / Wild Bill Hickock
1999 Purgatory
1998 Curtain Call as Will Dodge
1997 The Only Thrill as Reece McHenry
1996 Lily Dale as Pete Davenport
1995 Streets of Laredo(3 episodes) as Pea Eye Parker
1995 Streets of Laredo as Cpl. Pea Eye Parker
1995 The Good Old Boys as Tarnell
1994 Safe Passage as Patrick Singer
1993 The Pelican Brief as Thomas Callahan
1992 Thunderheart as Frank Coutelle
1991 Defenseless
1991 Voyager as Walter Faber
1990 Bright Angel as Jack
1989 Steel Magnolias as Spud Jones
1988 MaMa's Pushcart
1987 Baby Boom as Dr. Jeff Cooper
1986 Crimes of the Heart as Doc Porter
1985 Fool for Love as Eddie
1984 Country as Gil Ivy
1983 The Right Stuff as Chuck Yeager
1982 Frances as Harry York
1981 Raggedy Man as Bailey
1980 Resurrection as Cal
1978 Days of Heaven as The farmer
1978 Renaldo and Clara as Rodeo
1970 Brand X

Writing

2005 Don't Come KnockingScreenplay
1999 SimpaticoTheatre Play
1994 Curse of the Starving ClassTheatre Play
1993 Silent TongueWriter
1985 Fool for LoveTheatre Play
1985 Fool for LoveScreenplay
1984 Paris, TexasWriter
1978 Renaldo and ClaraWriter
1970 Zabriskie PointScreenplay

Directing

1993 Silent TongueDirector
1988 Far NorthDirector

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