Sam Groom

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“Over the years my teaching goal has been for my students, as they learn the craft of acting, to focus not on what they can get — celebrity and money — but rather on what they can give. Living truthfully and fully the life of your character allows the audience to live through you, to feel what you feel, and thereby to receive the gift of a greater understanding of the human condition. What could be more important in the world today? Because we study, in my classes, acting as it is being filmed rather than on a stage, we must learn to adapt to the particular needs of that medium, but our basic goal should always  remain the same: to perfect our craft not for what we can get but for what we can give.”


Studied with Uta Hagen, Jose Quintero and Milton Katselas. Broadway: TALLER THAN A DWARF (with Matthew Broderick), THE PRICE OF FAME with Charles Grodin (Roundabout Theatre) and COLLISION COURSE (Actors Playhouse). Pre-Broadway: DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS and DOUBLE CROSS. Regional: EDWARD II (Yale Rep) and AMERICAN DREAMS–LOST AND FOUND (Alliance Theatre, Atlanta). Film: starred in THE BABYMAKER with Barbara Hershey, DEADLY EYES and THE THOROUGHBRED. TV: WINNER TAKE ALL, THE TIME TRAVELERS, THE BETRAYAL, SHARON–PORTRAIT OF A MISTRESS, BEYOND THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE, INSTITUTE FOR REVENGE, and others, including four years on ANOTHER WORLD. Mini-series: HANGING BY A THREAD with Patty Duke and BLOOD FEUD. Guest starred in 26 television series including LAW & ORDER, HILL STREET BLUES, MURDER, SHE WROTE, and QUINCY. Starred in the series DR. SIMON LOCKE, POLICE SURGEON and OTHERWORLD. PBS: Ben Gordon in the acclaimed production of PARADISE LOST with Eli Wallach and Jo Van Fleet.