Sam Trammell (born January 29, 1969) is an American actor, known for his role as Sam Merlotte on the HBO fantasy drama series True Blood. He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance as Richard Miller in Ah, Wilderness!.
Trammell has worked in theater, Broadway, Off-Broadway, film, and television. He is an accomplished New York stage actor whose credits include a Tony nominated performance in Ah, Wilderness! at Lincoln Center. Off-Broadway, he starred in Dealer's Choice, My Night with Reg, If Memory Serves, and Ancestral Voices, as well as in Kit Marlowe at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, where he received outstanding reviews.
Trammell's big break came when he landed the role of Sam Merlotte on the HBO series True Blood. In 2013, Trammell played Darrell Mackey in the drama film White Rabbit. Trammell played Hazel's (Shailene Woodley) father, Michael Lancaster, in the 2014 film The Fault in Our Stars, based on the novel of the same name by John Green.
In April 2018, Trammell was cast in the Netflix horror-drama series, The Order.
Trammell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He met actress Missy Yager in 2003 while performing theatre in New York City. The couple welcomed twin boys, Gus and Winston, on August 9, 2011.
For his work on HBO's True Blood, Trammell was nominated for: