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Sam Bottoms

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Past due American actor who became known for his encouraging role in the traditional 1979 film, Apocalypse Now. He performed a supporting part in the 2003 Oscar-nominated film, Seabiscuit. He debuted in 1971’s THE FINAL Picture Display when he was 16. He concluded his profession using the 2007 film, Finishing the overall game. He wedded his second wife, Laura Bickford, in 2002 after divorcing his first wife, Susan Arnold. He’s the younger sibling of acting professional Timothy Bottoms .

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Full Name Sam Bottoms
Date Of Birth October 17, 1955
Died December 16, 2008, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Santa Barbara, CA
Height 1.8 m
Profession Movie Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Laura Bickford
Children Io Bottoms, Clara Bottoms
Parents Betty Bottoms, James A. Bottoms
Siblings Timothy Bottoms, Joseph Bottoms, Ben Bottoms
Movies Apocalypse Now, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Last Picture Show, Sherrybaby, Apocalypse Now Redux, Shopgirl, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, Bronco Billy, Dolly Dearest, Seabiscuit, The Unsaid, Gardens of Stone, Up from the Depths, Shadow Fury, Havoc, Zandy's Bride, Winter Passing, Sugar Hill, Looking Through Lillian, Class of '44, Prime Risk, Project Shadowchaser III, My Neighbor's Daughter, Snide and Prejudice, Joseph's Gift, Savages, Ragin' Cajun, Desperate Lives, The Witching of Ben Wagner, North of Chiang Mai, Cage Without a Key, Hunter's Blood, In 'N Out, After School, Picture This, True Files, Stories of the Bible, Island Sons, The Trust
TV Shows East of Eden
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Last Picture Show (1971), Apocalypse Now (1979) and Seabiscuit (2003).
2His daughter Io Bottoms is also an actor.
3Father is sculptor James "Bud" Bottoms.
4Had two daughters from his first wife Susan Arnold, Io and Clara.
5Began acting at the Santa Barbara (California) Youth Theatre at age 10.
6On The Last Picture Show Sam often tagged along to watch filming with his older brother Timothy and one day Peter Bogdonovich on a whim decided to test screen young Sam and the rest they say is history; meaning of course Sam got the job
7Brother of Ben Bottoms, Joseph Bottoms and Timothy Bottoms.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee2007Martey Kurtainbaum
Sherrybaby2006Bob Swanson Sr.
Winter Passing2005Brian
Shopgirl2005Dan Buttersfield
Havoc2005Lt. Maris
NYPD Blue2004TV SeriesDavid Lewis
Seabiscuit2003Mr. Blodget
True Files2002Alex Lomax
Looking Through Lillian2002Gene
Shadow Fury2001Mitchell Madsen
The Unsaid2001Joseph Caffey
Mercenary II: Thick & Thin1999TV MovieCamera Man
Joseph's Gift1998Robert Keller
My Neighbor's Daughter1998TV MovieDennis Cromwell
Sticky Fingers1997VideoRoshi Ishtar
Snide and Prejudice1997Therapist Schaub
The X-Files1995TV SeriesMichael Kryder
Project Shadowchaser III1995VideoKody
Zooman1995TV MoviePoliceman
Sunny Side Up1994Sam Bottoms
The Trust1993James Baker
Sugar Hill1993Oliver Thompson
North of Chiang Mai1992Michael
Ragin' Cajun1991Legs
Dolly Dearest1991Elliot Wade
Murder, She Wrote1989-1991TV SeriesJoe Hellinger / Sgt. Joe Rice
21 Jump Street1990TV SeriesRobert Johnson
The Witching of Ben Wagner1990TV MovieMr. George 'Dad' Wagner
After School1988Father Michael McCarren
Island Sons1987TV MovieSam Faraday
Gardens of Stone1987Lt. Webber
Hunter's Blood1986David Rand (as Samuel Bottoms)
Prime Risk1985Bill Yeoman (as Samuel Bottoms)
Answers1985TV MoviePatrolman Rick Selby (Segment "A Good Time")
No Earthly Reason1984TV MovieColey
In 'n Out1984Murray Lewis Jr. (as Samuel Bottoms)
Return to Eden1983TV Mini-Series
Desperate Lives1982TV MovieKen Baynes
East of Eden1981TV Mini-SeriesCal Trask
Bronco Billy1980Leonard James
Up from the Depths1979Greg Oliver
Apocalypse Now1979Lance B. Johnson
The Eddie Capra Mysteries1978TV Series
Greatest Heroes of the Bible1978TV SeriesJoseph
The Outlaw Josey Wales1976Jamie
Marcus Welby, M.D.1976TV SeriesEd
Cage Without a Key1975TV MovieBuddy Goleta
Lucas Tanner1974TV SeriesRon Gibbons
Savages1974TV MovieBen Campbell
Zandy's Bride1974Mel Allan
Doc Elliot1974TV SeriesGary Basquin
Class of '441973Marty
The Last Picture Show1971Billy

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas1991Documentary producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Outlaw Josey Wales1976performer: "Rose of Alabamy" - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Big Brass Ring1999special thanks
Hell Hath No Fury1999Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
50 Films to See Before You Die2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hell Hath No Fury1999Video documentary shortHimself - 'Jamie'
Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas1991DocumentaryHimself
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse1991DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute

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