Starting from one’s childhood to hone their acting skills is a sure-fire way of making a good career out of it. In the history of Hollywood, there have been many actors whose careers began when they were just kids, just like Sam Huntington who is the subject of this article.
While the actor began his career as a child, appearing in a number movies and television shows, he became widely known after he was cast as one of the lead characters in the television show, Being Human. Keep reading to learn more about how Sam Huntington came to be a household name in Hollywood.
Sam Huntington was born on the 1st of April in 1982, in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Not much is known about his immediate family; however, it is known that he is related to the iconic actor Ralph Bellamy, who happens to be his great-uncle.
When Sam was 13 years old, his mother decided to relocate to New York and took him along with her. While there, he attended the college preparatory school, Professional Children’s School, where he got the chance to appear in some commercials.
Sam Huntington’s acting career began in his childhood when he performed in his mother’s theatre and was a part of a drama group called the Peterborough Players. The time he spent with the group aided his growth as an actor and gave him the opportunity to act in a number of plays, one of which was the theatre production of Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. After his mother relocated to New York with him, his career grew as he was cast in a couple of television commercials and got to spend time with a more diverse group of actors.
His performance in the 1996 movie, Harvest of Fire, where he played Nathan Hostetler, was the first time he had played a major role on the big screen. In the following year, he appeared alongside the great Tim Allen in the movie Jungle 2 Jungle, which was part of a contract he signed for three movies with the Walt Disney Company.
In 2001, Huntington played the highly sensitive character called Ox in the teen comedy Not Another Teen Movie. A few years later, he played the role of the photojournalist Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns (2006) and then starred in the 2009 movie Fanboys, where he played the lead role of Eric alongside actors Christ Marquette, Kristen Bell, Jay Baruchel, and Dan Fogler.
Sam Huntington later appeared alongside Kristen Bell again in the mystery tv series Veronica Mars (2004-05) where he played the character of Luke Haldeman, a role he reprised in the movie in 2014. He has also had appearances in television shows such as CSI: Miami (2004), Cavemen (2007-8) and Rosewood (2015-17). Regardless of his many performances, his most famous role is that of Josh Levinson in the supernatural horror series, Being Human (2011-2014).
Sam Huntington’s Family – Wife and Children
There were rumors that Sam Huntington had dated actress Natasha Lyonne, who he worked with on the movie Detroit Rock City (1999), and actress Stephanie Lemelin, who he appeared with on the television show Cavemen (2007-08). However, these were purely rumors and never confirmed.
In 2001, Huntington met and began dating Rachel Klein, an actress he later worked with in the movie, Rolling Kansas (2003). In addition to her acting, Klein, who has also appeared in Savannah, Steven Seagal: Lawman and HBO Boxing After Dark, is also a producer and director.
The couple dated for a period of five years before getting married in 2006 on the 12th of April. They have remained happily married together and have been blessed with two children; a boy and a girl.
As mentioned above, Sam Huntington’s mother, Christine Stabile, owned a theatre and also doubled as an actress, while his father was a cabinet maker. Beyond this, there is limited information available about his parents online. It can only be assumed that the actor has chosen to protect his family’s privacy.
Sam Huntington has had a pretty decent career as an actor with a few appearances in blockbuster movies and several appearances in television roles. His career started professionally in 1996 with Harvest of Fire and has lasted for over two decades, resulting in him having amassed an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Height, Weight & Body Statistics
The actor stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs about 75 kg. He has the body statistics of 41-31-14 inches for his chest, waist, and biceps respectively. Considering his profession as an actor, it’s not surprising that Sam Huntington is such great shape.