What Is a Biography of Sam Elliott?


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Samuel Pack Elliott, born Aug. 9, 1944 in Sacramento, California, is an American actor known for his cowboy-like persona playing characters in movies such as “The Big Lebowski,” “Ghost Rider” and “Hulk.” He got his start in the performing arts while attending Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, as a lead in “Guys and Dolls.” He later studied acting in Los Angeles, California, and landed a part in 1969’s “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”

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Soon after, Elliott played the role of Doug Robert in the popular TV program “Mission: Impossible” from 1970 to 1971, and he played minor roles in various films and TV programs, including “Hawaii Five-O” and “Gunsmoke,” up until his breakthrough performance alongside Cher in 1985’s “Mask." Later, he starred in popular movies such as “The Quick and the Dead,” “Tombstone” and “You Know My Name.”

Elliott performed voice-only work in 2006’s “Barnyard,” 2010’s “Marmaduke” and 2015’s “The Good Dinosaur.” He also voiced Lee Scoresby in the 2007 film “The Golden Compass” and voiced the role of the pilot in 2009’s “Up in the Air.”

Elliott married Katharine Ross, an actress with whom he starred in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” The pair have a daughter, Cleo Rose Elliott, who lives in Malibu, California, and is a musician.

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