The Ultimate Cowboy, Sam Elliott Bio

Tuesday, October 11 by Ryanick Paige

In this Sam Elliott Bio you will read about the movies and television shows he has appeared in and what he did before he became an actor. Sam Elliott celebrates his birthday on August 9th and hails from Sacramento, California. His height and thin stature are what most people think of when they think of a cowboy. That combined with his mustache and deep twanging voice, he is perfect for such roles.

Sam Elliott started his television career in 1968 with “Felony Squad” as various characters. He then went to the big screen as a card player in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” Over the years he has appeared in a number of films and television shows. Some of his most memorable roles are Doug Robert in the television seriesMission Impossible”, Gar in “Mask", Wade Garrett in “Road House” and as the caretaker in “Ghost Rider.”

Along with these onscreen hits, he has also lent his voice to some characters as well. Sam Elliott's voice can be heard in “Marmaduke” as Chupadogra, in “Barnyard” as Ben the Cow and many commercials. Smokey Bear, Coors Beer, Chevy the American Beef Council, and Dodge Ram Trucks are just a few of the products that have used Elliott's voice in their commercials.

On a more personal note, Elliott has a daughter with his wife, Katharine Ross. The couple has been married since 1984. Elliott's father worked for the Department of the Interior and his mother was a Physical Trainer. While studying to be an actor he worked construction in Los Angeles.  

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