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Sam Groom (born June 13, 1938) is an actor most noted for his numerous roles on television. He portrayed the title role in the Canadian television series Dr. Simon Locke (1971), later renamed Police Surgeon. Prior to that, he had played Dr. Russ Matthews in the daytime soap opera Another World (1966-1971). He also played Hal Sterling, the father of a castaway family, on a little-known 1980s science fiction television series Otherworld. During the 1980s, Groom also was a spokesperson for American Motors, appearing in many commercials for the popular AMC Concord and AMC Eagle model lineups. He later played Joseph Orsini in the soap opera All My Children in 1993.

Groom made guest appearances in Law & Order, Murder, She Wrote, The Love Boat, Hill Street Blues, Quincy M.E., Gunsmoke, The Feather and Father Gang, and The Time Tunnel as the inspiring young scientist named Jerry. In 1976, he appeared both in an episode of Sara and in Territorial Men, a television movie version of the series.

Groom has a daughter, Karen, born in 1961. He has three children from his first marriage to Kathleen Sullivan (1962 - 1974), Samuel (born in 1962), Patrick (born in 1964), and Christopher (born in 1966). Groom married actress Suzanne Rogers in 1980. They divorced in 1982. He currently teaches acting at HB Studio in New York City.

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We Love Soaps

We Love Soaps
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 20:23:43 -0800

1968: On Another World, Rachel (Robin Strasser) and Russ (Sam Groom) crossed the state line and were married by a justice of the peace. The magistrate's wife, Effie, was their witness. Rachel had convinced Russ they could keep the marriage a secret ...


Wed, 28 May 2014 09:41:15 -0700

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Thu, 25 Dec 2014 21:03:45 -0800

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Austin Chronicle

Austin Chronicle
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:03:33 -0700

They're just two cogs in a surprisingly densely packed cast, including Sam Groom as a high school teacher who happens to be friends with rodentologist Dr. Spencer (Cec Linder), and becomes involved with a health department inspector Kelly Leonard (Sara ...
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:52:21 -0700

Before getting to the bulk of the rat carnage, director Robert Clouse (Enter the Dragon) takes us through a love triangle of Paul Harris (Sam Groom), a divorced school teacher whose student Trudy (Lisa Langlois) is convinced she can seduce him. But ...
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:20:45 -0700

1970: On Another World, Rachel (Robin Strasser) gave Russ (Sam Groom) a signed legal document relinquishing any claim to the trust fund for Jamie. 1979: On The Edge of Night, Deborah (Frances Fisher) began receiving mysterious phone calls. 1979: On ...

Highbrow Magazine

Highbrow Magazine
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:15:00 -0700

Mekhi Phifer, Anika Noni Rose, Ving Rhames, Kimberly Elise and Tichina Arnold also star. “Deadly Eyes”: Blu-ray/DVD combo release of director Robert Clouse's 1982 horror movie about giant rats that terrorize Toronto. Sam Groom and Sara Botsford star.

West Briton

West Briton
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 03:12:49 -0700

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