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Sam Groom
Born Samuel J. Groom
(1938-06-13) June 13, 1938 (age 77)
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1956–2005

Sam Groom (born June 13, 1938 in Columbus, Ohio) 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.

His film career included roles in Act One (1963), The Baby Maker (1970), Time Travelers (1976), Run for the Roses (1977), Institute for Revenge (1979), Hanging by a Thread (1979), The Day the Loving Stopped (1981), Deadly Eyes (1982), and as John F. Kennedy in the television miniseries Blood Feud (1983).

Groom has a daughter, Karen, born in 1958. 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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1968: On Another World, Mitchell Dru (Geoffrey Lumb, who also played the character on both As the World Turns and The Brighter Day) advised Alice Matthews (Jacqueline Courtney) not to conjure up trouble between her brother, Russ (Sam Groom), and his ...
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Samantha Groom has expressed her delight at being recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours list. In recognition of her recent management of some of Cornwall's highest profile events, Sam is set to receive a British Empire Medal. The medal for local ...

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1966: On Another World, Sam Groom debuted as Russ Matthews. Russ returned to Bay City to do his internship at Memorial Hospital. 1966: On Search for Tomorrow, Eunice (Ann Williams), Stu (Larry Haines), Marge (Melba Rae), Bob (Carl Low) and Patti ...

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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 ...

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:25:04 -0700

Rachel tried valiantly to make a good impression on Russ's mother but in her eagerness, her distorted picture of the Matthews' social and financial position was more than evident. Mary Matthews tried to set the record straight but Rachel was convinced ...

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Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:54:16 -0700

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