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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 Another World (1966-1971). He also played Hal Sterling, the father of a castaway family, on a little-known 80s sci-fi television series Otherworld. During the '80's, 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.

He also made guest appearances in Law & Order, Murder, She Wrote, The Love Boat, Hill Street Blues, Quincy M.E., Gunsmoke, and The Time Tunnel (as Jerry).

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

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Yes! Weekly
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:15:00 -0700

Factory): Basketball coach Sam Groom and health inspector Sara Botsford team up – and hook up – to battle a horde of oversized, mutant rats wreaking havoc in (and under) Toronto in director Robert Clouse's silly but fast-moving 1982 adaptation of James ...

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 ...


Sat, 19 Jul 2014 10:15:00 -0700

Sam Groom (Deadly Game) stars as Paul Harris, a basketball coach at either a local high school or college – the age of the actors playing students makes it difficult to say which. The always-pretty Lisa Langlois (The Nest) is Trudy White, the ...

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.
Bloody Disgusting
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 ...

Western Morning News

Western Morning News
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:38:03 -0700

Sam Groom, event manager, for the Cornwall Development Company said: “It is only with the significant support from sponsors and partners that we are able to host the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta. “We thank Saga Cruises for their support and look forward ...

Falmouth Packet

Falmouth Packet
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 03:52:30 -0700

Sam Groom, event manager, Cornwall Development Company, said: “It is only with the significant support from sponsors and partners that we are able to host the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta. We thank Saga Cruises for their support and look forward to ...
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:18:45 -0700

There is also a divorced basketball coach played by Sam Groom, who notices that one of his star basketball players has been bitten by something. While he doesn't necessarily believe that it is a rat, it does look rather suspicious and odd. He's also ...

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