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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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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 01:03:45 -0700

Judge Charlotte Harrison said: “Sam's groom was the biggest transformation of all the entries and the dog is finished beautifully.” Miss Laws spent two hours giving the 18-month-old dog her first hair cut. She said “I was so shocked to come first. “I ...

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Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:18:45 -0700

Judge Charlotte Harrison said: “Sam's groom was the biggest transformation of all the entries and the dog is finished beautifully.” Sam said: “I was so shocked to come first. I entered as the entry fees were being donated to the charity Canine Partners ...

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

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