Sam Elliott Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 30 Oct, 2019
Facts of Sam Elliott
Date of Birth: 1944 , August-9
Age: 76 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Name Sam Elliott
Birth Name Samuel Pack Elliott
Father Henry Nelson Elliot
Mother Glynn Mamie
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Sacramento, California
Ethnicity White
Net Worth $ 10 Million
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Grey
Weight in KG 85
Married to Katherine Ross
Children 1
Education Clark College
Movies We Were Soldiers, Blood Diamond, Ghost Rider, Hulk, A Star Is Born, Mask, Frog, The Golden Compass, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Good Dinosaur,
TV Show Mission: Impossible, Conagher, Bufallo Girls, Robot Chicken, Justified
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Amerian actor Samuel Pack Elliott, better known as Sam Elliott, established himself in Hollywood from his untiring work. He has nearly 100 films credit under his belt. Elliott is widely known for his role as Pickett Smith in Frogs, Johnny Lawler in Molly, and Rick Carlson in Lifeguard. He also appeared in Marvel movies like Hulk and Ghost Rider. He earned a nomination for Various Awards, including Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and Primetime Emmy Awards for his work in the entertainment business.

Born in Sacramento

Sam Elliott was born as Samuel Pack Elliott on 9th August 1944 in Sacramento, California, United States. Elliott is American by nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity.

Sam is the only son of Glynn Mamie, a physical training instructor and high school teacher, and Henry Nelson Elliot, who worked in the Department of the Interior. His family moved to Portland, Oregon, when he was 13 years old.

Sam graduated from David Douglas High School in 1962. After completing high school, he joined the University of Oregon, where he majored in English and psychology, however, dropped after two terms. He moved to Vancouver, Washington, and completed a two-year program at Clark College.

After completing his education at Clark College, Sam Elliott returned to the University of Oregon and continued his study, but he dropped again after his father died due to a heart attack.

Gathered $10 Million Net Worth

The 75-year-old American actor has been working in Hollywood and television for more than five decades. He has $10 million of net worth from his work in the entertainment industry. As for his wife Katharine Ross, she has gathered $5 million of net worth. So the couple has $15 million net worth together.

The significant portion of his earning comes from his acting career in film and television. Talking about the films he has worked in, most of them went on to be a blockbuster hit. Some of them are listed below.

Movie Released Year Star-Cast Budget Box Office
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Katharine Ross $6 million $102.3 million (North America only)
The Legacy 1978 Katharine Ross, and Roger Daltrey $2.5 million $11.36 million
Mask 1985 Cher and Eric Stoltz $7.5 million $48.2 million
Road House 1989 Patrick SwayzeKathleen Wilhoite, and Kelly Lynch $15 million $30.1 million
We Were Soldiers 2002 Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, and Greg Kinnear $75 million $114.7 million
Hulk 2003 Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, and Josh Lucas $137 million $245.4 million
Thank You for Smoking 2005 Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, and Adam Brody $10 million $39.3 million
Blood Diamond 2006 Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, and Djimon Hounsou $100 million $171.7 million
Ghost Rider 2007 Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, and Wes Bentley $110 million $228.7 million
The Golden Compass 2007 Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, and Freddie Highmore $180 million $372 million
Up in the Air 2009 George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, and Anna Kendrick $25 million $166.8 million
The Company You Keep 2012 Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, and Julie Christie $2 million $19.6 million
I'll See You in My Dreams 2015 Blythe Danner, Martin Starr, and June Squibb $1 million $7 million
A Star Is Born 2018 Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, and Greg Grunberg $36 million $435 million

The actor also appeared in various television series, from which he undoubtedly collected thousands of dollars.

Talking about the millionaire's house, he has two luxurious houses; one in Malibu, California, and another in Harrisburg, Oregon. He has spent millions of dollars to acquire the properties. He also took ownership of his parents' house, where he grew up, after the death of his mother in 2012.

Talking about his cars, Sam Elliott owns a Chevrolet Suburban, which might cost him from $55,800 to $65,500.

Spent 52 Years in Show Business

Samuel Elliott debuted from the television series Felony Squad in 1968, and a year later, he got his first role in the movie Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid. Sam got his first major role as Pickett Smith in 1972 movie Frogs. After that, he landed major roles in Molly and Lawless John, Lifeguard, and The Legacy.

Elliott debuted as a producer from the 1987 movie, Gone to Texas. Later in 1992, he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Miniseries or Television. Similarly, Elliott later won a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Awards for his role in Buffalo Girls in 1995.

Elliott joined the cast of Marvel series for the movies Hulk and The Ghost Rider. He got many nominations, including Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Awards, for his role in 2018 movie A Star Is Born.

Sam Elliott at the Premier of A Star Is Born SOURCE: Getty Image

He also gave his voice for various characters in television series and films, including Barnyard, Marmaduke, The Good Dinosaur, and Rock dog. As of 2019, he voiced the character of Trusty in the movie Lady and the Tramp.

Married To Co-Star of The Legacy

Sam Elliott is a married man and has a child with her. He married The Legacy co-actress, Katharine Ross. The couple first met on the set of the movie Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid and later met in the movie, The Legacy, from which they began dating.

Sam Elliott with his wife Katherine Ross SOURCE: Getty Image

The couple dated for six years and tied the knot in 1984, and the same year, they welcomed their first child  Cleo Rose Elliott on 17th September 1984. Sam's daughter worked as a musician in Malibu, California.

The couple is living together for more than three decades without any issue or controversy about their relationship.

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