Sam Trammell as Darrell Mackey
An intelligent, highly-versatile actor who made inroads on the New York stage while building an intriguing career in mostly independent features, Sam Trammell currently stars opposite Anna Paquin on HBO’s critically acclaimed hit series TRUE BLOOD. A West Virginia native, Trammell attended Brown University where he gravitated to acting in his senior year. Following graduation, he garnered attention and accolades for a series of stage. In 1998 he had a Tony-nominated performance in the lead role of the Broadway revival of Eugene O’Neill’s comedy AH WILDERNESS. Within months of capturing New York City audiences, Sam starred as the fast-talking ex-con “Sonny Dupree,” in the quirky ABC comedy-drama MAXIMUM BOB, on John Wells’ TRINITY for NBC and eventually went on to star in the Showtime original series GOING TO CALIFORNIA. Trammell segued to film in a supporting role as a male hustler in the Sundance-screened BEAT, followed by release of FOLLOWERS, an affecting drama in which he played a would-be pledge to a fraternity who makes several decisions with tragic repercussions. He later portrayed twins in the dramatic road movie FEAR OF FICTION opposite Melissa Leo, followed by a supporting role in AUTUMN IN NEW YORK with Richard Gere and Winona Ryder and the independent dark comedy THE DETAILS with Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks and Laura Linney. Sam went on to star as a corporate lawyer and his doppelganger, a hapless criminal, in UNDERMIND. Sam’s recent credits include the independent films GUNS, GIRLS AND GAMBLING opposite Christian Slater and Gary Oldman, LONG TIME GONE opposite Virginia Madsen, the thriller DEADWEIGHT, the drama WHITE RABBIT directed Tim McCann, and THE AFTERMATH – which he executive produced. Sam recently played Shailene Woodley’s father in THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.