Nashville character: Gunnar Scott
Full name: Sam Palladio
Birthday: November 21
Hometown: Cornwall, England
Best known for: Stoke in Showtime’s Episodes
Did you know? The singer/songwriter thing isn’t just an act! Sam writes and records his own music under the moniker Salt Water Thief.
A fresh face to American viewers, Sam is already making impressive moves in the Hollywood scene. He made his TV debut on the British comedy-drama Little Crackers and later had a small role in film 7lives. After snagging guest stints in several other British shows, he landed a six-episode arc on the Emmy-winning Showtime comedy Episodes. In addition to playing Gunnar in Nashville, Sam will appear in the upcoming film Runner, Runner alongside Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, and Gemma Arterton.