Sam Trammell is best known for the role of Sam Merlotte on True Blood, but did you know that he was nominated for a Tony Award? 

Find out more interesting facts about Sam Trammell below.

1. Sam's middle name is Foote.

2. Sam plays guitar, piano, and cello.

3. His favorite vampire movie is the 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One In.

4. Aside from doing some more theater work, Sam would love to appear in action and comedy movies.

5. Trammell lives less than a mile from the True Blood studios.

6. Sam originally wanted to study theoretical physics in college, but decided it was too hard.

7. Trammell didn’t start acting until after college.

8. In 1994, Trammel made his film debut as a TV talk show intern in The Hotel Manor Inn.

9. After he landed the role of Sam Merlotte, he read the first four Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse novels.

10. He attended Brown University with actress Jennifer Garner.


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