Sam Shepard



Place of birth:

Fort Sheridan, Illinois, USA:


Sam Shepard (born November 5, 1943) was an American playwright, actor, and television and film director. He is author of several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child. Shepard was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff (1983). Description above from the Wikipedia article Sam Shepard, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Film Credits

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)
as The Writer
California Typewriter (2017)
as Himself
Never Here (2017)
as Paul Stark
In Dubious Battle (2017)
as Mr. Anderson
Midnight Special (2016)
as Calvin Meyer
Ithaca (2015)
as Willie Grogan
Cold in July (2014)
as Russell
August: Osage County (2013)
as Beverly Weston
Out of the Furnace (2013)
as Gerald 'Red' Baze
Mud (2013)
as Tom Blankenship
Savannah (2013)
as Mr. Stubbs
Shepard & Dark (2012)
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2012)
as Himself
Killing Them Softly (2012)
as Dillon
Darling Companion (2012)
as Sheriff Morris
Safe House (2012)
as Harlan Whitford
Blackthorn (2011)
as James
Inhale (2010)
as James Harrison
Fair Game (2010)
Brothers (2009)
as Hank Cahill
Felon (2008)
as Gordon
The Accidental Husband (2008)
as Wilder Lloyd
Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008)
as Himself
The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose (2007)
as Himself
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
as Frank James
Ruffian (2007)
as Frank Whiteley
Charlotte's Web (2006)
as Narrator (voice)
The Return (2006)
as Ed Mills
Walker Payne (2006)
as Syrus
Bandidas (2006)
as Bill Buck
Stealth (2005)
as Capt. George Cummings
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
as Howard
Trudell (2005)
as Himself
The Notebook (2004)
as Frank Calhoun
Blind Horizon (2003)
as Sheriff Jack Kolb
The Essence of Combat: Making ‘Black Hawk Down’ (2003)
as Himself
This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs "The Late Henry Moss" (2003)
as Himself
Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence Malick (2002)
as Himself
Leo (2002)
as Vic
Black Hawk Down (2001)
as Maj. Gen. William F. Garrison
Shot in the Heart (2001)
as Frank Gilmore, Sr.
Swordfish (2001)
as Senator James Reisman
After the Harvest (2001)
as Caleb Gare
The Pledge (2001)
as Eric Pollack
Kurosawa (2000)
as Narrator (voice)
All the Pretty Horses (2000)
as J.C. Franklin
Hamlet (2000)
as Ghost
One Kill (2000)
as Maj. Nelson Gray
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
as Arthur Chambers
Dash and Lilly (1999)
as Dashiell Hammett
Purgatory (1999)
as Sheriff Forrest / Wild Bill Hickock
Curtain Call (1998)
as Will Dodge
The Only Thrill (1997)
as Reece McHenry
Lily Dale (1996)
as Pete Davenport
The Good Old Boys (1995)
as Tarnell
Caro Antonioni (1995)
as Self
Safe Passage (1994)
as Patrick Singer
The Pelican Brief (1993)
as Thomas Callahan
Thunderheart (1992)
as Frank Coutelle
Defenseless (1991)
as Det. Beutel
Homo Faber (1991)
as Walter Faber
Bright Angel (1990)
as Jack
Steel Magnolias (1989)
as Spud Jones
MaMa's Pushcart (1988)
Baby Boom (1987)
as Dr. Jeff Cooper
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
as Doc Porter
Fool for Love (1985)
as Eddie
Country (1984)
as Gil Ivy
The Right Stuff (1983)
as Chuck Yeager
Frances (1982)
as Harry York
Raggedy Man (1981)
as Bailey
Resurrection (1980)
as Cal
Days of Heaven (1978)
as The Farmer
Renaldo and Clara (1978)
as Rodeo
Brand X (1970)

Production Credits

Buried Child (2016)
True West (2016)
The Assassination of President Kennedy (2013)
Acting Double
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
True West (2002)
Simpatico (1999)
Theatre Play
Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
Theatre Play
Silent Tongue (1993)
Silent Tongue (1993)
Far North (1988)
Fool for Love (1985)
Fool for Love (1985)
Theatre Play
Paris, Texas (1984)
True West (1984)
Tongues (1982)
Tongues (1982)
Savage/Love (1981)
Renaldo and Clara (1978)
Zabriskie Point (1970)
Me and My Brother (1969)