Sam Elliott is an American actor. He is the recipient of several accolades, including a National Board of Review Award, and has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Elliott was cast in the musical drama A Star Is Born, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.

Birth Name

Samuel Pack Elliott




Actor, Voice Actor, Writer, Producer



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Sam Elliott was born on the 9th of August 1944, in Sacramento, California, United States.


He’s currently 78 years old.

Sun Sign




Sam is of English and Scottish descent. He also has distant Dutch and Swiss, remote Swedish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish roots.




In 1962, Elliott graduated from David Douglas High School. After graduating from high school, he attended college at the University of Oregon as an English and psychology major for two terms before dropping out. He returned to Portland and attended Clark College in nearby Vancouver, Washington, where he completed a two-year program. In 1965, Elliott re-enrolled at the University of Oregon and pledged at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He dropped out again after his father died of a heart attack.

Family Details

  • Father – Henry Nelson Elliott (Worked at Department of Interior)
  • Mother – Glynn Mamie Sparks (Physical Training Instructor)
  • Siblings – None
  • Relatives – Hardy Bishop Elliott (Paternal Grandfather), Leona Pack (Paternal Grandmother), Samuel D. Sparks, Jr (Maternal Grandfather), Zora Pope (Maternal Grandmother)

Marital Status



Girlfriend / Spouse

Sam Elliott has dated –

  • Barbra Streisand – Elliott was romantically involved with singer, actress, director, and producer Barbra Streisand in the past.

  • Katharine Ross (1978-Present) – In 1978, Sam started dating actress Katharine Ross. They had fallen in love while shooting for the horror movie, The Legacy. They were earlier cast in the 1969 release, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid but as both of them were cast in minor roles, they didn’t get to meet each other. They took their relationship to the next level in 1984 by getting married. The same year, they welcomed a daughter, Cleo Rose Elliott, into their family.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 6 feet 2 inches
  • In centimeters – 188 cm
  • In meters – 1.88 m


  • In Kilograms – 88 kg
  • In Pounds – 194 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color


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Professional Statistics

Famous For 

Elliott known for his distinctive lanky physique, full mustache, and a deep, sonorous voice. He began his film career with minor appearances in The Way West (1967), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), season five of Mission: Impossible and guest starred on television in the Western Gunsmoke (1972) and the television films Murder in Texas (1981) and The Shadow Riders (1982).

Film Debut

In 1969, Sam made his first film appearance in a minor role in the western movie, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Television Debut

In 1968, Elliott made his TV show debut in 3 episodes of the crime drama series, Felony Squad.

Brand Endorsements

Sam has lent his voice for Ford Trucks, Chevy Trucks, Dodge Trucks, U.S. Beef Council, Union Pacific Railroad, IBM, Coor’s Beer, SmokeyBear, and Coleman Camping Gear.

Sam Elliott Net worth

Sam Elliott has an estimated net worth of $20 million dollars as of 2023.

Social Media Profiles

  • He doesn’t have any social media accounts.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sam Elliott

  • Sam was in love with movies since a very young age. By the age of 9, he had realized that he wanted to become an actor.
  • While studying in college, he was pretty active in local and college theater and his portrayal of one of the leads in the production of Guys and Dolls was highly praised by local newspapers.
  • After dropping out of his final year at the University of Oregon, he moved to Los Angeles to study acting. To pay his bills, he used to work part-time in construction.
  • In 1960, Sam relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting, which his father had dissuaded him from doing, instead urging him to obtain a college degree.
  • In 1969, he earned his first television credit as Dan Kenyon in Judd for the Defense in the episode The Crystal Maze.
  • In 1975, Elliott was cast in a lead role as Charles Wood in the television film I Will Fight No More Forever, a dramatization of Chief Joseph’s resistance to the U.S. government’s forcible removal of his Nez Perce Indian tribe to a reservation in Idaho.
  • In 1986, Sam starred in TV movie Gone to Texas, based on a biography of Sam Houston.
  • In 1991, Elliott and his wife Katharine Ross starred in the adaptation of the Louis L’Amour novel Conagher.
  • In 1998, Sam was named the grand marshal of the Calgary Stampede parade and rode in the procession before an estimated 300,000 spectators.
  • In 1998, he played the Stranger in The Big Lebowski.
  • In 2003, Elliott was very keen to reprise the role of General Ross in the reboot The Incredible Hulk.
  • In 2005, Sam appeared in Thank You for Smoking as a former Marlboro Man advertisement cowboy who has developed lung cancer.
  • In 2006, he provided the voice for the character Ben the Cow in the animated film Barnyard.
  • In 2007, Elliott joined the comic book adaptation Ghost Rider. He played the character Carter Slade.
  • In 2009, Sam had a small role in Up In The Air in which he portrayed the chief pilot of American Airlines.
  • In 2015, he guest-starred on the series Justified, which earned him a Critics’ Choice Television Award.
  • In 2015, Elliott appeared opposite Lily Tomlin as a former love interest of a grandmother attempting to help her pregnant granddaughter in Paul Weitz’s comedy Grandma.
  • In 2015, he won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for best guest performer in a drama for his role in the FX Network’s show Justified.
  • In 2015, Sam began appearing as a series regular in the Netflix series The Ranch, opposite Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson.
  • In 2017, Elliott starred in The Hero, as Lee Hayden, an aging Western icon with a golden voice, whose best performances are decades behind him.
  • In 2022, Sam played Shae Brennon on the Paramount+ miniseries 1883, a prequel to the Yellowstone series.


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