Sam Elliott is popularly known for his deep voice, his iconic mustache, the long list of TV shows he’s appeared in.
Sam Elliott was born in Sacramento, California on August 9, 1944.
His family moved to Portland, Oregon when he was 13 years and went on to school at the University of Oregon in Eugene for two semesters before dropping out.
Elliot from the game of 9 always dreamed of becoming an actor, but his father wasn’t in support of his dream.
“He died thinking, ‘Man, this kid is going to go down the wrong path,’” Elliott said. “And I think on some levels that was either hard on me or made me more focused in my resolve to have a career.”
“I think on some levels that was either hard on me or made me more focused in my resolve to have a career,” Elliott said, reflecting on the death of his dad.
He landed his first role in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. He played alongside Paul Newman and Robert Redford.
She also met his future wife Katherine Ross in the movie.
“I didn’t dare try to talk to her then. She was the leading lady. I was a shadow on the wall, a glorified extra in a bar scene,” he told AARP in 2015.
Katherine and Elliot got to be together again on the set of The Legacy.
“We were working together and one thing led to another. And here we are,” she told The Mercury News in 2017.
The two got married in 1984 and had a daughter the same year after their marriage.
Elliott’s breakthrough when he was on his honeymoon. His agent called and presented the role of playing Cher’s boyfriend in the 1985 film Mask. According to The New York Times, Ross called Elliott’s agent back and said she’d have her new husband back in time for him to audition for the part.
Sam Elliott’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million. Some could be surprised at how he was able to achieve such a feat, but he was featured in a list of movies and TV Shows including Gettysburg, Up In The Air, The Golden Compass, Hulk, The Man Who Killed Hitler, Justified Judd for the Defense, and Felony Squad.
“I think it has something to do with integrity and a man’s word and honor and all that kind of stuff — values, morality, all that kind of stuff that everybody looks kind of down their nose at,” he said.