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      Sam Robards

      Sam Robards

      Highest Rated: 87% American Beauty (1999)

      Lowest Rated: 13% Catch That Kid (2004)

      Birthday: Dec 16, 1961

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      The handsome, easy-going son of famed actors Jason Robards and Lauren Bacall, Sam Robards studied acting and appeared in several plays Off-Broadway before making an impressive screen debut as a suitor to Molly Ringwald in Paul Mazursky's "Tempest" (1982), a savvy adaptation of Shakespeare's deserted island fantasy. He next drunkenly avoided commitment in the coming-of-age drama "Fandango," featuring a then unknown Kevin Costner and Robards' wife-to-be Suzy Amis, before Lewis Gilbert's "Not Quite Jerusalem" (both 1985) saw him play a happy-go-lucky American volunteer for kibbutz life romantically involved with Joanna Pacula. The film adaptation of Jay McInerney's "Bright Lights, Big City" (1988) marked his first association with actor Michael J Fox and the only time to date he has acted in a movie with his father. That same year, he had a supporting role in "Bird," Clint Eastwood's heartfelt biopic of famed jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker. He also portrayed Chaplain Kirk in Brian De Palma's flawed yet majestic Vietnam film, "Casualties of War" (1989), which reteamed him with Fox.

      Highest rated movies

      American Beauty
      Casualties of War
      Where Is Kyra? Beautiful Girls A.I.: Artificial Intelligence Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
      Hamlet
      Fandango

      Photos

      FANDANGO, Chuck Bush, Sam Robards, Judd Nelson, Kevin Costner, 1985. © Warner Bros. FANDANGO, Kevin Costner, Sam Robards, 1985. © Warner Bros. NOT QUITE PARADISE, (aka NOT QUITE JERUSALEM), from left: Joanna Pacula, Sam Robards, 1985. ©Anchor Bay Entertainment FANDANGO, Chuck Bush, Kevin Costner, Sam Robards, Brian Cesak, Judd Nelson, 1985. FANDANGO, Sam Robards, Kevin Costner, Brian Cesak, Chuck Bush, Judd Nelson, 1985, (c)Warner Bros. AMERICAN BEAUTY, Sam Robards, Kevin Spacey, Scott Bakula, 1999 PERESTROIKA, from left: director Slava Tsukerman, Sam Robards, on set, 2009. FANDANGO, Kevin Costner, Sam Robards, 1985 A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, Sam Robards, Haley Joel Osment, Frances O'Connor, 2001 FANDANGO, Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson, Sam Robards, 1985. PERESTROIKA, Sam Robards (center of frame), 2009. PERESTROIKA, Sam Robards, 2009.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Isle of Hope William (Character) - 2022
      81% 52% Where Is Kyra? Unknown (Character) $7.0K 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Secret Sessions Jack (Character) - 2016
      20% 46% The Art of Getting By Jack (Character) $1.4M 2011
      41% 46% The Rebound Frank (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 50% The Other Side of the Tracks David (Character) - 2008
      57% 33% Perestroika Sasha (Character) $21.7K 2007
      23% 55% Awake Clayton Beresford Sr. (Character) $14.4M 2007
      14% 25% Surviving Eden Gary (Character) - 2004
      13% 47% Catch That Kid Tom (Character) $16.7M 2004
      No Score Yet 50% The Blackwater Lightship Paul (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 100% Marmalade Unknown (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 38% Obsessed David Stillman (Character) - 2002
      47% 88% Life as a House David Dokos (Character) $15.6M 2001
      76% 64% A.I.: Artificial Intelligence Henry Swinton (Character) $78.6M 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Warden Axel (Character) - 2001
      70% No Score Yet Hamlet Fortinbras (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 48% Black and Blue Mike Riordan (Character) - 1999
      87% 93% American Beauty Jim Berkley (Character) $130.1M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love From Ground Zero Henry (Voice) - 1999
      No Score Yet 40% Dinner & Driving Frank (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 60% The Man Who Captured Eichmann David (Character) - 1996
      78% 80% Beautiful Girls Steve Rossmore (Character) $10.6M 1996
      No Score Yet 0% Donor Unknown Dr. David Bausch (Character) - 1995
      24% 27% Ready to Wear (Pret-a-Porter) Regina's Assistant (Character) $10.7M 1994
      76% 61% Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Harold Ross (Character) $2.1M 1994
      84% 75% Casualties of War Chaplain Kirk (Character) $17.0M 1989
      No Score Yet 50% Into Thin Air Stephen Walker (Character) - 1985
      63% 77% Fandango Kenneth Waggener (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Not Quite Paradise Mike (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number Unknown (Character) - 1983
      55% 73% Tempest Freddy (Character) - 1982

      TV

      Credit
      58% 85% Limitless Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      73% 84% Twisted Kyle Masterson (Character) 2013-2014
      97% 87% Treme Tim Feeny (Guest Star) 2012-2013
      76% 60% Body of Proof Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      93% 90% The Good Wife Jarvis Bowes (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 80% Blue Bloods Roger Carson (Guest Star) 2011
      84% 79% Gossip Girl Howie 'The Captain' Archibald (Guest Star) 2007-2008 2010-2011
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1993 2009
      No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      81% 95% The West Wing Greg Brock (Guest Star) 2004-2005
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Clubhouse Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2001
      70% 78% Sex and the City Tom Reymi (Guest Star) 2000
      69% No Score Yet Spin City Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maximum Bob Unknown (Character) 1998
      91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Ben Kohler (Character) 1995