Sam was shot for MODELS.com by Benjo Arwas. Thanks to David Ramirez and Gino.
Place of Origin:
Los Angeles, USA
1/4 Welsh, 1/4 Italian, 1/4 German, 1/4 Irish
It all happened when my little brother saw Howie Mandel at dinner one night and started talking to him. His wife, Terry Mandel, became my theatrical agent and got me into acting. I met an amazing photographer, Denice Duff, at a music video shoot and then worked with her for my head shots that I sent into top modeling agencies. I met with NEXT and signed with them at 12 years old.
Surfing, skateboarding, riding roller coasters, going to concerts
What are you listening to at the moment?
All kinds, I love music but some favs are Eminem, Kanye, 90’s Hip Hop, Billy Joel, classic rock like Rolling Stones, AC/DC, etc etc etc too many to choose! Music takes me to a different place and I love the escape it brings.
Favorite movie, tv show:
Being an actor, I love to watch films and study them. Some of my favs are pretty much anything with Leo DiCaprio in it like Inception, Basketball Diaries, Catch Me if You Can but also like others like Goodfellas, Boogie Nights and just saw Donnie Darko that kinda blew my mind. So many too choose from like music hard to name them all!
Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
I dig John Varvatos. I love the rock n’ roll influence, it has a little edge but it still has a great fit and high fashion vibe.
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
I love acting and try to work that in as much as I can. I work hard at it have great acting coaches and a team of people that help me get opportunities. I would like to be a working actor in the business and be able to have a career in it.
What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
Some may say this is uncool, but I love hanging out with my family. We hit the beach, hike and hang out. I know they are always in my corner and have my back.
Favorite modeling experience so far?
So far it was doing a shoot for Complex Magazine, they did a story on Chloe Moretz, she is really down to earth and the shoot was crazy and I gained a new friend. The coolest thing about this job is meeting different people from all over the world.
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
LA has it all I can hike, surf, go to Hollywood events and work in my industry, this town has so many options you are never bored. When I am traveling I miss the weather and the beach for sure. I am most proud that LA is a place that people come from all over the world to take risks and chase their dreams, I love that.
Which brand would you really love to model for?
John Varvatos would be really cool, also Tom Ford and Balmain.
Place you would love to visit:
There are so many, I just love adventures of all kinds so I want to travel as much and often as possible.
Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Acting, I am so focused on how to become the best actor I can. I am watching all the classic movies and studying the performances of the greats. It is cool because this also helps me bring something extra to modeling, I can create characters the bring emotion and feeling to the images.