Born in Jacksonville, Florida; I was a bit of a military brat living in places such as Oklahoma and Okinawa, Japan until my parents finally landed in a small town by the name of Waycross, Georgia where I spent most of my childhood. After graduating highschool in Savannah, Georgia I moved to Atlanta where I studied Computer Animation and Multimedia at the Art Institute of Atlanta.
After decades of struggling to understand where I best fit in the spectrum of creatives, I finally came to the realization that I didn't have to settle for one creative outlet when all were constantly at my disposal. I consider this now to be a huge gift where I can utilize each artistic facet to build a world of ideas and expression.
I am an actor always looking to fill the shoes of a diverse amount of interesting characters bringing them to life from the pages of a screenplay.
When I am not auditioning or portraying characters, I am illustrating, photographing, editing, writing and painting...to name just a few.
My creative endeavors are all encompassing allowing me the opportunity to not only have a large amount of respect for other filmmakers and their hard work as they oversee their productions from beginning to end but to also take my own stories into its many developmental stages from a simple idea to an entire screenplay to concept art, visuals and storyboards meticulously planning preproduction watching that simple idea come to life during production while ushering that vision into its final stages of post production.
Name: Samuel Aaron Simmons
Lives in: Atlanta, Georgia
Occupation: Actor, Animator, Concept Artist, Content Creator, Director, Filmmaker, Illustrator, Screenwriter, Storyboard Artist, Editor, Casting Director, Digital Imaging Technician and Producer
Unique traits: I am an extremely creative individual in constant pursuit of a prolific acting career where I am able to be the chameleon I was born to be. I am currently working in Atlanta, Georgia but I am looking to work on productions in the northern United States but I am especially interested in working out west. I have quite an ensemble of dialects at my disposal and I also speak Spanish fluently. I am looking to broaden my horizons and spread myself out geographically. I am also a director, a photographer, a painter, an illustrator, a writer...The list goes on but essentially I am here as an actor in hopes of networking with other filmmakers and finding opportunities outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Here are a few of my demo reels: https://vimeo.com/106132598 https://vimeo.com/103555592
Art Institute of Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)