Sam Mandel

Sam Mandel

Actor, voice artist and musician in Los Angeles, California

About Sam

Sam Mandel is a native to Los Angeles. He discovered his love for acting at age 4 and pursued it professionally 5 years later, but not before becoming a world traveler. From ages 3-7, Sam sailed all over the world on a 71-foot yacht with his mom, dad, and older twin sisters. He has amassed over 40 principal credits in film, television, commercials, print, theatre and voice-over; including several national commercials (Pokémon, Discovery Channel, McDonald's, Bleacher Report, 23andMe, and more), as well as series regular on ABC/Disney pilot "The Big House," recurring guest star on "Everybody Hates Chris," and guest star/supporting roles in Russell Simmons' "Hungry," DirecTV's "Kingdom," the politically-charged feature film "The Last War Crime," David Fincher's "The Social Network," and Bennett Miller's "Moneyball."

Sam's roster also includes lead actor in countless independent short films, student thesis at top film schools (USC, AFI, UCLA, LMU), and several popular SAG web-series. A versatile actor who shines in both comedy and drama, Sam really stands out in comedy. Having trained at The Groundlings and graduated from the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), he's a skilled improviser. He continues to write, direct, and act in sketch comedy YouTube channel "The Jungle Sketch Comedy," with partners Michael Tomasetti and DB Wilson.

Directing is a new passion of Sam's which was further stoked after he was honored with four wins for "Best Director" at international film festivals with his directorial debut of "Charade," a music video he wrote, produced, and directed. In addition to acting and directing, Sam enjoys writing poetry and rap and can be found around town sharing new pieces.


Name: Sam Mandel

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Actor, Voice Artist, Musician and Director

Unique traits: Rapping, Free-styling, Improvisation, Sailing, Power Boats, Guns, Accents, Great with Animals, and most importantly: SAM SHOWS UP ON TIME, PREPARED TO WORK, EVERYTIME

Credits

  • Grad Daze

    Grad Daze (2016)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Actor In West LA, four maladjusted grad students and their eccentric faculty advisor make-up a committee tasked with throwing school-sponsored events.

  • The Green Room

    The Green Room (2016)
    Television (Comedy) Actor "You may not always end up where you thought you you were going, but you will always end up where you are meant to be." Patrick Jason moves to California straight from college in hopes of securing a job as a bio chemist. When his dreams don't pan out, he ends up at The Green Room, a failing Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Hollywood, CA- which turns out is the only place that will allow Patrick to work directly with plants. Patrick's naivety and total disregard for the medical marijuana industry, as well as his persistence to get to his 'dream job' sets the undertone for the series. The series arc shows Patrick understanding and appreciating the importance of medical marijuana and through a series of 'distractions' learns that the grass is not always greener on the other side and he is exactly where he's supposed to be. Written by Lizz Henderson

  • Charade

    Charade (2016)
    Film (Short and Music) Director Discover the unique stories of two people struggling to free themselves from their charades.

  • Kingdom

    Kingdom (2015)
    Television (Drama) Actor Alvey and Lisa are struggling to keep their gym, Navy Street, afloat. Their best hope is Alvey's son Nate, an up and coming fighter. Jay, Alvey's other son, is on the outs with his father. When Lisa's ex and former MMA champ, Ryan, shows up, complications arise. Nate has secrets of his own which may hold him back. Written by Anonymous

  • Straight Roommate

    Straight Roommate (2014)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor IVAN (19, college sophomore) and STRAIGHT ROOMMATE (21, college junior) realize they clearly don't understand each other. After throwing stereotypes at one another in an effort to rationalize their differences, a humorous moment abruptly ends their bickering and forces them to appreciate the humor in their relationship.

  • Hungry

    Hungry (2014)
    Television (Comedy) Actor Two free-spirited and aging models with an unlikely friendship realize through various humiliating experiences that modeling has a shelf-life. Under-qualified for nearly every other career, they'll have to get creative if they want to survive in LA! Written by Porsche Thomas

  • Kickin' It

    Kickin' It (2012)
    Television (Action, Comedy and Family) Miscellaneous Crew Set at the Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy, a strip mall martial arts studio and worst dojo in the under-performing nationwide Bobby Wasabi chain. Revolves around a ragtag crew of lovable misfits who welcome a hotshot skateboarder named Jack who will teach them about life, karate, and how to just plain kick it. Written by Anonymous

  • Criminal Minds

    Criminal Minds (2011)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Based in Quantico, Virginia, the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) is a subsection of the FBI. Called in by local police departments to assist in solving crimes of a serial and/or extremely violent nature where the perpetrator is unknown (referred to by the Unit as the unknown subject or unsub for short), the BAU uses the controversial scientific art of profiling to track and apprehend the unsub. Profiling entails coming up with basic characteristics of the unsub and the victims (referred to as the victimology), using evidence from the case and matching that information to historic precedents and psychological analyses as a means to solve the case. Because of the nature of the work conducted by the BAU - the work being time consuming and psychologically demanding - its members are fiercely loyal to the Unit and to its other members. Also because of the work's overall demanding nature, not many members of the BAU have been able to maintain a happy or stable family life. Written by Huggo

  • The Big House

    The Big House (2001)
    TV Movie (Drama and Family) Actor One-hour drama about a family with a whole lot of kids.

  • The Last War Crime

    The Last War Crime
    Film by The Pen Supporting

  • A Moral Consequence

    A Moral Consequence
    Film (short) by Hannah Deloach Lead

  • What I'll Miss Most

    What I'll Miss Most
    Film (short) by Scott Cronan Lead

  • An Education

    An Education
    Film (short) by Marisa Thilman Lead

  • Cold Feet

    Cold Feet
    Film (short) by Carrie Solomon Lead

  • Community College

    Community College
    Film (short) by Hayk Melkonian Lead

  • 137 Seconds

    137 Seconds
    Film (short) by Michael Schatz Lead

  • Hush

    Hush
    Film (short) by Robert Julin Lead

  • Everybody Hates Chris

    Everybody Hates Chris
    Television by CBS Guest-Star (Recurring)

  • The BIg House (Pilot)

    The BIg House (Pilot)
    Television by ABC Series Regular (Starring)

  • Prime Suspect

    Prime Suspect
    Television by NBC Featured

  • Family Law

    Family Law
    Television by CBS Co-Star

  • Party of Five

    Party of Five
    Television by FOX Co-Star

  • VEER (Web Series)

    VEER (Web Series)
    Internet by Seth Thygesen Series Regular

  • Hungry (Web Series)

    Hungry (Web Series)
    Internet by Doug Aarionoski Guest-Star

  • L'Chaim L.A.

    L'Chaim L.A.
    Internet by Arnon Shorr Series Regular

  • COMMERCIAL CREDITS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

    COMMERCIAL CREDITS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
    Commercial by Various Directors Principal

  • Meet Me at Metro IV

    Meet Me at Metro IV
    Theater by Watts Village Theatre Company Lead

  • Broken Fences

    Broken Fences
    Theater by Road Theatre Lead

  • My Friend Irma

    My Friend Irma
    Theater by The Autry Theatre Supporting

  • Moneyball

    Moneyball
    Film by Bennett Miller Featured

  • The Social Network

    The Social Network
    Film by David Fincher Featured

Awards

  • Best Director - Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
    (2016)

  • Best Director - Chandler International Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Best Director - Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Best Music Video - Awareness Festival
    (2016)

  • Best Director - Nominated - Los Angeles CineFest
    (2016)

Education

  • Upright Citizens Brigade
    (2016-2018)

  • The Groundlings (Improvisation)
    (2014-2016)

  • Killian's Commercial Workshop
    (2014-2014)

  • Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown (Meisner Method)
    (2012-2013)

  • Margie Haber (Scene Study)
    (2011-2012)

  • Terri Apple (Voiceover Fundamentals)
    (2010-2011)

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