Sam Rockwell in Frost Nixon | 2008
Clip Name: Midnight Phone Call
About this actor
Sam Rockwell (born November 5, 1968) is an American actor known for his leading roles in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Choke and Moon, as well as for his supporting roles in The Green Mile, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Frost/Nixon, Galaxy Quest, Matchstick Men, Gentlemen Broncos, Everybody's Fine, Iron Man 2 and Conviction. He was born in Daly City, California, the son of actors who divorced when he was five years old. He was raised by his father, Pete Rockwell, in San Francisco, while his mother, Penny Hess, stayed behind in New York (he spent his summer vacations with her). Rockwell had what The New York Times described in 1998 as a "footloose upbringing" and, at age 10, made his brief stage debut playing Humphrey Bogart in an East Village improv comedy sketch starring his mother. His mother had an unconventional lifestyle - she was involved with hippies, sex, and drugs. He attended San Francisco School of the...