Sam Anderson stars as Marvin Seaborn, the Re-Action News commentator with views just slightly to the right of Rush Limbaugk in Live Shot, the new, fast-paced ensemble drama series from RYSBER Entertainment for broadcast on UPN.
Although he most recently appeared as the lecherous school principal in the blockbuster hit "Forrest Gump," Anderson has been associated with some of the most successful television programs in recent years. He was a series regular on Perfect Strangers and Mama Malone, and had recurring roles on E.R., Picket Fences, L.A. Law and Growing Pains. His extensive guest star credits include appearances on Melrose Place, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Murder She Wrote, Hill Street Blues, Diagnosis: Murder, Newhart, The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. and In the Heat of the Night.
He has appeared in the television movies A Place to Be Loved, The Gangster Chronicles, Confession and The Man Next Door, which will open ABC's 1995-'96 season. He also appeared in the ABC mini-series The Stand.
In addition to "Forrest Gump," Anderson has had roles in such feature films as "La Bamba," "Memoirs of an Invisible Man," Robert Heinleids "Puppet Masters," "I Come in Peace" and "Airplane II," and a lead in "After the Game," due for release this year.
Anderson has won several DramaLogue and L.A. Weekly Awards for his Los Angeles-area stage work. He took home both honors for his performances in "The Road to Nirvana," "Kingfish," "Edmond" and "Marie and Bruce," and was the recipient of two additional DramaLogue Awards for his roles in "Jacques and His Master" and "Bosoms and Neglect." He has also appeared in "The Woods," "Vicious," "Something's Rockin' in Denrnark," "Arturo UI" and "Marat/Sade."
He was born in Clark, South Dakota and raised in Wahpeton, North Dakota. He is the father of toddler twins.
Live Shot is produced by RYSHER Entertainment for broadcast on UPN.
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