Sam Cotton is an Australian actor, writer and illustrator. He was born in Nambour and grew up in Queensland.
Throughout 2019, he was the lead role in Revolver’s highly anticipated 6-part ABC series, The Diary of an Uber Driver, which followed a role in Kriv Stenders’ feature film Danger Close, a role in the new Ten Network series Mr Black, as well as reprised his treasured role as Bruce, in Rosehaven Series 3 and Wayne in The Family Law Series 3.
Sam has appeared in a number of Australian, American and UK television series including Rosehaven (Series 1, 2 and 3), The Family Law (Series 1, 2 and 3), The Bureau of Magical Things, Wanted, The Pacific, Reef Doctors, My Place, Heartbeat, The Tonight show with Jay Leno and feature films such as The Butterfly Tree, Australia Day, Unfinished Sky and See No Evil.
Sam has written, directed and produced several short films including the multi award winning drama The Gap starring Roy Billing. He also wrote and directed the dark comedy Help Yourself to Some Self Help starring Steve Hytner of Seinfeld fame.
Sam’s skill set includes illustration, where he was sold a number of pieces, and designed an album cover for the band Sheppard.
DIARY OF AN UBER DRIVER
Role: Ben. Dir: Matthew Moore, Fox Studios Australia 2019
Role: Gavin. Dir: Clayton Jacobson, Channel TEN 2019
ROSEHAVEN (Series 3)
Role: Bruce. Dir: Jonathan Brough & Shaun Wilson, Guesswork Television 2019
THE FAMILY LAW (Series 3)
Role: Wayne. Dir: Ben Chessel & Sophie Miller, Matchbox Pictures / SBS 2019
BUREAU OF MAGICAL THINGS
Role: Silas. Dir: Evan Clarry, Jonathan M Shiff Productions / Network TEN 2018
Role: Nathan. Dir: Peter Templeman, Matchbox Pictures 2016
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO
Role: Lone Ranger Skit. Dir: Anthony Caleca, Big Dog Productions / Universal Television 2013
Role: Tom. Dir: Colin Budds, Jonathan M Shiff Productions 2013
Role: Sam. Dir: Rachel Ward, Chapman Pictures Pty Ltd / Matchbox Pictures 2011
Role: Lieutenant Andrews. Dir: David Nutter, Dreamworks / HBO Films 2010
Role: Col. Dir: Roger Bamford, Yorkshire Television (YTV) 2009
Role: Phil ‘Doc’ Dobson. Dir: Kriv Stenders, Deeper Water / Hoosegow Productions 2019
THE BUTTERFLY TREE
Role: Grant Turner. Dir: Priscila Cameron, Midwinter Films 2017
Role: Constable Buchanan. Dir: Kriv Stenders, Foxtel / Screen Australia 2017
THE GAP (Short)
Role: Ryan Lucas. Dir: Neil McGregor, 2015
Role: Tabloid Reporter. Dir: Brian Trenchard-Smith, Odyssey Media 2014
HELP YOURSELF TO SOME SELF HELP (Short)
Role: Charlie. Dir: Sam Cotton, Australian Institute of the Performing Arts 2013
Role: Angus. Dir: Peter Duncan, New Holland Pictures 2007
BLACK FURY (Short)
Role: Steve. Dir: Stephen Irwin, 2005