Sam Henderson


Sam is a Lecturer of Theatre and Film at Baylor University. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The Old Globe Professional Actor Training Program through the University of San Diego. Sam has appeared in Romeo and Juliet and as Martin Luther King Jr. in The Mountaintop, both at the Tony-award winning (2017) Dallas Theater Center. Also, in the DFW area, Sam performed in the Regional Premiere of Under the Skin (DFW Critics’ Choice for Best Ensemble) at Cir­cle Theatre; Two Trains Running at Jubilee Theatre; Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath at Second Thought Theatre; King Liz at Amphibian Theatre, and A Doll’s House at WaterTower Theatre. 

Accolades & Past Productions

On screen, Sam appeared in the award-winning feature film, Blur Circle, currently airing on Amazon and in the LA Film Festival Best Picture nominee, A Country Called Home, currently airing on Netflix. As a writer/director, Sam’s short film, Nicky, premiered at the New Haven International Film Festival and was a five-time nominee at the Austin Revolution Film Festival, winning a special citation for “Most Inspirational.” His most recent film, Con Alma, was an official selection at two Oscar-qualifying festivals, Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival and St. Louis International Film Festival. In 2016, Sam and his co-producer, George Oliver, won the Cine Pitchfest, Sponsored by the A+E Network, with the teleplay, The Walls. Sam is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association. He was in the Amphibian production King Liz (Actor, Coach, 2018).