Sam Trammell — Exclusive Portraits By: Farrah Julin February 23, 2020 12:13AM EST 1 of 6 Sam Trammell Elissa Anderson Sam Trammell is an actor best known for his role as Sam Merlotte in the HBO series ‘True Blood’ alongside Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, and Alexander Skarsgard. Sam has gone on to star in movies such as ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ ‘Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase,’ and more. He played Dr. Kent Sutterer in the movie ‘Breakthrough.’ His co-star Chrissy Metz earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song. He starred in the Netflix series ‘The Order’ in 2019 and appeared in four episodes of ‘This Is Us.’ The actor will recur in the final season of ‘Homeland’ as Vice President Benjamin Hayes. On top of acting in movies and TV, Sam is a stage actor as well. He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in ‘Ah, Wilderness!’ See more exclusive portraits of Sam Trammell in our gallery now. February 22, 2020, 3:06PM 2 of 6 Sam Trammell On His ‘Homeland’ Character Elissa Anderson Sam Trammell will recur as Vice President Ben Hayes in the final season. He teased that the VP causes ‘friction’ and ‘disruption.’ February 22, 2020, 3:06PM 3 of 6 Sam Trammell On ‘Homeland’s Impact Elissa Anderson ‘It’s a revolutionary show,’ Sam told HL. ‘The show has really evolved because it started out a lot smaller in a way about a family and it’s really grown into this huge geopolitical show that really educates you.’ February 22, 2020, 3:06PM 4 of 6 Sam Trammell On ‘Homeland’s Ending Elissa Anderson ‘You’re going to love it. It’s just cool and classy and unexpected, even though I only know some of it,’ Sam said. February 22, 2020, 3:06PM 5 of 6 Sam Trammell On Why ‘Homeland’ Works Elissa Anderson ‘The thing that this show does the best is that it really presents different points of view, but it presents them with the utmost respect,’ he said. Sam added that the show ‘doesn’t belittle anyone or patronize or, even to a certain extent, necessarily take a stand one way or the other.’ February 22, 2020, 3:06PM 6 of 6 Sam Trammell Exclusive Portrait Elissa Anderson Sam Trammell is also known for playing Sam Merlotte in the HBO series ‘True Blood.’ He also starred in ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ and ‘Breakthrough.’ February 22, 2020, 3:06PM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.