Sam Henderson is adjunct professor who teaches Theatre Appreciation and Acting for the Camera in the department of Theatre Arts at Baylor University. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance from Baylor University and his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The Old Globe Professional Actor Training Program through the University of San Diego. At The Old Globe, Sam appeared in numerous productions, including Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Pericles, Marat/Sade and as Vanya in Uncle Vanya. Sam also wrote, directed and performed his one-man show, The Man with the Horn, about the life of Miles Davis, as his thesis production.
As a professional actor in New York, Sam was a guest actor and teaching artist with the award-winning Epic Theatre Ensemble and worked with several film directors, casting directors and producers, including Elizabeth Wood (Wade in the Water), Ellen Lewis (Boardwalk Empire), John Ort (Rabbit Hole) and Suzanne Ryan (Law and Order). Sam was also represented by Abrams Artists NY, one of the largest commercial agencies in the world. Having appeared in numerous films for Baylor professors and students, Sam recently directed, co-produced and co-wrote his short-film debut, The Audition, in conjunction with Baylor Film and Digital Media. Sam also recently directed Moon Over Buffalo for the Waco Civic Theatre, and Annie and The Music Man for The Waco Children’s Theatre.
Coming soon, you can see Sam in a national print ad for FedEx Office, a commercial for Bestway, and the feature film, A Country Called Home, produced by Nicloas Gonda (Tree of Life, To the Wonder) and starring Imogen Poots.
You might also catch Sam playing and singing on or around campus with his band, ColorBox.
Sam is currently represented by the Kim Dawson Agency is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.