Sam was born in Boca Raton, Fla. After high school, Sam went from being a dueling piano player at The Mirage in Las Vegas to playing music in the New York City subways to pay the bills, and after a quick stint as a mo­torcycle salesman, he decided to come to the theater. Most recently Sam was seen in Rock of Ages as Drew. He is very excited to be involved in Once and would like to thank his friends and family for their love and support.