Three small-time hustlers want a bigger cut of the American dream. David Mamet’s classic about loyalty and greed returns to Broadway more explosive and pointed than ever, exposing a timely American truth: crime and business are two sides of the same coin.
Sam Rockwell On Stage - Theater Credits, Bio and Tickets
Sam Rockwell was born November 5, 1968 in Daly City, California. He is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning actor, who is perhaps best known for his screen roles in the likes of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” “Vice,” and as Bob Fosse on the hit FX series “Fosse/Verdon.”
In his formative years, Rockwell split his time between San Francisco and New York. He attended the San Francisco School of the Arts and Urban Pioneers and would eventually train as an actor at the William Esper Studio, following a permanent move to New York.
Since 1992, Rockwell has been an active member of LAByrinth Theater Company in New York City. His Off-Broadway credits include Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love (1991), Goose-pimples for The New Group (1997-98), and the titular role in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at the Public Theater (2005). He has also appeared a number of times at the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival: in Lanford Wilson’s The Hot l Baltimore (2000), The Dumb Waiter & The Zoo Story (2001), as Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire (2011), and as Eddie in Sam Shepard’s A Fool for Love (2014).
Rockwell made his Broadway debut opposite Christopher Walken in Martin McDonagh’s A Behanding in Spokane, which played the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre from February through June 2010. He would also reprise his WTF role as Eddie in Manhattan Theatre Club’s presentation of A Fool for Love at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre from September through December 2015. Rockwell has also participated in the popular 24 Hour Plays events in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2009 at the American Airlines Theatre.
Rockwell’s film career began to gather momentum in the mid-1990s following critically acclaimed performances in the likes of “Box of Moonlight” (1996) and “Lawn Dogs” (1997) and he went on to enjoy a remarkable year in 1999 with lauded appearances in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “The Green Mile,” and “Galaxy Quest.” He would then become a regular in Hollywood with notable roles in “Charlie’s Angels” (2000), “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” (2002), “Matchstick Men” (2003), “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” (2005), “Frost/Nixon” (2008), “Moon” (2009), Marvel’s “Iron Man 2” (2010), “Conviction” (2010), “Seven Psychopaths” (2012), “The Way, Way Back” (2013), and “Mr. Right” (2015), among many others.
In 2018, Rockwell won both the Academy Award and Golden Globe (for ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role’) for his performance as troubled police officer Jason Dixon in “Three Ebbing, Missouri.” In 2019, his portrayal of George W. Bush in “Vice” also earned him Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. And since then, he has also appeared in the 2019 films “Jojo Rabbit” and “Richard Jewell.”
On television, Rockwell wowed audiences with his portrayal of iconic Broadway director/choreographer Bob Fosse in FX’s hit 2019 series “Fosse/Verdon,” earning his first Emmy Award nomination (for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series’) alongside a further Golden Globe nomination. Other notable television credits include NBC’s “Prince Street” (1997-2000) and Netflix’s adult animated sitcom “F is for Family” (since 2015).
Rockwell returns to Broadway to star opposite Laurence Fishburne and Darren Criss in a star-studded revival of David Mamet’s American Buffalo at the Circle in the Square Theatre from March 24 through July 12, 2020.