Sam Trammell is an American actor. His Hollywood career started in the mid-1990s, debuting on the TV movie Harvest of Fire. He later had guest roles on Maximum Bob and Trinity. In the 2000s, he got his first regular role on the small screen — playing as Kevin “Space” Lauglin on the Showtime series Going to California. He also appeared in the movies Followers, Autumn in New York, and Undermind. In 2007, he played Tim O’Brien in the movie Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. Following this, he gained prominence for his role as Sam Merlotte on HBO’s True Blood. He starred on the show on its entire seven-season run from 2008 to 2014. More recently, he played recurring character Ben on the NBC drama series This Is Us. He also had notable roles in the films The Fault in Our Stars, 3 Generations, Imperium, and Say You Will in the 2010s.