Kendrick Smith Sampson (born March 8, 1988) is an American actor and activist, best known for his appearances on The Vampire Diaries, Gracepoint, How to Get Away with Murder, The Flash and his role as Nathan on HBO's Insecure.
|Born||March 8, 1988|
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Sampson was born and raised in Houston, Texas, the son of Daphne Smith Sampson and Hoyle Sampson Sr. As a child, Sampson was enrolled in music lessons. Sampson expressed an interest in acting at 10 after he saw a Gap commercial. After finding an agent, Sampson was referred to the Kim Terry Studio in Texas. He began performing in theater productions while attending Elkins High School. Sampson is a devout Christian.
In 2008, Sampson appeared in two episodes of the ABC Family series Greek and followed that up with an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2010. In July 2013, Sampson booked the recurring role of Jesse in the fifth season of The CW series, The Vampire Diaries. In January 2014, Sampson was cast in the role of Dean Iverson in the Fox miniseries, Gracepoint. In November 2014, Sampson starred in the music video for Hayley Kiyoko's song "This Side of Paradise." In early 2015, Sampson shot the pilot for a potential ABC series called The Kingmakers but the series wasn't picked up. In July 2015, Sampson booked the recurring role of Caleb Hapstall in season 2 of ABC's prime time legal drama, How to Get Away with Murder, produced by Shonda Rhimes. Sampson has also started his own production company called Sampson Studios.
|2005||Resurrection: The J.R. Richard Story||Lamar|
|2011||This Boy's Dream||Announcer||Short film|
|2011||Immune||Darren||Short film; Producer and writer|
|2012||The Sidelines||Fred Billings||Short film|
|2014||Survival||Short film; Assistant producer|
|2010||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Derrick Gold||Episode: "Field Mice"|
|2011||Days of Our Lives||Jay Jordan||Episode: December 8, 2011|
|2013||The Vampire Diaries||Jesse||Recurring role; 5 episodes|
|2014||2014 Young Hollywood Awards||Himself||TV special|
|2015||Kingmakers||Pete Greer||TV movie|
|2015||VH1 Big in 2015 with Entertainment Weekly||Himself||TV special|
|2015–2016||How to Get Away with Murder||Caleb Hapstall||Recurring role; 13 episodes|
|2016||Hollywood Today Live||Himself||Episode: 16 March 2016|
|2016–2017||Supernatural||Max Banes||2 episodes|
|2017||Up To Us||Himself||Documentary|
|2017||Rosewood||Nathan Turner||Episode: "Asphyxiation & Aces"|
|2017||White Famous||Robbie MacDonald||Recurring; 4 episodes|
|2017||Relationship Status||Nate||4 episodes|
|2017||The Flash||Dominic Lanse / Brainstorm
Clifford DeVoe / Thinker
|Recurring role (3 episodes)|
|2018–2020||Insecure||Nathan Campbell||8 episodes|
|2019||Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas||Ben||TV movie|
|2020||Fashionably Yours||Rob||TV movie|
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Birth Date: 3/8 Birth Place: H-town
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Born and raised in Houston by a black father and white mother ... the 31-year-old...
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- Kiyoko, Hayley (November 12, 2014). "Hayley Kiyoko - This Side of Paradise". YouTube.
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- HuffPost (July 16, 2019), "Kendrick Sampson Is Empowering Celebs To Become Activists With New Initiative"