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Samuel Oluwaseyi Adegoke
|Alma mater||University of Minnesota|
Adegoke was born in Lagos, Nigeria, but raised in Minnesota and St. Paul, Minnesota. His parents were missionary ministers and came to the United States when he was a young child. He is the youngest of seven children. Adegoke studied marketing and finance at the University of Minnesota, and was president of the Black Student Union, vice-president in his fraternity, and served in student government.
In 2015, after a two-week nationwide search that garnered more than 7,000 submissions, Adegoke was named the winner of the third annual ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition. Adegoke lives in Los Angeles.
On January 30, 2017, Adegoke was cast as a lead in the Lifetime biopic Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland playing Michael Jackson's bodyguard Javon Beard. Adegoke also recurred on Murder in the First and had guest spots on Code Black and NCIS: Los Angeles. In February 2017, he was cast as Jeff Colby in a Dynasty reboot for The CW, which was released in October 2017, and was later renewed for a second season.
|2014||Find Your Instrument||Falu||Short|
|2015||Wicked City||Graham Walker||1 episode|
|2016||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Ship Photographer||1 episode|
|2016||Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders||Hank Willis||1 episode|
|2016||Murder in the First||Billy James||5 episodes|
|2016||Code Black||Eric Hawkins||1 episode|
|2017||Switched at Birth||Chris Walker||6 episodes|
|2017||NCIS: LA||Junior Sancho||1 episode|
|2017||Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland||Javon Beard||TV movie|
|2017–present||Dynasty||Jeff Colby||Series regular|
- Adegoke, Sam (September 20, 2017). "Current mood 🤓. Thx to the @cw_dynasty fam for this & everyone for the bday wishes! 🙏🏾 3 weeks to premiere!!". Instagram. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
- Denise Petski (July 20, 2015). "ABC Announces Winner Of Its 2015 Digital Talent Competition". Retrieved November 3, 2017.
- "Actor Sam Adegoke Keeps Impacting The World Through The Art of Acting". Parlé Mag. December 12, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
- Isama, Antoinette (March 26, 2018). "Sam Adegoke Is the Actor Bringing Nigerian Flair to Mainstream". OkayAfrica.com. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
- Petski, Denise (January 30, 2017). "Michael Jackson: Searching For Neverland: Sam Adegoke Cast As Lead Of Lifetime Biopic". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
- Andreeva, Nellie (February 14, 2017). "Dynasty: Sam Adegoke To Star In The CW Reboot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
- Andreeva, Nellie (June 8, 2017). "The CW Sets Fall 2017 Premiere Dates For Dynasty & Valor And Returning Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
- Goldberg, Leslie (April 2, 2018). "Riverdale, Flash, Supernatural Among 10 CW Renewals". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 29, 2018.