Samuel Oluwaseyi Adegoke is a Nigerian-American actor known for playing Jeff Colby in the Dynasty reboot series.

Sam Adegoke
Samuel Oluwaseyi Adegoke

Alma materUniversity of Minnesota
Years active2014–present

Personal life edit

Adegoke was born in Lagos, Nigeria,[1] but raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota and St. Paul, Minnesota. His parents were missionary ministers and came to the United States when he was a young child.[2] He is the youngest of seven children.[2][3] 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.[3]

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.[1] Adegoke lives in Los Angeles.[1]

Career edit

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.[4] Adegoke also recurred on Murder in the First and had guest spots on Code Black and NCIS: Los Angeles.[4] In February 2017, he was cast as Jeff Colby in a Dynasty reboot for The CW,[5] which premiered in October 2017.[6]

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes
2014 I'm Good Bunie Short
Find Your Instrument Falu Short
2015 The Total Princess
2016 Melody Slick Short
2017 Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland Javon Beard TV movie
2019 The Drone Detective Allen
2021 This is Not a War Story Will LaRue

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Wicked City Graham Walker Episode: "The Very Thought of You"
2016 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Ship Photographer Episode: "The Cruise"
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Hank Willis Episode: "Denial"
Murder in the First Billy James Recurring cast: season 3
Code Black Eric Hawkins Episode: "Sleight of Hand"
2017 NCIS: LA Junior Sancho Episode: "Kulinda"
Switched at Birth Chris Walker Recurring cast: season 5
2017–22 Dynasty Jeff Colby Main cast

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d Denise Petski (July 20, 2015). "ABC Announces Winner Of Its 2015 Digital Talent Competition". Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Actor Sam Adegoke Keeps Impacting The World Through The Art of Acting". Parlé Mag. December 12, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Isama, Antoinette (March 26, 2018). "Sam Adegoke Is the Actor Bringing Nigerian Flair to Mainstream". Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Petski, Denise (January 30, 2017). "Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland: Sam Adegoke Cast as Lead of Lifetime Biopic". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 14, 2017). "Dynasty: Sam Adegoke To Star In The CW Reboot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 8, 2017). "The CW Sets Fall 2017 Premiere Dates For Dynasty & Valor and Returning Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2018.

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