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Sam Douglas (born Douglas Samuel Waters; 17 June 1957) is an English-American actor best known for his role as private detective Scott Shelby in the PlayStation 3 video game Heavy Rain,[1] as King Herod in The Bible miniseries for the History Channel, and as Rosebud in the movie Snatch. He has had several other roles in films, television, commercials, and on stage.

Sam Douglas
Douglas Samuel Waters

(1957-06-17) 17 June 1957 (age 62)
Banbury, England
Years active1984–present


He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from Simpson College, Iowa, and in directing from the Oklahoma City University School of Drama. At both places of study he was under the tutorship of Alan Langdon.


He has played in several theatres in US and UK such as the Royal National Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, Royal Court Theatre and Savoy Theatre. Some of the plays include: Edmond at the Royal Court Theatre, London; A Raisin in the Sun and Porgy and Bess at the Savoy Theatre; The Darker Face of the Earth and A Streetcar Named Desire at the Royal National Theatre in London; and On The Waterfront with Steven Berkoff. Sam Douglas is also a Theatre Director from the Actors Space in New York and runs professional method acting workshops in London and Oxford, based on the Stanislavski's system under Alan Langdon at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City.



Year Title Role Notes
1984 The Razor's Edge Man at Kissing Booth
1985 Claudia Ginsberg
1985 Dreamchild 4th Reporter
1985 Death Wish 3 Policeman
1986 The American Way Vietnam Vet
1987 The Fourth Protocol Russian Soldier
1988 The Dressmaker Cpl. Zawadski
1989 Batman Ricorso's Lawyer
1995 Hackers English Teacher
1996 Mission: Impossible Kiev Room Agent #3
1997 The Fifth Element Chief NY Cop
1997 Fight and Revenge Captain Holcroft
1998 The Snatching of Bookie Bob Little Isador
1999 Eyes Wide Shut Cab Driver
2000 Snatch Rosebud
2003 Al's Lads (Capone's Boys in US) Fats
2003 Octane Detective
2004 Method Mr. Hinkley
2004 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London US President
2004 Beyond the Sea Jackie Gleeson
2005 Dot.Kill Detective Ryker
2005 Derailed Homicide Detective
2006 Final Contract: Death on Delivery Strasser
2006 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Grimal
2007 The Tonto Woman Bonnet
2007 The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey Wallis Woodman
2007 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Barman
2008 Franklyn Soul
2011 Colombiana William Woodward
2011 Cleanskin Harry
2013 The Sweeter Side of Life Dino Ravettino
2015 The Rezort Big Guy
2016 Sunset Park The Sledge
2016 Factory Farm John
2017 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets American Tourist


Year Title Role Notes
1992–93 Jeeves and Wooster Captain Corrigan 3 episodes
1993 Doctor Finlay Sgt Steve Fullerton 3 episodes
1998 Highlander Baxter 1 episode
2000 King of the Hill Delivery Guy 1 episode
2002 Lexx General Klebstock 1 episode
2006 If... Fraser 1 episode
2010 Money Taxi Driver 1 episode
2013 The Bible King Herod 1 episode
2013 Bad Education Mitchell's Dad 2 episodes
2015 Magnum Opus US Ambassador Bullitt 3 episodes

Video gamesEdit

Year Game Role
2010 Heavy Rain Scott Shelby


  1. ^ "Reality blurs between Heavy Rain characters and actors". Arstechnica. 17 February 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2016.

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