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Samuel Bryce "Sam" Lerner (born September 27, 1992) is an American actor who is most known for his role as Geoff Schwartz on The Goldbergs, and as Quinn Goldberg in the Michael Bay-produced time travel thriller Project Almanac. Sam is also a social media influencer for Sweetgreen.

Sam Lerner
Samuel Bryce Lerner

(1992-09-27) September 27, 1992 (age 26)
Years active1997–present
Parent(s)Ken Lerner
Patti Klein
RelativesMichael Lerner (paternal uncle)


Lerner appeared in the feature film Envy,[1] as the son of Ben Stiller and Rachel Weisz's characters, and played the son of Wendy Malick and Sam Robards's characters in the ABC-TV pilot My Life With Men, and the son of John Leguizamo and Claire Forlani's characters in an untitled Brett Ratner-directed pilot for CBS-TV. Lerner voiced one of the leads, Chowder, in the computer-animated film Monster House (2006). He was nominated for the 2006 Annie Award for Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature for his role, and was beaten for the award by Sir Ian McKellen.[2]

He has appeared on the television shows Malcolm in the Middle, The King of Queens, Two and a Half Men, Oliver Beene, and Sonny With a Chance, and had a recurring voice role on the Cartoon Network show Whatever Happened to Robot Jones?. He did voice work for Zak Saturday, a character from the Cartoon Network show The Secret Saturdays.

On October 16, 2017, Lerner was cast as Ronnie in the Blumhouse supernatural thriller film Truth or Dare.[3] The film was released in theaters on April 13, 2018.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Lerner was born in Riverside, California, the son of Patti (née Klein), a reporter, and Ken Lerner, an actor.[5] His uncle is actor Michael Lerner, and their family is of Jewish descent.[6] He is in a relationship with Smosh member Olivia Sui.


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Envy Michael
2006 Monster House Chowder Nominated – Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production
2010 Seventeen Aiden Short film
2012 Nobody Walks Avi
2015 Project Almanac Quinn Goldberg
2016 Mono Ivan Gregory
2017 Fun Mom Dinner Alex
2017 Walk of Fame Rowe
2018 Truth or Dare Ronnie
2020 Fast And Furious 9 Julian Banks Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Malcolm in the Middle Patrick
My Life with Men Marty Unsold pilot;
Two and a Half Men Andrew 1 episode
2004 Oliver Beene The Kid 1 episode
The King of Queens Donny 1 episode
2005 Untitled David Diamond / David Weissman' Jackson Unsold pilot;
2007 Las Vegas Hershel Lipshutz 1 episode
2008–2010 The Secret Saturdays Zak Saturday / Zak Monday 30 episodes
2010 Sonny With a Chance Dinka 1 episode
Rizzoli & Isles Quinn 1 episode
2011 NCIS Nathan Tobias 1 episode
Harry's Law Zach Elwood 1 episode
2011–2014 Suburgatory Evan 13 episodes
2012 Happily Divorced Production Assistant 1 episode
Like Father Mike Unsold pilot;
2014–present The Goldbergs Geoff Schwartz 83 episodes
2015 Lethal Seduction Walter Television film
2017 Workaholics Michael Episode: "Party Gawds"
2018–present Trolls: The Beat Goes On! King Gristle




  1. ^ Sam Lerner on IMDb
  2. ^ "34th Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners (2006)". Annie Awards. Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  3. ^ Hipes, Patrick; N'Duka, Amanda (October 16, 2017). "'Veep's Reid Scott Joins Sony's 'Venom'; Blumhouse's 'Truth Or Dare' Adds Sam Lerner". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  4. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 11, 2017). "'Blumhouse's Truth Or Dare' Moves Up Two Weeks To Friday The 13th – Update". Deadline. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  5. ^ Staff, Variety (23 December 1992). "Births".
  6. ^