Samuel J. "Sam" Slovick (born June 23, 1958) is an American actor, musician, and writer.

Sam Slovick
Born (1958-06-23) June 23, 1958 (age 61)
OccupationWriter, actor, musician Edit this at Wikidata

Life and careerEdit

Slovick grew up in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.[1] He currently lives in Topanga, California.[2]

As an actor, he appeared in the movies Red Dawn (1984) and Home for the Holidays (1995), and the TV series Fame. As a singer-songwriter, he was part of the group Louie Says.

Slovick has written for Whole Life Times,[3] LA Yoga magazine,[4] and Good Magazine.[5] His work on Skid Row, Los Angeles for LA Weekly won a 2007 prize at The Magazine Awards of Western Publishing, was submitted for a Pulitzer Prize, and was made into a documentary.[6][7] In 2008, Slovick wrote a sexually graphic review of immigrant LGBT bar The Silver Platter near MacArthur Park.[8] The review led to protests; it was later removed and Slovick apologized.[9][10]

His recent work for Mission and State includes The People vs. Brian Tacadena and Sacred Monsters. He also recently released a documentary series for Participant Media's Take Part, Scenes From The New Revolution and an essay on political resistance for SLAKE literary journal.[11]


  1. ^ Bollier, Jeff (March 24, 2007). Oshkosh native nominated for Pulitzer Prize. Oshkosh Northwestern
  2. ^ Walker, Alissa (March 28, 2011). A Video Series Giving a "Voice to the Voiceless" in L.A. GOOD
  3. ^ Slovick, Sam (June 2007). "Skidrow Saints & Super Heroes". Whole Life Times. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  4. ^ Slovick, Sam (March 2008). "Sounds Like Yoga: The Crystalline Grid". LA Yoga magazine. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  5. ^ Slovick, Sam (October 2007). "Welcome to Los Angeles". Good Magazine. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  6. ^ Slovick, Sam (March 9, 2006). "Coming of Age in the Mouth of Madnesss". LA Weekly. p. 1. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  7. ^ Sam Slovick. LA Weekly
  8. ^ Slovick, Sam (October 2, 2008). Best Tranny Bar: The Silver Platter. LA Weekly
  9. ^ Linthicum, Kate (July 13, 2012). Outfest: Wu Tsang's 'Wildness' documents the Silver Platter scene. Los Angeles Times
  10. ^ Onion, Rebecca (March 10, 2012). Capsule review: ‘Wildness.’ Austin American-Statesman
  11. ^ Big Tent Theory Archived 2014-08-13 at the Wayback Machine, SLAKE LA

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