Samuel Franklin Levine (born March 12, 1982) is an American actor, comedian and podcaster. He is known for his portrayal of Neal Schweiber on NBC's Freaks and Geeks and PFC Hirschberg in the 2009 film Inglourious Basterds. Levine was also the sidekick and fill-in host on the internet talk show Kevin Pollak's Chat Show. Levine was a regular competitor on Collider's Movie Trivia Schmoedown. He returned to the Schmoedown in 2019 and was the manager of The Usual Suspects faction until he disbanded them before the start of the 2022 season. He returned to the Schmoedown as a competitor for the 2022 season, defeating Marisol McKee for the singles championship.
Samuel Franklin Levine
March 12, 1982
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, podcast host|
Levine was cast as a character in the sixth and final season of ABC's Lost in a small role that was written for him by Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof. Lindelof had frequently told Levine, "I'm going to write you something on the show". Levine played a clerk in the twelfth episode, "Everybody Loves Hugo."
He also regularly appears on Doug Benson's Doug Loves Movies podcasts and fills in as host of the Leonard Maltin Game when not taped in front of a live studio audience so Doug can play the game as a contestant. Benson has nicknamed Levine both "Samm the Ma'am Levine" and "Lil' Wolverine". Benson referred to 2011 as "The Summer of Samm" because Levine played the game so frequently and competitively.
Levine has also been a regular participant on Kevin Pollak's Chat Show since the 1st episode on March 22, 2009, when he was the second guest. He was a guest on Episode 19 as well, just as the show was about to evolve to one guest for the duration of an episode.
In March 2020, editor and fellow Movie Trivia Schmoedown competitor Rachel Cushing announced that she and Levine were engaged. The couple married in May 2022.
|2001||Wet Hot American Summer||Arty (voice)||Uncredited|
|2001||Not Another Teen Movie||Bruce|
|2002||Following Tildy||Video Lover||Short film|
|2002||Strippers Pole||Actor||Short film|
|2003||National Lampoon's Barely Legal||Roger|
|2006||Life Is Short||Gene||Short film|
|2009||Made for Each Other||Mike|
|2009||Inglourious Basterds||Private First Class Hirschberg|
|2009||I Love You, Beth Cooper||Convenience Store Clerk|
|2009||Ollie Klublershturf vs the Nazis||Dade Klublershturf||Short film|
|2010||Columbus Circle||Bank Manager|
|2010||Sunday Punch||Charlie||Short film|
|2012||Can't Wait for the Movies: Spider-Man||Peter Parker / Spider-Man||Short film|
|2013||Jobs||Apple Designer #1|
|2013||Miss Dial||Pranked Caller|
|2015||Sidewalk Traffic||Johnny Kaye|
|2015||Vacation||Festival Dude Sam||Uncredited|
|2015||The Night Is Young||Topher|
|2015||Safety School||Moses Abelman||Short film|
|2017||Apple of My Eye||Apple's Handler||Uncredited|
|2017||WTF: World Thumbwrestling Federation||Marley Kaufmann|
|2018||I'd Like to Be Alone Now||Kyle|
|1997||One Life to Live||Hector||1 episode|
|1998||The World of Beanie Babies||Himself|
|1999–2000||Freaks and Geeks||Neal Schweiber||18 episodes|
|2000||Life's Too Short||Caleb Kohler|
|2000||Ed||Kevin Schwartz / Kid #1||2 episodes|
|2000||The Trouble with Normal||Keith Kegler||Episode: "Speech! Speech!"|
|2000||Spin City||Young Paul||Episode: "Lost and Found"|
|2000||Yes, Dear||Manager||Episode: "All I Want for Christmas Is My Dead Uncle's Cash"|
|2001||Bette||Robb||Episode: "The Invisible Mom"|
|2001||Just Shoot Me!||Sid Greenberg||Episode: "Sid & Nina"|
|2001||The Steve Harvey Show||Arthur Rabinowitz||2 episodes|
|2001||Boston Public||Manny||Episode: "Chapter Twenty-Three"|
|2002||Raising Dad||Adam Travers||Episode: "The Math Problem"|
|2002||Maybe It's Me||Forrest DiRico||2 episodes|
|2002||What I Like About You||Sheldon||Episode: "Copy That"|
|2002||The Drew Carey Show||Jake||Episode: "Drew's Girl Friday"|
|2002||Homeward Bound||Stewart Roth||Television film|
|2002–2004||Fillmore!||Horace / Young Man /
Store Employee #1 / Nicky (voices)
|2003||That's So Raven||Marvin||Episode: "Saving Psychic Raven"|
|2003||That '70s Show||Lance Crawford||Episode: "Trampled Under Foot"|
|2003||Regular Joe||Sweaty||2 episodes|
|2003||The Mayor||Pecky||Television film|
|2004||Johnny Bravo||Klangor (voice)||Episode: "Mini JB/Back from the Future"|
|2004||I'm with Her||Rodney||Episode: "Drama Queen"|
|2004||Quintuplets||Hugo||Episode: "Date Night"|
|2004||Life As We Know It||Bernard Sachs||4 episodes|
|2005||Eve||Ben||Episode: "Moral Minority"|
|2005||How I Met Your Mother||Phil||Episode: "Okay Awesome"|
|2005–2006||Still Standing||Douglas||2 episodes|
|2006||My Name Is Earl||Tom||Episode: "The Professor"|
|2006||Entourage||Reggie||Episode: "One Day in the Valley"|
|2006||Veronica Mars||Samuel Horshack||Episode: "My Big Fat Greek Rush Week"|
|2006||Family Guy||Joey (voice)||Episode: "Saving Private Brian"|
|2007||Derek and Simon||Sam||2 episodes|
|2009||Hank||Brandon||Episode: "Drag Your Daughter to Work Day"|
|2009–2015||Kevin Pollak's Chat Show||Himself||186 episodes|
|2010||Lost||Clerk||Episode: "Everybody Loves Hugo"|
|2010||Yo Gabba Gabba!||Samm||Episode: "Flying"|
|2010||Vamped Out||Billy Goldborg||6 episodes|
|2010–2012||NCIS||NCIS Agent Cashier Fred Seymour||2 episodes|
|2011||90210||Moderator||Episode: "Nerdy Little Secrets"|
|2011||Modern Family||Josh||Episode: "Hit and Run"|
|2012||Breaking In||Henry Shaw||2 episodes|
|2012||The Aquabats! Super Show!||Pilgrim Boy||Episode: "Pilgrim Boy"|
|2012||Necessary Roughness||Josh Miller||Episode: "Mr. Irrelevant"|
|2013||TMI Hollywood||Various||Episode: "TMI's First Anniversary Show"|
|2013||Do No Harm||Josh Stern||11 episodes|
|2013||Liv and Maddie||Chambers||Episode: "Steal-a-Rooney"|
|2014||Person of Interest||Owen Matthews||Episode: "4C"|
|2014||Warehouse 13||Scott Mohr||Episode: "Endless"|
|2015||Hell's Kitchen||Himself||Episode: "16 Chefs Compete"|
|2015||Kirby Buckets||Zorro||Episode: "All Hands on Dexter"|
|2015||Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp||Arty (voice)||7 episodes|
|2015–2018||Drunk History||Various||3 episodes|
|2015||Love Handles||Samm||Episode: "Vanilla"|
|2016||Childrens Hospital||Chuggy Simple||Episode: "Doctor Beth"|
|2016||K.C. Undercover||Noah||Episode: "Catch Him If You Can"|
|2016–2018||Another Period||Chadwick / Men's Club Member||2 episodes|
|2016||Mutt & Stuff||Johnny in Charge||Episode: "Amusement Bark"|
|2016||Crunch Time||Connor||6 episodes|
|2016||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Bearded Friend||Episode: "Kaley Cuoco Wears a Black Blazer and Slip on Sneakers"|
|2017||Hawaii Five-0||Jeremy Holden||Episode: "Poniu I Ke Aloha"|
|2017||Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later||Arty||5 episodes|
|2018||I'm Poppy||Johnny||Lead role|
|2018||Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters||Allan||Episode: "Mermaid"|
|2019||No Good Nick||Roger||2 episodes|
|2020||Wags to Riches||Reuben Hernandez-Finkelstein||Filming|
|2021||The Neighborhood||Jerry||Episode: "Welcome to the Dad Band"|
|2022||Raven's Home||Newt Slackley||Episode: "The Great Chill Grill Giveaway"|
|2009–2019||Kevin Pollak's Chat Show||Himself/Guest Host||Podcast|
|2016–present||Movie Trivia Schmoedown||Himself/The Inglourious One|
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