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Sam Irvin is a Actor, Director and Producer American born on 14 june 1959 at Asheville (USA)

Sam Irvin

Sam Irvin
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Nationality USA
Birth 14 june 1959 (64 years) at Asheville (USA)

Sam Irvin (born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina) is a film and television director, producer, screenwriter, actor, author and film teacher.

Irvin's directing credits include Guilty as Charged, Oblivion, Elvira's Haunted Hills, and all the episodes of two television series: Dante's Cove and From Here on OUT. His other credits include co-executive producer of Bill Condon's Academy Award-winner Gods and Monsters; associate producer of Brian De Palma's Home Movies; and historical consultant on the Tony Award-winner Liza's at the Palace. Irvin also wrote the biography Kay Thompson: From Funny Face to Eloise (Simon & Schuster). Between projects, Irvin teaches graduate courses on directing at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.

Best films

Gods and Monsters (1998)
(Co-Executive Producer)

Usually with

Peter David
Peter David
(2 films)
Charles Band
Charles Band
(4 films)
Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
(5 films)
Pino Donaggio
Pino Donaggio
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sam Irvin (21 films)

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Actor

Elvira's Haunted Hills, 1h30
Directed by Sam Irvin
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Ghost films, Comedy horror films
Actors Richard O'Brien, Mary Scheer, Cassandra Peterson, Sam Irvin, Robert Dornhelm, Rob Paulsen
Roles Nicholai Hellsubus (voice) (uncredited)
Rating55% 2.7982752.7982752.7982752.7982752.798275
Carpathia, 1851: Elvira and her maidservant Zou Zou (Mary Jo Smith), are on their way to a can-can revue in Paris, when they get kicked out of an inn for a slight monetary discrepancy. After making their way out of the village they are rescued by a Dr. Bradley Bradley (Scott Atkinson), who takes her to stay at the castle in the hills high above the village. While there she meets the residents and discovers she happens to resemble the count's (Richard O'Brien) former deceased wife.
Circuit
Circuit (2001)
, 1h31
Directed by Dirk Shafer
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Romance, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Olivier Gruner, Gail Harris, Loren Avedon, Billy Drago, Burt Reynolds, Kiersten Warren
Roles Party Waiter
Rating41% 2.0731352.0731352.0731352.0731352.073135
Years ago, Dirk Longstreet walked away from The Circuit, the merciless underground fight club with no rules, where money changes hands as men are killed. But now gangsters have got his brother, and only one more journey inside the ring will save his life. Or will it? Not without a fight.. Literally. And this time, it's personal.
Oblivion 2: Backlash, 1h23
Directed by Sam Irvin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Western
Themes Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors Andrew Divoff, George Takei, Jackie Swanson, Julie Newmar, Isaac Hayes, Musetta Vander
Roles Whipping Boy
Rating49% 2.4599552.4599552.4599552.4599552.459955
In the alien-western world of Oblivion, a suave, yet lethal bounty hunter named Sweeney arrives to arrest the seductive outlaw Lash on multiple charges, including murder. Lash, who just "inherited" a mine of Derconium (the most valuable mineral in the universe) from Crowley in a game of cards, meets up with Redeye's brother, Jaggar, who wants the mine for himself to rule the galaxy. It's a fight over Lash between the sheriff of Oblivion, Jaggar, and Sweeney. But who will emerge victorious?
Magic Island, 1h28
Directed by Sam Irvin
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Mermaids in film, Children's films
Actors Zachery Ty Bryan, Andrew Divoff, Edward Kerr, Lee Armstrong, French Stewart, Abraham Benrubi
Roles Carbassas
Rating59% 2.9524252.9524252.9524252.9524252.952425
Jack Carlisle is a disillusioned 13-year-old boy. His mother is always away at work since his father left. He decides to run away, as he feels his mom won't miss him. As he is ready to leave, his nanny convinces him to read a 'magic book' that belongs to her. The book is about a pirate adventure on Magic Island. As Jack reads the book, he is sucked into the world and goes on numerous adventures with Prince Morgan, while fleeing the evil Blackbeard the Pirate. He is even saved by Lily, a beautiful mermaid, whom he falls in love with. Lily is given the power to turn into a human and accompanies Jack on his adventure. Along the way, Jack encounters sand sharks, a tree that grows the favorite food of the person who climbs it, and a cursed temple full of treasure. Jack also uses items he brought along with him in his "magic" bag to stop the pirates. Eventually Jack is able to return home. He wakes up to his loving mother, and finds that his jeans are now torn and frayed and the flag on Prince Morgan's ship has transformed into his bag—signs that his adventure may have actually happened.
Oblivion
Oblivion (1994)
, 1h34
Directed by Sam Irvin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Documentary, Action, Adventure, Western, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors Jackie Swanson, Andrew Divoff, George Takei, Julie Newmar, Isaac Hayes, Musetta Vander
Roles Whipping Boy
Rating49% 2.458682.458682.458682.458682.45868
The story has been described as a science fiction Western. It is, arguably, better termed a space Western, due to its extraterrestrial location.
Guilty As Charged
Directed by Sam Irvin
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Actors Rod Steiger, Lauren Hutton, Heather Graham, Isaac Hayes, Lyman Ward, Zelda Rubinstein
Roles inspecteur vétérinaire
Rating54% 2.703432.703432.703432.703432.70343
Kallin est un adepte de l'auto-justice qu'il pratique avec son mentor Aloysius. Il capture des personnes qu'il considère comme mauvaises et qu'il exécute sur sa chaise électrique qu'il a construite lui-même…
Sticky Fingers, 1h37
Directed by Catlin Adams
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Helen Slater, Melanie Mayron, Christopher Guest, Danitra Vance, Shirley Stoler, Eileen Brennan
Roles Casino Gambler (uncredited)
Rating48% 2.4207052.4207052.4207052.4207052.420705
Two young, unflappable street musicians are entrusted with a bag of drug money, and immediately set about spending it. Hijinks and shopping montages ensue.
Home Movies, 1h30
Directed by Brian De Palma
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Kirk Douglas, Nancy Allen, Vincent Gardenia, Keith Gordon, Gerrit Graham, Theresa Saldana
Roles Shocked Pedestrian (uncredited)
Rating50% 2.5110752.5110752.5110752.5110752.511075
Denis Byrd, un jeune homme créatif, vit dans une famille complètement délurée et névrotique. Il tente d'oublier son quotidien en réalisant un petit film. Un professeur d'université égocentrique, "The Maestro", lui prodigue des conseils dans sa tâche...
The Fury
The Fury (1978)
, 1h58
Directed by Brian De Palma, Frank Yablans
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Children's films
Actors Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, Carrie Snodgress, Charles Durning, Amy Irving, Rutanya Alda
Rating62% 3.1497153.1497153.1497153.1497153.149715
Peter Sandza (Kirk Douglas), a former CIA agent, is searching for his son Robin, who was kidnapped by a secret intelligence organization inside the CIA led by Ben Childress. This organization kidnaps psychics to turn them into weapons in the service of the United States government. To better control the psychics, they also kill their families. Peter survived the attempt on his life, but his son believes he was killed by Arab terrorists. After that they begin to systematically experiment with him to increase his powers and develop ability to control them, and these experiments make him progressively more mentally unstable.

Director

I'm Not Ready for Christmas, 1h24
Directed by Sam Irvin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Christmas films
Actors Alicia Witt, George Stults, Brigid Brannagh, Dan Lauria, Maxwell Caulfield, John Lund
Rating59% 2.9934252.9934252.9934252.9934252.993425
Le monde d'Holly, dirigeante dans une agence de publicité, est chamboulé lorsque le v?u, que sa nièce de 9 ans a fait au Père Noël, se réalise. Elle ne peut plus dire de mensonges. Alors que sa carrière et sa vie amoureuse battent de l'aile, la jeune femme doit trouver un juste milieu entre dire la vérité et faire ce qui est juste.
Fatal Acquittal, 1h28
Directed by Sam Irvin
Genres Thriller
Actors Joely Fisher, Patrick Muldoon, Denise Richards, Debra Wilson, Jim O'Heir, Tim Abell
Rating46% 2.338832.338832.338832.338832.33883
Cassidy Miller est accusée du meurtre de son mari, Luke, qu’elle aurait tué par jalousie. Lors du procès, la défense s’appuie sur la thèse du suicide et à l’issue des délibérations, Cassidy est acquittée. Mais Nora Grant, une journaliste de télévision, ambitieuse et peu scrupuleuse, s’acharne sur Cassidy et se lance dans une véritable chasse aux sorcières. Au fil des émissions, Lucy, la fille de Cassidy, âgée de seize ans, finit par être convaincue de la culpabilité de sa mère, d’autant plus qu’elle ne croit pas au suicide de son père. Victime de menaces anonymes, traquée par la presse et la police qui la soupçonnent également du meurtre de Jasmine Holt, Cassidy continue de plus belle son enquête pour retrouver qui a commis les deux meurtres.
My Santa
My Santa (2013)
, 1h28
Directed by Sam Irvin
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Romance
Themes Christmas films
Actors Samaire Armstrong, Paul Dooley, Julie Brown, Matthew Lawrence, Jim O'Heir, Michael Waite
Rating55% 2.7554352.7554352.7554352.7554352.755435
A single mother wants to find a father figure for her 7 year old son. A visitor from the North helps her regain the Spirit of Christmas.
Deadly Skies, 1h29
Directed by Sam Irvin
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Antonio Sabàto, Jr., Rae Dawn Chong, Michael Boisvert, Dominic Zamprogna, Michael Moriarty, Rob LaBelle
Rating38% 1.932381.932381.932381.932381.93238
Madison (Chong) and her assistant Hockstetter (Zamprogna) are astronomers who track near-Earth objects in space. They are not taken seriously by the scientific community. When they locate and track a massive asteroid on a collision course for Earth, Madison takes her findings to government scientist Covington (LaBelle). Initially he pays her some attention but, under pressure from Air Force General Dutton (Moriarty), dismisses her. In desperation she takes her research to Donovan (Sabato), a former Air Force officer who was discharged under Don't ask, don't tell. Joining with Donovan's active-duty lover, Mark (Boisvert), the four hatch a plan to infiltrate an Air Force base that houses a massive laser weapon to destroy the asteroid. Despite resistance from Dutton and Air Force troops, the group is able to commandeer the weapon and use it to deflect the asteroid just enough so that it misses the planet.
Elvira's Haunted Hills, 1h30
Directed by Sam Irvin
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Ghost films, Comedy horror films
Actors Richard O'Brien, Mary Scheer, Cassandra Peterson, Sam Irvin, Robert Dornhelm, Rob Paulsen
Rating55% 2.7982752.7982752.7982752.7982752.798275
Carpathia, 1851: Elvira and her maidservant Zou Zou (Mary Jo Smith), are on their way to a can-can revue in Paris, when they get kicked out of an inn for a slight monetary discrepancy. After making their way out of the village they are rescued by a Dr. Bradley Bradley (Scott Atkinson), who takes her to stay at the castle in the hills high above the village. While there she meets the residents and discovers she happens to resemble the count's (Richard O'Brien) former deceased wife.
Oblivion 2: Backlash, 1h23
Directed by Sam Irvin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Western
Themes Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors Andrew Divoff, George Takei, Jackie Swanson, Julie Newmar, Isaac Hayes, Musetta Vander
Rating49% 2.4599552.4599552.4599552.4599552.459955
In the alien-western world of Oblivion, a suave, yet lethal bounty hunter named Sweeney arrives to arrest the seductive outlaw Lash on multiple charges, including murder. Lash, who just "inherited" a mine of Derconium (the most valuable mineral in the universe) from Crowley in a game of cards, meets up with Redeye's brother, Jaggar, who wants the mine for himself to rule the galaxy. It's a fight over Lash between the sheriff of Oblivion, Jaggar, and Sweeney. But who will emerge victorious?