Today, History Channel is reporting that actor Samuel French will appear in the upcoming miniseries “Texas Rising”. Samuel French has been a professional actor for seven years, and has been nothing short of brilliant in his performances. Now he can be seen in the upcoming 8-hour History Channel miniseries “Texas Rising”, which details the Texas Revolution and the rise of the Texas Rangers. French plays the role of Gavin McDonough. Also starring in “Texas Rising” is four-time Golden Globe Award nominee Bill Paxton, Screen Actors Guild Awards winner Brendan Fraser, Golden Globe Award nominee Ray Liotta, three-time Golden Globe Award nominee Rob Morrow, two-time Saturn Award nominee Crispin Glover, three-time Golden Globe Award nominee Thomas Jane, and Academy Award nominee Kris Kristofferson. Additional cast members include Olivier Martinez, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chad Michael Murray, Trevor Donovan, Molly McMichael, Rhys Coiro, and Max Thieriot. “Texas Rising” is directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Roland Joffé.
Samuel French was born in Waco, Texas and grew up in nearby Clifton, where he began acting at the early age of just 6-years-old, performing in a local stage production of “A Christmas Carol”. French continued doing theatre until he was 15, at which point his love for sports prevailed, and after graduating from high school, he went on to play semi-pro and professional indoor football for 11 years. After retiring from football, Samuel French’s passion for acting remained strong, and he began studying the Meisner Technique for a year prior to embarking on the pursuit of professional acting roles. Samuel French made the move to Hollywood in 2014, and is now finding success as an up-and-coming film and television actor.
French recently played the supporting role of Vin in the drama feature film “Davis Farm”, which was directed and written by Vernon Smith. French also collaborated with Vernon Smith on the short film “AWOL (Absent Without Leave)”, in which French portrays the role of Sergeant Diaz. “AWOL” was penned by award winning writer Josh Tywater. French also recently completed shooting on the horror-thriller feature film “Psympatico”, playing the lead role of Burlap. Samuel French has worked on such television shows as “Dallas”, The Lying Game”, “Revolution”, and “Killer Women”. In addition to film and television acting, French is also a skilled stunt performer and precision driver.
Showing that he is a brilliant actor, Samuel French has also demonstrated that he is extremely focused and success orientated. French has set his expectations high, recently stating, “a few of the filmmakers for which I have great respect and a real desire to work with are Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, and Quentin Tarantino”. Do not be surprised if you see Samuel French appearing in those director’s projects in the not-too-distant future.
“Texas Rising” will air on History Channel beginning on May 25, 2015.
Samuel French is repped by Boutique Talent Agency (BTA) for the Louisiana market. Samuel French is currently available for theatrical representation in Los Angeles.
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