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DiedSeptember 24, 1962, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
FactHad his own jazz band in the 1920s, playing on radio and on the vaudeville circuit. The lead singer was his longtime girlfriend Roberta Hyson.

Sam McDaniel was born in Los Angeles, California, on September 29, 1966. His parents were both in the entertainment industry; his father was a successful television producer and his mother was an actress. Sam has two older sisters, both of whom are also in the entertainment industry. Sam was educated at private schools in Los Angeles and then attended the University of Southern California, where he studied film and television production.

After graduation, Sam worked as a production assistant on several television shows and movies. He then began working as a writer and producer on various television shows. In the early 1990s, Sam created and produced the television show “Beverly Hills, 90210”. The show was a huge success and made Sam a very wealthy man.

In addition to his work in television, Sam has also been involved in the production of several movies. He has produced such films as “The Omen”, “The Exorcist”, and “The Omen III: The Final Conflict”.

Sam is currently married to his second wife, actress Lisa Rinna. The couple has two daughters together. Sam also has two daughters from his first marriage.

Sam is a very successful man who has made a lot of money in the entertainment industry. He is also a very generous man and has given millions of dollars to various charities over the years.

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Full NameSam McDaniel
DiedSeptember 24, 1962, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States


ParentsHenry McDaniel, Susan Holbert
SiblingsHattie McDaniel, Etta McDaniel, Otis McDaniel, Orlena McDaniel


MoviesCaptains Courageous, Flamingo Road, Heavenly Daze, Silver Queen, Heart of Virginia, Bad Men of Missouri, Sergeant Murphy, The Traitor Within, Secret Service Investigator, Pride of the Blue Grass, Three Little Sisters, Guilty Hands, Christopher Bean, The Vanishing Frontier, I Was Framed, Too Many Wiv...

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1Had his own jazz band in the 1920s, playing on radio and on the vaudeville circuit. The lead singer was his longtime girlfriend Roberta Hyson.
2Brother of actress Etta McDaniel.
3Brother of Hattie McDaniel.




All Through the Night1942Deacon
Louisiana Purchase1941Sam
They Died with Their Boots On1941Waiter Serving Custer (uncredited)
Birth of the Blues1941Black Clarinet Player (uncredited)
New York Town1941Henry (uncredited)
You Belong to Me1941Pierre (uncredited)
Kiss the Boys Goodbye1941Porter (uncredited)
Bad Men of Missouri1941Wash
Broadway Limited1941Bartender (as Sam McDaniels)
The Great American Broadcast1941Railroad Station Porter (uncredited)
South of Panama1941Rodriguez Lincoln 'Rod' Jones
The Great Lie1941Jefferson
Sleepers West1941Porter (uncredited)
Golden Hoofs1941Henry (uncredited)
Virginia1941Servant (uncredited)
I'm Still Alive1940William (uncredited)
Calling All Husbands1940Nappy
The Man Who Talked Too Much1940William Lovelace Jackson - Porter (uncredited)
Am I Guilty?1940John D. Jones
Brother Orchid1940Janitor Tripping Fire Alarms (uncredited)
Virginia City1940Sam Moore - Black Driver (uncredited)
Too Many Husbands1940Porter (uncredited)
Days of Jesse James1939Black Janitor (uncredited)
Pride of the Blue Grass1939Domino Jones (as Sam McDaniels)
Chicken Wagon Family1939Sam (uncredited)
Career1939Henry (uncredited)
The Forgotten Woman1939Porter (uncredited)
Good Girls Go to Paris1939Sam - Train Porter (uncredited)
Sweepstakes Winner1939Mose (uncredited)
Union Pacific1939St. Louis Waiter (uncredited)
Let Us Live1939Mose - Hold-Up Witness (uncredited)
Everybody's Baby1939Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
They Made Me a Criminal1939Splash (uncredited)
Gambling Ship1938Speedy
Up the River1938Train Porter (uncredited)
Stablemates1938Snowball, the Black Bookie (uncredited)
Three Loves Has Nancy1938Train Waiter (uncredited)
Four's a Crowd1938Jeff (uncredited)
Walking Down Broadway1938Claybourne's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Jezebel1938Driver (uncredited)
Sergeant Murphy1938Henry H. Henry (as Sam McDaniels)
Gangsters on the Loose1937Police Capt. Holmes
It Happened in Hollywood1937Black Porter
Reported Missing1937Black Man (uncredited)
The Singing Marine1937Black Man (uncredited)
Born Reckless1937Train Porter (uncredited)
Captains Courageous1937'Doc' (as Sam McDaniels)
Git Along Little Dogies1937Sam Brown (uncredited)
A Family Affair1937Whitey - Chauffeur (uncredited)
Nancy Steele Is Missing!1937Convict (uncredited)
Dark Manhattan1937Jack Jackson (as Sam McDaniels)
Love Letters of a Star1936Garage Attendant
Polo Joe1936Harvey the Waiter (uncredited)
The Gorgeous Hussy1936Eaton's Butler (uncredited)
Sing, Baby, Sing1936Train Porter (uncredited)
36 Hours to Kill1936Dining Car Waiter (uncredited)
Rhythm on the Range1936Train Porter (uncredited)
Poor Little Rich Girl1936Rufus Washington Jackson Lee (uncredited)
Hearts Divided1936Zachariah (uncredited)
Exclusive Story1936Man Threatened by Acello (uncredited)
The Adventures of Frank Merriwell1936Jeff [Chs. 2, 10-12]
Riffraff1936Train Porter (uncredited)
The Calling of Dan Matthews1935Sam (uncredited)
Rendezvous1935Porter (uncredited)
Stormy1935Mack's Hostler (uncredited)
King Solomon of Broadway1935Attendant
The Virginia Judge1935
We're in the Money1935Men's Club Attendant (uncredited)
Woman Wanted1935Oscar - Show Boat Washroom Attendant (uncredited)
Lady Tubbs1935Reckless (uncredited)
Stranded1935Train Porter (uncredited)
Unwelcome Stranger1935Pot- Roast - the Horse Groom (as Sam McDaniels)
George White's 1935 Scandals1935Train Porter (uncredited)
Two Hearts in Wax Time1935ShortDeck Attendant (uncredited)
It Happened in New York1935Porter (uncredited)
Gold Diggers of 19351935Janitor (uncredited)
The Perfect Clue1935Train Porter (uncredited)
Babbitt1934Howard - Janitor (uncredited)
Kid Millions1934Ship's Steward (uncredited)
Evelyn Prentice1934Porter (uncredited)
The Lemon Drop Kid1934Minor Role (uncredited)
Belle of the Nineties1934Jasmine's Admirer (uncredited)
Wagon Wheels1934Negro Coachman (as Sam McDaniels)
The Human Side1934Porter (uncredited)
The Dragon Murder Case1934Steam Room Attendant (uncredited)
Contented Calves1934ShortEli - the Porter (uncredited)
The Girl from Missouri1934Porter on Train (uncredited)
Here Comes the Navy1934Washroom Attendant (uncredited)
The Old Fashioned Way1934Train Porter (uncredited)
Charlie Chan's Courage1934Porter
Operator 131934Rufus (uncredited)
Manhattan Melodrama1934Black Prisoner on Death Row (uncredited)
Twenty Million Sweethearts1934Deacon (uncredited)
Rough Necking1934ShortAnatole (uncredited)
Fashions of 19341934Cleaning Man (uncredited)
Dark Hazard1934George, the Train Porter (uncredited)
Fugitive Lovers1934Station Attendant Washing Floor (uncredited)
Going Hollywood1933Rasputin (uncredited)
Lady Killer1933Porter (uncredited)
Christopher Bean1933Porter (uncredited)
College Coach1933Lunch Wagon Proprietor (uncredited)
The Chief1933Bootblack (uncredited)
Broadway Thru a Keyhole1933Gus - Rocci's Valet (uncredited)
Only Yesterday1933Red Cap Porter (uncredited)
Footlight Parade1933Porter in 'Honeymoon Hotel' (uncredited)
Life in the Raw1933Waiter (uncredited)
Hold Your Man1933Porter at Train Station (uncredited)
Central Airport1933Train Porter (uncredited)
Blondie Johnson1933Train Porter (uncredited)
From Hell to Heaven1933Bettor (uncredited)
Grand Slam1933Contest Radio Listener (uncredited)
Whistling in the Dark1933Porter (uncredited)
Employees' Entrance1933Hotel Janitor (uncredited)
The Golden West1932Sam the Coachman (uncredited)
Once in a Lifetime1932Train Porter (uncredited)
The All-American1932McCormick's Butler (uncredited)
Movie Crazy1932Men's Room Valet (uncredited)
The Vanishing Frontier1932Whistlin' Zeke (as Deacon McDaniels)
The Rich Are Always with Us1932Max - Julian's Butler (uncredited)
Grand Hotel1932/IBartender (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Are You Listening?1932Prisoner at Train Station (uncredited)
Union Depot1932Redcap Train Porter (uncredited)
Guilty Hands1931Jimmy, a Black Servant (uncredited)
A Free Soul1931Casino Valet (uncredited)
The Public Enemy1931Headwaiter (uncredited)
Dance, Fools, Dance1931Luva's Butler (uncredited)
Brown Gravy1929Short
Hallelujah1929Adam (uncredited)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn1960Servant (uncredited)
Ice Palace1960Porter (uncredited)
A Hole in the Head1959Andy - Handyman (uncredited)
Party Girl1958Jesse (uncredited)
St. Louis Blues1958Drunk (uncredited)
Wagon Train1958TV SeriesSkipio
Johnny Trouble1957Doorman (uncredited)
Lux Video Theatre1957TV SeriesGoldie
The Adventures of Jim Bowie1957TV SeriesPresident Jackson's Butler
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1956TV SeriesHerbert
Good Morning, Miss Dove1955Townsman Outside Hospital (uncredited)
I Love Lucy1955TV SeriesSam the Porter
A Man Called Peter1955Henry - Waiter (uncredited)
Carmen Jones1954Waiter (uncredited)
The Gambler from Natchez1954Sam (uncredited)
A Lion Is in the Streets1953Moses, Butler to Bolduc (uncredited)
Affair with a Stranger1953Theatre Usher (uncredited)
Sangaree1953Nancy's Coachman (uncredited)
The President's Lady1953Henry (uncredited)
The Ford Television Theatre1953TV Series
Something for the Birds1952Party Waiter (uncredited)
Gobs and Gals1952Dining Room Porter (uncredited)
Racket Squad1952TV Series
Too Many Wives1951Short
The Amos 'n Andy Show1951TV SeriesParty Guest / Reverend Carter / Mr. Cunningham / ...
Blues Busters1950Dimitri - Doorman (uncredited)
Girls' School1950Willie Jackson
The File on Thelma Jordon1950Porter (uncredited)
Always Leave Them Laughing1949Porter (uncredited)
Flamingo Road1949Boatright
Ma and Pa Kettle1949Dining Car Waiter (uncredited)
Heavenly Daze1948ShortSpiffingham
The Golden Eye1948Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
Race Street1948Garage Attendant (uncredited)
The Babe Ruth Story1948Locker Room Janitor (uncredited)
Give My Regards to Broadway1948Porter (uncredited)
Secret Service Investigator1948Porter
Heart of Virginia1948'Sunflower' Jones
The Foxes of Harrow1947Josh (uncredited)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty1947Doorman (uncredited)
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now1947Waiter (uncredited)
Living in a Big Way1947Porter (uncredited)
Seven Keys to Baldpate1947Train Porter (uncredited)
High Barbaree1947Bertram (uncredited)
The Egg and I1947Waiter on Train (uncredited)
Never Say Goodbye1946Porter (uncredited)
Gentleman Joe Palooka1946Smoky - Second
Crack-Up1946The Porter (uncredited)
Centennial Summer1946Redcap (uncredited)
Joe Palooka, Champ1946Smoky
Do You Love Me1946Bartender in Special Club Car (uncredited)
Without Reservations1946Freddy (uncredited)
My Reputation1946Jonathan - Van Ormans' Butler (uncredited)
One Way to Love1946Porter (uncredited)
She Wouldn't Say Yes1945Train Steward (uncredited)
Lady on a Train1945New York Train Porter (uncredited)
The Naughty Nineties1945Matt - Cook-Waiter (uncredited)
A Guy, a Gal and a Pal1945Porter (uncredited)
Dillinger1945Train Porter (uncredited)
Experiment Perilous1944Porter (uncredited)
Music for Millions1944George - Pullman Porter (uncredited)
The Very Thought of You1944Train Porter (uncredited)
Tall in the Saddle1944Servant (uncredited)
Sweet and Low-Down1944George - Janitor (uncredited)
Marriage Is a Private Affair1944Train Porter (uncredited)
When Strangers Marry1944Porter (uncredited)
Three Little Sisters1944Benjy (as Sam 'Deacon' McDaniel)
Home in Indiana1944First Swipe (uncredited)
3 Men in White1944Black Phone Operator (uncredited)
Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble1944Pullman Porter (uncredited)
The Adventures of Mark Twain1944Comet-Watcher (uncredited)
Important Business1944ShortPorter on Train (uncredited)
Double Indemnity1944Charlie - Garage Attendant (uncredited)
Gangway for Tomorrow1943Hank (as Sam McDaniels)
The Iron Major1943Pete - Train Porter (uncredited)
Son of Dracula1943Andy, Servant Who Greets Dracula (uncredited)
The Ghost and the Guest1943Harmony Jones
After Midnight with Boston Blackie1943Train Porter (uncredited)
Dixie Dugan1943Night Porter (uncredited)
Silent Witness1943Deacon
Johnny Doughboy1942Cook (uncredited)
The Traitor Within1942Melrose
Silver Queen1942Toby (as Sam McDaniels)
You Can't Escape Forever1942Villa Gloria Doorman (uncredited)
The Daring Young Man1942George (uncredited)
Men of Texas1942Jeff (uncredited)
Grand Central Murder1942Night Watchman (uncredited)
In This Our Life1942Black Man in Jail (uncredited)
I Was Framed1942Kit Carson
Mokey1942Uncle Ben
Mr. and Mrs. North1942Elevator Operator (uncredited)


I Was Framed1942performer: "I've Been Working on the Railroad", "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" - uncredited
Bad Men of Missouri1941performer: "Darling Nellie Gray" 1856 - uncredited

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MGM Parade1956TV SeriesDoc

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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