Sam is best known for his time on the cobbles of Coronation Street playing Adam Barlow. As well as Corrie, Sam has appeared in Scottish soap River City, Sky One's The Match and E4's Beaver Falls.
Taking the model-turned-actor route, Sam joined the cast of Corrie having never acted before: 'I was 18 and I'd not done any acting whatsoever. I went along to the audition and after a couple of call-backs I got it. So that was me, going from being a student with no acting experience to suddenly being on the set within six weeks.'
Sam left the soap after three years because he felt he had become 'public property'. He worked on his acting and came back in 2009 as Flynn in teen comedy drama Beaver Falls.