Biography and Career[edit | edit source]
Samuel Peter Acosta Larsen was born on August 28, 1991, in San Francisco, CA. He had a passion for the dramatic arts and music.
In 2010, Samuel auditioned for season 9 of American Idol but was cut after making it to Hollywood, failing to make it to the semi-finals. After doing some runway modeling for fashion designer Ashton Michael, he met his soon-to-be bandmate Skip Arnold during a runway show. He moved to Los Angeles and applied to The Glee Project. On August 21, 2011, Larsen won the reality competition program The Glee Project on the Oxygen network, which led to his having a recurring role as Joe Hart on the Fox television show Glee.
Meanwhile, Samuel and friend Skip Arnold formed the band "Bridges I Burn" and soon a third member, Salvatore Spinelli, joined them. Samuel writes and performs most of his music. He spent some time touring with the rock band Palaye Royale in 2017-2018. He auditioned for the role of Sam Evans on Glee but didn't get the part, which went to Chord Overstreet.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
Film[edit | edit source]
|2020||After We Collided||Zed Evans|
Television[edit | edit source]
|2010||American Idol||Contestant||Season 9, eliminated during Hollywood week|
|2011-2012||The Glee Project||Contestant / Guest Judge||Season 1 winner|
Season 2 guest judge
|2013-2013, 2015||Glee||Joe Hart||Recurring role|
|2015||Hawaii Five-0||Alfie Tucker||1 episode|
Notes and Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Samuel plays the drums, bass, guitar, piano, and sings.
- His partner Vanessa Dubasso has a role in After We Collided.