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Samuel Peter Acosta Larsen is an American actor and singer. He currently portrays the role of Zed Evans in After and its sequel, After We Collided.

Biography and Career[]

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.

In July 2018, Samuel was cast as "Zed Evans" in the movie adaption of Anna Todd's bestselling novel After. He also stars in the sequel, After We Collided which will be released in 2020.

Filmography[]

Film[]

Year Title Role
2015 The Breakup Uri
2016 The Remains Tommy
2016 Recovey Logan
2017 Disconnected Dirk
2019 After Zed Evans
2020 After We Collided Zed Evans

Television[]

Year Title Role Notes
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[]

  • Samuel plays the drums, bass, guitar, piano, and sings.
  • His partner Vanessa Dubasso has a role in After We Collided.

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