My name is Sam Roos. I'm a writer, actor, voice actor, improviser, sketch comedian, and aspiring everything.
I was born in Portland, Maine, in 1987. I graduated from Brandeis University in 2009. At Brandeis I majored in English and American Literature, but spent most of my energy writing, performing, and improvising comedy. That obsession boiled over with a semester "abroad" in Chicago studying at The Second City. After graduation, my love affair with Chicago and improv was realized fully, and for five years I watched and performed live comedy roughly three thousand nights a week. My improv resume is available if you're that interested, but my personal highlight was directing "The Russian Play", an improv form I invented where we improvised an hour long soviet-style dark comedy, and my professional highlight was a stint performing with The Second City aboard the Norwegian Breakaway in 2014.
In 2015 I moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television writing, but still have a habit of ending up on stage or in front of the camera from time to time. These days, you can see me improvise with Gin Belly around LA, and popping up with my writing partner Amy Thompson anywhere from Boston to LA to do live shows or film new material as the sketch duo EVIL (find out more about EVIL HERE at our website).
My hobbies include a borderline unhealthy addiction to all things Boston sports (particularly the Red Sox), watching great comedies and wishing I had written them, reading science fiction, cooking unhealthy dinners, and sleeping in.