Alumni, Donors and Friends
Each graduate of the UND Theatre is by definition a member of the Alumni Association. We know your time at UND was special, and hope you stay in touch with us.
Please join us each year during Homecoming Weekend. The Department, along with the UND College of Arts and Sciences, hosts an Alumni Reunion each year during Homecoming Weekend. The annual Reunion is terrific opportunity to get caught up with classmates and experience the latest offerings of the School through programs, concerts, and presentations.
Alumni Profile: Sam Anderson
Sam Anderson (born May 13, 1945) is an American actor from Wahpeton, North Dakota. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
During the 1970s, Sam taught drama at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, California. He married in 1985 and is the father of twins.
Sam holds advanced degrees in Theatre, American Literature and Creative Writing. He is also a member of the Mystery Writers of America.
Sam is perhaps best known for his roles as mailroom supervisor Mr. Gorpley on Perfect Strangers, the lawyer Holland Manners on Angel, the cardiologist Dr. Jack Kayson on the television series ER and as Bernard on Lost.
Sam has been in 18 movies during his career, and over 23 T.V. shows, but is also active in stage theatre as well, including productions of Taking Sides, by Ronald Hardwood, and Napoli Milionara, for which he won the 2002 Ovation Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.