Sam Skarsgård is a Swedish doctor and actor, but best known as the son of iconic actor Stellan Skarsgård. Stellan is a notable actor who has played several supporting roles in major title films, including ‘Thor’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ as well as the hit musical ‘Mama Mia! Here we go again”. Stellan has eight children, many of whom have pursued careers in acting as their father did. Sam is the only one of his siblings who chose to pursue the same profession as his mother, but did appear in a number of movies.
If you want to know more about the Swedish actor and doctor, feel free to read on as we discuss all the untold truths about Samuel Skarsgård.
Early life and family
Sam was born on June 5, 1982 as Samuel Kristoffer Ymer Skarsgård, in Stockholm, Sweden. His father is veteran actor Stellan, who has been acting for more than five decades now. Many may have a hard time recognizing him in the “Pirates of The Caribean” movies because of his costume details that effectively hid his face.
Stellan was Will Turner’s father, Bootstrap Bill Turner, in both “Dead Man’s Chest” and “At World’s End”. Sam’s mother, My Skarsgård, is a doctor and the inspiration behind Sam’s motivation to become a doctor. He has four brothers namely Alexander, Gustaf, Bill and Valter as well as a sister, Eija. All his siblings followed in their father’s footsteps and pursued careers in the film industry.
In 2007, Sam’s parents divorced, and two years later, Stellan married his second wife, Megan Everett, who gave birth to two more children. Sam’s half-siblings Ossian and Kolbjorn.
Alexander is the eldest of all eight of Stellan’s children. He is an actor best known for his role as Eric in “True Bloods”. The second child, Gustaf, is best known for playing Floki in the TV show “Vikings”. Sam is the third born and is followed by his younger brother Bill, who starred in films such as “The Divergent Series: Allegiant”.
His youngest brother, Valter, can be seen in two films in the “Arn” series, including “The Knight Templar” and “The Kingdom At Road’s End”. His only sister, Eija, is a former model.
Sam has said that his family is close-knit and their creativity has always been fueled by their father’s encouragement. He also remembers from childhood that his parents hosted several dinner parties and many of the guests often stayed over.
While much information about Sam’s early life has been shared by his famous siblings, his own details are vague and hard to come by. Nothing is known about his educational background, where he went to school or what institution he graduated from.
However, since he is currently working as a doctor, it must be assumed that he has completed medical school.
Sam landed his first roll next to his father when he was young. Like most of his siblings, he too almost became a child star, but he decided the big screen wasn’t his cup of tea.
The movie in which he did get credit was 1987’s “Jim and the Pirates” in which his father had a starring role. Sam had also acted as a body double for his brother Gustaf in the 2002 fantasy film “The Invisible”.
He worked as a production manager for the Swedish films “Att Doda Ett Barn” and “Skuggvarld”.
Sam currently works as a doctor in the intensive care unit of a secret hospital in Stockholm. There is little information to confirm the exact hospital, nor his exact duties as a doctor, and despite having a Facebook profile, nothing is mentioned about his current activities.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
Since Sam isn’t the most famous of his siblings, it’s almost impossible to find information about his likes and dislikes. There is no mention in wikis about personal preferences or about his interests.
No information is also being released about his social media accounts, all of which have been inactive for the past few years. Sam is a lesser known member of the Skarsgård family, but has appeared at gala events with the rest of his family. During these gala events, Sam was often accompanied by his wife.
Sam is married to Pat Metheny, but it is not publicly known when and where the couple exchanged their vows, nor if any children were born of the union. As is known according to information out there, the couple is apparently still happily married and there are no signs of a possible divorce.
- Date of birth: June 5, 1982
- Hair color: dark brown
- Eye color: blue
- Height: 6ft 5in (1.96m)
- Weight: unknown
- Shoe size: unknown
- Zodiac sign: Gemini
- Nationality: Swedish
- Ethnicity: white
Sams net value is estimated to be over $1 million as of mid-2020.