Sam was born in a bedroom loft of a home for radical feminists in Tucson, AZ and raised in St-Cergue, a village in the Swiss mountains (population 1000), where he could hear cowbells from his bedroom window.
Many lives were lived before settling in for a career in the arts. He was a construction worker in Atascadero, CA, a scuba diving guide in Iberia, Costa Rica, a private banker in Geneva, Switzerland, and a middle-school teacher in Santa Monica.
Now he lives with his beautiful wife, Kalean, and his three spoiled cats, in Glendale, CA, where he makes a living crafting roles drawn from the characters he encountered along the way.
Sam Breen is a Swiss American performer, writer and educator, based in Los Angeles. International credits include: The Trailer Trash Project, which he wrote and performed at Pact Zollverein, Germany; the world premieres of Amy Tofte’s Flesh Eating Tiger and Erik Ehn’s One Eye Gone at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Regional: the world premiere of Ether Dome at The La Jolla Playhouse (directed by Michael Wilson) and Mother Courage and Her Children at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA. Los Angeles credits: Macbeth at the Antaeus Theater Company, The Three Musketeers at the Theatricum Botanicum, Ebenezer at The Speakeasy Society, Flesh Eating Tiger at Highways (directed by Vincent Paterson). He is a company member at The Independent Shakespeare Company, where he has played many roles, including Mark Anthony, Oberon and Macbeth. Film: A recurring cast member in Jim Cumming’s films, including The Beta Test and It’s Alright, It’s Okay. Sam also records audiobooks in French and English from his self-built professional home studio. He holds an MFA in acting from CalArts and teaches in the Theatre Academy at Los Angeles City College.