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Sam Robards stars in "Gossip Girl" on The CW in the recurring role of Howie "The Captain" Archibald.

Sam Robards is the son of legendary actors Jason Robards and Lauren Bacall. After training at the National Theatre Institute, Sam began his acting career in 1980 with an off-Broadway production of "Album." His film debut came in 1982 with director Paul Mazursky's "Tempest," which gained recognition in the film festival circuit.

Robards appeared alongside his father in 1988's "Bright Lights, Big City," in their only film collaboration. He also costarred with his mother in the 1993 Robert Altman film "Prêt-à-Porter." He later followed this with a role as the first editor of The New Yorker, in "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" for writer-director Alan Rudolph. His film work also includes "Casualties of War," "American Beauty," "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence," "Life as a House," and "The Other Side of the Tracks." More recently, he was seen in "The Rebound," with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Justin Bartha, and Steven Soderbergh's "Che: Part One," starring Benicio Del Toro.

On television, Robards has also been on episodes of "The Good Wife," "Blue Bloods," "Body of Proof," "Spin City," "The West Wing," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "Sex and the City."

Robards is well recognized for his work in theater. He was nominated for Broadway's 2002 Tony Award as Best Actor for Arthur Miller's "The Man Who Had All the Luck." In July 2008, Robards took over the role of Richard Hannay in the New York City theatrical run of "The 39 Steps."

Robards continues to work and live in New York City.


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Age: 54 years old
Birthday: December 16, 1961
Full Name / Real Name: Sam Prideaux Robards
Birthplace: New York, NY
Current Residence: New York, NY
Wife: Sidsel Jensen (11/8/1997, 2 children)
Suzy Amis (May 1986 - 1994, divorced, 1 child)

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