As a singer/songwriter, film and television actor/writer/producer/director, Sam's career spans more than 20 years. Best known as the winner of TV's first Star Search, he became an overnight star selling over a million copies of his album "Sam-I-Am" which he also produced. On Broadway, Sam was a Tony Award nominee for Cy Coleman's The Life which also garnered him Drama League, Outer Critic Circle Award and Drama Desk Award nominations. He also received a Drama Desk nomination for his role in Tommy Tune's Grease. Most recently, he was seen as the hilarious Perry Pearl on the CBS sitcom, The Class and a recurring role on the series Rules of Engagement.