Sam is a recovering addict turned substance abuse counselor with a terrible attitude about, well, you name it. He rubs every person in his life the wrong way and doesn’t give a damn about it. Loudermilk’s saving grace is that he’s extremely good at helping people get and stay clean, even if he hurls insults at them every step of the way.
Ron Livingston may be best known as the star of the cult hit Office Space. Directed by Mike Judge and starring opposite Jennifer Aniston, the film has gone on to become one of the industry’s best-selling film/DVD rentals of all time. In the film, he played a disgruntled young office worker caught up in the corporate rat race.
Previous films include The Cooler, starring William H. Macy, Maria Bello, and Alec Baldwin, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He has also appeared in: Adaptation for director Spike Jonze with Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, and Chris Cooper; Swingers, with Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn; Pretty Persuasion for Samuel Goldwyn with Evan Rachel Wood and James Woods; Winter Solstice with Anthony LaPaglia and Allison Janney; and Little Black Book.
Additional projects include the Paramount Pictures film Dinner for Schmucks with Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, directed by Jay Roach, Time Traveler’s Wife with Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, and the ABC series Defying Gravity, a one-hour drama about a team of astronauts on a six-year billion-mile mission in outer space. Livingston played Maddux Donner, the flight engineer responsible for the spaceship.Raised in Iowa, Livingston graduated from Marion High School and attended Yale University. He currently resides in Los Angeles.