|As NYPD officer (Season 8)|
|Birthdate:||December 29, 1957|
|Birthplace:||Youngstown, Ohio, USA|
|Role:||1. Jeff Breeher|
2. Back alley cop
3. NYPD officer
Sam Ayers (born December 29, 1957; age 59) is an actor who portrayed Jeff Breeher in Season 1, an LAPD officer during Season 5, and an NYPD officer during Season 8, of 24. He was mistakenly credited as "Sam Ayres."
Biography and careerEdit
Sam Ayers was born as Samuel Bielich III in Youngstown, Ohio, but was raised in Merrimack, New Hampshire. He uses the name Ayers, which is his mother's maiden name. Sam attended Merrimack High Schol where he became the first varsity quarterback in the history of the school. He later continued studying at Memphis State University, where he joined Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. In 1976, he was named Lambda Chi Associate of the Year in 1976.
After casually performing for the crowd at a college sports event, Sam became an official performer for the Memphis Chicks minor league baseball team. After some time, he was hired as a mascot for the Texas Rangers. While in Texas, he studied acting and started working as an extra, a model, and stand-up comedian. Sam later moved to New York, where he began using the Ayers name professionally. After appearing in some films and shows, he moved to Los Angeles permanently in 1995.
Some of the shows Ayers has appeared in are Boomtown (with Mykelti Williamson and Lana Parrilla), Alias (with Tobin Bell and Gina Torres), ER (with Leland Orser), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (with Connor Trinneer), Meteor (with Carmen Argenziano), Saving Grace (with Chris Mulkey), Numb3rs (with Peter MacNicol, Navi Rawat, and Keith Szarabajka), Law & Order: LA (with Tamlyn Tomita), Castle (with Stana Katic, Penny Johnson Jerald, Ross McCall, and Francois Chau), Happy Endings (with Elisha Cuthbert), and Grey's Anatomy (with Kim Raver).
Ayers has also appeared in films like Quick Change, Bad Boys (with Frank John Hughes), Wedding Day (with C. Thomas Howell), General Education (with Janeane Garofalo), and Bigfoot County. He is 6'2", and has also appeared as a stunt double in some films and shows. Ayers doubled for Tom Sizemore in the films Zyzzyx Rd and Ring Around the Rosie.
Ayers married actress Robin Trapp in 1998, with whom he has a daughter - Alexis - born in 1999.
24 credits Edit
- "Day 5: 9:00pm-10:00pm" (uncredited)
Gallery of roles Edit
Selected filmography Edit
- Newark Ave. (2015)
- Wedding Day (2012)
- The Pretender: Island of the Haunted (2001)
- Angels Don't Sleep Here (2001)
- Powers (2016)
- Raising Hope (2013)
- Castle (2011)
- 24 (2002, 2006, 2010)
- Monk (2009)
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2009)
- ER (2007)
- House M.D. (2006)
- Numb3rs (2005)
- The Pretender (1996-2000)