Sam McDaniel

TV Actor

Sam McDaniel was born in Wichita, Kansas, United States on January 28th, 1886 and is the TV Actor. At the age of 76, Sam McDaniel biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 28, 1886
United States
Place of Birth
Wichita, Kansas, United States
Death Date
Sep 24, 1962 (age 76)
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Television Actor
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Sam McDaniel Life

Samuel Rufus McDaniel (January 28, 1886 – September 24, 1962) was an American actor who appeared in more than 210 television shows and films between 1929 and 1950.

He was the older brother of actresses Hattie McDaniel and Etta McDaniel.

Early life

McDaniel, who was born in Wichita, Kansas, to former slaves, was one of 13 children. Henry McDaniel was a soldier in the Civil War in the United StatesCT, and Susan Holbert, his mother, was a performer of gospel music. The family lived first in Fort Collins and then in Denver, where he grew up and graduated from Denver East High School in 1900. The children of the McDaniel family were on display at a traveling minstrel exhibition. The troupe started losing money after brother Otis's death in 1916. McDaniel, a 1931 graduate, and Hattie Etta and Orlena joined him in Los Angeles. Sam was on KNX's radio station The Optimistic Doughnut Hour, and he was able to give his sister a spot.


Sam McDaniel Career


McDaniel appeared in films for the majority of the butler, doormen, valet, porter, and servant roles.

In the Oscar-winning 1937 film Captains Courageous, he played Doc, the competent ship's cook. In the Three Stooges film Heavenly Daze (1948), Spiffingham the Butler also appeared. In the 1955 episode "The Great Train Robbery," he was the only African-American to appear on I Love Lucy, playing "Sam the Porter." In both the 1947 film The Egg and I (with Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert) and its first sequel Ma and Pa Kettle (1949), he was uncredited as a waiter on a train. He has also appeared on television's The Amos 'n' Andy Show (1951–53).