Sam Bob



Actor, Artist, Educator, Writer


Sam Bob (traditional name-Tulkweemult') of the Snaw-Naw-us First Nation has performed nationally in television, film, radio, and theatre. He is a Jessie Richardson GVTA nominee for Best Actor in Headline Theatre's production of Out of the Silence and nominated Best Actor by Edmonton’s Dreamspeaker’s Film Festival for Dana Claxton’s The Red Paper. Theatre productions include Crees in the Caribbean and Popcorn Elder with Saskatoon's Gordon Tootoosis Theatre. As well as Drylips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing (Arts Club), Paradise in the Wasteland (Tahmanous Theatre), Age of Iron,  Farewell, and Ecstacy of Rita Joe (at the Firehall Arts Centre), Time Stands Still (Native Earth Theatre/Toronto), Swaa'ahmut  and maladjusted with Theatre for Living, as well as several Lytton River Festival productions with Kevin Loring’s Savage Society.  

Bob can also be seen in film and TV in Blackway with Anthony Hopkins, Unclaimed, a CBC film about murdered and missing women and later this year in Laudermilk, an Audience comedy in which he has a recurring role as 'Cloud'. Sam has recently finished a national tour with Vancouver Moving Theatre productions of Reconciliation-Our Way.

Sam has also taught free community theatre classes at the Vancouver Friendship Centre for several years. Putting young people on stage is a particular joy, as well as performing with his sketch comedy troupe The Coyote Brothers.

(Penguin Random House Canada, 2022)

Related Archive, Library & Publication Objects