Sam Page. Remember that name because you’ll surely be seeing a great deal more of this very talented actor in the future. Currently, he’s the District Attorney hottie who melts his fans’ hearts while co-starring with veteran actor James Woods in the CBS hit, Shark, and as Joan’s husband on the AMC hit, Mad Men. A graduate of Princeton, he headed to Tinsletown to seek his fame, where being smart and handsome in Hollywood is a lethal combination. And it didn’t take long for People magazine to name him one of their Most Eligible Bachelors in his All My Children soap hunk days. Here, in an exclusive, we get up close and personal with this sexy maverick actor about Hollywood, traveling and the perfect place on Earth.
Lance Avery Morgan: Sam, you’re on a hit show playing a really nice guy surrounded by sharkish lawyers. Is it a fun role?
Sam Page: It really is. The character is not inclined to be a lawyer because of his life in politics – he was never interested in justice and the law. My co-star, James Woods’ is one of the veteran actors on television these days. He’s very generous and protective of the other actors.
LAM: You obviously are very educated – did your Ivy League education help you prepare for this type of role, meaning, are you sort of playing yourself?
SP: I don’t think school prepared me to play a lawyer role – my education in law has been from watching TV. My formal education taught me about hard work and discipline and how that can pay off.
LAM: You got your degree in ecology and evolutionary biology. Not exactly a drama major. Why’d you pursue the thespian life?
SP: I knew that to finish my degree and writing my thesis – I would have find something I was interested in. Acting and drama was not an option because of the time it took. So I picked something I wanted to learn I with my major and that major answered a lot of questions about life and the world around us.
LAM: So, picking up acting was sort of intuitive then?
SP: I am so passionate about film. It just seemed right to do it. As a child, my parents took me along to films and dinner afterward with their friends and they would discuss the movie analytically so I guess being a part of that really helped my passion.
LAM: That’s pretty cool. Parents are important in the formation of our pop cultural tastes. What films influenced you most?
SP: That’s easy. Anything with Jack Nicholson, William Hurt and films like The Big Chill, Gorky’s Park, Prizzi’s Honor that I saw as a kid.