Samuel Pack "Sam" Elliott was born in Sacramento, California and moved
to Oregon with his family during his teenage years, where he graduated
from David Douglas High School in Portland. He then attended Clark
College in Vancouver, Washington, After a two-year program, Elliott
went to Hollywood where he worked in construction while studying acting.
Elliott began his career as a character actor in Westerns. One of his first
film roles was as ‘Card Player #2’ in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid