Mr. Samuels graduated from Vassar College with distinction in Acting and Directing in 198o. He acted in New York City for a few years (joining AFTRA when he was cast in As The World Turns). As a writer, he has had 5 screenplays optioned and was a semifinalist in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' Nicholl Fellowship competition. After a significant hiatus in the world of politics and marketing he has returned to his first love - acting - and recently completed principal photography on KANTEMIR, a feature film shot in Pittsburgh and starring Robert "Freddy Krueger" Englund. This summer he appeared as William Tecumseh Sherman in the world Premiere of ATTILA at Playwrights Horizons.