| Toxic Rats|
|Eye color||Black (dotted)|
|Eliminated|| TDRI: Runaway Model|
TDAS: Food Fright
|Place|| TDRI: 10th|
|Friends||B, Brick, Cameron, Dakota, Dawn, Mike, Sierra, Zoey|
|Enemies||Alejandro, Courtney, Scott|
|Voiced by||Brian Froud|
Samuel "Sam," labeled The Nice-Guy Gamer, was a camper in Total Drama: Revenge of the Island as a member of the Toxic Rats. He later returned as a contestant for Total Drama All-Stars as a member of the Heroic Hamsters.
Sam is addicted to video games and his GameGuy. In fact, his first ever appearance in the series involves him playing on his console, excited about an upgrade. As a result of his attachment, Sam's physical strength is lacking and he is the slowest contestant of the second generation. However, Sam is a nice, optimistic guy who is easy to get along with and not hesitant to give compliments, and even though he has bad luck, he wants to help his team win and be useful to them. He tends to use language and terms related to video games, such as when he calls his team mates "expert level awesome" in Saving Private Leechball. He also says he needs a "power up" or "power levels low" whenever he's tired and low on energy. Whenever deprived of games, Sam will often hallucinate real life as being parts of a game, seeing the world as pixelated game sprites. In Total Drama: Revenge of the Island, he develops a crush on Dakota and is sad when she is eliminated early on, stating that he was looking forward to flirting with her and being rejected all season. When she returns and is made an intern, his kind nature allows him to break through to Dakota, becoming her only real friend. Even when she suffers a great misfortune, Sam continues to harbor feelings for her, finding her even more interesting than before.
Sam debuts in Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!, not having high expectations of himself; stating in his first confessional that he hopes to not be the first person to be eliminated, but wouldn't mind being the sixth or seventh at least. He is placed on the Toxic Rats, and is seen playing his portable console throughout the episode, though he does somewhat contribute to the challenge. His game consoles are confiscated from his possession in the next episode, as it is against the rules to bring any form of technology to the island. He soon develops a crush on his teammate Dakota (who just had her phones taken away from her), though he fully well knows that she will reject him entirely, and that she is out of his league. He tries to start a conversation with her only for her to feel a little insulted when he compares her with him. When Scott suggests that the team should vote off Dakota, Sam is the only person to defend her and is noticeably saddened when Dakota is sent to the Hurl of Shame.
Sam appears to be more focused on his team and challenges in Ice Ice Baby. However, his attempts to be useful to the team are backfired throughout the episode, resulting in him to be comically injured. When he tries to distract a mutant beetle by playing a recorder, it ends up attacking him. For the next challenge, he and Lightning are sent to capture the opposing team's flag. En route, Sam fall into a hole on the ice and remain frozen for the remainder of the challenge. That night, Dakota returns to the island via hang glider and crash into Sam, who is happy to see his crush has return. In Finders Creepers, Sam and Scott are the only members of their team remains and he becomes determined to win for his team despite Scott insisting that they should give up. Even after the giant spider tie the two of them with its webbing, Sam continue to crawl to the finish line, earning his team their first win of the season. While he tries to be a contributing member of the team in Backstabbers Ahoy!, he is shot in the back by Scott during the second challenge in an effort to to make their team lose again.Sam's usefulness is put to a focal point by his team in Runaway Model, where he attempts to join in on his team's circle of trust, only to be rejected when the others are disturbed by his "circus thumb". He tries to prove himself to the team, by removing the cheese from a mouse trap, only to fall into all of the traps. During the challenge, Sam is not impressed with his teammate idea and goes to Dakota for fashion advice and she tells him a secret: stripes. Sam takes her advice and adds a vertical stripe T-shirt among Brick's duffel bomb. The team tries to use Sasquatchanakwa as their model but the beast went amok when he realizes the shirt Sam added made him look fat, as Dakota meant horizontal stripes. The insecure Sasquatchanakwa begins trashing the stage before taking the boat to Boney Island with Lindsay. En route to Boney Island, Sam begins to suffer from video game withdrawal, and sees things like they are in a digitized video game. As the "last life" of his team, he goes to save Lindsay from Sasquatchanakwa, climbing the scaffolding with ease while dodging Sasquatchanakwa's attacks. However, the moment he reaches the top, Sam has become too tired and is thrown off the scaffolding, losing the challenge. Sam is eliminated, and receives a warm goodbye from Brick. As Sam is about to take the Hurl of Shame, Dakota runs up to him and gives him her number, which quickly ends up back in her hands after Sam is catapulted off the island after he drops it by mistake.
Sam is brought back to the island and is buried somewhere on the island alongside former contestant, Gwen for the second part of the challenge as an incentive to complete it. He is eventually rescued by Dakota (who is now mutated into a gigantic mutant monster). However, he does not seem to mind her new form thinking she is even cooler than before. At the elimination ceremony, Sam compliments Dakota's new appearance, and the two begin to make out, disgusting the Mutant Maggots. They continue to make out, even after Dakota is eliminated from the competition, and as they take the Hurl of Shame together.
Sam returns for the finale, where he reluctantly supports Lightning, after being forced to by Chris. As the final challenge progresses, Sam begins to fully root for Cameron after believing him to be the underdog. When the mutant animals attack the cast, Sam is crushed between the Mutant Turtle's legs, while Dakota tries to save him. He is later ecstatic when Cameron wins. At the end of the episode, Cameron (in his ending) decides to spend the money on all the other contestants, exciting Sam, who plans to buy the world's largest television, and every video game known to man. He then leaves the island along with the other contestants and Chef, while Chris gets arrested. In Lightning's ending, he is disappointed that he won and not Cameron.
In Heroes vs. Villains, Sam is introduced like the other contestants by being thrown off a helicopter. He is visibly disappointed when Chris says there is no more waste on the island as he wanted to be a mutant just like his girlfriend, and shows a picture of her while talking. Sam is then placed on the Heroic Hamsters along with Courtney, Sierra, Mike, Zoey, Lindsay, and Cameron. While on their way to the giant cliff, Sam talks to Sierra, wondering what she has been doing lately. Sierra answers by talking about Cody, her disqualification, and reason for returning to the island. In the challenge, Sam jumps in with Heather, but is attacked by the sharks. He tries to unlock the door to the McLean Spa Hotel, but is unsuccessful. Sam's team eventually loses to the Villainous Vultures after Alejandro chooses the correct key. At the Campfire Ceremony, Sam receives a marshmallow and is safe from elimination. After Lindsay is eliminated, he and the rest of the team watch her take the Flush of Shame as toilet water douses them which he responds to in disgust.
While sleeping, Sam gets bitten by a mosquito in the beginning of Evil Dread. This leaves Sam very lightheaded because of the blood loss and he is barely able to dig during the challenge. He also triggers many booby traps; one hits him in the groin, and another throws him into the lake where he gets stung by jellyfish. Despite his lack of participation, Sam's team wins and he volunteers to go to Boney Island for exile.
Sam's idea of going to Boney Island turns out to be a bad idea as shown in Saving Private Leechball. He is attacked by several bears and starves the whole night. When he returns the next morning, his teammates (except Courtney) give him food taken from the hotel. Still injured and tired, Mike and Sierra carry Sam and hide him in a cave so he can rest, with Courtney volunteering to take care of him. When Jo finds them, Courtney uses him as a human shield to protect herself. That night, Sam is depressed that his gaming console was mysteriously broken by someone. Unknown to him and his team, the culprit was actually Mike's evil personality Mal.
In Food Fright, Sam holds a party to welcome Duncan into their team. During the challenge, he is filled with the motivation to win, and has Zoey switch places so that he can compete against Alejandro. When Alejandro insults him, calling him "Game-child", Sam gains confidence and finishes the course first, winning for the Heroic Hamsters. At the bonfire ceremony, he taunts Alejandro and the other villains by stating that the heroes would be sleeping in the McLean Spa Hotel. However, Chris mentions that the Heroic Hamsters did not complete the challenge; Sam is told to empty his pockets and, to the teams shock, reveals the pancake pieces he took from the challenge to save for Boney Island's Exile Duty. This makes the Villainous Vultures win, and he is then eliminated, taking the Flush of Shame. However, due to plumbing problems, he does not get completely flushed until Chef Hatchet unclogs him with a giant plunger.
In The Final Wreck-ening, Sam's shadow appears in one of the balloons. However, he floats away with the rest before an intern can get him down.
Sam had practically no changes to his design or outfit at all. His original design had him sporting a full beard in addition to a small goatee. Now the beard and goatee are gone completely, leaving only some slight chin hair. Another difference is the brown color on his shirt and shoes were changed into a dark red color.
- View this video for Sam's audition tape.
- Sam and Harold share the same voice actor, Brian Froud.
- Sam's voice and appearance are similar to actor/comedian Seth Rogen.
- Sam's shirt resembles Cody's, but with longer sleeves and different colored undershirt.
- As revealed in Truth or Laser Shark, Sam passed gas on his first and only date before Dakota.
- Sam is capable of playing video games with his feet.
- Sam, along with Beth, Izzy, Justin, Sky, and Trent have all been confirmed to date someone who is not a contestant.
- On the last day on Earth, Sam wants to have an MMORPG party, (massively multi-player online role-playing game).
- Sam is one of only two contestants to take the Hurl of Shame more than once, with the other being Dakota.
- Sam has taken it twice while Dakota has taken it three times.
- Coincidentally, they are in a relationship with each other.
- Sam is one of four competitors to compete in more than one season but never make it to the merge, the others being Ezekiel, Noah, and Tyler.
- Sam is one of five characters known to roleplay. The others are Harold, Leonard, Noah, and Sierra.
- According to Sam's Total Drama Revenge of the Island contestant biography, his favorite color is red and he loves salty snacks.
- Also stated in his biography, Sam's favorite movie is "Dungeon Demons".
|Other content||Sam's GameGuy|
|Eliminated from Total Drama: Revenge of the Island|
|Eliminated from Total Drama All-Stars|
|Toxic Rats teammates|
|B | Brick | Dakota | Dawn | Jo | Lightning | Sam | Scott | Staci|
|Heroic Hamsters teammates|
|Cameron | Courtney | Duncan | Lindsay | Mike | Sam | Sierra | Zoey|