Actor Sam Sarpong Is a Perfect Role Model

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Actor Sam Sarpong Is a Perfect Role Model


SAM Sarpong is every parent&s dream son, as he relaxes on a film- set in Belfast. The handsome 26-year-old whose busy Los Angeles& life is taken up with music, modelling and TV presenting has been missing church: %%I moved to the US with my dad Sam Sarpong Senior when I was about 12 years old and he went into the ministry there.

I love being in Belfast, but I&ve missed six or seven weeks of church now and I&m feeling a bit homesick for my father&s Sunday services.$

Sam&s in Belfast filming the part of ER hunk Eriq La Salle&s sidekick Skip in crime thriller Johnny Was. The twenty-something is still at the stage of looking familiar, but hard to place. That hasn&t set him any obstacles in his film or modelling careers, however. He&s the face of both Levi and Ben Sherman, and also enjoyed modelling for top designer Tommy Hilfiger.

Sam&s been on all the A-list runways such as Gucci, Donna Karan and Versace, but is very enthusiastic about new designer Ed Hardy: %%Paris Hilton wears his clothes. Ed&s one of the new fashion names that you&ll hear more about in Europe soon.$

Currently Sam Sarpong is furthering his career in Belfast filming Johnny Was, starring Vinnie Jones and The Who&s Roger Daltrey, but he&s also pretty excited about a small-scale Ulster horror movie that he&s been working on during a Johnny Was break.

Nailed is pretty cool. It&s about two guys in Brooklyn doing a drug deal. They run into a house and then the ghost story really kicks in.&&

Both movies are liberally drug-packed. The world of substance-abuse is one that is a mystery to Sam, however. …

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