Sam Otto

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Sam Otto
Born (1992-06-13) 13 June 1992 (age 28)
Basingstoke, Hampshire, England

Sam Otto (born 13 June 1992) is a British actor who gained popularity in 2017 after playing "Jalal" in Peter Kosminsky's Channel four Series The State. He is also known for starring in Collateral, The Flood, The Boy With The Topknot[1] and Snowpiercer.

Early life[edit]

Otto was born in Basingstoke. He first got into Television and Film acting in 2017 starring in The State (2017 TV series) as Jalal. He trained at Drama Centre London.

Acting career[edit]

Sam Otto starred in The Boy With The Topknot as "Young Sathnam's Father", before starring in the 2018 movie The Flood as Josef. Otto's most recognizable role is "Jalal" in Peter Kosminsky's Channel four series The State about young Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant recruits, chronicling their journeys into endorsement of the caliphate on the one hand, and into disillusionment and despair on the other. Otto then went on to star in TNT's 2020 thriller series Snowpiercer, as John "Oz" Osweiller, a young brakeman and police-type figure of the train.[2]


  1. ^ "Former St Augustine's pupil lands lead role on ISIS drama The State". Wiltshire Times. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Acting sensation Sam Otto raring to go for star-studded TV show The Snowpiercer". Wiltshire Times. 19 January 2018.

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