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Sam Adegoke: Nigerian-American Actor | Know Him Better

aisha Published On Tue Jun 02 2020   Modified On Tue Jun 02 2020
Sam Adegoke: Nigerian-American Actor | Know Him Better

Sam Adegoke is an actor best known for his roles in 'Dynasty' as Jeff Colby, 'Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland' as Javon Beard, 'Switched' at Birth as Chris Walker, 'The Drone' as Detective Allen, and so on. He is also the actor and producer of his upcoming movie 'This Is Not a War Story' as Will LaRue.

Adegoke was born on September 20, 1982, in Lagos, Nigeria, and has a sun sign of Virgo. In 2015, he became the winner of the third annual ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition which was participated by more than 7,000 people that took a two-week nationwide search to make the winner.

Net Worth: $1.5 million

'Melody' Actor Sam Adegoke has earned an estimated net worth of $1.5 million from his solo career as an actor. He has also accumulated his worth from doing photoshoots and by promoting brands. 

Adegoke was paid a salary of $15,000 per episode from the series 'Dynasty' where he has appeared in 64 episodes since 2017.

Blessed With Six Siblings

Adegoke is blessed with five brothers named Rueben Adegoke, Benjamin Adegoke, Michael Adegoke, Jadego Adegoke, and Jacob-James Adegoke and one sister named Gloria Oikelome while is the youngest among all. 

Sam Adegoke with his five brothes.
Sam Adegoke with his five brothes.
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In one of Sam's Instagram posts, he has wished his sister birthday by writing a caption saying"Happy bday to my therapist / big sis @gloriaoikelome. Keeping 6 boys from killing each other for __ years". Seems like his big sister has handled all-boys well till now.

Sam Adegoke with her big sister.
Sam Adegoke with her big sister.
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Lead Role In 'Dynasty'

Adegoke has appeared in six episodes of television series 'Switched at Birth' as Chris Walker but his breakthrough was from the series 'Dynasty' as Jeff Colby. It is an ongoing series that was started in 2017 with other co-stars Elizabeth Gillies, Rafael de la Fuente, Robert Christopher Riley, Alan Dale, and others. 

Sam Adegoke as Jeff Colby in 'Dynasty'.
Sam Adegoke as Jeff Colby in 'Dynasty'.
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He is one of the lead roles of the series and has appeared in sixty-five episodes while the series is about two wealthiest families of America as they are controlling their fortune and children.

Short Roles in Series

Before making his big roles in television series, Adegoke has given his appearances in various small roles which many people don't know. He has starred in 'NCIS: Los Angeles' as Junior Sancho, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' as Ship Photographer, 'Wicked City' as Graham Walker, 'Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders' as Hank Willis, 'Code Black' as Erick Hawkins.

Support Foundation

The 'Find Your Instrument' actor supports a non-profit foundation named 'Stand to End Rape'. The organization raise their voice against sexual violence, harassment, providing prevention mechanisms, and supporting survivors with psychosocial services. Adegoke has promoted the organization by providing the link in his Instagram bio.

Alma Mater: University of Minnesota

Adegoke got enrolled at the University of Minnesota where he studied marketing and finance. He also was the president of the Black Student Union, also was the vice president in his fraternity, and served in student government.

Career

Bunie from 'I'm Good' has started his acting career by giving his first debut in a television series 'AT Home with Joselyn Dumas' as a guest in 2013. Since then, he has appeared in more than ten movies, television series, TV movies, and short videos.

Sam Adegoke in 'Switched at Birth' (TV Series) as Chris Walker.
Sam Adegoke in 'Switched at Birth' (TV Series) as Chris Walker.
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Adegoke is well-recognized by his act in 'Murder in the First' (TV Series) as Billy James, 'Melody' (Short) as Slick, 'Switched at Birth' (TV Series) as Chris Walker, 'Find Your Instrument' (Short) as Falu, and so on.

Social Media Presence

As for his social media presence, Adegoke is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He is active with the username 'samadegoke' in Insta with 218k followers and 10.4k followers on Twitter with username 'SamAdegoke'.

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