Caption: Still of Val Kilmer and Sam Shepard in Thunderheart (1992)
Actor, Writer, Soundtrack
Born: November 5, 1943
Star sign: Scorpio
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Known for: The Right Stuff (1983), Black Hawk Down (2001), Swordfish (2001), Mud (2012)
Sam Shepard was born Samuel Shepard Rogers in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, to Jane Elaine (Schook), a teacher, and Samuel Shepard Rogers, a teacher and farmer who was also in the army. As the eldest son of a US Army officer (and WWII bomber pilot), Shepard spent his early childhood moving from base to base around the US until finally settling in ...