1. SAM INGRAFFIA has been a professional writer for over three decades. hollischapmanshow 35:00

He was born in Chicago but grew up in Los Angeles. He attended UCLA and shortly after graduating with honors, began his writing and acting career.

Sam had no show business connections when he started in the industry, so his original plan was to write material for himself to help his burgeoning acting career. “In the beginning, I was the only one who would cast me.”

He and another actor wrote a short pilot presentation in which they played the two leads. They performed excerpts from the project at comedy clubs and showcases all around Los Angeles. The project was eventually optioned by Universal Studios. The pilot never sold, but that was the beginning of his long, successful career as a writer. 

ngraffia has written novels, short stories, feature films, episodic television, network pilots, Pink Panther cartoons, stage plays, HBO comedy specials and multiple internet series.