Samuel G.C. Muñoz is an educator, actor, fight choreographer, producer, director, stuntman and an Assistant Professor at Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, PA.
His work has been seen in Kenneth Branagh’s THOR, Clint Eastwood’s Invictus, Off Broadway at the Soho Playhouse, Tony Award winning Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Jeff Citation award winning Defiant Theatre, Queens World Film Festival, Fargo Film Festival, North Hollywood Cinefest, Breckenridge Film Festival, Second City Skybox, Improv Olympic, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Chicago’s Storefront Theatre, About Face Theatre, Circle Theater, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, and Florida Atlantic Repertory.
Sam discovered storytelling while growing up on Chicago’s south side. He immersed himself in many forms of dramatic arts such as sword fighting, ladder fighting, Shakespeare, improv, Chekhov, and low flying trapeze. New skies and roads came as Muñoz backpacked through the Sierra Nevada, explored the abandoned Calico mines of Barstow, rode horses across Montana’s vast terrain, hiked the dirt roads of central Mexico drinking horchata. Sam’s love for exploring led him across the USA acting, teaching, studying, surfing amongst Great Whites in Hawaii, hanging off the edges of the Grand Canyon, bathing naked in the hot springs of Idaho, and howling amongst the sky-touching Redwoods of Trinidad, California. He is married to the love of his life, Jordan Maya Conrad Muñoz, father to the sweet love of his life baby Ciel Calypso Muñoz.
Co-adapter, director, fight choreographer, performer and producer of 2 Households, 2 Assholes: Shakespeare’s R&J (premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival), earning reviews in the New York Times, NYTheatre.com, Theater Reviews Limited, and ‘Critics’ Pick’ from Backstage. Co-founder of the production company DosMuñoz.
Actor & producer of Gold Remi award winning film 53:1 at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. Actor & fight choreographer of the simi-finalist award winning film Broken and Outcast.
Acting highlights include Hamlet, Tybalt, Romeo, Smack Donavan (Sci-fi Action Movie), Westly (The Princes Bride), Ed (Aven’U Boys), Pike Calypso (Action Movie: The Play), with John Heard (film:Searching for Fortune), Cinemax’s TV series Banshee, and opposite Aaron Muñoz (2H2A & 53:1).
Film-Motion Capture & Fight Choreography highlights include Kenneth Branagh’s THOR (asst. stunt coordinator) & Clint Eastwood’s Invictus (asst.).
Sam trained with Royal Shakespeare Company members Tony Church, Estelle Kohler & Bill Homewood, Chicago’s Second City under the tutelage of Martin de Matt, Brain Posen & Anne Libera, The National Theater Conservatory under Shakespeare/Voice Specialist Gary Logan, Michael Checkoff student Archie Smith, head of acting Jennifer McCray Rincon, and Movement Specialist Bob Davidson. Muñoz received his MFA from Florida Atlantic University Professional Actor Training Program under Linklater/Voice Specialist Bridget Conners & Alexander Technique/Movement Specialist Meade Andrews. He received his BA from Columbia College Chicago studying under the tutelage of Sheldon Patinkin, Jeff Ginsberg, & SAFD Fight Master David Woolley.
Former Adjunct Professor at California State University Northridge, Florida Atlantic University Professional Actor Training Program, and Guest Teaching Artist at Columbia of Chicago. A member of SAG-AFTRA.