Samuel Earle is a Canadian actor best known for his starring role as K.C. Guthrie in the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation, since 2008.
A Toronto native, Sam spent his childhood surrounded by the city's vibrant performing arts scene. He appeared as an actor in two "mockumentary" shorts, Little Holland and Almost Tragic.
However, it wasn't until later that Sam got the acting bug, making his professional stage debut at age nine as part of the cast of Russell Hill at the Tarragon Theatre. This led to work in numerous local workshops and productions, including Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.
He began his work in film and television in CTV's movie Sticks and Stones in 2007. One year later, Sam was thrilled to join the cast of Degrassi as the academically gifted athlete with a shady past - K.C. Guthrie - amidst an influx of young new characters marking the show's transformational eighth season.
In 2011, Sam completed his final year as an International Baccalaureate diploma candidate at an all French school. He participated in the school's theatre scene, having performed in French adaptations of Gossford Park and A Midsummer Night's Dream. He has also trained extensively in improvisation at The Second City Training Centre.
In the summers of 2008 and 2010, Sam traveled to Ecuador and India, respectively, to volunteer with the groundbreaking charity "Free the Children". He soon after appeared in documentary accounts of both trips that aired on MTV Canada and MuchMusic.
His commitment to "Free the Children" continues, and he has appeared as a guest speaker at annual "We Day" events held in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Waterloo.
Sam's other interests include hockey, cross country running, guitar, singing and writing - which he has a particularly strong passion for.