Sam Gamgee

Artist: John Howe

Sam Gamgee

Other Names: Samwise
Date of Birth: 1380 S.R.
Date of Death: Unknown
Height: 3 to 4 ft.
Hair Color: Blond
Parents: Hamfast Gamgee, Bell Goodchild

History: Sam became the gardener of Bag End when
the Gaffer became too old to do the job. When Frodo gained his inheritance of Bag End his friends Merry, Pippin and Fatty Bolger became worried and suspicious about Frodo and Gandalf's meetings. They made Sam spy on him. He then demanded to journey along with Frodo to Rivendell as did Merry and Pippin. Once in Rivendell, he was given a place in the Fellowship and accompanied Frodo all the way to Mount Doom. After the war of the Ring, Sam returned to the Shire and married Rose Cotton. He lived to see the death of his wife at which time he had to leave Middle-earth because of his short possession of the One Ring. He, along with Frodo and Bilbo, were the only halflings ever to journey to Valinor.

Sean Bean

Sam Gamgee will be played by Sean Astin in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He will be appearing in The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. His total screen time is not currently known.

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