Being Human is the re-imagining of an acclaimed BBC original series that follows three young roommates who each possess a dark secret. Sam Witwer plays Aidan, a vampire, Meaghan Rath play Sally, a ghost, and Sam Huntington plays Josh, whose bright future was turned upside down when he turned into a werewolf. Huntington took part in a recent Q&A to discuss Being Human and his appearance on another Syfy series, Face Off.
Sam is a native of New Hampshire and began his career as an actor on stage at the prestigious Peterborough Players where he performed for over four seasons in roles such as Jem in To Kill A Mockingbird. When he was thirteen, he moved to New York and landed his first film role alongside Tim Allen and Martin Short in Disney’s Jungle 2 Jungle. He also starred in Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns playing reporter Jimmy Olsen and has made memorable television appearances including Law and Order, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York and Veronica Mars.
On Face Off, Sam will serve as a judge for a foundation challenge. This is the first challenge that grants immunity to one of the contestants. He watches a lot of reality television, so he was excited to be involved with the process. He was impressed with the talented contestants and appreciates their work. If he could create a creature for Face Off, it would be a high school principal villain, and his weapon of choice would be a giant yardstick.
Sam feels he is challenged every day on Being Human whether it is physically or emotionally. He credits the writers with giving the show life in a natural way. This enables the viewers to connect to the series on a very human level, because the characters are dealing with real human issues.
If Sam could be one of the characters on the show, he would still be a werewolf with problems and all. He would not want to be a vampire due to all that blood lust, and as a ghost you can’t eat, have sex or do anything fun. As a werewolf, you’re a “dude until you turn into a badass.”
Sam would love to have Jeff Bridges or Tom Hanks guest star on the show, “maybe if the watched it, they would want to.” As for himself, he’d like to see his own character find the peace and normalcy he desperately wants. He sees a lot of himself In Josh, his eagerness to please, guilt and his humor.
Sam has many aspirations and not just as an actor. He would like to direct one day, possibly even an episode of Being Human. Aside from his professional life, he loves his family. He has a two-and-a-half year old son. and he and his wife are expecting their second child. Sam loves being a dad.
Don’t miss a single recap of this show or others. Check out our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.Make sure to watch Sam as a guest judge on Syfy’s Face Off, Wednesday at 10/9.c and you can watch Sam play a tempting werewolf with a human side on Syfy’s Being Human, Mondays at 9/8c.