• 2@2 by Parktown
  • Remember When? by Hooplah
  • Nikita: Season 3, Episode 6
  • Forsaken by Samy
  • 2@2 by Parktown
  • Remember When? by Hooplah
  • Nikita: Season 3, Episode 6
  • Forsaken by Samy
Nikita: Season 3, Episode 6
My role: Sammy (Recurring)

In this scene, Sammy, a tech in Nikita's Division asks Sonya about rumors concerning a mole. This episode, titled "Sideswipe", first aired on December 7th, 2012.

18
Jul
2014
Posted by: Samy OsmanPosted in: Internet, TelevisionComments: 0

I recently booked another national TV commercial and I can now share it with you! This Listerine ad titled “Half Job” was originally planned only for the web during 2014 and 2015, but they eventually chose to air in across Canada as well. Well, on top of that, they are running it in the United States too!

It’s the first TV advertisement that I’m a part of, since joining ACTRA, that gets aired in the USA. You’ll find me playing the half-bearded man (well, the only man, one who is eventually clean shaven by the end, known as “beard guy” on set). The whole idea is you find people doing half the job of their morning routine. Shaved half their face, washed half their hair, moisturized half their face. Why? Because brushing your teeth shouldn’t be the only part of your oral health care. Check out the commercial below!

Strangely enough, about a month prior to shooting this, I had released a comedic sketch (one of my 15s videos originally created for Instagram) which…without giving too much away, had something in common with the Listerine commercial. After you watch it, it will all makes sense.

On set, they were a little worried when I went to shave half my face. I had to get it just right. I reassured them that I had done it before and that I could do it on my own. In the end, it all worked out with the clients and team being really happy with the work (both the shaving job and performance). Lots of fun on this one…and I have to say, they had this vegetarian meatloaf for lunch that blew my mind!

Henry Judge, Dave Dawson and Samy Osman on set of Mayday - The pretend pilots Henry and Samy reviving instructions from real life pilot Dave.

I also got back on the show Mayday (also referred to as Air Emergency, Air Crash Investigation and many other names)! They usually don’t like to repeat actors, but since it’s been a few years, I was invited back to audition for a part and landed it! Previously, I had played Safety Pilot O. Ozgur in the episode titled Who’s in Control? and this time, I play a Spanish Captain. It was the first time I had to learn and perform with a Spanish accent. I loved the work, the challenge, and in the end, the director was pleased with accent and the shoot went great! Saw a lot of familiar faces on set (from the previous episode of Mayday and other sets) and had fun working with a lot of good people! I believe this will be the 9th episode of the 14th season. Will provide more information closer to the air date so stay tuned!

01
Jul
2014
Posted by: Samy OsmanPosted in: Announcements, FilmComments: 0

Clean Break starring Tianna Nori, Samy Osman and Sean Kaufmann is now available to own or rent on iTunes.

As the title indicates, the psychological thriller, Clean Break can now be digitally rented or purchased via iTunes starting today! It’s also available through video on demand through Rogers, Telus and Shaw across Canada! Also, I thought I’d share that it won Best Drama Feature Film at the 2013 Atlanta Horror Film Festival (American Premiere) and had its Canadian Premiere at the 2013 Blood in the Snow Film Festival, opening to a sold out crowd…but enough talk, check out the trailer below!

This feature length film stars Tianna Nori, myself and Sean Kaufmann with the supporting cast including Leora Morris, Serge Plourde and even Brad Smith, the first Canadian Bachelor from “The Bachelor Canada” and is directed by Tricia Lee, written by Corey Brown and produced by Jordan Gross and Geordie Sabbagh.

Here’s a little write up, mostly from Clean Break’s Facebook page:

You can choose your roommates, but you can’t choose their girlfriends.

For Cam Dawson (Samy Osman) and his two housemates, Scott (Sean Kaufmann) and Dan (Serge Plourde), life is a constant party. There are no rules, no boundaries and, most importantly, no commitments the morning after. It’s a perfect living arrangement…until Scott meets Tracy (Tianna Nori).

While Cam tries to convince Scott he’s making a huge mistake, Tracy will stop at nothing for the perfect relationship and will get rid of anyone who stands in her way. In this psychological thriller, one-night-stands are fleeting…but you can take love to the grave.

If this sounds like something you’d like to watch, then this film may be for you! Search “Clean Break” (or even my name if you’d like) on iTunes and rent or purchase it today! It’s also worth mentioning that, as it stands, when I check out the “Movies” section of iTunes, I see it on the first row (second from the right) of the front page under “New & Noteworthy”!

Clean Break is now available on to own or rent iTunes, and currently on the home page of Movies.

Finally, I’d like to wish a happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!

21
Jan
2014
Posted by: Samy OsmanPosted in: Internet, TelevisionComments: 0

Earlier this month, Woodgreen begun their #ChangeTheConversation campaign bringing attention to the WoodGreen Homeward Bound program, asking the question “What if we cared about those living in poverty as much as we care about celebrities?”

Homeward Bound is an award-winning, 4-year program that helps homeless or struggling single mothers earn a tuition-paid college diploma, start a career, and become self-sufficient. Piloted by WoodGreen in 2004, it provides women with childcare, affordable housing, and other support- all under one roof. To date, we’ve helped 176 women with 216 children graduate and earn competitive wages in positions like law clerk, data management officer, technical service analyst, and many more.Woodgreen.org.

This campaign highlights struggling single mothers and their children through both print ads with mock celebrity magazine covers and a video which parodies celebrity gossip entertainment shows. Well, I’m actually in that video! I play the male host, alongside Michelle Argyris who starts off the show, titled Gossip Today, as the female host. Check it out below:

“Our creative is a parody of popular celebrity media culture, but instead of celebrity-focused stories, it features hard-hitting headlines about struggling single mothers and the real hardships they face each day. Learning about celebrities is fun, but we want people to recognize that there are many others who are in greater need of our attention and support. – Denise Rossetto, executive creative director at DDB Canada

Not only is it great to be a part of such a creative campaign, but the fact that it’s about making a difference, shifting our focus to important issues, makes it that much better. On top of that, I had an amazing time on set as we shot the video, working with awesome people! Plus, check out what the good folks at Woodgreen shared with me through their Twitter account:

World-wide is right! Not only has it been widely covered by many news sources in Canada, but outside of the country as well. It’s really nice to know that the message is not only getting across, but being spread as well, striving to make positive changes. Again, I’m really glad to have had a chance to play a small part of this campaign. A job well done to all involved!

09
Dec
2013
Posted by: Samy OsmanPosted in: TelevisionComments: 4

I’ve been given a copy of the video and have permission to share it with you! Here is Tim Hortons’ 2013 Holiday Canadian national TV commercial called “Gift of Coffee” (also refereed to as the “Hi” commercial) featuring the Limited Edition Coffee Mug:

Starring Parveen Kaur and Samy Osman.

Directed by Patrice Sauvé
Client: Tim Hortons
Agency: JWT
Agency Producer: Christie Grant
Copywriter: Tyler Schell
Production: JET Films
Editor: Brian Williams
Song: Landon Pigg – Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop

A JWT Toronto, JWT Montreal and Jet Films collaboration, edited by Poster Boy.

Shot in Montreal, Quebec, Canada during the month of November 2013.

04
Dec
2013
Posted by: Samy OsmanPosted in: TelevisionComments: 9

On December 2nd, this season’s holiday Tim Hortons “Gift of Coffee” / “Hi” commercial (featuring the Limited Edition Coffee Mug) came on the air here in Canada to such a positive response! In it, I play the leading man, running into the leading girl at various times throughout the 30 seconds.

Samy Osman as the male lead in the 2013 Holiday Tim Hortons Commercial

How to gauge how people feel about a TV commercial, especially when it’s not online (on YouTube for example), other than hearing from your friends and family (who’s opinion are just as important of course)? Well I turned to a Twitter search* and here’s a sample of what I found:

Twitter response of the 2013 Tim Hortons holiday commercial captured on December 4th

This is just after less than two days of being on the air! You can see for yourself and try this search, it may still be relevant for the next couple of weeks: https://twitter.com/search?q=timhortons%20commercial&f=realtime*

Needless to say I’m glad to hear such positive responses for it, “melting my heart”, “pulls at my heart strings”, “warms my heart” and how it’s “so cute” makes me even happier to have been part of it! Not to mention the amazing time I had in Montreal shooting this. The cast and crew were a pleasure to work with and I really got to speak a lot French. I don’t think I’ll be saying no to future opportunities to in Montreal; I hadn’t been there in a long while and hope that not as much time go by before I visit again.

Feel free to check out my Facebook page for more stills of the commercial that I recently uploaded. You can also check them out on my Trovebox photo gallery.

*NOTE: Updated search on Dec 15th, 2013 to include different ways of referring to Tim Hortons.

04
Nov
2013
Posted by: Samy OsmanPosted in: Announcements, FilmComments: 0

Clean Break, a feature film in which I play the leading man is screening in Toronto at the end of the month! Check out the teaser trailer below. I have to warn you though, it’s on the violent and maybe, scary side, so if you’re too young, ask your parents first, okay?

It’s being show as part of the Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival and you can get your tickets here (once you’re there, click Register and search “Clean Break” for ticket options). It’s playing at the Carleton Cinema. It also won Best Drama Feature when it premiered in the United States at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival.

So if you’re in Toronto on November 30th, feel free to come by and check out the film! It plays at 9:30pm and there should be a Q&A session at the end, which I will be taking part in along with friends from the movie.

Finally, if you’re curious, you can go back and read about my experiences on set back in April of 2011, written after the first week, following the second week and after the end of the shoot.

04
Oct
2013
Posted by: Samy OsmanPosted in: Events, Photography, TelevisionComments: 0

Well, almost six months already went by so it’s probably a good time for a blog entry! Where to start? Well how about events from two nights ago! The show Nikita has been wrapped, which means they’re completely done shooting the series; this upcoming season will be its last. So they had a lovely wrap party to which I was invited to!

Samy Osman with Maggie Q, Taylor Bateman and Lyndsy Fonseca, Noah Bean, Taylor again and James Azzopardi at the Nikita Season 4 end of show warp party.

It was really nice to see a lot of the cast and crew I met and worked with while on set and had a blast spending some time with the Nikita family. I also feel like I need to mention that Melinda Clark (who plays Amanda on the show) is a dancing machine! She definitely put everyone to shame on the dance floor.

Now moving on to a bit of a summary on some work I’ve done. I had a really great time shooting this TV commercial/PSA (public service announcement) last month. Once it’s released, I will do my best to share the video here. We did it a few different ways (performance wise) so I’m curious to what they will use and how it will end up! Here’s a shot from set featuring Michelle Argyris and I.

Michelle Argyris and Samy Osman playing hosts on set of a commercial/PSA

More on this once it’s released… What I will say is that we’re playing hosts in this fake gossip show and that it was really fun to shoot!

Moving on to a blast form the past… As a kid growing up in Canada, I remembered seeing these short clips on TV called Heritage Minutes that were shown in lieu of commercials. They were kind of like short Canadian history lessons with some reenactments of events. Well, one day my good friend Sean Kaufmann gets in touch with me about them needing a couple extra people on set to be in the background. I hadn’t done any sort of background work in years, and never since I moved to Toronto five years ago…but given the fact that I didn’t have anything planned the next day and that it was a chance to be a part something I grew up with, I wholeheartedly agreed to do it!

Samy Osman in costume. 1800s in Canada.

This is what I ended up looking like, and will be found somewhere in the background with and without the hat. One of the best parts is that I ended up hanging out with friends, got to know people who I only briefly met before and of course made new acquaintances. Plus we were all dressed like we were back in the 1800s!

Now let’s not forget those lovely Harlequin book covers! I think I was a part of about 10 new cover shoots since March. Actually, I’ve updated my Pictures page to include a whole bunch of them. If you’re curious, check out the Harlequin to see them. And since we’re in the world of photography, I should mentioned I booked a few print ad jobs as well! That and my good friend Jerald Bezener shot me (with a camera of course) and we got some great pictures! Check out some of them below!

Samy Osman by Jerald BezenerSamy Osman by Jerald BezenerSamy Osman by Jerald Bezener

Finally, had some other type of work here and there along with some great auditions. Let’s see what happens in the next little while and hopefully it won’t take my six months to write again…but as always, I try and stay active with my Twitter account.

27
Mar
2013
Posted by: Samy OsmanPosted in: Announcements, Film, Photography, TelevisionComments: 0

Wow, time just flies; It’s already been two months since I last wrote here! I have however, been moderately active on my Twitter account with the feed being displayed on the right of my site. In any case, here’s an attempt at a short summary!

First off, I got new pictures a few weeks back! Taken by long time friends Shalan&Paul, these will serve as my actor headshots and will be used in other ways such as with social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.). Check out a few of my favorites:

Samy Osman by Shalan&PaulSamy Osman by Shalan&PaulSamy Osman by Shalan&Paul

My work on Nikita also continued with a few days on set, and now have a total of five episodes under my belt. It was great to be back and see everyone again! Check out a short scene I’m featured in, part of episode 313 called Reunion that aired earlier this month:

Something new this year, because I’m now part of ACTRA, I was able to check out their Winter Conference and attended a lot of interesting and informative workshops. A few days later, I went to the ACTRA Awards show which I really enjoyed. During both events, I not only ran into a lot of actor friends and reconnected with people I had worked with before, but met some great new people!

Now, let’s not forget, Harlequin book covers! I’ve already been shot on about five new covers this year and a few new ones have been released. Check em out:

Samy Osman on the cover of The Bride Wore Spurs by Janel DeanSamy Osman on the cover of Behind Palace Doors by Jules BennettSamy Osman on the cover of The Cowboy's Surprise Bride by Linda Ford

One thing I hadn’t done in awhile is work on a short student film. Well I recently had my last day on set of one, and had a great time. I played a French Canadian character and didn’t just have the chance to do some accent work, but spoke in French for the most part! That’s usually something I’ve done in commercials and corporate work, but rarely have I had the chance to do it in film/TV. Speaking of corporate work, I’ve had some of that with a couple of past clients so far this year.

Now that Spring is here, things should get even busier! I’m really looking forward to landing some great work, as well as putting some of my own projects together! The adventure continues…

10
Jan
2013
Posted by: Samy OsmanPosted in: AnnouncementsComments: 0

Ahhh, another great year went by! I want to say it’s one of my best years for my acting career, but every year has been filled with such great experiences and they’re all part of the path that got me to where I am today. Anyway, let’s get on with it and start going over a few highlights that made 2012 a great one!

I put out my second short film to date called Friendship Upgrade and although it was a lot of work, I was so happy to have done it. I learned so much and had a great time making this idea come to life. With the experience of having put out another film I feel even more confident about my next projects.

Early in the spring, I booked a Canadian national TV commercial that was shot in both official languages (English and French) and is currently still airing! It’s probably the commercial in which I’ve had the biggest exposure to date in my career. As again, not only is it all over Canadian TV stations, it seems to air quite a bit (according to friends) and I also play the leader of a growing crowd of people. Was a blast to shoot!

Plus, I met Kina Grannis in person after my 2nd day on set (completely unrelated to the shoot). You might remember her as the lovely signer/songwriter that was featured on the tablet in Friendship Upgrade but more likely, you’ve seen her videos/heard her music before!

Midway through the year, I auditioned for a role on the TV show Nikita. It was awesome because it’s a show both my mom back home and I watch! We followed it through the first two seasons while the role was for the premiere episode of season three.

Not only was I excited to find out I was offered the part and had an amazing time on set, shooting the episode, meeting the cast and crew, but the role grew into a bigger part and I was brought back for more episodes and given the name “Sammy”. So awesome! My agent and I decided that due to this, it was the right time to join ACTRA, the union for Canadian actors, and did so in October.

I should also mention the love I got from the Nikita online fan base, especially on Twitter! Even before my first episode aired, I had a lot of encouraging and positive messages from them; an unexpected surprise! This role has been the gift that keeps on giving…something that I just said to Tina Gerussi (responsible for the Canadian casting of Nikita) today!

I’ve also had so many great times and memories during auditions, on independent projects, shooting corporate work, working on more advertisement projects and let’s not forget more fun Harlequin book covers (may take a few moments for pictures to appear)! So thankful for the amazing experiences I’ve shared with a lot of great people (both ones that I’ve met and ones that I’ve known from before)!

All in all, a great year and an amazing one ahead of me! Speaking of, catch my third Nikita appearance on Friday, January 18th at 8:00pm EST on the CW (USA) and (if I’m not mistaken) 9:00pm EST on CTV Two (Canada).

28
Oct
2012
Posted by: Samy OsmanPosted in: Announcements, Photography, TelevisionComments: 0

At the beginning of this month, I went into the Toronto ACTRA office and joined ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), the Canadian union for actors. So from now on, I’ll only be doing unionized work. Which means being well compensated and protected, health and retirement benefits along with more opportunities. I really look forward to the work I’ll be getting in the future!

Still of Noah Bean, Samy Osman and Lyndie Greenwood in Nikita 3.0 (Episode 301) - Released October 19th, 2012

In other news, season three of Nikita is now ongoing! I announced this on my Twitter page, but in case you missed it, the season premiere of Nikita titled 3.0 just aired on Friday October 19th, 2012! This is my first appearance on the show, and you can watch Episode 301 online: ctv.ca (Canada) or cwtv.com (USA).

Still of Samy Osman in Nikita 3.0 (Episode 301) - Released October 19th, 2012

Speaking of Nikita, the main reason I had for joining the union was the fact that I landed three episodes on this awesome show. With those, I’m able to become a full member and actually just completed a day and half full member workshop.

I had a really great time shooting my third episode also earlier in the month/end of last month and felt so blessed to have had this opportunity. Actually, they just had me go in for ADR this past week. It’s kind of like doing voice overs, replacing the original recording due to factors ranging from background production noise to performance tweaks. That went great as well, and I ran into Noah Bean and Lyndsy Fonseca before heading into the studio; it was nice to see and chat with them again and I hope to see the whole gang if they bring me back for future episodes!

Samy Osman on the cover of Secrets, Lies & Lullabies by Heidi BettsAlso since the last update, more Harlequin covers bookings! Actually, one of the ones I did back in May is now released: Secrets, Lies & Lullabies by Heidi Betts (picture on the left). Moreover, I finished off my non-union commitments and had some fun commercial auditions this week!

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