Sam Palladio stars in ABC's drama series "Nashville" as Gunnar Scott.

A dashing young Cornish actor, Sam Palladio is also a singer-songwriter, drummer and bassist. He was in the original cast for the musicial "Dreamboats & Petticoats," touring the UK before bringing it into London's Westend. He is regularly asked back by Bill Kenwright to perform at The Playhouse. Palladio also frequently plays gigs at Kevin Spacey's Pit Bar at The Old Vic.

British television credits include BBC 2's "The Hour" and "Little Cracker" in which he plays Kathy Burke's childhood idol Joe Strummer, as well the follow-up four-parter "Walking & Talking," where he plays Fred the Ted. He was next seen in BBC's "Up" (BBC) and E4's "Cardinal Burns" before landing the recurring role of Stoke on the second season of Showtime's "Episodes," opposite Matt LeBlanc.

Sam made his theatrical professional debut in the cast of "Can't Smile Without You." His other credits include multiple actor-musician roles: Valentine in Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" (Rose Theatre); Rapunzel's Prince in Sondheim's "Into the Woods" (Greenwich Theatre); Barry in "The Natural Cause" (BAC); Octavius and Lucius in "Julius Caesar" (Rose Theatre); and Orsino in the Works Theatre Company's open air tour of "Twelfth Night."

Palladio trained as an actor and musician at Rose Bruford College in London, graduating in 2008.

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Hometown: Penzance, Cornwall

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