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July 28, 2013

Groveland's Fuller earns acting gigs on 'Grey's Anatomy,' ABC's 'Suburgatory'

Groveland's Fuller lands acting gigs on 'Grey's Anatomy' and ABC's 'Suburgatory'

GROVELAND — Sam Fuller’s crystallizing moment didn’t arrive when he saw himself on television for the first time.

Nor did it occur when he won a role on an iconic series that has lasted nine seasons and won four Emmy Awards.

And no, it wasn’t when he was called back for a second episode on a popular sitcom, either.

Rather, for the 20-year-old Groveland native that moment came while he was riding in a carpet cleaning truck.

The handsome young actor leans forward and fidgets in his seat as he recounts the emotion of the day.

“So here I am in this van that says ‘Carpet Cops’ on the side with my buddy,” says Fuller, who now lives in Los Angeles. “The sun was going down, it was beautiful out and a Coldplay song was on the radio.”

He was on his way to help his friend rip up a rug.

“I just said out loud, ‘This — Los Angeles — is where I am supposed to be. It’s going to be hard, but I just have this feeling. This is a new chapter for me. This is where I have to be,’” he recalls.

Two years after leaving home to pursue a career in acting, Fuller has begun to make a name for himself in Hollywood.

He has made guest appearances on legendary hit medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” the ABC sitcom “Suburgatory,” and the MTV comedy/drama “Awkward.”

“I have a tradition that every time I get a part I open a bottle of champagne and save the cork,” says Fuller, a 2011 Pentucket High graduate. “I write the name and date of the show and put the cork on my mantel. That’s how I celebrate. I have three so far.”

The acting bug bit Fuller when he was a sixth-grader.

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