Velma, the upcoming HBO series, stars Sam Richardson as the voice of Shaggy. Here’s a glimpse of his extraordinary life that you should know more about.
HBO is all set to release its upcoming animated series, Velma. It’s an adult comedy-mystery tv series. Shaggy, a character in the series, will be voiced by African American Sam Richardson.
The stellar cast lending their voices to the forthcoming Velma movie is second-to-none, featuring Mindy Kaling as Velma Dinkley, Sam Richardson as Norville Rogers, a.k.a Shaggy, Constance Wu as Daphne Blake and Glenn Howerton in the role of Fred Jones. This incredible lineup ensures audiences an unforgettable experience when watching this animated adventure!
Questions immediately arose when fans discovered that Scooby-Doo was absent from the series, but production quickly clarified this decision. This quick explanation sought to avoid any disruption which may have been detrimental to Velma’s success.
Now, let’s meet today’s star, Sam Richardson.
All About Sam Richardson
Sam Richardon is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. The list is endless. He was birth in Detroit on January 12, 1984.
Sam’s mother hails from Ghana, and his father is African American. Furthermore, Sam’s family has achieved a great deal of notoriety due to the late Barbara-Rose Collins – she was the first black woman elected to Congress in 1990! This legacy continues through her relatives today.
Sam started his career as a stand-up comedian. He did a show at Second City in Detroit. He also performed in Chicago. Afterwards, he decided to move to Los Angeles, California.
He got the opportunity to be a part of the popular mockumentary, The Office, by appearing in a couple of episodes. Sam also appeared in shows like Arrested Development, Drunk History, New Girl, Teachers, and Harder Than It Looks.
Sam’s star rose when he joined the cast of HBO’s hit show, Veep. He has since gone on to appear in major box office hits such as We’re The Millers, Horrible Bosses 2, Spy and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Sam was also part of The Conan Show during their trip to Ghana and featured alongside Zac Efron in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates before joining forces with Melissa McCarthy for the Ghostbusters reboot.
Sam as a Creator
Sam and Tim Robinson joined forces to create the hit show Detroiters, which aired on Comedy Central in 2015. The hilarious comedy follows Sam and Tim as they portray two hapless partners trying their best to make it big in the commercial production world of Detroit.
But, for various reasons, the show was unable to become a big hit and was cancelled by Comedy Central after airing two seasons.
Talking about Sam’s achievements, he received a nomination for “Best Performance” for his work on Second City Project at the Canadian Screen Awards.
He won the “Outstanding Performance” award at Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2018 after getting a nomination in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.