Born into a family of actors, Sam Lerner has been acting since he was nine years old. He currently stars in the two-time Critics Choice Award nominated comedy The Goldbergs. The show is based on the creator, Adam Goldberg’s life in the 80’s. Lerner’s character, Geoff Schwartz is the best friend of son, Barry Goldberg (Troy Gentile) and love interest of daughter, Erica Goldberg (Hayley Orrantia.) Geoff struggles at first, but has succeeded in winning Erica’s heart throughout the series. His character is a funny and witty addition to the Goldberg dynamic. The show is rounded out by an all-star ensemble cast which includes Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, George Segal and Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg.
Lerner can also be seen in the Blumhouse/Universal Pictures horror thriller Truth or Dare alongside Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey. He plays a frat guy with an agenda. The movie is in theaters now. Other film and TV credits include Monster House, Project Almanac, Suburgatory, and Workaholics to name a few.
When he is isn’t acting, Lerner enjoys playing basketball, cheering on the Lakers, and spending time with his friends and dog Kobe.