Freaks and Geeks/Sam Weir

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Sam Weir
Freaks and Geeks
Sam Weir
Actor John Francis Daley
First Appearance 1x01 - Pilot
Last Appearance 1x18 - Discos and Dragons
Series Billing Billed
Episode Count 18
Notable Episodes 1x04 - Kim Kelly Is My Friend
1x06 - I'm with the Band
1x09 - We've Got Spirit
1x16 - Smooching and Mooching
1x17 - The Little Things

Sam Weir, played by John Francis Daley, is a central character in Freaks and Geeks who features prominently in virtually all 18 episodes of the series.


Basic Information

Sam Weir is a freshman at McKinley High who has a passion for Star Wars, movies in general, gaming, and other 'geeky' pursuits. He is Lindsay's brother. The siblings belong to a fairly well off and caring suburban family. He has a strong bond with his lifelong Geek friends, Neal and Bill, with whom he stumbles through many an awkward moment. The series chronicles Sam's attempts to fit into an environment (high school) where he is constantly ostracized for being a geek.

Sam is slightly built and unimposing, and is generally shy and unsure of himself; this leads to him being picked on constantly. He feels that his Geekiness is holding him back from social acceptance, and he often considers trying to embrace a 'cooler' lifestyle. Part of this desire is driven by his obsession with Cindy Sanders, a cheerleader and the girl of his dreams, whom he desperately wishes to impress.

Character History

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