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Sam Evans

David Ford as Sam Evans

David Ford (October 30, 1925 – August 7, 1983) took over the role of Sam Evans from Mark Allen (Allen's last episode was 22) in August 1966. He also played Andre DuPres in the 1795 storyline.

In real life, Ford was married to Nancy Barrett for two years during the run of Dark Shadows. Outside of Dark Shadows, Ford is perhaps best known for the role of John Hancock in the musical 1776 which he essayed on Broadway and then on film along with another Dark Shadows alum, Virginia Vestoff.

He died from a heart attack in 1983.