Sam Lloyd is the actor who plays Ted Buckland on Scrubs.


Born in Vermont, Sam Lloyd Jr. is the son of Sam Lloyd Sr., and nephew of Christopher Lloyd of Back to the Future fame. Besides acting, Sam sings with his a cappella group The Blanks who have made many appearances in Scrubs as The Worthless Peons. He also plays the bass in the Beatles tribute group called The Butties together with Paul Perry.

Sam has appeared on Seinfeld, Malcolm In The Middle, The West Wing, Desperate Housewives, and The Drew Carey Show. As well as Cougar Town and Spin City (shows also created by Bill Lawrence). He has appeared in two Cougar Town episodes, "Something Good Coming" and "A One Story Town", once again as Ted Buckland.


Year Title Media Character
1988 Night Court TV Balloon Salesman/Waiter (2 episodes)
1990 City TV Lance Armstrong (13 episodes)
1992 Matlock TV Waiter (1 episode)
1993 Rising Sun Film Rick
Seinfeld TV Ricky (2 episodes)
1995 Double Rush TV Barkley (unknown episodes)
A Bucket of Blood TV Movie Leonard
1996 Champs TV Bulldog (1 episode)
Coach TV Ed (1 episode)
The Last Frontier TV Pizza Guy (1 episode)
Goode Behavior TV Unknown (1 episode)
1997 Ink TV Lionel Burton (1 episode)
Something So Right TV Unknown (1 episode)
Mad About You TV David (2 episodes)
The Drew Carey Show TV Jack (1 episode)
Flubber Film Coach Willy Barker
3rd Rock from the Sun TV Eddie (2 episodes)
1998 My Generation TV Verder, Milo (unknown episodes)
Spin City TV Paleontologist No. 1/Walter (2 episodes)
1999 Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane TV Unknown (1 episode)
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place TV Unknown (1 episode)
Galaxy Quest Film Neru
The West Wing TV Bob Engler, U.S. Space Command (2 episodes)
2000 NYPD Blue TV Larry (1 episode)
Battery Park TV Roy Galilean (3 episodes)
2001 Jack & Jill TV Andy Fickman (1 episode)
Scrubs TV Ted Buckland
2002 The Random Years TV Cable Guy (1 episode)
Back by Midnight Film Deputy
Philly TV Leonard Dexter (1 episode)
Maybe It's Me TV Unknown (1 episode)
Providence TV Mr. Smith (1 episode)
Scorcher Film Fingers
2003 The Mudge Boy Film Ray Blodgett
The Real Old Testament Film Abraham
Advantage Hart Film Gus Blanderskud
2004 Spelling Bee Film Dr. Jacobs
The Swidge Film Gil
Desperate Housewives TV Dr. Albert Goldfine (7 episodes)
2005 Cry for Help Film John
Malcolm in the Middle TV Neighborhood Association President (1 episode)
I'm Not Gay Film Public Defender
Twins TV Wally (1 episode)
2007 The Fifth Film Ken
The Brothers Solomon Film Dr. Spencer
5 Minutes to Midnight Film Sam
2008 Tour de Fright Film St. Vouliet
Pants on Fire Film Howard
2009 ExTerminators Film Hutt
Super Capers Film Herman Brainard
Waking Up with Monsters Film Phil
Numb3rs TV Group Leader (1 episode)
2010 Til Death TV Dave (1 episode)
Medium TV Danny Watson (1 episode)
2011 Cougar Town TV Ted Buckland (2 episodes)

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MAIN Zach BraffSarah ChalkeDonald FaisonNeil FlynnKen JenkinsJohn C. McGinley
Judy ReyesEliza CoupeKerry BishéMichael MosleyDave Franco
SUPPORTING Johnny KastlSam LloydRobert MaschioChrista MillerTravis SchuldtAloma Wright
SEE ALSO List of character appearances • Cast from Season: 12345678W9 e
SONGS IN SEASON List of music featured in Scrubs
SOUNDTRACKS ScrubsScrubs, Volume 2"My Musical"
THE WORTHLESS PEONS Ted BucklandRandallCrispinRoy
THE BLANKS Sam LloydPaul PerryGeorge MiserlisPhilip McNiven
SEE ALSO The Cool CatsKeren DeBergColin HayLazlo BaneJan Stevens • "Superman" • WAZ e