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Sam Marshall (né Nicholls) was a fictional character in the Australian soap opera Home and Away, played by actor Ryan Clark between 1991 and 2000. He returned for short stints in 2001, 2002 and 2005.


Sam was the foster child of Bobby Simpson, who later fell in love with Sam's father, Greg and they eventually married and Bobby adopted Sam. In 1993, Sam's world was cruelly ripped apart when Bobby died after a boating accident caused by family friend Adam Cameron who he vented his anger on but in time forgave.

Sam was later fostered by Pippa and Michael Ross and had minimal contact with Greg for several years. Sam was generally happy with the Rosses but tragedy struck in 1996, after Michael was swept away during a flood trying to rescue Sam. Both Sam and his then-foster brother Jack Wilson, blamed themselves for Michael's death.

Following Pippa's departure with her new husband, Ian to the Carrington ranges in 1998, Sam never really got used to his new carers Travis and Rebecca Nash and fell into bads way and began going on ram-raids with an older man named Rod. After Sam made an appearance in court, Donald Fisher, Bobby's father (who Sam called "Uncle Donald") decided to look after him.

When Hayley, Will Smith's sister, arrived in town she and Sam forged a very tight friendship and got into various scrapes. They began dating in late 1999, but three became a crowd when Mitch McColl took a shine to Hayley. Hayley and Sam eventually broke up.

Sam later dropped out of school and left the bay to become a surfer against Fisher's wishes.

In Mid-2000, Sam returned and resumed a small fling with Hayley, but there was something different. Sam had failed his surfing competition and had turned to drugs. After a car crash, Sam later saw the error of his ways.

In early 2001, Sam left Summer Bay after finding love with a girl called Sandy who had a daughter, Bella from a previous relationship.

Sam later returned to Summer Bay for the town's Sesquentenerary celebrations in 2002, and in 2005, for Alf Stewart's 60th Birthday celebrations respecitvely.

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