An Asbury Park native, Sam began entertaining at age 13 as part of the Boys Club of Asbury Park Review at Convention Hall. He continued to sing Doo Wop during his teenage years with the Ebb Chords and Ray and the Darchaes. He and his brothers and sisters formed a band, PS4, in the early seventies and played many popular venues in Monmouth and Ocean County for the rest of his life.
He was also a singer, songwriter, arranger and producer. Sam and his brother, Patsy were honored to have their names included on the plaque outside Convention Hall for S.O.A.P. (the Sounds of Asbury Park) commemorating the contribution to the rock and roll / rhythm and blues music of the era by the artists of Asbury Park.
While completing his undergraduate degree at Monmouth University, Sam participated in a work study program that brought him to the Asbury Park Press to increase his knowledge of advertising and marketing. While there he accepted a position as an account representative in the advertising department. He continued to rise through the ranks and was vice president of advertising when he retired in 2012 after 42 years with the Press.