Sam Trammell stars as Sam Merlotte on HBO's True Blood. Sam is the owner of Merlotte's, the bar where Sookie Stackhouse works. Sam is in love with Sookie and is a shapeshifter that often takes the form of a collie that protects Sookie.
He hooked up for awhile with Tara and was then targeted by Mary Ann on season two, a Satantic-like creature with a vendetta against Sam. But he came out alright.
Sam: Sookie, you have no future with a vampire!
Sookie: They don't die. I've got nothing but a future with one
Tara: If I did work here..
Sam: It would take any time before you went off on somebody. I don't want to drive my customers away.
Tara: I only go off on stupid people.
Sam: Most of my customers are stupid people