Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as Sam Elliott, Sam Page attended Princeton University where he earned a BA in ecology and evolutionary biology. For his senior thesis, Page wrote about the mating habits of a female mosquito; the work was published in a science journal. During his time at Princeton, Page led the school to an NCAA baseball championship.
After graduation, Page went on to star in the films Prisoners of the Dead and The Brotherhood. He also landed a recurring role on The WB's 7th Heaven.
In 2002, People Magazine named Page to their Most Eligible Bachelors list.