- Planet Erstwild - 20090806 - Sam Zeller - Randy West

James Moore interviews Sam Zeller who stars as the Pirate King in Randy West's Way Off Broadway's production of "Pirates of Penzance" at the Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts. The director also talks about his company and production.

Born and raised in Anaheim, California, Zeller went to Walt Disney Elementary School. Upon graduating high school, he received scholarships to USC, UCLA, UCI, and CSUN--graduating with a dual BA degree in Broadcast Journalism and Theater from UCI. He wrote for The Anaheim Bulletin newspaper for 7 years, His work has taken him to Japan, Sweden, Russia, Italy, Venezuela, Hawaii, the Caribbean--and all points in between!

After landing a recurring role as Lt. Ch'targh on STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, Zeller was summoned to Neverland to play Starkey and the Captain Hook understudy in the national tour and Broadway revival of PETER PAN for the next three years.