Sam Gilroy
Status: Alive
Birthplace: United States of America
Nationality: American
Residence(s): Los Angeles, California
Affiliation: CIA
Profession: CIA: Agent
Played by: Leland Orser
Films: Taken, Taken 2, Taken 3
First film: Taken
Last film: Taken 3

Sam Gilroy is a retired CIA operative but still has connections. He is a friend of Bryan Mills and the godfather of Kim Mills.


Kim's AbductionEdit

Bryan calls Sam to have him analyze a tape that Bryan recorded as his daughter was abducted. Sam tells Bryan and Lenore that the kidnappers are Albanians and how their specialty is kidnapping travelling girls for human trafficking. Sam also tells Bryan that he only has a ninety-six hour window to find Kim or he will never see her again.

Bryan's AbductionEdit

Sam is playing golf when he gets a call from Bryan, who is in Istanbul, Turkey. Bryan explains that he and Kim just crashed a taxi into the US Embassy and how he needs Sam to call someone before they are both shot. Sam agrees to do this and hangs up.

Bryan is FramedEdit

Sam returns in Taken 3 to help Bryan clear his name after he is wrongly framed for the murder of his ex-wife, Lenore. Sam is shot and wounded by the true antagonist, Stuart. He is not seen again in the film, but it is revealed by Detective Smith that Sam survived getting shot. 

In Taken 3, Sam has a major role, and his largest in the whole franchise. 

Behind the ScenesEdit


Taken Taken 2 Taken 3