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Sam Owens Stranger Things
Dr. Sam Owens was a high-ranking member within the US Department of Energy. Owens was tasked with containing the strange events that took place in Hawkins, Indiana in 1983, replacing Dr. Brenner as Director of Operations at Hawkins Lab. He helped Jim Hopper in arranging the official adoption of Eleven as his daughter.
In 1985, Owens received a distress call from Hopper and Joyce that the Russians have infiltrated Hawkins and are trying to reopen the Gate beneath Starcourt Mall.
Following his arrival with the military, they discover the Russians had already escaped and the Gate sealed off. Realizing the Russians are aware of the Upside Down, Owens withheld the information and covered up the secret Russian conspiracy.
When Dr. Martin Brenner‘s fate was left unknown after the events of 1983, Dr. Sam Owens was appointed the Director of Operations at Hawkins Lab where he mostly spent his time investigating and preventing the Gate to the Upside Down from spreading.
Sam Owens Personality
Owens shares his predecessor’s stubbornness and commitment to science, as evidenced by his refusal to believe the poisoned pumpkins were connected to the Upside Down and his choice to threaten Jonathan and Nancy into silence regarding Barb‘s death.
However, he makes a legitimate point about the need for secrecy: that the deadly nature of the Upside Down portal, if replicated in the hands of an authoritarian government would create an even greater disaster, which is why it must be kept secret.
Owens is much more amiable and open-minded than Dr. Brenner, showing a good bedside manner to Will during their exams and refusing to immediately put the Upside Down tunnels through a full burn if it meant killing Will in the process.
He is never shown treating anyone with deliberate cruelty (although he waited a bit too long when testing Will’s connection to the Shadow Monster by burning a tendril).
Dr. Sam Owens
Acting Director of Operations at Hawkins Lab (formerly)
Paul Reiser is an American comedian, actor, writer, and musician. He was born on March 30, 1956. He is known for his roles as Michael Taylor in the 1980s sitcom My Two Dads, Paul Buchman in the NBC sitcom Mad About You, Modell in the 1982 film Diner, Carter Burke in the 1986 film Aliens, and more recently as Jim Neiman in the 2014 film Whiplash and Doug Getty in the Amazon Video series Red Oaks.
Comedian, actor, television writer, musician
March 30, 1956
Paula Ravets (m. 1988)
Ezra Samuel Reiser, Leon Reiser
Will Reiser (cousin) Richard Epstein (first cousin)
Reiser is ranked 77th on Comedy Central’s 2004 list of the “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time”.
The name of Reiser’s production company, Nuance Productions, is inspired by one of his lines in the film Diner, in which his character explains his discomfort with the word “nuance”.
Reiser also stars in the Netflix supernatural-horror series Stranger Things as Dr. Sam Owens. Reiser appears in the second season of The Kominsky Method as Martin, the boyfriend of Mindy Kominsky.