Sam Radford
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Biographical Information
Fullname Dr. Samuel William Radford
Nickname Dr. McDreamy (by Stephanie)
Physical Information
Gender Male
Hair color Dark blonde
Eye color Blue
Family & Friends
Marital status Engaged to Cassie Nightingale
Spouse(s) Linda Wallace (ex-wife)
Employment Information
  • Doctor and Surgeon
Affiliation Family Clinic
Employees Eve
Series Information
First appearance Starting Over...Again
Portrayer James Denton
I thrive in chaos.

Sam Radford is a main character on the Hallmark Channel original series, Good Witch.

Sam is a doctor and former surgeon, who moved to Middleton from New York to get a fresh start for him and his son, Nick. Once he moved to Middleton, he met Cassie Nightingale and her family, as he and Nick had moved next door to Grey House. Sam then opened his own medical practice in town.


Sam attended John Hopkins University where he earned his P.H.D. in medicine in three-years, graduating at the top of his class and then became a surgir. Shortly after, he was hired at a hospital in New York where he flourished and became well-known for his medicinal abilities. At some point, her wrote and published a textbook and served on several hospital boards.

He fell in love with and later married, Linda Wallace. The pair had one child together, a son, whom they named Nick. It became apparent early-on in Sam and Linda's marriage that the pair were not meant to be, and they decided to get a divorce.

During the divorce, the pair had a custody battle over Nick. Linda ultimately decided to travel overseas and gave up the custody battle, allowing Sam to raise Nick on his own without any intervention from her. Sam was then given full custody, while Linda wasn't given any parental rights due to her choosing to leave her son and ex-husband. Sam raised Nick the best he could, but his late-night shifts and unpredictable work schedule made it difficult for them to bond.

At some point, Sam became a board member of the hospital and published a textbook for medicine. When he noticed that Nick was failing in school and beginning to fall in with the wrong group of friends, Sam decided it was time for a change. At the beginning of Freshman year, Sam moved himself and Nick to Middleton where they became neighbors to recently widowed Cassie Nightingale, and her daughter, Grace.

Throughout Series

Good Witch television series


At first, Sam was introduced as a brilliant surgeon from New York who strived under pressure. He was close-minded and didn't believe in Cassie's form of medicine, and was extremely defensive of his type of medicine, and believed it to be the right one. This caused him to butt-heads with Cassie, who tried to convince him that herbal medicine is still medicine. As he opened up to Cassie, he was seen to be an intelligent, kind, big-hearted man who enjoys what he does.

Physical Appearance

Notes and Trivia

  • He was initially an emergency trauma surgeon for emergency rooms before he moved to Middleton.
  • Sam owns the only known clinic in Middleton, with his only competition being Cassie, who believes in herbal remedies.