Samson was born in Plainfield, Illinois. As a teenager, Samson began stealing from the stores around his town, he even had his own gang. He was eventually caught by authorities, and was given the choice to either go to jail or enlist in the army.
He was 17 when he recruited into the US army. It was there in the training camps that he met his friends: Nelson, Reece and Deveaux, who soon became is coven mates when all four of them travelled into Germany during 1916. Amsel, a vampire from the German Coven sought them out, took them underground, and changed all four of them.
Samson has a tall height of at least 6'0" and is brawny built like Deveaux is. He has regular black colored hair, and a set of grey eyes.
Samson is great friends with Nelson and Deveaux, but his relationship with Reece is unknown, but they are on good terms with one another. He does like challenging Deveaux as they are both matched in strength. He has a more adventurous and risky nature, and has an interest in exposing themselves to the human population, something Deveaux personally dislikes about him.
Nelson once said he and Deveaux could pass off as brothers, but both of them have disagreed with that claim. He is scared of Deveaux because of his gift, and what it can do.