|Born||June 29, 2006|
Lavagnino was born to voice actress Hope Levy and screen writer Tom Lavagnino. At 14 months old, he was on the cover of TIME magazine where he was dressed up as Albert Einstein. He was cast for Bravest Warriors as the role of Catbug, "a creature that’s half-cat, half-ladybug, who’s actually a big draw for the series simply for the random comments he makes and the sound of his voice." The series was broadcast in 2013, and he participated in the Cartoon Hangover panel for Comic-Con 2013 when he was seven years old, as well as an autograph session for Catbug-related comics at Comic-Con 2014. He provided a voice in the trailer for the 2014 film The Boxtrolls. In 2015, he was cast as the younger version of Grizzly in We Bare Bears. He also voiced the character 'Mr. Muffin in the ASDFmovie series created by "Tomska".
Film and television
- Bravest Warriors (2013–present) – Catbug
- The 7D (2014) – Eenie (Ep. "New Shoe")
- Sanjay and Craig (2014) - Munchie (Ep. "Flip Flopas")
- Miles from Tomorrowland (2014–present) - Blodger
- The Boxtrolls film trailer (2014)
- We Bare Bears (2015–present) - Grizzly (young)
- The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar (2015) - Hippo Kid
- Catbug e-book series – Catbug
- "Happy Birthday, Sam! Of all the ages to be". The Frederator Studios Tumblr. June 29, 2014.
- "Hope Levy (Hopelevysings) on Twitter". Retrieved 2014-09-03.
Hope Levy is a singer songwriter & actress in Los Angeles! She is also the mom of Sam Lavagnino AKA Catbug on Bravest Warriors!
- "Hope Levy - News". HopeLevy.com. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
- "Who's the cutest bug? Catbug —— DUH!". Frederator Times. Frederator. June 3, 2014.
- Aoki, Deb (July 31, 2014). "Manga Buzz is Strong at Comic-Con 2014". Publishers Weekly.
- "Creators Celebrate Catbug In "Bravest Warriors 2014 Annual"". Comic Book Resources. September 27, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
- Lovato, Chris (February 8, 2014). "Animated Web Series: Bravest Warriors & Homestar Runner". Kings River Life Magazine.
- "A tip of the fedora to those of you". Frederator Studios Tumbr. March 11, 2014.
- "Comic-Con 2013 Thursday Programs – Thursday, July 18 • 2:00pm – 3:00pm Cartoon Hangover: Bravest Warriors, Bee and Puppycat, and Friends". Comic-Con. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
- "Is Sam Lavagnino in The Boxtrolls trailer?". Cartoon Hangover.com. July 24, 2013.
That is indeed his voice!
- "The 8th D / New Shoe". The 7D. Episode 8. – closing credits
- "What's a Catbug Book?". Frederator Books. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
- "www.manofmissle.com: CATBUG". Retrieved September 30, 2014.
- Cartoon Hangover (June 3, 2014). Voice of Catbug, Sam Lavagnino Interview and Dead End News! – Hungover with Cade (Ep. 26) (YouTube).