Who is Sammy Maloof? Meet the main cast of Netflix’s Drive Hard: The Maloof Way

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Ace racer Sammy Maloof is coming to Netflix with his new show Drive Hard: the Maloof method August 26. Maloof has been in the stunt industry for nearly 25 years and continues to shoot action-packed scenes in films such as Fast and Furiousand others.

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The next show will follow Sammy Maloof and his automotive company, which produces high-performance racing cars that rival other vehicles on the circuit.

The show’s official synopsis reads:

Legendary racer Sammy Maloof and his family of racers and stuntmen build the world’s baddest cars to make sure their customers take the checkered flag on race day. And when the racing dust settles, the Maloofs lift the curtain on professional stunt driving as they train and perform the most action-packed feats imaginable.

The show will also film the daily life of the Maloof family in the middle of cars and race tracks. It will also include their revelations about the stunt industry. Keep reading to learn more about its lead, Sammy Maloof.


Learn more about Sammy Maloof

Sammy Maloof grew up surrounded by vehicles. The things that influenced him the most were speed, racing and electric cars. In an interview with CBN, Maloof revealed:

“Karts, bikes, anything that moves or has an engine. I wanted to be part of it. If there was no engine, I’m going to put an engine on it.”

He rebuilt and installed his first small-block engine for his father’s 1963 Chevy pickup when he was 14 years old. He also received a Mickey Thompson Scholarship for auto repair while in high school.

Sammy started illegal racing at a young age. His first car was a black and gold 1968 Camaro Z28. He was unbeatable in street racing for many years. Maloof was once involved in street fights and did so primarily for money. He then left street racing and fighting to start his own company, Maloof Racing Engines, in 1984.

The young racer then joined SAG-AFTRA as a stuntman in 1992. Maloof has been in the business for almost 29 years and has appeared in many hit action films such as Mission Impossible, Fast and Furious, Burn Notice, Three Kings, The Hitcher, and more.

Additionally, he honed his skills in creating high horsepower racing engines using his unique custom suits. His work has been featured in many national magazines including Car and Driver, Hot Boat, Christian Motorsportsand Mopar high performance.

Spiritual guidance played an important role in Sammy’s life. He firmly believes in Jesus and wishes to persuade others to do the same. As a result, in February 2002, the stuntman launched Winning At The Race Of Life, a mentoring website. He uses it to give many enlightening speeches related to life and to teach people to believe in God.

Sammy also received a Congressional Recognition Award from Senator Duncan Hunter and the Veterans Supplemental Support Network in recognition of his selection as the 2015 Champions for Heroes for his community outreach work.


Viewers can watch all episodes of Drive Hard: the Maloof method August 26 on Netflix.


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