Angus Murray Lincoln Sampson (born 1979) is an Australian actor, voice-over artist, director and writer based in Los Angeles and Melbourne.
Sampson was born in Sydney, Australia. A former ward of the state and award winning breakdancer, he was educated at the Trinity Grammar School in Sydney prior to winning a place at The Armidale School in northern New South Wales. He graduated from the AWARD School in 2002.
Sampson has had film roles in Summer Coda, Darkness Falls, Razor Eaters, Kokoda, You and Your Stupid Mate and Footy Legends. He was the suit actor for the role of Bull in Spike Jonze's Where The Wild Things Are.
In 2010 Sampson helped his friend Leigh Whannell develop an Australian "paranormal chiller" called Insidious. Saw horror-writer Whannell, and Sampson are both former Recovery presenters. Insidious (previously called Vultures) was released in September 2010 with Whannell and Sampson playing "comical low-tech paranormal investigators" Specks and Tucker.
Sampson's acting career launched in 1996 with role as Dylan Lewis's hooded sidekick "The Enforcer" on Recovery, an ABC youth music show. Later television jobs include roles on The Secret Life of Us, The 10:30 Slot, He also appeared as Effie's cousin Dimi in Greeks on the Roof, and as Ali in an episode of Stingers.
In 2007, Sampson portrayed television personality Ugly Dave Gray in the television movie The King which examines the life of Australian TV legend Graham Kennedy. In the same year he also appeared in Wilfred. In 2008 he played Leonardo da Vinci in the children's television series Time Trackers. Sampson portrayed Michael Thorneycroft in the three final episodes of Underbelly, the series based on Melbourne's gangland war, 1995–2004.
Sampson was an occasional co-host of Australian radio show Get This with Tony Martin on Triple M. Sampson was a founding member of The Forbidden Fruit, an experimental troupe whose only performance was a risque interpretation of Mad Max 2 they performed on late night radio in which Angus played The Lord Humungous, who turned out to be quite proficient with the jazz flute. Sampson has also been a presenter on RRR's Breakfasters program. In addition, Sampson was also the un-credited host of the late-night radio show The Lonely Hearts Club, a deadpan comedy series which ran on ABC Radio National in early 2011 in which Sampson appeared under the pseudonym Richard Silk.
|1999||Smile & Wave||Ray||Short film|
|2003||Referees, TheThe Referees||Stevo||Short film|
|2003||Darkness Falls||Raymond 'Ray' Winchester|
|2005||You and Your Stupid Mate||Jeffrey|
|2007||Feeling Lonely?||Rob||Short film|
|2007||Rats and Cats||Robber|
|2009||Last Supper, TheThe Last Supper||Judas||Short film|
|2009||Wake, TheThe Wake||Jonathan||Short film|
|2009||Celestial Avenue||Ah Gong||Short film|
|2009||Where the Wild Things Are||The Bull Suit Performer|
|2010||I Love You Too||Thug|
|2010||Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole||Jutt (voice)|
|2011||There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake||Father||Short film|
|2011||Post Apocalyptic Man||Barfly||Short film|
|2012||100 Bloody Acres||Lindsay Morgan|
|2013||Mad Max: Fury Road||Filming|
|2013||Insidious: Chapter 2||Tucker|
|2001||Blue Heelers||Glenn Rossiter||Episode: "Letter of the Law"|
|2002||Blue Heelers||Tony Costa||Episode: "Fishing for Dummies"|
|2002||Short Cuts||DJ||Episode: "What a Feeling"|
|2003||Greeks on the Roof||Dimi||11 episodes|
|2004||Secret Life of Us, TheThe Secret Life of Us||Tyrone||Episode: "Stretching the Friendship"|
|2005||Secret Life of Us, TheThe Secret Life of Us||Video Shop Guy/Tyrone||Episode: "The Character Question"|
|2007||Wilfred||Cyros||Episode: "Dog Eat Dog"|
|2007||King, TheThe King||Ugly Dave Gray||TV movie|
|2007||Chandon Pictures||Bevan||Episode: "Cousins"
Episode: "Bevan's Heaven"
|2008||Underbelly||Michael Thorneycroft||3 episodes|
|2008||Time Trackers||Leonardo da Vinci||Episode: "Da Vinci"|
|2010||Librarians, TheThe Librarians||Xavier Fisher||4 episodes|
|2010-2011||Spirited||Zach Hannigan||15 episodes|
|2012||Beaconsfield||Brett 'Cress' Cresswell||TV movie|
|2012||Howzat! Kerry Packer's War||Allan Johnson||Episode: "1.1"
|2013||Paper Giants: Magazine Wars||Patrick||TV miniseries, filming|
- "Angus Sampson as Zac Hannigan". Spirited. Foxtel Management. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
- "Angus Sampson description". Hollywood Previews. iMedia International. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
- "Summer Coda (2010)". IMDb. Amazon. Archived from the original on 27 September 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
- "Summer Coda trailer". Inside Film. Intermedia. 22 October 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
- Schembri (20 October 2010). "Summer Coda review". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. Archived from the original on 27 October 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
- "Angus Sampson CV". Creative Representation. 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
- "Razor Eaters (2003)". IMDb. Amazon. Archived from the original on 2 October 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
- Byrnes, Paul (5 May 2005). "You and your Stupid Mate". Age. Fairfax. Retrieved 13 November 2010.
- "You and your Stupid Mate". Media Search. Carmine Pascuzzi. Retrieved 13 November 2010.
- Wilson, Jake. "You and your Stupid Mate". Review. Urban Cinefile. Retrieved 13 November 2010.
- "Where the Wild Things Are (2009)". IMDb. Amazon. Archived from the original on 12 November 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
- Dallas, Sam (22 October 2010). "Sampson to host IF Awards". Inside Film. Intermedia. Archived from the original on 27 October 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
- Hunter, Allan (16 September 2010). "Insidious". Screen Daily. EMAP Media. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
- "Insidious (2010/11)". IMDb. Amazon. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
- "Leigh Whannell: writer, actor, plumber". Inside Film. Intermedia. 30 October 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
- [dead link] In Film Australia interview with Angus Sampson In Film Australia 2005.
- "AAPT thinks Effie's in touch with her publics". Age. Fairfax. 10 July 2003. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
- "Stingers (TV series 1998–2004) Cul-De-Sac". IMDb. Amazon. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
- "Filmography by year for Angus Sampson". IMDb. Amazon. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
- "All aboard the party bus". Age. Fairfax. 24 August 2006. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
- "Breakfasters". RRR FM. Libsyn. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 31 October 2010.