|Born||1978/1979 (age 42–43)|
Angus Sampson (born 1979) is an Australian actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his performances in the Insidious film series, The Mule, Mad Max: Fury Road, and the Peabody-winning second season of Fargo.
Sampson's acting career launched in 1996 with role as Dylan Lewis's sidekick on Recovery, an ABC youth music show. Later television jobs include roles on The Secret Life of Us, The 10:30 Slot, and Greeks on the Roof. and as Ali in an episode of Stingers. He has appeared a performer on the improvised show Thank God You're Here. 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. The following year he played Leonardo da Vinci in the children's television series Time Trackers and Michael Thorneycroft in the three final episodes of Underbelly.
In 2010, Sampson helped his friend and fellow former Recovery presenter Leigh Whannell develop a horror film called Insidious. The film was released in September 2010, with Whannell and Sampson playing "comical low-tech paranormal investigators" Specks and Tucker, roles they have reprised in the film's three follow-ups. Sampson was a special guest juror at the 2006 Melbourne International Film Festival, and host of the 2010 IF Awards, broadcast on SBS TV.
Sampson has since played a diverse array of film roles. In the same year as Insidious, he was the suit actor for the role of Bull in Spike Jonze's Where The Wild Things Are. In 2015, Sampson starred on the second season of the FX show Fargo, playing the character Bear Gerhardt. He starred as "Ozzy" in The Walking Dead. In 2022, Sampson played the lead role of Dennis "Cisco" Wojciechowski in the Netflix drama series The Lincoln Lawyer, based on the novel of the same name and written by David E. Kelley,
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 Humongous, 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 cult classic 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.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1999||Smile & Wave||Ray||Short film|
|2003||The 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||The Last Supper||Judas||Short film|
|2009||The 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||It's him... Terry Lim!||Director||Terry Lim Short Documentary|
|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||Insidious: Chapter 2||Tucker|
|2014||The Mule||Ray Jenkins||Also Co-writer/Co-Director|
|2015||Now Add Honey||Mick Croyston|
|2015||Mad Max: Fury Road||The Organic Mechanic|
|2015||Insidious: Chapter 3||Tucker|
|2018||Insidious: The Last Key||Tucker|
|2021||Mortal Kombat||Goro (voice)|
|2022||Next Goal Wins||Post-production|
|2024||Furiosa||The Organic Mechanic||Filming|
|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||The Secret Life of Us||Tyrone||Episode: "Stretching the Friendship"|
|2005||The Secret Life of Us||Video Shop Guy/Tyrone||Episode: "The Character Question"|
|2006-2009||Thank God You're Here||Himself||11 episodes|
|2007||Wilfred||Cyros||Episode: "Dog Eat Dog"|
|2007||The 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||The 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 Johnston||Episode: "1.1"|
|2013||Paper Giants: Magazine Wars||Patrick Bowring||TV miniseries, 2 Episodes|
|2014||Party Tricks||Wayne Duffy||6 Episodes|
|2015||Fargo||Bear Gerhardt||Recurring role; 9 episodes|
|2016–2017||Shut Eye||Fonso Marks||20 episodes|
|2018||Voltron: Legendary Defender||Ranveig (voice)||Episode: "Kral Zera"|
|2018||Drunk History||Hughes||Episode: "Death"|
|2019||The Walking Dead||Ozzy||2 episodes|
|2019||No Activity||Chief||6 episodes|
|2021||The Stand||Garvey||Episode: "The House of the Dead"|
|2021||Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous||Hap (voice)||3 episodes|
|2022||Our Flag Means Death||King George||3 episodes|
|2022||The Lincoln Lawyer||Dennis "Cisco" Wojciechowski||10 episodes|
|2014||AACTA Award||Best Supporting Actor||100 Bloody Acres||Nominated|
|AFCA Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|Best Actor||The Mule||Nominated|
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- Andreeva, Nellie (2 February 2021). "Becki Newton Joins 'The Lincoln Lawyer', Jazz Raycole & Angus Sampson To Continue On Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
- "All aboard the party bus". The Age. Fairfax. 24 August 2006. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
- "Breakfasters". RRR FM. Libsyn. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
- Australian Tumbleweeds
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