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Witwer at the 2013 Phoenix Comicon
|Born||Samuel Stewart Witwer
October 20, 1977
Glenview, Illinois, U.S.
Samuel Stewart "Sam" Witwer (born October 20, 1977) is an American actor and musician. He has portrayed Crashdown in Battlestar Galactica, Davis Bloome in Smallville, and vampire Aidan Waite of the US/Canadian remake of BBC's supernatural drama series Being Human on Syfy in the US and Space in Canada. He also voiced protagonist Galen Marek/Starkiller in the successful multimedia project Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, as well as The Son and Darth Maul in Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars Rebels.
Witwer grew up in Glenview, Illinois, a small suburb outside of Chicago. He attended Glenbrook South High School, during which time he was involved in drama and theater classes, as well as being the lead singer of a high school band called "Love Plumber". He attended the Juilliard School for a time before moving to Los Angeles.
Witwer's first major recurring role came in the form of portraying Lt. Crashdown on Battlestar Galactica, although he has credited much of his current success to his role as Neil Perry on the Showtime series Dexter. Witwer also appeared as Private Wayne Jessup in the movie The Mist.
From 2008 to 2009, Witwer was cast Season 8 of Smallville as Davis Bloome, a charming paramedic who struggles with a darkness within as he is the human camouflage of Doomsday, a character in the comics best known for being the only villain to have killed Superman. While Witwer played Davis, Doomsday was played by stuntman Dario Delacio. Although uncredited, Witwer also played the full-physical form of the show's version of Zod at the end of the Season 8 finale (while the role would later be played in Season 9 by British actor Callum Blue). Witwer's performance in Smallville was incredibly well-received, and he has stated that his experience on the show had opened more opportunities for him in the future of acting.
He voiced Ocean Master in the animated film Justice League: Throne of Atlantis for the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series, replacing fellow Star Wars actor Steven Blum from Justice League: War.
Sam is an avid player of both electronic games and pen-and-paper roleplaying games. This is a hobby that he has engaged in for years. He has been a frequent guest on the Podcast Order 66 and has expressed a love for all iterations of Star Wars roleplaying games Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game (by West End Games) to Star Wars Roleplaying Game (by Wizards of the Coast) and to the current series of cross-compatible Star Wars roleplaying games by Fantasy Flight Games.
Star Wars career
A lifelong Star Wars fan, Witwer provided both his voice and likeness for lead character Galen Marek/Starkiller (Darth Vader's secret apprentice) in the 2008 video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and 2010 sequel Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. He has since received much praise for his contribution to the role. He also voiced Darth Sidious (Emperor Palpatine) in both games. He reprised this role for one episode in season 2 of Star Wars Rebels, namely "The Siege of Lothal."
For Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Witwer had also vocally performed the Son in a three episode story arc (known as the Mortis trilogy) in Season 3 as well as the iconic Sith Lord Darth Maul in the Season 4 finale episodes and in four episodes of Season 5. He also lent his voice for Darth Maul in other projects such as the Star Wars: Episode I Brisk commercial as well as the Cartoon Network special Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out.
Sam attended The Clone Wars Season 5 Red Carpet Premier in Orlando, Florida on August 24, 2012 during Celebration VI along with some of his co-stars Matt Lanter, James Arnold Taylor, Dee Bradley Baker, Tom Kane, Daniel Logan, Stephen Stanton and Ashley Eckstein, as well as Supervising Director Dave Filoni. During Celebration VI, he also had his own panel called Sam Witwer "The Maul Within" on August 26, 2012. In 2013, he attended for the first time the annual event, Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida for a three-day weekend and fans praised him for his roles in The Force Unleashed games and on The Clone Wars. During the live show "Behind the Force", Sam showed his acting skills by saying one or two lines of the characters that he's played in the Star Wars universe.
Sam also guest voiced an alien as well as a stormtrooper during the siege of Maz Kanata's palace in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Sam Witwer serves as the front-man for the band The Crashtones, whose first studio album Colorful of the Stereo was released February 15th, 2006.
|2007||Mist, TheThe Mist||Private Jessup|
|2010||No God, No Master||Eugenio Ravarini|
|2010||The Return of Joe Rich||Joe Neiderman|
|2015||Justice League: Throne of Atlantis||Orm/Ocean Master||Voice Only|
|2015||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||Alien, Stormtrooper||Additional Voice|
|2017||Officer Downe (film)|
|2001||ER||Tommy||Episode: "Fear of Commitment"|
|2001||Arliss||Mourner||Episode: "Of Cabbages and Kings"|
|2002||Dark Angel||Marrow||Episode: "Love in Vein"|
|2002||She Spies||Jason||Episode: "Daddy's Girl"|
|2003||Angel||John Stoler||Episode: "Shiny Happy People"|
|2003||Lyon's Den, TheThe Lyon's Den||Bryce Cherot/Chucke Porter||Episode: "Duty to Serve"|
|2003||Star Trek: Enterprise||Sloth #3||Episode: "The Shipment"|
|2004||Cold Case||James Creighton||Episode: "The Plan"|
|2004||NCIS||Staff Sgt. Rafael||Episode: "Split Decision"|
|2004||Star Trek: New Voyages||Guardian's Voice||Episode: "In Harm's Way"|
|2004–2005||Battlestar Galactica||Lt. Crashdown||11 episodes|
|2006||Dexter||Neil Perry||3 episodes|
|2006||Bones||Mitchell Downs||Episode: "The Titan On The Track"|
|2007||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Muscular Guy in Store||Episode: "Dennis and Dee's Mom Is Dead"|
|2007||Shark||Richard Lee Franco||Episode: "Every Breath You Take"|
|2007–2008||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Officer Casella||2 episodes|
|2008–2009||Smallville||Davis Bloome||12 episodes|
|2010||The Walking Dead||Tank Soldier||Uncredited
Episode: "Days Gone Bye"
|2011–2014||Being Human||Aidan Waite||52 episodes
Nominated – Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role (2011)
|2011–2013||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||The Son
Nominated – Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program (2013)
|2012||Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out||Darth Maul
Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious
|2014||Grimm||Max Robbins||Episode: "The Show Must Go On"|
|2014–Present||Star Wars Rebels||Maul
Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious
|2016||Once Upon a Time||Mr. Hyde|
|2008||Star Wars: The Force Unleashed||Starkiller
|2008||Soulcalibur IV||Starkiller||English Version|
|2010||Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II||Starkiller
|2012||Kinect Star Wars||Emperor Palpatine||Voice|
|2015||Disney Infinity 3.0||Darth Maul
|TBA||Days Gone||Deacon St. John||Voice|
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- "Order 66 episode forum". d20radio.com.
- on YouTube
- Rad, Chloi (April 18, 2015). "Star Wars Celebration: Sam Witwer Reprises Role As Palpatine In Star Wars Rebels". IGN (Ziff Davis, LLC). Retrieved 2015-11-07.
- Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0. Scene: Closing credits, 5:39 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.
- Sotonoff, Jamie (April 28, 2014). "Glenview native Sam Witwer moving on from vampire role". Daily Herald. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
- "Sam Witwer Awards". IMDB.com. Archived from the original on August 18, 2012.
- "Sam Witwer Biography". IMDB.com. Archived from the original on August 18, 2012.
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