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Sam Witwer
Sam Witwer by Gage Skidmore
General Information
Gender: Male
Nicknames: Stewart
Birthday: October 20, 1977
Age: 39
Birthplace: Glenview, Illinois, USA
Social Networks: Twitter
Other Information
Height: 6'1"
Occupation(s): Actor
Musician
Voice Actor
Education: Glenbrook South High School
Juilliard School
Talents: Acting
Series Information
Character: Mr. Hyde
First appearance: Only You
Last appearance: Strange Case

Samuel Stewart Witwer is an American actor, voice actor, and musician. He is known for playing Crashdown in Battlestar Galactica, Davis Bloome in Smallville, Aidan Waite in Being Human, Mr. Hyde in Once Upon a Time, and Ben Lockwood in Supergirl. He has voiced Starkiller in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, the Son in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars Rebels. He also voices Darth Maul in both the Clone Wars and in Rebels. In 2019, he joined the cast of Riverdale as Jughead Jones' school teacher Mr. Rupert Chipping. Witwer voiced protagonist Deacon St. John in the PlayStation 4 game Days Gone released in 2019 by SIE Bend Studio.

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Early life

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.

Career

Witwer's first on-screen credit was that of a Chicago Bulls commercial. He soon found himself in speaking roles on hit television series, such as ER.

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. 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.

Witwer made a cameo appearance in The Walking Dead as a dead (zombie) soldier in a tank in the Season 1 episode "Days Gone Bye" which reunited him with director Frank Darabont from The Mist.

Witwer starred in the North American remake of Being Human. He played the role of vampire Aidan Waite.

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.

In 2016 Witwer played a recurring role of Mr Hyde on Once Upon a Time.

Roleplaying games

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.

Sam appeared in episode 19 of Geek and Sundry's Tabletop playing the Dragon Age roleplaying game.

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, and reprised it for the games Disney Infinity 3.0 and Battlefront and for season 2 of Star Wars Rebels, where he also plays Darth Maul.

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, and is playing Maul again for Star Wars Rebels.

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.

Music career

Witwer serves as the front-man for the band The Crashtones, whose first studio album Colorful of the Stereo was released February 15, 2006.

Filmography

Year Title Type Role
2001 ER TV Series Tommy
2001 Arli$$ TV Series Mourner
2001 Murder in Small Town X TV Series First Mate Moe Zaleski
2001 - 2003 JAG TV Series Sonar Operator / Beasley
2002 Dark Angel TV Series Marrow
2002 She Spies TV Series Jason
2003 Angel TV Series John Stoler
2003 The Lyon's Den TV Series Bryce Cherot / Chuck Porter
2003 Star Trek: Enterprise TV Series Sloth #3
2004 Cold Case TV Series James Creighton
2004 Dragnet TV Series Stephen Baylor
2004 NCIS TV Series Staff Sgt. Rafael
2004 Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II TV Series Guardian's Voice
2004 - 2005 Battlestar Galactica TV Series Crashdown
2005 Inconceivable TV Series
2006 Bones TV Series Mitchell Downs
2006 Crank Shootout Henchman #1
2006 Dexter TV Series Neil Perry
2006 Girl Camp Short Sponsor
2007 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia TV Series Muscular Guy in Store
2007 The Mist Private Jessup
2007 Shark TV Series Richard Lee Franco
2007 - 2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation TV Series Officer Casella
2008 Pathology Party Boy
2008 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Video Game Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice / Emperor Palpatine
2008 ZEN Pinball Video Game Palpatine (voice)
2008 Soulcalibur IV Video Game The Apprentice (English version, voice)
2008 X-Play TV Series The Apprentice
2008 Infamous Video short Jason
2008 - 2009 Smallville TV Series Davis Bloome
2009 Gamer Caseworker
2009 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Ultimate Sith Edition Video Game Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice / Emperor Palpatine / Starkiller / Galen Marek (voice)
2010 The United Monster Talent Agency Short Dracula
2010 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Video Game Starkiller / Dark Apprentice / Emperor Palpatine / Aberrant Clones (voice)
2010 The Walking Dead TV Series Tank Soldier
2010 The Quinn-tuplets TV Movie Pat Quinn
2011 The Return of Joe Rich Joe Neiderman
2011 - 2014 Being Human TV Series Aidan Waite
2011 - 2020 Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV Series Darth Maul / Son / Mandalorian Super Commando / Weequay Bounty Hunter / Alien / Maul / Mandalorian Guard (voice)
2012 Kinect Star Wars Video Game Emperor Palpatine (voice)
2012 Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out TV Short Darth Maul / Emperor Palpatine (voice)
2014 Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon Kazbek (voice)
2014 Grimm TV Series Max
2015 Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Video Orm (voice)
2015 Wrestling Isn't Wrestling Video documentary short Chyna
2015 Stalker TV Series Jamie Tolliver
2015 Rebels Recon TV Series Darth Sidious
2015 Tales of Halloween Hank (segment "The Ransom of Rusty Rex')
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Video Game Darth Maul / Emperor Palpatine (voice)
2015 Star Wars: Battlefront Video Game Emperor Palpatine (voice)
2015 Rosewood TV Series Heath Casablanca
2015 - 2018 Star Wars Rebels TV Series Maul / Imperial Technician / Biker Scout #2 / Old Master / Imperial Officer #1 / Emperor Palpatine (Original Airing) / W1-LE (voice)
2016 Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Video Game Emperor Palpatine (voice)
2016 Once Upon a Time TV Series Mr. Hyde
2016 Officer Downe Burnham
2016 - 2017 Movie Trivia Schmoedown TV Series The Warrior
2017 Clone Wars Conversations TV Series Guest / Himself
2017 Electric Dreams TV Series Chris
2017 Star Wars: Battlefront II Video Game Emperor Palpatine / Darth Maul (voice)
2017 Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire Video Game Athex (voice)
2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Maul (voice)
2018 - 2020 Star Wars Resistance TV Series Hugh Sion
2018 - 2020 Supergirl TV Series Ben Lockwood / Agent Liberty / Brainiac-5
2019 Days Gone Video Game Deacon St. John (voice)
2019 Riverdale TV Series Mr. Chipping
2019 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Video Game Voice Talent (voice)
2019 Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series - Episode III Video Game Additional Voices (voice)
2020 Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge TV Series Dark Side Voice

Trivia

  • Lead singer of The Crashtones.
  • His family name "Witwer" is German for "widower".
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