Emmy-nominated Sam Witwer is best known as the lead of the SyFy series, Being Human,
the U.S. adaptation of the popular British television series. The darkly humorous,
provocative drama starred Sam as the heroic "Aidan", a sensual and brooding vampire.
His excellent work was noticed soon after the show's premiere, as Sam received a
Gemini Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing, Leading
Dramatic Role in 2011.
Most recently Sam guest-starred in the fan favorite ABC hit series, Once Upon A Time,
as Mr. Hyde. His character made his first appearance in season 5 and will return again for
season 6. In addition to his work on Once Upon A Time, Sam has also taken on the iconic
role of 'Darth Maul' in the animated Disney series, Star Wars Rebels. Fans were blown
away when he joined the cast as he brought such a dark and interesting storyline to the
Feature film fans remember Sam as the sacrificed "Wayne Jessup" in The Mist, Frank
Darabont's adaptation of the Stephen King novella. Two independent features in which
Sam stars await release: The Return of Joe Rich, starring opposite Armand Assante and
Talia Shire and No God, No Master starring with David Strathairn and Edoardo Ballerini.
A favorite in the science-fiction world, Sam began his career in the memorable role of "
Lt. Crashdown" in SyFy's Battlestar Galactica and played "Davis Bloom/ Doomsday",
the character fated to kill Superman, on CW's Smallville. Star Wars fans and the gaming
community will also recognize Sam as Darth Vader's vengeful apprentice, "StarKiller" in
the LucasArts' video game sensation Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Parts One and
Two). Through high-tech digital referencing and motion capture, Sam has become the
voice and face of this LucasArts' creation in which the first title grossed over 500 million
dollars. Sam has also done extensive voice work for the fan-favorite Star Wars: Clone
Wars voicing the villainous "Darth Maul" which garnered him an Emmy Award
nomination in 2013 for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program. Working
opposite such talents as Jon Favreau and Clancy Brown, Sam also received recognition
with an Annie Award nomination for Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television/
Broadcast Production in 2012. Outside of sci-fi, audiences remember Sam in his
recurring role of "Neil Perry" on the Emmy winning Showtime series Dexter. Sam's edge
was a perfect complement to the ground-breaking series in its first season.
A Chicago native and a Juilliard-trained actor, Sam is also an accomplished musician
who performed in the LA music scene with his band, The Crashtones.