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Emmy-nominated actor Sam Witwer is probably best known as the voice of the famous and fearsome Star Wars villain ‘Darth Maul’. Witwer has done extensive work for the storied Lucasfilm/Disney franchise, including Star Wars: Clone Wars, for which he earned an Emmy nomination in 2013 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program,” and Star Wars: Rebels. His memorable performance gave him the opportunity to reprise his role in the2018 blockbuster franchise prequel, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Working opposite such talents as Jon Favreau and Clancy Brown, Witwer also received recognition with an Annie Award nomination for Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production in 2012.
Star Wars fans and gamers will also recognize Witwer as Darth Vader’s vengeful apprentice, ‘StarKiller,’ in the Lucas Arts video game sensation Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Parts Iand II). Through high-tech digital referencing and motion capture of Blur Studios, Witwer has become the voice and face of the series’ powerful protagonist.
Given all of the above, it should be no surprise that Witwer will be part of the cast of the recently renewed season of Star Wars: Clone Wars, though what role he will play remains a secret.
Having always been popular among sci-fi fans, Witwer began his career in the memorable role of ‘Lt. Crashdown’ inSyFy's Battlestar Galactica and played ‘Davis Bloom/ Doomsday’, the character fated to kill Superman, on CW's Smallville. He then went on to play the lead in the SyFy series Being Human, a U.S. adaptation of the critically acclaimed British television series. The darkly humorous, provocative drama starred Witwer as the heroic‘ Aidan’, a modern and self-aware vampire who becomes roommates with a ghost and werewolf, respectively played by Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington.
Witwer is also one of the authors of the critically acclaimed Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History. The book features the history and art that built the franchise into the massive pop phenomenon it is today. The artwork, sourced by Sam and his partners, explains the origins of the tabletop game that became a household name. While considered a niche hobby by some, the fanbase surround the franchise boasts some very noteworthy names — including Joe Manganiello who came onboard for Sam and team to write the forward for the book.
Recently, Witwer wrapped a recurring role on the CW’s Riverdale as ‘Mr. Chipping’, an English teacher at the prestigious Stonewall Preparatory high school that Jughead (Cole Sprouse)transfers to on scholarship. He also just finished a season-long arc on the CW’s Supergirl as this season’s main antagonist, ‘Agent Liberty’. The series set a new precedent with Witwer, giving his character an entire prequel episode dedicated to building his backstory as a disenfranchised professor who leads a hateful human supremacy movement against the aliens who have to settled on Earth.
Witwer’s other credits include his recurring role as ‘NeilPerry’ on the Emmy- winning Showtime series Dexter, antagonist ‘Mr. Hyde’ on ABC’s Once Upon A Time, and ‘Wayne Jessup’ inFrank Darabont’s adaptation of the Stephen King novella, TheMist. His film credits also include the independent production TheReturn of Joe Rich opposite Armand Assante and Talia Shire, and No God No Master opposite David Strathairn and Edoardo Ballerini.
Chicago born-and-raised and a Juilliard-trained actor, Witwer is also an accomplished musician, having just released Revenge of the Crashtones, the sophomore album of his one-man-band, The Crashtones. When not working, Witwer resides in Los Angeles with his two dogs, Buster and Leonard.