Emmy-nominated actor Sam Witwer comes to CCON | COMIC CON STUTTGART 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 Lucasfim/Disney franchise, including Star Wars: The 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 the 2018 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 Sam Witwer as Darth Vader’s vengeful apprentice, Starkiller, in the LucasArts video game sensation Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Parts I and 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 was part of the cast of the recently renewed season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Having always been popular among sci-fifans, Witwer 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. 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.
Recently, Sam Witwer has joined the cast of 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 fiished 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 ‘Neil Perry’ on the Emmy-winning Showtime series Dexter, antagonist ‘Mr. Hyde’ on ABC’s Once Upon A Time, and ‘Wayne Jessup’ in Frank Darabont’s adaptation of the Stephen King novella The Mist. His fim credits also include the independent production The Return 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.
We are looking forward to seeing Sam Witwer at CCON | COMIC CON STUTTGART 2021.