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Angus Sampson Biography

Angus Sampson

Angus Murray Lincoln Sampson is an Australian actor, director, producer, writer and voice-over artist who was born in 1970. He is an actor and writer, known for Mad Max, Fury Road and Fargoand Insidious  in 2015, 2014 and 2010 respectively.

Angus Sampson has a diverse and distinct array of film roles, including Mad Max: Fury Road, Now Add Honey, Insidious, Insidious: Chapter 2, The Mule, Summer Coda, Darkness Falls, Razor Eaters, Kokoda and Footy Legends. He was the suit actor for the role of Bull in Spike Jonze’s Where The Wild Things Are. Sampson was a special guest juror at the 2006 Melbourne International Film Festival and host of the 2010 IF Awards, broadcast on SBS TV.

In 2010, Angus Sampson helped his friend Leigh Whannell develop an Australian “paranormal chiller” called Insidious. Saw horror-writer Whannell and Sampson are both former Recovery presenters. Insidious (previously called Vultures) first screened in September 2010 with Whannell and Sampson playing “comical low-tech paranormal investigators” Specks and Tucker.

Angus Sampson acting career launched in 1996 with role as Dylan Lewis’s balaclaved sidekick “The Enforcer” on Recovery, an ABC youth music show. Later television jobs include roles on The Secret Life of Us, The 10:30 Slot, He also appeared as Effie’s cousin Dimi in Greeks on the Roof and as Ali in an episode of Stingers.

In 2007, Sampson portrayed television personality Ugly Dave Gray in the television movie The King which examines the life of Australian TV legend Graham Kennedy. In the same year he also appeared in Wilfred. In 2008, he played Leonardo da Vinci in the children’s television series Time Trackers. Sampson portrayed Michael Thorneycroft in the three final episodes of Underbelly, the series based on Melbourne’s gangland war, 1995–2004.

In 2012, Angus Sampson teamed up with Toby Schmitz reaching the semi-finals in Season 1 of the hilariously confusing Australian word game Randling, hosted by Andrew Denton on ABC1. In 2015, Sampson acquired a role on the FX hit show Fargo, playing the character Bear Gerhardt.

Angus Sampson

Angus Sampson