Creator / Sam Neill
Dr. Grant, the Anti Christ, and Merlin all in one.
"When I started in films, it never really occurred to me that I could make a career out of acting."

Nigel John Dermot Neill(born September 14, 1947), known professionally as Sam Neill, is a Northern Ireland-born New Zealand actor known mostly for his roles in Jurassic Park, the miniseries Merlin, the final The Omen movie, The Hunt for Red October, and Daybreakers. He also appears to have stopped aging since the 1980s, which makes you wonder whether he really is Merlin.

Selected works in which Sam Neill has appeared:

Tropes used with Sam Neill:

  • Chronically Killed Actor: A lot of Neill's roles end with him dying.
  • Knight Fever: He is a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit but declined an offer to upgrade his award to a knighthood, saying that to become a knight was much too grand for someone like him.
  • Older Than They Look: For a guy in his mid-60s, he could easily pass for a guy in his late 40s or early 50s.
  • Sanity Slippage: Neill has played this a couple of times as a rational man slowly falling into a pit of madness.