Sam Witwer (born October 20, 1977) is an American screen actor and musician best known for his roles as the pilot Crashdown on the new Battlestar Galactica (2003), Aidan in Being Human (US) and Davis Bloom/Doomsday in the 8th season of Smallville. He has also made a number of other minor appearances on the shows Dexter, CSI, Shark, Dark Angel and Bones.Star Wars fans would recognize him as both the voice and look of Darth Vader's secret apprentice, Starkiller/Galen Marek, in The Force Unleashed, (in which he also voices an uncannily Ian McDiarmid-like Emperor Palpatine). He returned as Starkiller's clone in the sequel, The Force Unleashed II. He was then cast as the Son in The Clone Wars and the following season, Darth Maul. Star Wars Rebels saw him back again, to voice Palpatine and Maul. Sam is very much a geek at heart, being a huge gamer and an all-round massive Star Wars nerd, so those roles were a dream come true for him.He had attended Juilliard School of Drama for a time but according to his own website "he got kicked out, but it was all good!" He has said in interviews that grades have never been his thing.As of late, he seems to be the go to guy for Villain Protagonists and Anti-Heroes. Sam likes to get inside the heads of his characters and bring out their sympathetic qualities along side their villainous ones, compelling the audience to root for them (or at least sympathize) no matter what alignment they are at the time. And he can go from a nice, normal guy to being scary-as-hell at a drop of a hat.Apart from his acting career, he has his own metal rock band called The Crashtones.
- Chewing the Scenery: Not so much in his live-action roles, but in his voiceover work, he really goes all out. Though it's not like Sith are known for restraint.The Son: We will DESTROY the Sith! And the Jedi...Darth Maul: The scum! HE TOOK THEM FROM ME!! KENOBIAUGHAGAUIGHAGUAGHAGUHAUGH!Starkiller's Clone: YOU WILL DIE WHERE YOU STAND!!
- Ink-Suit Actor: As Starkiller.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice
- Mr. Fanservice: He's easy on the eyes, that's for sure.