Who is Angus Sampson?
Angus Sampson is an Australian actor, director, and writer, perhaps best known for his role as Tucker in the horror film series “Insidious”. Sampson has also appeared in other notable films such as “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Winchester”. Additionally, he has worked on various television shows and has lent his voice to animated films and video games.
Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Angus Sampson was born on 12 February 1979 in Sydney, Australia; he’s very secretive about his family, and as a result, there’s no information on his parents’ names and vocations, nor if he has siblings or not. He attended Trinity Grammar School in Summer Hill and later went to the Armidale School, located in northern New South Wales. Furthermore, he obtained a degree from the AWARD School in 2002.
Angus Sampson’s career in show business took off in 1996 when he became the co-host of the ABC youth music show “Recovery”, serving as Dylan Lewis’s sidekick. His stint in the show lasted until 2000.
During this time, he made his acting debut with the role of Prozac in the film “Dags” (1998). Angus continued to build his career by taking on a series of minor roles. In 2001, he appeared as Glenn Rossiter in an episode of Blue Heelers entitled “Letter of the Law”. He followed it up in 2002 with an appearance in “Blue Heelers” as Tony Costa in the episode “Fishing for Dummies”. Sampson also played DJ in an episode of “Short Cuts” entitled “What a Feeling” in 2002, and portrayed Ali in an episode of “Stingers” called “Cul-De-Sac” in 2003.
He then secured his first major role, as Dimi in the short-lived TV show “Greeks on the Roof” (2003). The series revolved around a group of young Greek Australians living in Melbourne, and their experiences navigating relationships, cultural identity, and family dynamics, co-starring Mary Coustas and Maria Mercedes, among others.
He continued his career with a few film roles. In 2005, Angus appeared as Jeffrey in the film “You and Your Stupid Mate”; the comedy follows the misadventures of two best friends, Jeffrey and Philip, played by Nathan Phillip, who embark on a road trip to compete in a barbeque competition. The film explored their comical escapades and the challenges they encountered along the way.
In 2006, Sampson starred as Dan in the war film “Kokoda”, which depicted the harrowing true story of Australian soldiers fighting against the Japanese forces in the treacherous terrain of the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea during World War II. Sampson’s Dan was one of the soldiers facing the brutal realities of warfare, and the physical and emotional toll it took on them.
The same year, Sampson also appeared in the film “Footy Legends” as Lloyds. The movie revolves around a former Australian Rules football player named Luc Vu, played by Anh Do, who after retiring due to injury, embarks on a journey to reconnect with his estranged family and find his place in the world.
In 2008, Angus appeared in the crime series “Underbelly” as Michael Thorneycroft, and that same year, portrayed Leonardo da Vinci in an episode of the science-fiction series “Time Trackers”. The show revolved around a team of time-traveling teenagers who embarked on adventures through different periods of history. Sampson’s portrayal of da Vinci involved a time-traveling encounter with the famous artist, scientist, and inventor.
Rise to Stardom
In 2010, Sampson joined the cast of the comedy series “The Librarians” as Xavier Fisher, then made a major breakthrough with his role as Tucker in the horror film “Insidious”. Directed by James Wan, the story revolves around a couple, Josh and Renai Lambert (played by Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne), whose son falls into a mysterious coma-like state. As they delve into the paranormal world to save their son’s soul, they encounter Tucker, a member of a team of paranormal investigators. Tucker provides comic relief throughout the movie and aids the main characters in their battle against supernatural forces.
Moreover, in 2010 and 2011, Sampson starred as Zach Hannigan in the supernatural drama series “Spirited”. The show follows the story of a woman named Suzy Darling, played by Claudia Karvan, who moves into an old apartment and discovers the presence of a ghost, Henry, played by Matt King.
After his breakthrough in “Insidious”, Angus Sampson continued his career with several successful roles. In 2012, he starred as Lindsay Morgan in the dark comedy film “100 Bloody Acres”, alongside Damon Herriman and Anna McGahan, portraying a character involved in a twisted and comedic plot revolving around the illegal trade of human remains.
Sampson reprised his role as Tucker in the horror sequel “Insidious: Chapter 2” in 2013, reuniting with Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Lin Shaye, once again providing comic relief as part of the team investigating supernatural occurrences.
In 2014, Sampson co-wrote, co-directed and played the role of Ray Jenkins in the crime comedy film “The Mule”, sharing the screen with Hugo Weaving and Leigh Whannell. The movie tells the story of a man who becomes a drug mule for criminal organizations, and faces the challenge of holding his secret amidst suspicion and pressure. In the same year, Sampson portrayed Wayne Duffy in the Australian political drama series “Party Tricks”, appearing alongside Asher Keddie and Rodger Corser. The show explores politicians’ personal and professional lives during an election campaign.
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He next appeared as the Organic Mechanic in the critically acclaimed action film “Mad Max: Fury Road” in 2015, directed by George Miller. Sampson shared the screen with Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult, contributing to the post-apocalyptic world of the Mad Max franchise.
Also in that year, Angus had the recurring role of Bear Gerhardt in the second season of the television series “Fargo”, sharing the screen with Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson and Jesse Plemons, playing a member of a crime family involved in a power struggle in a small town.
Sampson returned as Tucker once again in “Insidious: Chapter 3” in 2015, reuniting with Lin Shaye and Stefanie Scott, further expanding his comedic presence in the horror franchise.
From 2016 to 2017, he starred as Fonso Marks in the television series “Shut Eye”, alongside Jeffrey Donovan and KaDee Strickland. Sampson depicted a scam artist who poses as a psychic and gets involved with the criminal underworld.
Sampson reprised his role as Tucker for the fourth installment of the “Insidious” franchise in 2018, entitled “Insidious: The Last Key”, reuniting with Lin Shaye and Leigh Whannell.
In recent years, Angus Sampson has been involved in several notable projects. In 2018, he appeared in the horror film “Winchester” as John Hansen, sharing the screen with Helen Mirren. The movie tells the story of the Winchester Mystery House and the supernatural occurrences surrounding it.
Sampson joined the cast of the comedy series “No Activity” in 2019, portraying the Chief. He appeared in six episodes of the show, which follows the humorous interactions between police officers during mundane stakeouts.
In 2021, Sampson lent his voice to Goro in the action-fantasy film “Mortal Kombat”, based on the popular video game franchise.
He also participated in the historical comedy series “Our Flag Means Death” in 2022, portraying King George in three episodes. The show is inspired by the true story of Stede Bonnet, a pirate-turned-gentleman.
Sampson was cast as Dennis “Cisco” Wojciechowski in the television series “The Lincoln Lawyer” (2022) and so far has appeared in 10 episodes. The show is based on the novels by Michael Connelly, and follows a defense attorney as he handles high-profile cases.
He made a guest appearance as the Chemist in an episode of the comedy-drama series “Reservation Dogs” in an episode entitled “This is Where the Plot Thickens”.
Sampson has also been involved in voice acting for the animated series “Koala Man”, providing the voices for various characters across eight episodes.
He is currently working on the film “Next Goal Wins”, which is in the post-production stage. Sampson is set to appear in the highly anticipated film “Furiosa”, slated for release in 2024, portraying the Organic Mechanic in this prequel to “Mad Max: Fury Road”.
According to authoritative sources, Angus Sampson’s net worth is estimated at $3 million, as of mid-2023.
Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children
Angus Sampson is a rather private man. However, according to reports, he’s a married man and has two children.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Angus Sampson has brown hair and green eyes. He stands at a height f 6ft 3ins (1.91m), weighs approximately 181lbs (82kgs), and his vital statistics are 43-34-15.