Samuel Witwer

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Samuel Witwer
Samuel Witwer
Portrays: Alex "Crashdown" Quartararo
Date of Birth: October 20, 1977
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Age: 46
Nationality: USA USA
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Samuel Witwer is an American television actor who portrayed Alex "Crashdown" Quartararo in the first two seasons of the Re-imagined Series.

Born October 20, 1977, Witwer was a big fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation as a child, and went on a tour of the set. The tour guide took him and his brother to meet Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher), who was studying in his trailer. Witwer said Wheaton "talked to us for 30 minutes, while the rest of the tour group just sat by and patiently waited. That experience put it in my head that I wanted to be an actor". [1]

Pursuing an acting career, prior to his stint on Galactica, he also appeared on ER, and on Dark Angel as Marrow, which would have been a recurring role had the series not been canceled.[1]

Witwer was willing to leave the show of his own accord because of other work possibilities in Los Angeles. Currently, he is producing, writing, and directing an independent film, and hopes that several other Battlestar Galactica cast members and fellow friends, like Nicki Clyne, might be able to make cameos.[1]

Witwer remained a fan of Star Trek and appeared on Enterprise in the episode "The Shipment" as a Xindi-Sloth because he asked his agent to find a role for him on Star Trek, and as an unpleasant result Witwer said that "I’m affectionately referred to, by my other friends that work on Star Trek, as Sam the Sloth, which totally sucks."[1]

Witwer's true passion is his band, the Crashtones, a one-man band with Witwer performing all of the instruments and vocals. To achieve the illusion of having multiple people as his band, Witwer dresses up in costume as various fictitious other members of the "band," who appear on the cover of "their" albums.[1]

On 18 May 2007, Witwer was named as the voice actor for Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice (later Jedi) in the video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Gold, Kenn (03 April 2006). The Secret Projects of Crashdown: An interview with Sam Witwer, Actor and Musician (backup available on (in ). Retrieved on 21 May 2007.
  2. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Meet the Cast (backup available on (in ). (18 May 2007). Retrieved on 21 May 2007.