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'''Samuel Witwer''' is an American actor. He is also a [[Wikipedia:Star Trek|Star Trek]] alumnus: he appeared as an unnamed Xindi-Sloth in the ''Star Trek: Enterprise'' season 3 episode, "The Shipment". He has also appeared on ''ER'', and on ''Dark Angel'' as Marrow, which would have become a recurring role if the series had not been canceled.
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'''Samuel Witwer''' is an American television actor who portrayed [[Crashdown]] in the first two seasons of the [[Battlestar Galactica (RDM)|Re-imagined Series]].
  
According to an [http://www.mediablvd.com/magazine/Magazine-Home/MBMag_20060420133.html interview in MediaBlvd], 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 independant film, and hopes that several other ''Battlestar Galactica'' cast members might be able to make cameos. Sam is also close friends with [[Nicki Clyne]], and they often get together with friends for movie nights.
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Born 20 October 1977, Witwer was a big fan of ''[[MemoryAlpha: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 [[MemoryAlpha:Wil Wheaton|Wil Wheaton]] ([[MemoryAlpha:Wesley Crusher|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". <ref name="mediablvd">{{cite_web|url=http://www.mediablvd.com/magazine/News/The-Secret-Projects-of-Crashdown-An-interview-with-Sam-Witwer,-Actor-and-Musician.html|title=The Secret Projects of Crashdown: An interview with Sam Witwer, Actor and Musician|date=03 April 2006|accessdate=21 May 2007|last=Gold|first=Kenn|format=|language=}}</ref>
  
Sam 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. Sam said Wil "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". Witwer remained a fan of ''Star Trek'' and appeared on "''Enterprise''" 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."
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Pursuing an acting career, prior to his stint on ''Galactica'', he also appeared on ''[[w:ER (TV series)|ER]]'', and on [[w:Dark Angel|Dark Angel]]'' as Marrow, which would have been a recurring role had the series not been canceled.<ref name="mediablvd"/>
  
Witwer's true passion is his band, the ''Crashtones''; it's actually a one-man band with Witwer performing all of the instruments and vocals. Witwer dresses up in costume as various fictitious other members of the "band", who appear on the cover of "their" albums.
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Witwer was willing to leave the show of his own accord because of other work possibilities in [[w:Los Angeles|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.<ref name="mediablvd"/>
  
On May 18, 2007 Witwer was announced as the voice actor for the character Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed according to the [http://www.lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed/gameinfo/news/the_cast.html developers blog].
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Witwer remained a fan of ''Star Trek'' and appeared on ''[[MemoryAlpha:Enterprise|Enterprise]]'' in the episode "[[MemoryAlpha:The Shipment|The Shipment]]" as a [[MemoryAlpha:Xindi|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."<ref name="mediablvd"/>
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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.<ref name="mediablvd"/>
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On 18 May 2007, Witwer was named as the voice actor for [[w:Darth Vader|Darth Vader]]'s Secret Apprentice in the video game ''Star Wars: The Force Unleashed''.<ref name="lucasarts">{{cite_web|url=http://www.lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed/gameinfo/news/the_cast.html|title=Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Meet the Cast|date=18 May 2007|accessdate=21 May 2007|last=|first=|format=|language=}}</ref>
  
 
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Samuel Witwer
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Portrays: Alex "Crashdown" Quartararo
Date of Birth: October 20, 1977
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Age: 44
Nationality: USA USA

Samuel Witwer is an American television actor who portrayed Crashdown in the first two seasons of the Re-imagined Series.

Born 20 October 1977, Witwer was a big fan of [[MemoryAlpha: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 in the video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.[2]

External links

References

  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 Archive.org) (in ). Retrieved on 21 May 2007.
  2. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Meet the Cast (backup available on Archive.org) (in ). (18 May 2007). Retrieved on 21 May 2007.