Sam Neill

Sam Neill

Sam Neill  New Zealander Actor

Who is he dating right now?

Noriko Watanabe and Sam Neill have been married for 27 years. They were dating for 1 year after getting together in 1988 and were married on 2nd Sep 1989.


Sam Neill has been in relationships with Kate Fitzpatrick (1984 - 1985) and Lisa Harrow (1980 - 1984).

Sam Neill has 2 children, Tim (33) and Elena (25).


Sam Neill is a 69 year old New Zealander Actor. Born Nigel John Dermot Neill on 14th September, 1947 in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and educated at Christ College, Christchurch, New Zealand, he is famous for Jurassic Park; Merlin in a career that spans 1975–present. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Sam Neill has been in 8 on-screen matchups, notably with Carmen Ejogo in Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000), Greta Scacchi in Country Life (1994), Holly Hunter in The Piano (1994), Isabelle Adjani in Possession (1981) and Meryl Streep in A Cry in the Dark (1988).

Sam Neill is a member of the following lists: 20th-century New Zealand male actors, 21st-century New Zealand male actors and New Zealand male film actors.


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Confirmed Relationships3
Longest Relationship28 yrs, 9 mths
Shortest Relationship1 yr
Average Relationship Length11 yrs, 1 mth
First Name Sam
Middle Name John Dermot
Last Name Neill
Full Name at Birth Nigel John Dermot Neill
Age 69 years
Birthday 14th September, 1947
Birthplace Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Build Athletic
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality New Zealander
High School Christ College, Christchurch, New Zealand
University BA English, Canterbury University
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Jurassic Park; Merlin
Year(s) Active 1975–present
Father Dermot Neill
Mother Priscilla Ingham

Nigel John Dermot "Sam" Neill, DCNZM, OBE (born 14 September 1947) is a Northern Irish-born New Zealand actor who first achieved leading roles in films such as Omen III: The Final Conflict and Dead Calm and on television in Reilly, Ace of Spies. He won a broad international audience in 1993 for his roles as Alisdair Stewart in The Piano and Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park, a role he reprised in 2001's Jurassic Park III. Neill also had notable roles in Merlin, The Hunt for Red October, and The Tudors. He holds New Zealand, British and Irish nationality, but identifies primarily as a New Zealander.

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Sam Neill69 VirgoActor
New Zealander
Noriko Watanabe-Special Effects
Kate Fitzpatrick68 LibraActress
Lisa Harrow73 LeoActress
New Zealander


TimMale198333 years old
ElenaFemale10th January, 199125 years old


Hunt for the Wilderpeople2016HecMovie
Tutankhamun2016Lord CarnarvonMovie
Mystery Ride2015Duncan ConnellyMovie
Backtrack2015Duncan StewartMovie
The Dovekeepers2015JosephusTV Show
And Then There Were None2015General John MacArthurTV Show
The Daughter2015WalterMovie
House of Hancock2015Lang HancockMovie
A Long Way Down2014ChrisMovie
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box2014Otto LugerMovie
United Passions2014Joao HavelangeMovie
Freedom Flight2014Istvan KoltaMovie
Old School2014Ted McCabeMovie
Short Poppies2014Mr. NealTV Show
Escape Plan2013Dr. KyrieMovie
Harry2013DSS Jim StocktonMovie
Peaky Blinders2013Major Chester CampbellTV Show
The Ordained2013Governer Michael Thomas RileyTV Movie
The Vow2012Bill ThorntonMovie
The Hunter2012JackMovie
Alcatraz2012Emerson HauserTV Show
The Dragon Pearl2011Chris ChaseMovie
The Commuter2011Movie
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole2010Allomere (voice)Movie
Happy Town2010Merritt GrievesTV Show
Rake2010Dr. Bruce ChandlerTV Show
Daybreakers2009Charles BromleyMovie
I Am You2009David ReidMovie
Under the Mountain2009Mr. JonesMovie
Dean Spanley2008Dean SpanleyMovie
Skin2008Abraham LaingMovie
Iron Road2008Alfred NicholTV Show
Crusoe2008Jeremiah BlackthornTV Show
The Tudors2007Cardinal Thomas WolseyTV Show
Merlin's Apprentice2006MerlinTV Movie
Little Fish2005The JockeyMovie
Mary Bryant2005Governor Arthur PhillipTV Show
Sci Fi Inside: 'The Triangle'2005Eric BenerallTV Movie
The Triangle2005Eric BenerallTV Show
To the Ends of the Earth2005Mr. PrettimanTV Show
Two Twisted2005MickTV Show
Wimbledon2004Dennis BradburyMovie
Jessica2004Richard RuncheTV Movie
Stiff2004Lionel MerricksTV Movie
Perfect Strangers2003The ManMovie
Dirty Deeds2002Detective Sergeant Ray MurphyMovie
Doctor Zhivago2002Victor KomarovskyTV Movie
Framed2002Eddie MeyersTV Movie
Leunig: How Democracy Actually Works2002Narrator (voice)Short Film
Jurassic Park III2001Dr. Alan GrantMovie
The Zookeeper2001LudovicMovie
Submerged2001Lt. Cmdr. Charles B. 'Swede' MomsenTV Movie
My Mother Frank2000Professor MortlockMovie
The Dish2000Cliff BuxtonMovie
The Magic Pudding2000Sam SawnoffMovie
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal2000Thomas JeffersonTV Movie
Bicentennial Man1999'Sir' Richard MartinMovie
Molokai1999Walter Murray GibsonMovie
The Horse Whisperer1998Robert MacLeanMovie
The Revengers' Comedies1998Henry BellMovie
Merlin1998MerlinTV Movie
The Games1998Citytrans World CEOTV Show
Event Horizon1997Dr. William WeirMovie
Snow White: A Tale of Terror1997Frederick HoffmanTV Movie
Children of the Revolution1996NineMovie
In Cold Blood1996Agent Alvin DeweyTV Movie
Restoration1995King Charles IIMovie
Victory1995Mr. JonesMovie
Country Life1994Dr. Max AskeyMovie
In the Mouth of Madness1994John TrentMovie
The Jungle Book1994BrydonMovie
Hostage1993John RennieMovie
Jurassic Park1993GrantMovie
Sirens1993Norman LindsayMovie
The Piano1993Alisdair StewartMovie
Family Pictures1993David EberlinTV Movie
Memoirs of an Invisible Man1992David JenkinsMovie
The Rainbow Warrior1992Alan GalbraithMovie
Death in Brunswick1991Carl 'Cookie' FitzgeraldMovie
Until the End of the World1991Eugene FitzpatrickMovie
Fever1991ElliottTV Movie
One Against the Wind1991Major James Leggatt, The GuardsTV Movie
Shadow of China1990TV reporter (as John Dermot)Movie
The Hunt for Red October1990Captain BorodinMovie
Dead Calm1989John IngramMovie
La révolution française1989Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert Motier, marquis De La FayetteMovie
The Simpsons1989MolloyTV Show
A Cry in the Dark1988MichaelMovie
Leap of Faith1988Oscar OggTV Movie
Peter Kenna's The Good Wife1987Neville GiffordMovie
Amerika1987Colonel Andrei DenisovTV Show
For Love Alone1986James QuickMovie
Strong Medicine1986Vince LordTV Movie
Kane & Abel1985William Lowell KaneTV Show
Robbery Under Arms1985Capt. StarlightMovie
The Blood of Others1984BergmanMovie
The Country Girls1984Mr. GentlemanTV Movie
Enigma1983Dimitri VasilikovMovie
Reilly: Ace of Spies1983Sidney ReillyTV Show
Attack Force Z1982Sergeant D.J. (Danny) CostelloMovie
Ivanhoe1982Brian de Bois-GuilbertTV Movie
From a Far Country1981MarianMovie
Omen III: The Final Conflict1981Damien ThornMovie
Lucinda Brayford1980Tony DuffTV Show
My Brilliant Career1979Harry BeechamMovie
Just Out of Reach1979MikeMovie
The Journalist1979RexMovie
Sleeping Dogs1977SmithMovie
Young Ramsay1977CrosslandTV Show
The Sullivans1976Ben Dawson (1980)TV Show
IceAnthony KavanaghTV Show
Tommy's HonorAlexander BoothbyMovie
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Posted commentsView all comments (9)

CraigSnyderMay 10, 2013

He's a great actor and Inlike most any movie he's in.

karentatertotJan 16, 2013

you are like a fine wine my JP

michaela riegeJan 9, 2011

Sam is so hot....besides, didn't he have a kid with Laura Dern or something? I couldv'e sworn he did. Oh well...Laura is the one for Sam. I'm thirteen, so...yeah. I'm totally team Sam and Laura.

mfan0825Dec 29, 2009

He`s the best actor. He`s so suave, smooth and sophisticated. And he`s gorgeous!!! Hi voice and accent is amazing!!! I lvoe him!!

elenak35Oct 18, 2009

Thanks for your films

duncantJun 30, 2009

hello i thought you were great in the horse whisperer and indeed you are a wonderful actor

dakotaJun 27, 2009

hey sam the movie that you made is jurassic park. in the movie what i like is dinosaurs but im a girl so i think youre movies are great so far.tekes back.

jacqueline kimbleApr 20, 2009

You are amazing, and i love you to bits! A great actor and you seem such an amazing humble, intelligent beautiful human being!

mrs. jamie belllJul 1, 2008

you are an awesome actor!!!! you deserve the best

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