Sam Neill

Sam Neill

Sam Neill  New Zealander Actor


Who is he dating right now?

Noriko Watanabe and Sam Neill
Sam Neill and Noriko Watanabe have been married for 29 years since 2nd Sep 1989. view relationship


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


Sam Neill is a 71 year old New Zealander Actor. Born Nigel James Dermot Neill on 14th September, 1947 in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, UK, he is famous for Jurassic Park; Merlin. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Sam Neill has been in 8 on-screen matchups, including 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: Northern Ireland emigrants to New Zealand, People from Northern Ireland of English descent and People from Northern Ireland of New Zealand descent.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 31 years, 5 months - -
Dating2 3 years, 7 months 2 years, 3 months 1 year
Total3 31 years, 5 months 12 years 1 year


First Name Sam
Middle Name James Dermot
Last Name Neill
Full Name at Birth Nigel James Dermot Neill
Alternative Name Nigel Neill
Age 71 years
Birthday 14th September, 1947
Birthplace Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, UK
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Anglican / Episcopalian
Ethnicity White
Nationality New Zealander
High School Christ College, Christchurch, New Zealand
University BA English, Canterbury University, Victoria University in Wellington
Occupation Text Actor, Director, Writer, Voice Artist
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Jurassic Park; Merlin
Year(s) Active 1975–present
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Curtis Brown Group Ltd (London), Shanahan Management Pty Ltd (Australia)
Brand Endorsement TV commercial for Meat and Livestock Australia (2006), TV commercial for MCI (1998)
Official Websites,,,,
Father Dermot Neill
Mother Priscilla Ingham

Nigel John Dermot Neill DCNZM OBE (born 14 September 1947), known professionally as Sam Neill, 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. In 2016, he starred in Hunt for the Wilderpeople alongside Julian Dennison, to great acclaim. He holds New Zealand and British nationality, but identifies primarily as a New Zealander.

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Sam Neill71 VirgoActor
New Zealander
Noriko Watanabe-Special Effects
Kate Fitzpatrick71 LibraActress
Lisa Harrow75 LeoActress
New Zealander


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
TimMale198336 years oldLisa Harrow
ElenaFemale10th January, 199128 years oldNoriko Watanabe


Ride Like a Girl2019Paddy PayneMovie
Palm Beach2019Movie
The Commuter2018Captain HawthorneMovie
Peter Rabbit2018Old Mr. McGregor, Tommy BrockMovie
Thor: Ragnarok2017Actor OdinMovie
House of Bond2017Tiny RowlandTV Show
Sweet Country2017Fred SmithMovie
Tommy's Honour2016Alexander BoothbyMovie
Hunt for the Wilderpeople2016HecMovie
Tutankhamun2016Lord CarnarvonTV Show
Mystery Ride2015Duncan ConnellyMovie
Backtrack2015Duncan StewartMovie
The Dovekeepers2015JosephusTV Show
And Then There Were None2015General John MacArthurTV Show
The Daughter2015WalterMovie
House of Hancock2015Lang HancockTV Show
A Long Way Down2014ChrisMovie
United Passions2014Joao HavelangeMovie
Freedom Flight2014Istvan KoltaMovie
Old School2014Ted McCabeTV Show
Short Poppies2014Mr. NealTV Show
Escape Plan2013Dr. KyrieMovie
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box2013Otto LugerMovie
Harry2013DSS Jim StocktonTV Show
Peaky Blinders2013Inspector Chester Campbell, Major Chester CampbellTV Show
The Ordained2013Governer Michael Thomas RileyTV Movie
The Vow2012Bill ThorntonMovie
The Hunter2012JackMovie
Alcatraz2012Emerson HauserTV Show
The Dragon Pearl2011Chris ChaseMovie
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole2010Allomere (voice)Movie
Happy Town2010Merritt GrievesTV Show
Rake2010Dr. Bruce ChandlerTV Show
Daybreakers2009Charles BromleyMovie
In Her Skin2009David 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 Show
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 Show
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 Sawnoff (voice)Movie
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal2000Thomas JeffersonTV Movie
Bicentennial Man1999'Sir' Richard MartinMovie
Molokai1999Prime Minister GibsonMovie
The Horse Whisperer1998Robert MacLeanMovie
The Revengers' Comedies1998Henry BellMovie
Merlin1998MerlinTV Show
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 Show
Restoration1995The KingMovie
Victory1995Mr. JonesMovie
Country Life1994Dr. Max AskeyMovie
In the Mouth of Madness1994John TrentMovie
Sirens1994Artist, Norman, Rose's husbandMovie
The Jungle Book1994BrydonMovie
Hostage1993John RennieMovie
Jurassic Park1993GrantMovie
The Piano1993StewartMovie
Family Pictures1993David EberlinTV Movie
Memoirs of an Invisible Man1992David JenkinsMovie
The Rainbow Warrior1992Alan GalbraithTV Movie
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 Dark1988Michael ChamberlainMovie
Leap of Faith1988Oscar OggTV Movie
Peter Kenna's The Good Wife1987Neville GiffordMovie
Amerika1987Colonel Andrei DenisovTV Show
Strong Medicine1987Vince LordTV Movie
For Love Alone1986James QuickMovie
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
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
Telephone Etiquette1974Movie
Hunt's Duffer1973BradleyTV Movie
The Water Cycle1972Short Film
The City of No1971TV Movie
IceAnthony KavanaghTV Show
The Guinea Pig ClubCharles OvertonMovie
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domjoaobatistadomjoaobatistaMar 23, 2018

I love you, Sam Neill in Jurassic Park!

CraigSnyderCraigSnyderMay 10, 2013

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

karentatertotkarentatertotJan 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.

mfan0825mfan0825Dec 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!!

elenak35elenak35Oct 18, 2009

Thanks for your films

duncantduncantJun 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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