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Neil Joseph William Sandilands (born May 1, 1975) is a South African actor and filmmaker.

Neil Sandilands
Neil Joseph William Sandilands

(1975-05-01) May 1, 1975 (age 44)
Randfontein, South Africa
OccupationActor, director, screenwriter, producer, film editor, cinematographer
Years active1991–present

He is known for his versatility in filmmaking as well as his television work. In 2016, he had recurring roles on SundanceTV's Hap and Leonard as Paco and The CW's The 100 as Titus. In 2017, he joined the main cast of The CW series The Flash, playing Clifford DeVo / The Thinker.


Sandilands began his career in South Africa, his motherland, acting in a variety of projects, most notably in the television series 7de Laan as Bart Kruger beginning in 2000. He departed the show after seven years and moved to Los Angeles in 2007. In 2010, Sandilands was featured in an episode of the popular American drama series House, M.D., but soon returned to South Africa to star in a number of popular Afrikaans films, including the award-winning drama Die Ballade van Robbie de Wee. Sandilands also took up production work before returning to Hollywood in 2014. "I had to revert to other disciplines such as directing and post-production and sometimes built fences for my neighbours or some other unmentionable activities to simply keep the wolf at bay," Sandilands said of his journey back to the United States.[1][2]

In 2015, Sandilands secured a guest stint on the hit FX series The Americans. The following year in 2016, he had recurring roles as Titus in The CW's The 100 and as Paco in the SundanceTV's Hap and Leonard. In 2017, Sandilands had a guest role in the long-running CBS series NCIS and joined the main cast of The CW superhero drama The Flash as Clifford DeVoe / The Thinker.

Personal lifeEdit

Sandilands speaks both English and his native language, Afrikaans.[1]




Year Title Role Notes
2004 Proteus Rijkhaart Jacobz [3][4]
2010 Jakhalsdans Dawid le Fleur Also assistant director[5]
2011 The Darkness is Close Behind Mr. Lemoy Short
2012 One Last Look Frank McCintosh
2013 Die Laaste Tango Kaptein Etlinger
Lucy & Janie Lucy's Dad Short
Hoe Duur Was De Suiker Reinder Almersma
Musiek vir die Agtergrond Freddy
Die Ballade van Robbie de Wee Len van Jaarsveld [5]
A Man on a Road Is Best Left Alone Short
2015 Blackhat Harbour pilot (uncredited)
2018 Frank and Ava Zinnemann
TBA The Drone The Violator Post-production
TBA Day Six Dr. Thompson Post-production
TBA Falcon Lake Dirk Filming


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Meester Bertus Conradie
1992 Konings Dolf – 1950
1999 Soutmansland
2000–2007 7de Laan Bart Kruger [6][5]
2004 Snitch Jan Pieter
2006 Orion Zatopek Van Heerden
Jozi-H Drug Pusher 2006 Episode: "Crush"
2008 Feast of the Uninvited Daantjie van Wyk Episode: "A Map Reddens"
2010 House Captain Vanderhoof Episode: "A Pox on Our House"[4][2]
2011 Kidnap & Rescue Sam Episode: "Hostage Rescue Team"
2013 Zoochosis Scientist Episode: "Case 05: Fate"
2015 The Americans Eugene Venter 2 episodes (season 3)[7]
2016 The 100 Titus 6 episodes; Recurring role (season 3)[7]
Hap and Leonard Paco 5 episodes; Recurring role (season 1)[7]
2017 Salamander Jack Wang Unaired pilot[7][4]
NCIS Hendric Kruger Episode: "Willoughby"[4]
2017–2019 The Flash Clifford DeVoe / Thinker Main cast (season 4)[8]

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Soldiers / Extras Voice role

Other workEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Jakhalsdans Assistant director Film, also actor
2011 Autumn and George Editor Short film
Alien in the Park Director of photography Film
2012 Resolve: A Guide to Post Traumatic Growth Story writer, editor, additional photography Documentary
2013 Team Wheaties: Overcoming Physical Challenges Director, editor Video short
Germination Director, writer, executive producer, producer, editor, sound editor Short film
2014 Body Mass Editor, colourist, sound editor & designer Short film
Goat Cheese Dreams Cinematographer Short film
2015 A Whistle Blows/Fluit-Fluit Director, editor Television film
Meeting Jenny Editor, sound editor Short film
2017 Avalanche Executive producer, editor, sound editor Film


  1. ^ a b Anderson, CD (March 2, 2016). "South African actor lands roles in two US series". Brand South Aftrica.
  2. ^ a b Haden, Alexis (March 2, 2016). "Bart from 7de Laan lands two roles in United States series". The South African.
  3. ^ Kehr, Dave (July 30, 2004). "FILM IN REVIEW; 'Proteus'". The New York Times.
  4. ^ a b c d "Neil Sandilands". TVGuide. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Anderson, CD (July 27, 2017). "South African actors join The Flash TV series". Brand South Aftrica.
  6. ^ Mambana, Duenna (July 27, 2017). "Kim Engelbrecht And Neil Sandilands Have Already Started Filming For 'The Flash' And We Can't Wait". The Huffington Post.
  7. ^ a b c d Andreeva, Nellie (March 9, 2017). "Larenz Tate To Topline ABC Drama Pilot 'Salamander', Neil Sandilands Also Cast". Deadline.
  8. ^ Debnath, Neela (March 22, 2018). "The Flash season 4 cast: Who is in the cast of The Flash?". Express.

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