Neil Joseph William Sandilands (born May 1, 1975) is a South African actor and filmmaker.
Neil Joseph William Sandilands
May 1, 1975
Randfontein, South Africa
|Occupation||Actor, director, screenwriter, producer, film editor, cinematographer|
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.
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.
|2010||Jakhalsdans||Dawid le Fleur||Also assistant director|
|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|||
|A Man on a Road Is Best Left Alone||Short|
|2018||Frank and Ava||Zinnemann|
|TBA||The Drone||The Violator||Post-production|
|TBA||Day Six||Dr. Thompson||Post-production|
|1992||Konings||Dolf – 1950|
|2000–2007||7de Laan||Bart Kruger|||
|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"|
|2011||Kidnap & Rescue||Sam||Episode: "Hostage Rescue Team"|
|2013||Zoochosis||Scientist||Episode: "Case 05: Fate"|
|2015||The Americans||Eugene Venter||2 episodes (season 3)|
|2016||The 100||Titus||6 episodes; Recurring role (season 3)|
|Hap and Leonard||Paco||5 episodes; Recurring role (season 1)|
|2017||Salamander||Jack Wang||Unaired pilot|
|NCIS||Hendric Kruger||Episode: "Willoughby"|
|2017–2019||The Flash||Clifford DeVoe / Thinker||Main cast (season 4)|
|2015||Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain||Soldiers / Extras||Voice role|
|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|
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- Haden, Alexis (March 2, 2016). "Bart from 7de Laan lands two roles in United States series". The South African.
- Kehr, Dave (July 30, 2004). "FILM IN REVIEW; 'Proteus'". The New York Times.
- "Neil Sandilands". TVGuide. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
- Anderson, CD (July 27, 2017). "South African actors join The Flash TV series". Brand South Aftrica.
- 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.
- Andreeva, Nellie (March 9, 2017). "Larenz Tate To Topline ABC Drama Pilot 'Salamander', Neil Sandilands Also Cast". Deadline.
- Debnath, Neela (March 22, 2018). "The Flash season 4 cast: Who is in the cast of The Flash?". Express.