Sampson is one of Australia’s most distinctive and diverse performers. His extensive body of work spans film, stage, television, broadcasting, journalism and copywriting.
Sampson was last seen reprising the role of Tucker in “Insidious: The Last Key,” the latest installment of the “Insidious" franchise. On television, Sampson was one of the leads of the series "Shut Eye" opposite Jeffrey Donovan. He most recently starred in the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning television series “Fargo.”
Among his other feature films as an actor are Spike Jonze’s “Where the Wild Things Are”; “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” in a voice performance directed by Zack Snyder; Alister Grierson’s WWII drama “Kokoda: 39th Battalion”; Jonathan Liebesman’s “Darkness Falls”; George Miller’s long-awaited “Mad Max: Fury Road”; Wayne Hope’s upcoming “Now Add Honey” with Portia de Rossi; and The Cairnes Brothers’ horror comedy “100 Bloody Acres,” for which Sampson received Australian Film Institute (AFI) and Australian Film Critics Association Award nominations as Best Supporting Actor.
He produced and starred in the comedy "The Mule," which he also co-directed with Leigh Whannell; the feature’s cast also included Hugo Weaving, Georgina Haig and John Noble. Sampson wrote, directed and starred in the short film “The Last Supper” and directed the documentary short “It’s Him...Terry Lim!”