Leigh Whannell

Actor / Screenwriter / Writer / Film Director / Film Producer | * 01/17/1977 (47) | Melbourne, Victoria (Australia)
Leigh Whannell (born 17 January 1977) is an Australian filmmaker and actor. He is best known for writing films directed by his friend James Wan, including Saw (2004), Dead Silence (2007), Insidious (2010), and Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013). Whannell made his directorial debut with Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015), and has since directed two more films, Upgrade (2018) and The Invisible Man (2020). Whannell and Wan are the creators of the Saw franchise. Whannell wrote the first installment, co-wrote the second and third installments, was producer or executive producer for all the films, and appeared as the Adam character in three of the installments. He was also the writer... ()
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Leigh Whannell (born January 17, 1977) is an Australian screenwriter, producer, director and actor who has primarily worked in the horror genre. He is best known for co-creating the "Saw" and "Insidious" franchises with James Wan.

Most frequent genres for this person: Horror | Thriller | Crime

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Movies with Leigh Whannell as Actor(31)

as Cargo Pilot2018 Aquaman
as Matt2017 Keep Watching
as Larry Redmon2017 The Bye Bye Man
as himself2017 78/52
as Darren2015 Lavalantula
as Doug2014 Cooties
as Gavin Ellis2014 The Mule
as David2013 Crush
as Clement Moss2013 The Pardon
as Security Guard2013 Raze
as Donovan2012 The Debt Collector
as Adam Stanheight (archive footage) (uncredited)2010 Saw 3D
as Specs2010 Insidious
as Phillip2009 The Last Supper
as himself2008 Not Quite Hollywood
as Matt2008 Dying Breed
as Spink2007 Death Sentence
as Adam Stanheight2006 Saw III
as Adam Stanheight (voice) (uncredited)2005 Saw II
as Adam Faulkner-Stanheight2004 Saw
as Chris2004 One Perfect Day
as David2003 Saw
as himself2002 The PhanDom Menace
as Clown / Punk Kid2000 Stygian

TV Shows/Series with Leigh Whannell as Actor(2)

Movies with Leigh Whannell as Crew(52)

Directing/Director2024 Wolf Man
Production/Executive Producer2024 Wolf Man
Writing/Writer2024 Wolf Man
Writing/Characters2024 Saw XI
Production/Executive Producer2023 Saw X
Writing/Original Film Writer2023 Saw X
Directing/Director2023 The Green Hornet and Kato
Production/Producer2023 Insidious: The Red Door
Writing/Characters2023 Insidious: The Red Door
Writing/Story2023 Insidious: The Red Door
Production/Executive Producer2021 Spiral: From the Book of Saw
Directing/Director2021 Deftones: Ceremony
Writing/Story2021 Deftones: Ceremony
Directing/Director2020 The Invisible Man
Production/Executive Producer2020 The Invisible Man
Writing/Screenplay2020 The Invisible Man
Production/Producer2018 Insidious: The Last Key
Writing/Writer2018 Insidious: The Last Key
Writing/Story2018 Home Shopper
Directing/Director2018 Upgrade
Production/Executive Producer2018 Upgrade
Writing/Writer2018 Upgrade
Crew/Creator2017 Jigsaw
Production/Executive Producer2017 Jigsaw
Directing/Director2015 Insidious: Chapter 3
Writing/Writer2015 Insidious: Chapter 3
Writing/Characters2015 Insidious: Chapter 3
Production/Executive Producer2014 Cooties
Writing/Story2014 Cooties
Writing/Writer2014 Cooties
Writing/Screenplay2014 The Mule
Writing/Screenplay2013 Insidious: Chapter 2
Writing/Story2013 Insidious: Chapter 2
Writing/Characters2013 Insidious: Chapter 2
Production/Executive Producer2010 Saw 3D
Writing/Writer2010 Insidious
Production/Executive Producer2009 Saw VI
Writing/Original Film Writer2009 Saw VI
Writing/Screenplay2008 Doggie Heaven (Woof!)
Production/Executive Producer2008 Saw V
Writing/Writer2007 Dead Silence
Production/Executive Producer2007 Saw IV
Production/Executive Producer2006 Saw III
Writing/Screenplay2006 Saw III
Writing/Story2006 Saw III
Writing/Writer2006 The Scott Tibbs Documentary
Production/Executive Producer2005 Saw II
Writing/Screenplay2005 Saw II
Writing/Characters2005 Saw: Rebirth
Writing/Writer2004 Saw
Writing/Story2004 Saw
Writing/Screenplay2003 Saw

Additional Information

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Full Name: Leigh Whannell
Citizenship: Australia
Born: Monday, 01/17 1977 (January) in Melbourne, Victoria (Australia) (current age: 47 years + 38 days)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: RMIT University
Member of: Writers Guild of America, West
Leigh Whannell frequently works together with these people:
James Wan (40x, Crew)
Oren Koules (14x, Crew)
Charlie Clouser (13x, Crew)
Angus Sampson (12x, Actor)
Mark Burg (12x, Crew)
Daniel J. Heffner (12x, Crew)
Kevin Greutert (11x, Crew)
Gregg Hoffman (10x, Crew)
Joseph Bishara (10x, Crew)
Jon Campfens (10x, Crew)
Tobin Bell (9x, Actor)
Terry Trimble (4x, Cast)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2434, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/11/2024