Leigh Whannell is an Australian screenwriter, producer, and actor, best known for his work on the Saw franchise.

Leigh Whannell is an Australian screenwriter, producer, and actor, best known for his work on the Saw franchise.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 36

Birthday 1977-01-17

Place of Birth Melbourne, Australia

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Aquaman as Pilot
2018 Insidious: The Last Key as Specs
2017 78/52 as Himself
2017 Keep Watching as Matt
2017 The Bye Bye Man as Larry
2015 Lavalantula as Director
2015 Insidious: Chapter 3 as Specs
2014 Cooties as Doug
2014 The Mule as Gavin
2013 Insidious: Chapter 2 as Specs
2013 The Pardon as Clement Moss
2013 Crush as David
2010 Insidious as Specs
2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole as Jatt (voice)
2008 Doggie Heaven
2008 Dying Breed as Matt
2007 30 Even Scarier Movie Moments(2 episodes) as Himself
2007 Death Sentence as Spink
2006 Saw III as Adam
2004 Saw as Adam Faulkner-Stanheight
2004 One Perfect Day as Chris
2003 The Matrix Reloaded as Axel
2003 Saw as David
2000 Stygian as Clown / Punk Kid
1994 Blue Heelers(2 episodes)


Escape from New YorkScreenplay
2018 UpgradeWriter
2018 Home ShopperStory
2018 Insidious: The Last KeyWriter
2017 JigsawOriginal Story
2015 Insidious: Chapter 3Characters
2015 Insidious: Chapter 3Writer
2014 CootiesWriter
2014 CootiesStory
2014 The MuleScreenplay
2013 Insidious: Chapter 2Characters
2013 Insidious: Chapter 2Story
2013 Insidious: Chapter 2Screenplay
2010 InsidiousWriter
2007 Dead SilenceWriter
2006 Saw IIIScreenplay
2005 Saw IIScreenplay
2005 Saw RebirthWriter
2004 SawStory
2004 SawWriter
2003 SawScreenplay


2018 UpgradeExecutive Producer
2018 Insidious: The Last KeyProducer
2017 JigsawExecutive Producer
2014 CootiesExecutive Producer
2010 Saw: The Final ChapterExecutive Producer
2007 Saw IVExecutive Producer
2005 Saw IIExecutive Producer


The Invisible ManDirector
2018 UpgradeDirector
2015 Insidious: Chapter 3Director


2017 JigsawCreator
2015 Game Changer: The Legacy of SawThanks

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