If you have watched The CW’s hit American superhero series The Flash, you definitely know Clifford DeVoe or The Thinker. But did you know the person behind the character is Neil Sandilands? In this article, we will be discussing Neil Sandilands as the main character of his own life.

Neil Sandilands is a professional actor and filmmaker from South Africa renowned for his versatility in filmmaking and his choice of unique roles while acting. He is mostly known for his recurring roles in Hap and Leonard, The 100. You might also have noticed him in the movie News of the World. 46-year-old Neil has been active in the entertainment industry since 1991.

Quick Info
Full NameNeil Joseph Williams Sandilands
Birth DateMay 1, 1975
Birth PlaceRandfontein, South Africa
Net Worth$6 million
Height5 feet and 10 inches (1.78 meters)
Weight73 kilograms (160 lbs)
Chest42 inches
Waist32 inches
Biceps14 inches

Early Life

Neil Sandilands was born on the 1st of May, 1975, in Randfontein, South Africa. His parents named him Neil Joseph Williams Sandilands. Unfortunately, not much is known about his parents, but his father used to be a miner and his mother a school teacher. Neil has two younger siblings in his family. He started his professional acting career at the very early age of 14


Talking about his educational qualifications, Neil completed his primary education from neighboring town Krugersdorp’s boarding school. He then attended Rand Afrikaans University and graduated with a Bachelor in Social Sciences degree.


Neil started his professional acting career with the series Meester as Bertus Conradie in 1991. He then got a role in the series Konings a year later. He got his first main role in the fourth season of the series The Flash in 2017. From 2017-2019, he played the role of Clifford DeVoe / Thinker.

He then appeared as Bernoldus in the series Dam in 2021. Neil also portrayed General Abbot for three episodes of the American fantasy drama Sweet Tooth, in the same year. Recently, he appeared in the movie News of the World, and his upcoming projects, The Drone and Day Six, are in Post-Production.

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Personal Life

46-year-old Neil Sandilands has accomplished a lot in his life and made his mark as an excellent actor and filmmaker. But his personal life seems quite empty, seeing how he hasn’t had any confirmed relationships or gossips floating around the internet.

Seeing how resources about his dating life are rarely discussed, he is probably single at the moment. It could also mean he likes to keep his relationships very private since his girlfriend or wife could get pressurized by his fame and constant eye of people.


Neil has a lot of fan following on his social media accounts. His Instagram account @realsandilands has more than 33.2k followers. He also has a verified Twitter account with more than 3500 followers.

Neil also has his official YouTube channel with 1.08k followers. You can also visit his official site neilsandilands.com to know more about him or contact him

Net Worth

Sandilands has been working in the entertainment industry for more than 30 years now (since 1991). Working on so many projects and gaining huge attention from the industry and the public, his net worth this year is estimated to be around $6 million.

His career as a director, filmmaker, actor, and producer is his primary source of income. Apart from this, he also earns from his YouTube account and various commercial deals.

Physical Appearance

The Actor and Filmmaker with the most versatile career stand at the height of 5 feet and 10 inches (1.78 meters) and weighs around 73 kilograms (160 lbs). He has a slim body type with a chest of 42 inches, waist of 32 inches, and biceps of 14 inches. Furthermore, Neil has a beautiful pair of brown eyes with brown hair.

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