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Neil Hopkins, born May 13, 1977 in Trenton, New Jersey, is an American actor who plays the role of Claude Crane on the HBO original series True Blood. Playing the role of a telepathic faerie who is brash and cynical, Neil is the owner of the faerie nightclub Hot Wings. Brother to 17 sisters, including Claudine, Claudette, Claudia, Claudwina, Claudija and Claudellen, Neil, after the death of his fraternal twin sister Claudine, has taken it upon himself to guard and protect Claudine's goddaughter Sookie Stackhouse. Replaced by British guest starring actor Giles Matthey, who plays the role of Claude Crane through the series' fifth and sixth seasons, Neil is a guest starring actor who appears only on the episode "She's Not There", at the beginning of the series' fourth season. Claude is presumed to have met an untimely demise in the Season 6 episode "You're No Good".
Neil is best known for his recurring role on "Lost", playing Liam, the heroin-addicted rockstar brother of Charlie (Dominic Monaghan). His other TV credits include recurring roles on the Emmy-Award Nominated "Big Love" and the Paul Haggis series, "Crash"; as well as a wide variety of guest starring roles on "My Name Is Earl", "The Ghost Whisperer", "CSI:NY", "Criminal Minds" and "NCIS", to name a few. Neil also appeared on "Nip/Tuck" as the long-lost brother of Dr. McNamara (Dylan Walsh), and reprised his role of Liam on the final season of "Lost". He recently finished shooting the sci-fi feature film, "Skyline", directed by Colin & Greg Strause.
A classically trained theater actor and singer, Neil is a graduate of American Conservatory Theater's MFA program ('02). He is also well known for his Christopher Walken impression, for which he received rave reviews in both The New York Times and The Hollywood Reporter (for "My Big Fat Independent Movie").
- Losing Control (2011)
- Detour (2011)
- Femme Fatales (2011)
- True Blood (2011)
|Season four appearances|
|"She's Not There"||"You Smell Like Dinner"||"If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?"||"I'm Alive and on Fire"|
|"Me and the Devil"||"I Wish I Was the Moon"||"Cold Grey Light of Dawn"||"Spellbound"|
|"Let's Get Out of Here"||"Burning Down the House"||"Soul of Fire"||"And When I Die"|