English actor, manager & playwright. Born 28 February 1843, Horsham, Sussex, England. Son of John Dampier (builder) and Mary Ann Simmonds. Married Katherine Russell (pianist), 1868, Birmingham, England. Died 23 May 1908, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Father of Lily Dampier (actress) and Rose Dampier (actress).
On stage in England and Australia. Noted Shakespearean actor.