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TV Actors from New Zealand

Updated June 14, 2019 8.5k views290 items

List RulesOnly TV actors who were born or grew up in New Zealand.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in New Zealand, with photos when available. These renowned New Zealand actors and actresses are listed by popularity, so the names at the top of the list will be the most recognizable. A few of these actors may not have technically been born in New Zealand, but everyone on this list grew up in New Zealand and considers it to be their home. This list includes New Zealand TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in New Zealand then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is New Zealand. Various bits of information are available for these New Zealand celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

The list you're viewing has a variety of TV actors, like Russell Crowe and Lucy Lawless, in it.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from New Zealand?" and "Who are the most famous New Zealand actors?"
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  • Lucy Lawless1

    Lucy Lawless

    The X-Files, Battlestar Galactica

    BirthplaceMount Albert, New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand

    NationalityNew Zealand

    Lucille Frances Lawless, (born 29 March 1968), is a New Zealand actress and singer. She...  more

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  • Clive Revill2

    Clive Revill

    Snorks, Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures

    BirthplaceWellington, New Zealand

    NationalityNew Zealand

    Clive Selsby Revill (born 18 April 1930) is a New Zealand singer, character actor, and voice...  more
  • Gina Bellman3

    Gina Bellman

    Leverage, Coupling

    BirthplaceNew Zealand, Auckland

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, New Zealand

    Gina Bellman (born 10 July 1966) is a New Zealand-born British actress best known for her...  more
  • Russell Crowe4

    Russell Crowe

    Neighbours, The Late Show

    BirthplaceWellington, New Zealand

    NationalityAustralia, New Zealand

    Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New...  more

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  • Manu Bennett5

    Manu Bennett

    Arrow, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

    BirthplaceAuckland, New Zealand

    Jonathan Manu Bennett (born 10 October 1969) is a New Zealand actor. He is primarily known for...  more
  • Alan Dale6

    Alan Dale

    NCIS, The O.C.

    BirthplaceNew Zealand, Dunedin

    NationalityAustralia, New Zealand

    Alan Hugh Dale (born 6 May 1947) is a New Zealand-born actor. As a child, Dale enjoyed theatre...  more
  • Grant Bowler7

    Grant Bowler

    Defiance, All Saints

    BirthplaceAuckland, New Zealand

    NationalityAustralia, New Zealand

    Grant Bowler (born 18 July 1968) is a New Zealand-Australian actor who has worked in American,...  more
  • Melanie Lynskey8

    Melanie Lynskey

    Two and a Half Men, Rose Red

    BirthplaceNew Zealand, New Plymouth

    NationalityNew Zealand

    Melanie Jayne Lynskey (born 16 May 1977) is a New Zealand actress and voice actress. She is...  more
  • Karl Urban9

    Karl Urban

    Xena: Warrior Princess, Almost Human

    BirthplaceWellington, New Zealand

    NationalityNew Zealand

    Karl-Heinz Urban (born 7 June 1972) is a New Zealand actor. His career began with appearances...  more

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  • Peter Jackson10

    Peter Jackson

    Entourage

    BirthplacePorirua, Pukerua Bay, New Zealand

    NationalityNew Zealand

    Sir Peter Robert Jackson (born 31 October 1961) is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter,...  more

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  • Rebecca Gibney11

    Rebecca Gibney

    Packed to the Rafters, Stingers

    BirthplaceLevin, New Zealand

    NationalityAustralia, New Zealand

    Rebecca Catherine Gibney (born 14 December 1964) is a New Zealand-born actress known for her...  more
  • Lisa Harrow12

    Lisa Harrow

    Jessica, Kavanagh QC

    BirthplaceAuckland, New Zealand

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, New Zealand

    Lisa Harrow (born 25 August 1943) is a New Zealand actress, noted for her roles in British...  more
  • Richard Curtis13
    Richard Whalley Anthony Curtis, (born 8 November 1956), is a British screenwriter, producer,...  more
  • Denis Lill14

    Denis Lill

    Survivors, The Royal

    BirthplaceNew Zealand, Hamilton

    NationalityEngland, New Zealand

    Denis Lill (born 22 April 1942) is a New Zealand-born British actor. He is known for his role...  more
  • Jemaine Clement15

    Jemaine Clement

    Flight of the Conchords, Tim and Eric Awesome Show

    BirthplaceNew Zealand, Masterton

    NationalityNew Zealand

    Jemaine Atea Mahana Clement (born 10 January 1974) is a New Zealand actor, musician, comedian,...  more
  • Kevin Smith16

    Kevin Smith

    Xena: Warrior Princess, Comic Book Men

    BirthplaceAuckland, New Zealand

    NationalityNew Zealand

    Kevin Tod Smith (16 March 1963 – 15 February 2002) was a New Zealand actor and musician, best...  more
  • Lisa Chappell17

    Lisa Chappell

    The Cult, McLeod's Daughters

    BirthplaceAuckland, New Zealand

    NationalityNew Zealand

    Lisa Irene Chappell (born 18 October 1968) is an actress and musician from Auckland, New...  more
  • Aaron Jeffery18

    Aaron Jeffery

    Underbelly, McLeod's Daughters

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Oceania, Greater Auckland, New Zealand

    NationalityAustralia, New Zealand

    Aaron C. Jeffery (born 25 August 1969) is a Logie Award-winning New Zealand – Australian...  more
  • Jay Laga'aia19

    Jay Laga'aia

    Legend of the Seeker, Water Rats

    BirthplaceAuckland, New Zealand

    NationalityAustralia, New Zealand

    Jay Laga'aia (born 10 September 1963) is a New Zealand-Australian actor and singer. He is best...  more
  • Rachel Hunter20

    Rachel Hunter

    The Real Gilligan's Island, Gravity

    BirthplaceGlenfield, New Zealand

    NationalityUnited States of America, New Zealand

    Rachel Hunter (born 8 September 1969) is a New Zealand model, actress and the host of...  more

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  • Bruce Spence21

    Bruce Spence

    Legend of the Seeker, Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left

    BirthplaceAuckland, New Zealand

    NationalityAustralia, New Zealand

    Bruce Spence (born 17 September 1945) is an Australian actor originally from New Zealand....  more
  • Danielle Cormack22

    Danielle Cormack

    Xena: Warrior Princess, Legend of the Seeker

    BirthplaceAuckland, New Zealand

    NationalityNew Zealand

    Danielle Cormack (born 26 December 1970) is a New Zealand stage and screen actress. She was...  more
  • Pamela Stephenson23

    Pamela Stephenson

    Not The Nine O'Clock News, Not the Nine O'Clock News

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Auckland, Takapuna, Oceania, Realm of New Zealand

    NationalityAustralia, New Zealand

    Pamela Helen Stephenson, Lady Connolly (born 4 December 1949), is a New Zealand-born...  more
  • Andy Anderson24

    Andy Anderson

    Fire, The Sullivans

    BirthplaceNaenae, New Zealand

    NationalityNew Zealand

    Neville Anderson (born 18 July 1947) known professionally as Andy Anderson and also billed as...  more
  • Martin Henderson25

    Martin Henderson

    Off the Map, The Red Road

    BirthplaceNew Zealand, Auckland

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, New Zealand

    Martin Henderson (born 8 October 1974) is a New Zealand actor, best known for his roles on the...  more