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List of famous TV actors from New Zealand, listed alphabetically with photos of the actors when available. New Zealand has given birth to a lot of talented television actors who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, soap operas, reality shows and more. These are some of the funniest and most talented Kiwi TV stars that have ever lived, so if you're an aspiring actor or actress from New Zealand this list should contain many of your idols. If you're looking for a particular popular actor or actress from New Zealand then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Scott Harding and Bret McKenzie are included in this list.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Kiwi TV actors?" and "Which television actors are from New Zealand?"

You can click on the names of these legendary TV stars of New Zealand in order to get more information about each one. If you're a TV junkie use this list of talented Kiwi actresses to find some new TV stars that you haven't already heard of.

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Lucy Lawless is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Lucy Lawless The X-Files, Battlestar Galactica, Veronica Mars

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Anna Paquin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Anna Paquin True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

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Sam Neill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Sam Neill Alcatraz, The Tudors, Merlin

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Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Russell Crowe Neighbours, The Late Show, The Young Doctors

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Manu Bennett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Manu Bennett Arrow, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Spartacus

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Gina Bellman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Gina Bellman Leverage, Coupling, Jekyll

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Peter Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Peter Jackson Entourage

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Richard Curtis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand

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Melanie Lynskey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Melanie Lynskey Two and a Half Men, Rose Red, Togetherness

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Alan Dale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Alan Dale NCIS, The O.C., Ugly Betty

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Karl Urban is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Karl Urban Xena: Warrior Princess, Almost Human, Shortland Street

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Grant Bowler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Grant Bowler Defiance, All Saints, Blue Heelers

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Kevin Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Kevin Smith Xena: Warrior Princess, Comic Book Men, Shortland Street

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Jemaine Clement is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Jemaine Clement Flight of the Conchords, Tim and Eric Awesome Show^! Great Job!, The Drinky Crow Show

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Rachel Hunter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Rachel Hunter The Real Gilligan's Island, Gravity, Retrosexual: The '80s

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Aaron Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Aaron Jeffery Underbelly, McLeod's Daughters, Fire

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Richard O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Richard O'Brien Phineas and Ferb, The Ten Commandments, The 100 Greatest Musicals

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Clive Revill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Clive Revill Snorks, Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures, Dragon's Lair

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Rebecca Gibney is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Rebecca Gibney Packed to the Rafters, Stingers, The Flying Doctors

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Bruno Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Bruno Lawrence Frontline

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Lisa Chappell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Lisa Chappell The Cult, McLeod's Daughters, Stingers

The Top Beers from New Zealand

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Miriama Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Miriama Smith Power Rangers, Power Rangers Dino Thunder, Last Man Standing

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Jay Laga'aia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Jay Laga'aia Legend of the Seeker, Water Rats, Play School

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Danielle Cormack is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Danielle Cormack Xena: Warrior Princess, Legend of the Seeker, Wentworth

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Andy Anderson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Andy Anderson Fire, The Sullivans, Phoenix

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Kelson Henderson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Kelson Henderson Power Rangers, Power Rangers Mystic Force, Power Rangers Operation Overdrive

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Shane Cortese is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Shane Cortese The Almighty Johnsons, Pacific Drive, The Mole

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Daniel Gillies is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Daniel Gillies The Originals, Saving Hope, Into the West

Dead Comedians Who Left Great Stand Up Behind

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Lisa Harrow is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Lisa Harrow Jessica, Kavanagh QC, 1990

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Keith Urban is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Keith Urban CMT Invitation Only

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James Laurenson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
James Laurenson The Man Who Fell to Earth, Shadow of the Tower, The Shadow of the Tower

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Bruce Spence is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Bruce Spence Legend of the Seeker, Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left, Certain Women

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Peter Adams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Peter Adams Prisoner, Number 96, Cop Shop

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Michael Hurst is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Michael Hurst Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Maddigan's Quest

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Ian Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Ian Gilmour Close to Home

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Cliff Curtis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Cliff Curtis Missing, Gang Related, Trauma

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Pamela Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Pamela Stephenson Not The Nine O'Clock News, Not the Nine O'Clock News, Lost Empires

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Jane Campion is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand

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Jessica Napier is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Jessica Napier McLeod's Daughters, Stingers, Echo Point

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Marshall Napier is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Marshall Napier McLeod's Daughters, City Homicide, Police Rescue

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Roy Billing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Roy Billing Underbelly, Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities, Cops L.A.C.

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Anna Hutchison is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Anna Hutchison Underbelly, Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities, Wild Boys

The Very Best of the Overly Attached Girlfriend Meme

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John Clarke is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
John Clarke The New Breed, The Games

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Khan Chittenden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Khan Chittenden Underbelly, Blue Water High, Underbelly: Razor

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Denis Lill is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Denis Lill Survivors, The Royal, Lillie

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Erik Thomson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Erik Thomson All Saints, Pacific Drive, Packed to the Rafters

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Michala Banas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Michala Banas McLeod's Daughters, Winners & Losers, Mirror

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Marton Csokas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand

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James Napier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
James Napier Power Rangers, Power Rangers Dino Thunder, The Tribe

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Taika Waititi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous TV Actors from New Zealand
Taika Waititi The Strip (NZ), Radiradirah