Temuera Morrison MNZM

Vitals

Gender
Male
Age Range
45 - 60
Height
173cm
Base Location
Auckland
Available In
International
Skills
Actor, Corporate, Presenter, Voice Artist
Eye
Dark Brown
Memberships
SAG/AFTRA

Agent

New Zealand Agent
The Robert Bruce Agency

Australian Agent
The Robert Bruce Agency (Aus)
Feature Photo
Temuera Morrison MNZM
Feature Clip

Credits

2021

Television
Boba Fett
The Book of Boba Fett (Post-production)
Lucasfilm (US) for Disney+
Various

2020

Television
Boba Fett / Cloaked Figure (4 Eps)
The Mandalorian S2
Fairview Entertainment (US) for Disney+
Various
Feature Film
Peter Bartlett
Occupation: Rainfall
Occupation Two Productions (AU)
Luke Sparke

2019

Feature Film
Eddie Jones
The Brighton Miracle
Eastpool Films (AUS)
Max Mannix
Feature Film
Powell
Dora and the Lost City of Gold
Paramount Players (US)
James Bobin
Feature Film
Warfield (Voice)
Mosley (Animation)
Huhu Studios (NZ)/China Film Animation
Kirby Atkins

2018

Television
Te Rangi (4 x eps)
Frontier (2016 - ) S3
Take the Shot Productions (CA)
Various
Feature Film
Peter Bartlett
Occupation
Sparke Films
Luke Sparke
Feature Film
Tom Curry
Aquaman
DC Comics
James Wan

2017

Feature Film
Chief Toi (Voice)
Moana (Te Reo Maori)
Matewa Media Trust/Walt Disney Animation
Ron Clements/John Musker
Television
Jack Te Pania (Voice)
Barefoot Bandits - Series 2
Mukpuddy Animation
Ryan Cooper, Tim Evans, Alex Leighton

2016

Television
Wikkanak
Dawn
MGM Television (US)
Robert Stromberg
Feature Film
Chief Tui (Voice)
Moana
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Ron Clements/John Musker
Television
Bill Mercer
This is Piki (post production)
Tuturu Pictures Ltd
Kiel McNaughton

2015

Feature Film
Madden
Hard Target 2
1440 Productions UK Ltd
Roel Reine
Feature Film
Warden Mourdain
SFV1 (post-production)
SFV1 Movie Pty Ltd
Shane Abbess
Feature Film
Grandfather/Tamihana Mahana
MAHANA
The Patriarch Ltd
Lee Tamahori
Television
Anaru Waipiti
Tatau (in Production)
Touchpaper Television/South Pacific Pictures
Wayne Yip
Television
Jack Te Pania (Voice)
Barefoot Bandits TV Series
Mukpuddy Animation
Ryan Cooper, Tim Evans, Alex Leighton

2014

Television
Host
Happy Hour (in post-production)
Pango Productions
Taika Waititi, Kiel McNaughton, Jessica Sanderson

2013

Feature Film
Papa
Mt Zion
Small Axe Films
Te Arepa Kahi
Television
Himself
The Life and Times of Temuera Morrison (TV Mini-Series)
Eyeworks / Black Inc. Media
Paul Thompson
Television
Himself (1 Ep - The Five Fetts)
Words with Warrick (TV Mini-Series - Talk Show)
The Star Wars Corporation

2012

Feature Film
Hemi Crane (Lead)
Fresh Meat
The Gibson Group
Danny Mulheron
Television
Jack Te Pania
Missing Christmas (TV Movie Animation)
Mukpuddy Animation
Ryan Cooper / Tim Evans
Television
Jack Te Pania (Voice)
Barefoot Bandits - Christmas Special
Mukpuddy Animation
Ryan Cooper, Tim Evans, Alex Leighton
Video
Ramusan
Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption
Universal 1440 Entertainment
Roel Reine

2011

Feature Film
Abin Sur
Green Lantern
Warner Bros. Pictures
Martin Campbell
Television
Himself
1st Look (Talk Show - interviewee The Green Lantern)
Television
Doctore (2 Eps)
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (TV Mini-Series)
Pacific Renaissance
Various

2010

Feature Film
Kereama (co-Lead)
Tracker
Eden Films / Digit Films Limited
Ian Sharp

2009

Feature Film
Briggs
Couples Retreat
Universal Pictures
Peter Billingsley
Feature Film
Damo
The Marine 2
Twentieth Century Fox
Roel Reine
Television
Don Sandovate
The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake
Voyage Productions
David Flores

2008

Feature Film
Rua (as an Adult)
Rain of the Children
Wayward Films
Vincent Ward
Television
Narrator
The Reluctant Hero
Desert Road Television
Steven O'Meagher
Television
Dr. Hone Ropata (Reprised role 23 Eps)
Shortland Street
South Pacific Pictures
Various
Television
Narrator
The Reluctant Hero
Desert Road Television
Steven O'Meagher
Television
Wiremu
Time Trackers
South Pacific Pictures/Atantis (Canada)
Various

2007

Television
Temuera (Himself)
Star Wars at 30
Television
Himself
G4 Presents Star Wars at 30 (Telemovie)
G4 Media

2006

Television
Temuera (Himself)
Bro Town (Ep: Know Me Before You Haunt Me)
Firehorse Films
Ali Cowley
Voice Over
Boba Fett (Voice)
Star Wars:Empire at War
Lucasfilms
George Lucas

2005

Feature Film
Commander Cody
Star Wars Episode iii The Revenge of the Sith
Lucasfilms
GeorgeeLucas
Feature Film
Te Kai Po
River Queen
Silverscreen Films
Vincent Ward
Television
Host
The Tem Show
Greenstone Pictures
Television
Host
Mataku (Series 4)
South Pacific Pictures
Various
Voice Over
Boba Fett / Jango Fett (Voices)
Star Wars:Battlefront ll
Lucasfilms
George Lucas
Voice Over
Delta 38 (Voice)
Star Wars:Republic Commando
Lucasfilms
George Lucas

2004

Feature Film
Snakehead
The Beautiful Country
Dinamo Story
Feature Film
Runi
Blueberry
A.J.O.Z. Films
Jan Kounen
Television
Host
Mataku (Series 3)
South Pacific Pictures
Various
Voice Over
Republic Infantry/Republic Officer (Voices)
Star Wars:Battlefront
Lucasfilms
George Lucas

2003

Television
Host
Mataku (Series 2)
South Pacific Pictures
Various

2002

Feature Film
Jango Fett
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Lucasfilm
George Lucas
Television
Host
Mataku (Series 1)
South Pacific Pictures
Voice Over
Jago Fett (Voice)
Star Wars:Bounty Hunter
LUcasfilms
George Lucas

2001

Feature Film
Will Bastion (Lead)
Crooked Earth
Communicado Productions
Sam Pillsbury
Television
Tito Ihaka (Lead)
Ihaka: Blunt Instrument (Telemovie)
Columbia TriStar Productions Pyt Ltd

2000

Feature Film
Major Rasul
The Vertical Limit
Columbia Pictures Corporation
Martin Campbell
Television
Himself
Mai Time (1 Ep, Guest Interview)

1999

Feature Film
Jake Heke (Lead)
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted
South Pacific Pictures
Ian Mune
Feature Film
Tim
Little White Lies
Rutherford Films
Television
Himself
The Panel (Talk Show, 1 Ep)
Network Ten
Video
The Hangman
From Dusk till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
Miramax USA

1998

Feature Film
Alf Winters (Lead)
Never Say Die
Everard Films
Geoff Murphy
Feature Film
Jaeger
Seven Days Seven Nights
Walt Disney
Ivan Reitman
Television
Himself
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Greenstone Pictures

1997

Feature Film
Mr Juliano (Lead)
Speed 2: Cruise Control
Fox Pictures USA
Television
Himself
The Making of "Speed 2: Cruise Control"
Sam Hurwitz Productions

1996

Feature Film
Azazello
The Island of Dr. Moreau
New Line Cinema
Feature Film
Axel (co-Lead)
Barb Wire
Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Feature Film
Carrigan (co-Lead)
Whipping Boy
JNP Pty Ltd
Feature Film
Manu
Broken English
Communicado Productions
Television
Anaru
Cover Story
The Gibson Group

1995

Documentary
Narrator
New Zealand at War

1994

Feature Film
Jake Heke (Lead)
Once Were Warriors
Communicado Productions
Lee Tamahori
Television
Dr Hone Ropata (Core Cast)
Shortland Street
South Pacific Pictures
Various

1993

Feature Film
Language Advisor/Maori Cast
The Piano
Jan Chapman Productions
Jane Campion
Television
Dr Hone Ropata (Core Cast)
Shortland Street
South Pacific Pictures
Various

1992

Television
Dr Hone Ropata (Core Cast)
Shortland Street
South Pacific Pictures
Various
Television
Billy T James Show
Isambard Productions

1990

Television
Mark Mason
Shark in the Park II (1 Ep)
The Gibson Group
Television
D. S. Harris
The Grasscutter (Telefeature)
Finlayson Brewer Productions

1988

Feature Film
Young Cop
Mauri
Awatea Films
Merata Mita
Television
Sean
Gloss III
TVNZ
Various

1987

Television
Sean
Gloss II
TVNZ
Various
Television
Maru
Adventurer
Gatetarn

1986

Television
Selwyn Broadhead (Lead)
Seekers (10 Eps)
TVNZ
Various

1984

Feature Film
Tony
Other Halves
Finlayson-Hill Productions
John Laing

1983

Television
Street Kid
Mortimers Patch
TVNZ

1972

Feature Film
Rangi
Rangi's Catch
Childrens Film Foundation
Michael Forlong

Television
Irikura (Lead)
Irikura
Aroha Films
Documentary
Presenter
Warriors
Documentary
Presenter
Not Just a Domestic-The Update
Greenstone Pictures
Documentary
Presenter
Not Just a Domestic
Greenstone Pictures

Training

2007
Cine Asia Award Recipient
for Services to Copyright Enforcement
1999
Nokia Film and Television Awards
Winner Best Actor in a Feature Film for WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN HEARTED
1996
The New Zealand Order of Merit (NZOM) Recipient
for Services to Drama
1994
New Zealand Entertainment Awards
Winner Entertainer of the Year
1994
New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Winner Best Actor in a Feature Film for ONCE WERE WARRIORS
1986
GOFTA Awards
Nominee Best Supporting Actor in Film OTHER HALVES

Skills & Attributes

Shoe Size
8
Clothing Size
Male - M
Waist
85cm
Neck
44cm
Chest
102cm
Natural Accent
New Zealand
Ethnicity
Maori
Accents
Maori, New Zealand, Australian
Languages
Maori Language Family, English
Hair Length
Bald / Shaved
Hair Style
Bald / Shaved
Instrumental
Guitar
Dance
Maori
Singing
Country & Western , Folk, Pop
Singing Range
Baritone
Sport
Boxing, Martial Arts, Rugby Union, Water Skiing
Drivers Licences
Car, Motorcycle
Professional Skills
Actor, Corporate, Presenter, Voice Artist

Media

Public Media
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Public Media
5:11
Public Media
2:56
Public Media
1:50
Public Media
0:49

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Notes

Temuera Morrison MNZM Two of Temuera Morrison’s most noteworthy career milestones have truly come from opposite ends of the galaxy. 1994’s Once Were Warriors was a painfully truthful examination of urban Maori life that continues to cast a long shadow across New Zealand film and culture. And his first Star Wars appearance in 2002 sparked a unique character arc that will place him at the centre of his own Disney+ series in 2021, as Boba Fett. Always a multi-faceted entertainer,Temuera has long been something of a national cultural icon. Not only as one of New Zealand’s foremost actors, with his international film and television career, but as a leading proponent of Maori culture and performance. Born in Rotorua, of Te Arawa and Ngati Maniapoto Ngati Rarua descent,Temuera’s membership of a famous entertainment family ensured an early interest in performance art.At age 11 he had his first film part - the title character in children’s film Rangi’s Catch.A performance art training course in his teens cemented the acting passion, leading to his first high profile role, playing Dr Ropata for three years in Shortland Street, New Zealand’s enduring medical soap (to which he returned many years later for the 4,000th episode). The breakthrough film performance, at home and internationally, came in 1994 as the tough, violent Jake “The Muss” Heke in the groundbreaking movie Once Were Warriors, and its follow-up What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, for which he gained a Best Actor award.A diverse variety of international parts followed. Mahana (2016) reunited Tem with Once Were Warriors director Lee Tamahori and producer Robin Scholes, earning him a NZ Best Actor nomination. Since his first appearance, as the bounty hunter Jango Fett in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Temuera Morrison has traced a unique path through the Star Wars universe, becoming a fan favourite along the way. Part of the film's plot involves an army of clones created with Jango's DNA; Morrison also provided the voice acting for the clones. He reappeared as a number of clones in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, and re-recorded the lines of the character Boba Fett (Jango's "son") and another clone in the 2004 DVD re-releases of the original Star Wars trilogy, replacing the voice of Jason Wingreen. Thus the arrival of the Disney+ streaming platform, and its blockbuster The Mandalorian, prompted much speculation. Fans were rewarded with the appearance of Boba Fett in season two and the announcement of The Book of Boba Fett, due in late 2021. Other recent international roles have seen Tem playing Peter Bartlett in Occupation and Occupation: Rainfall, Tom Curry in Aquaman, fabled rugby coach Eddie Jones in The Brighton Miracle and Powell in Dora and the Lost City of Gold. He voiced the father in Disney’s Moana, and Warfield in Mosley. Aquaman 2 has been announced for 2022. Back home, the 2013 reality television debut in The Life and Times of Temuera Morrison, won him a large and supportive local audience with his humour and candour. In 2014 he hosted an old-style variety show called Happy Hour. Another first was the release of his first album, - Tem - reflecting a lifelong involvement with music and Maori entertainment.The album consists of covers of songs that his father, and uncle Sir Howard Morrison, used to perform at local venues when he was growing up. In the 1996 Queen's Birthday Honours, Morrison was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to drama. April 2021