Arlo Gibson Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


187 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Arlo is an Auckland based multi disciplined artist who has been working in film, television and theater for the last eight years. He graduated from the Actors Program in 2013, and has featured in a number of South Pacific Pictures productions including ‘Last at Eleven’, ‘The Sounds’, ‘Step Dave’ and ‘Shortland Street’. Other highlights include playing guitarist Chris Sheehan in Great Southern’s telefeature ‘The Exponents, Why Does Love?’, and feature films ‘Mega Time Squad’ and Leo in the award winning comedy ‘Nude Tuesday’

In 2017 Arlo traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to perform in the sellout season of 'The Generation of Z'. Arlo has since self produced, created and starred in a number of productions including ‘Thomus', ‘Skyloving' and 'Non Flower Elements’. In 2020 Arlo premiered his first solo and durational theatre work titled “Just One More” which took home the 2020 Spirit of the Fringe award at the Auckland Fringe awards.

Post lockdown Arlo has been keeping busy with a five month run of Hackman’s Destination Mars, a national tour with Binge Culture’s Werewolf and Gary Herderson’s Skin Tight Circa theatre. He has also a short film Just Kidding I Love You set to release and has most recently completed shooting on a NZFC Catalyst short Help, I’m Alien Pregnant directed by Thunderlips.

Other theatrical credits include: The Events, Mating in Captivity, Grand Opening, Cult Show: The revitalization of the Women’s Archive, Second Unit: What We Do In The Shadows, Dynamotion’s Top Town, Red Leap’s adaptation of Owls Do Cry by Janet Frame, Standard Acts and This Fragile Planet with the New Zealand Dance Company.


2022V48 Hours Wellington City Winner A Multitude of Ways to Leave your Lover
2010Sheila Winn Shakespeare Festival Auckland Regionals - Winner

Feature Film.

2023Head SouthAndy (Supporting)Dir. Jonathan Ogilvie
2020Nude TuesdayLeo (Supporting )Dir. Armagan Ballantyne
2012Teenagers and TutusY13 Media Students - Western Springs College
2011Romeo and JulietGregory

Short Film.

2022Help I'm Alien Pregnant Boo (Supporting)Dir. THUNDERLIPS
2022Just Kidding I Love YouRobDir. Annie Duckworth
2016Full DJohn
2006Break (Lead)Official Selection Clemont Ferand France

Film Film.

2021Don't Make Me GoDorky MC (Guest)Amazon Studios
Dir. Hannah Marks
2018DeadPool Boy LeeDir. Hayden Weal
2018Mega Time SquadGaz (Major support role)
2017Sundown UndergroundGaffer (Lead)Dir. Paul Innes


2022Educators Jeremy Dir. Jesse Griffin
2021Last at 11 JohntyDir. Jesse Griffin
2020The SoundsHaydenShaftsbury Films/SPP
Dir. Peter Stebbings
2018Friday Night Bites HimselfDir. Roseanne Liang
2016Why Does Love? Chris SheehanGreat Southern Television
2015Shortland StreetGeorge KirkwoodSouth Pacific Pictures
2013Step Dave Series 1 & 2Liam (Recurring Guest )South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2012Spartacus Series 3AdalPacific Renaissance
2009Legend of the SeekerTaitThe Walt Disney Company


2022Destination MarsAshleyDir. Kip Chapman
2022Skin Tight TomDir. Cathy McRae
2022WarewolfArloDir. Joel Baxendale
2022Yes Yes YesArloDir. Eleanor Bishop
2020Auckland Fringe - Just One More
2020Owls Do Cry
2020Side Kick Series - Milo Cawthorne, Ella Hope Higginson
2020Standard Acts Devising Workshop
2019Owl's Do Cry Toby (Devisor and Actor)Dir. Malia Johnson
2019Second Unit: What We Do In The ShadowsPerformerTĀWHIRI festivals and experiences
2019This Fragile Planet
2018'Cult Show: The Revitalisation of The New Zealand Women's Archive'HimselfDir. Nisha Madden
2018'Mating in Captivity' JacobBat's Theatre
Dir. Oliver Page
2016The EventsThe BoyThe Court Theatre
2015A Midsummer's Night DreamDemetrius (Lead)Summer Shakespeare
Dir. Michael Hurst
2015UshersThe Basement
Dir. Romain Mereau
2014Generation of ZLiam (Lead)Royale Productions
Dir. Michael Hurst
2013King LearThe FoolSummer Shakespeare
Dir. Lisa Harrow
2012A Midsummer Night's Dream (Ensemble)Auckland Theatre Company
2012Jesus & JudasThree Queens Productions - Heart of the City
2012The Nightingale & the RoseThree Queens Productions - Heart of the City
2012Tusk TuskElliotATC Next Big Thing
Dir. Hera Dunleavy
2011Mother Courage and Her Children
2011Performance at the Globe Theatre with the Young Shakespeare Company
2009Midsummer Night's DreamBottom

Web Series.

2020Shortland Street Christmas WebisodesAlan Copper (Guest)South Pacific Pictures Ltd
Dir. Various
2017Friday Night BitesArloDir. Roseanne Liang


American Accent with Katherine Beck - 2020
Chris Stewart US Accent Training - 2017
Self-tape Master class with Tandi Wright - 2017
Bouffon Workshop with Red Bastard - 2014
The Actors' Program - TAPAC - 2013, Various
Voice Workshop - TAPAC - 2012, Sylvia Rands
National Shakespeare Secondary Schools Workshop - 2011
Audition & Script Workshop with Christina Asher - 2009
Acting Intensive with Miranda Harcourt - 2008
American Accent - Terri De'Ath - 2008
Between the Lines Theatre Company - Actor - 2008