Craig Hall Actor Profile





Pauanui, New Zealand


180 cm

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Career Highlights

Craig Hall is one of New Zealand and Australia’s most recognisable stage and screen actors with a career spanning more than 25 years. He is best known for his roles as Nicky in the iconic Kiwi series Outrageous Fortune and as Dr. Jack Duncan in the Australian drama series A Place to Call Home. He has starred in multiple Peter Jackson movies; acting alongside Naomi Watts and Jack Black in King Kong, and featuring in both the first and second installments of The Hobbit. Other film credits include The World’s Fastest Indian, The Water Horse and Pete’s Dragon, along with Taika Watiti’s Eagle vs Shark and Boy. His trans-tasman television credits include Mercy Peak, Underbelly: Razor and The Doctor Blake Mysteries. More recently, Craig has starred as a core cast member in television series Head High (season 1 -2) and Jonah: The Untold Story - where both performances earned him nominations at the 2020 NZTV Awards.


2022New Zealand Television Awards 2022 Finalist Nomination - Best Actor - Head High
2020New Zealand Television Awards Nomination - Best Actor - Head High
2020New Zealand Television Awards Nomination - Best Supporting Actor - Jonah
2011AFTA Best Performance by a Supporting Actor - Bloodlines

Feature Film.

2022One Winter Officer Dryberg (Supporting)Dir. Hamish Bennett, Paul Middleditch
2017Murder is Forever EP 106Detective MarshallDir. Various
2015Pete's DragonAdult Pete (Support)Tyndall Productions NZ Limited
2013The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyGalionDir. Peter Jackson
2013The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugGalionMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Dir. Peter Jackson
2011Love BirdsCraig WatsonFilm Corporation
Dir. Paul Murphy
2011NerveVincent GregoryDir. Sebastien Guy
2011TinTin: The Secret of the UnicornMotion Capture PerformerAmblin Ent & Columbia
Dir. Steven Spielburg
2010Avalon HighCoach BarkerDisney
Dir. Stuart Gillard
2010BoyMr LangstonWhenua Films
Dir. Taika Waititi
2010The Devil's RockCaptain Ben Grogan Weta Workshop
Dir. Paul Campion
2010Whiskey IslandOliverGFC (Germany) Ltd
200830 Days of NightWilson BulosanColumbia Pictures
Dir. David Slade
2008Show of HandsTomShrift (Lead)Dir. Anthony McCarten
2007Eagle vs SharkDoug DavisSad Animals Ltd
Dir. Taika Waititi
2007Perfect CreatureDominic20th Century Fox. Perfect Creature NZ Ltd
Dir. Glenn Standring
2006The FerrymanChris HamiltonTF Productions Limited
Dir. Chris Graham
2006The Water HorseCharlie McMorrowWater Horse Productions Ltd
Dir. Jay Russell
2005King KongMike (Major Support Role)Big Primate Pictures Ltd
Dir. Peter Jackson
2005The World's Fastest IndianAntarctic Angel (Major Supporting Role)WFI Prod.
Dir. Roger Donaldson
2004Ike: Countdown to D-DayCorporal William HayesFilm Factory US
Dir. Robert Harmon
2003Raising WaylonAlexFilm Factory US
Dir. Sam Pilsbury
2001Aidiko InsaneDeputyKahukura Productions
Dir. Adam Larkin
2001The Vector FileMelvinScary X Files
Dir. Chris Graves
2000Savage HoneymoonDean SavageRocket Pictures Limited
Dir. Mark Beesley

Short Film.

2014The Light Harvester TroyDir. Jason Lei Howden
2009Be CarefulMikeShoot First Productions
Dir. Alan Brash
2006EmbersJonathanEscapade Films
Dir. Marc Lareano
2004Knife ShiftShaneDir. Jim Hudson
2003Gateway to HellPilotAngel Films
Dir. Tristan Strange
2000HomekillWayneIntercept Limited
Dir. Andrew Bancroft
1996SirenSoldierAmple Productions
Dir. Charles Bracewell


2023Sweet Tooth (Season Two)Coach Marlin (Guest)Netflix
Dir. Jim Mickle
2022My Life Is Murder Season 2Jack (Guest)Greenstone TV
Dir. Various
2021Head High Season 2Vince O'Kane (Lead)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Tim Worrall
2020Between Two Worlds Det. Gordon Taylor Seven Network (AU)
Dir. Various
2020Bondi Slayer Josh Dir. Jessica Grace Smith
2020Halifax Retribution Ben Sailor Dir. Fiona Banks & Daniel Nettheim
2020Shortland StreetAlasdair Rolleston (Guest )South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2020The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 7Rory (Supporting)South Pacific Productions
Dir. Various
2019Head HighVince O'Kane (Core)South Pacific Productions
Dir. Tim Worrall
2019Jonah: The Untold StoryDoc MayhewGreat Southern Television
Dir. Danny Mulheron
2018A Place to Call HomeJack Duncan (Core)Dir. Various
2017A Place to Call HomeJack Duncan (Core)Dir. Various
2017In Dark PlacesTim (Core)Dir. Michael Bennett
2016A Place to Call HomeJack Duncan (Core)Dir. Various
2016HuntersTed ReganValhalla Entertainment
Dir. Various
2015A Place to Call HomeJack Duncan (Core)Dir. Various
2014A Place to Call HomeJack Duncan (Core)Dir. Various
2014Dr Blake Murder MysteriesWilliam MunroABC
2014Venus and Mars - TelefeatureD.S.S Grant Nicholls (Lead)Screentime NZ
Dir. John Laing
2013A Place to Call HomeJack DuncanSeven Network
Dir. Various
2013Catching MilatRod LynchChannel 7
Dir. Peter Andrikidis
2013Howzat: Kerry Packers WarGavin Warner (Leading Cast)Southern Star/9
Dir. Daina Reid
2013Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Series 2Jefferson ClarkeDir. Various
2013Rake 2Todd (Guest)Rake 2 Pty Ltd/ABC
Dir. Peter Duncan
2013Tricky BusinessGeorge Blake (Guest)BDW Television/Nine Network
Dir. Karl Zwicky
2011Underbelly 4 - RazorWilliam Mackay (Lead)Nine Network & Screentime
2010BloodlinesDr Andrew BowerScreentime Limited
Dir. Peter Burger
2010Legend of the Seeker Series 2DragoThe Walt Disney Company - ABC
2010Outrageous Fortune Series 6Nicky Greegan (Core Cast)South Pacific Pictures
2009East of Everything Series 2Carter SmithABC
Dir. Stuart McDonald & Tony Tilse
2008Outrageous Fortune Series 4Nicky Greegan (Core Cast)South Pacific Pictures
2008Outrageous Fortune Series 5Nicky Greegan (Core Cast)South Pacific Pictures
2007Burying BrianPete DonnellyEyeworks & Touchdown
Dir. Peter Burger & Chris Bailey
2005InterrogationJason SumnerSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Simon Raby, Murray Keane & Wayne Tourell
2002MatakuPrivate TattsSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Peter Burger
2002Mercy PeakRyan Freshling (Guest Role)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Simon Bennett
2002RevelationsJoseph of ArimatheaCloud 9
2001The Strip Series 1 & 2Clint (Core Cast)Gibson Group
2000Xena Warrior Princess- Dangerous PreyRaczarPacific Renaissance Pictures
1999Cleopatra - 'Mind Games'GuardPacific Renaissance Pictures
1999Forbidden IslandMarine LieutenantSpelling Inc
1999Shortland StreetLeo KennySouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Tony Holden
1999Street LegalJustin LynchScreenworks
Dir. Chris Bailey
1998Duggan IIJason BridgesGibson Group
Dir. Yvonne McKay
1998The ChosenDarrenCommunicado
Dir. Mike Smith
1996Hercules - Highway to HadesTimuron (Guest Lead)Pacific Renaissance Pictures
Dir. T J Scott


2016Venus in FursThomasAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Shane Bosher
2010The LoverRichardEasy Company
Dir. Caroline Bell-Booth
2009Killer JoeAnselThe Basement Theatre
Dir. Cameron Rhodes
2009Take Me OutKippy SunderstromThe Silo Theatre
Dir. Shane Bosher
2005The Boys in the BandAlan McCarthyThe Silo Theatre
Dir. Jonathan Hendry
2005The Mercy SeatBenThe Silo Theatre
Dir. Rachel House
2004Gagarin Way By GregoryGaryDir. Jean Betts
2003Red Fish, Blue FishTimCirca Theatre
Dir. Jonathan Hendry
2002Red Fish, Blue FishTimDir. Rebecca Hobbs


2014All Bran Kelloggs/ NZ OnlyJWT Sydney
2006Serious Crash Unit-Series 2 & 3Narrator Greenstone Pictures