David Van Horn Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


178 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

David is an experienced actor who has worked in film, television and theatre for over 20 years. In 2008, he took the international screen, appearing in James Cameron’s Avatar film. Other feature film credits include Sione’s Wedding and it’s sequel Sione’s 2, as well as horror-comedy Housebound. David has acted in various popular television series, most notably with core cast roles in American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, Legend of the Seeker, and the second season of popular Kiwi series Go Girls.

Role: Bob Ludbrook
Producer: Bridget Bourke
Director: Bridget Bourke

Television Film.

2019AblazeBob LudbrookDir. Josh Frizzell

Short Film Film.

2018A HoleTJDir. James Solomon

Short Film.

2018A HoleTJDir. James Solomon
2013One Giant LeapDavid Van Horn (Lead)Media Design School Ltd
Dir. James Cunningham
2010Blank SpacesDave (Lead)The NZ Tourist Board 'Tourism NZ'
2007ErgotismShotgunJuggernaut Productions
Dir. Stefan Rochfort
2005The DonorRaymondFilm Construction
Dir. Michael Duigan
2004ShakenJessie McCloudDG Productions
Dir. Daniel Gourley
2003Cut OutToreMF Films
Dir. Kristina Simmons

Feature Film.

2011Housebound - Escalator Film Project NZFCJustin (Support)Kitchen Sink Films Ltd
Dir. Gerard Johnstone
2011Sione's 2DerekSouth Pacific Pictures
2011Strongman - Tele-FeatureHarry Bell (Support)A Bigger Picture Limited
Dir. Drama directed by Gaylene Preston
2009PredicamentOfficer DawsonNovel Productions Ltd
Dir. Jason Stutter
2008AvatarDragon Gunship Pilot/Gunner (Support)880 Productions
Dir. James Cameron
2005Sione's WeddingDerek (Support)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Chris Graham
20041niteBoyfriend (Support )Rice Digital
Dir. Amarbir Singh


2022DuckrockersPrincipal (Guest)Dir. Oscar Kightley & Sima Urale
2021Cowboy BebopForeman (Guest)Intergalactic Productions
Dir. Alex Garcia Lopez, Michael Katleman
2020The PanthersOfficer Ireland (Recurring Guest)TVNZ
Dir. by Miki Magasiva, Vea Mafileo & Tom Hern
2020The WildsMr Gentry (Guest)ABC Studios
Dir. Various
2018Power Rangers Beast MorphersCameraman (Guest)Power rangers Productions Ltd
Dir. Various
2017Murder is Forever EP 101RODThe Casting Company
Dir. TBC
2017The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 4 Patrick McFarlane (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
20161953 // American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner StoryRay Russell (Core)Dir. Richard Lopez
2016Dear MurdererSimon MooreScreentime NZ Ltd
2016Dirty LaundryAndrew (Major Support)Fithy Production Ltd
Dir. Various
2012Shortland StreetDr Kevin JohnsSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2009Go Girls Series 2Nathan (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2009Legend of the SeekerDevlin (Guest)The Walt Disney Company LTD
Dir. A.Merrifield
2009RadiradirahAvondale (Support)Firehorse Films
2008The Elephant PrincessGavinJonathan Schiff Productions/Australia
2007Burying BrianUninformed PoliceEyeworks Touchdown
Dir. Chris Bailey
2007Extraordinary Friends Series 2Mr CharmersGreenstone Pictures
2007Jaquie Brown DariesAaronYoung Gifted and Brown
2004PET Detectives Series 1Tom Edison


2015The Generation of Z MooseLondon
Dir. Michael Hurst
2014 The Generation of ZMoose Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Dir. Michael Hurst
2014Zombie: Red ZoneMooseRoyale Productions
Dir. Michael Hurst
2013Apocalypse Z Adam Royale Productions
Dir. Andrew Foster
2013Niu SilaPeter/Various (Lead)Auckland Theatre Company Tour
Dir. Ben Crowder
2011Black Confetti WorkshopSiggyAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Colin McColl
2010MojoThe Basement Theatre
Dir. Jeff Szusterman
2009LootHalSilo Theatre
Dir. Shane Bosher and Michael Hurst
2007The CutStephenThe Silo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Jonathan Hendry
2006Glide TimeMichaelThe Silo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Oliver Driver
2006Take Me OutToody KoovitzThe Silo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Shane Bosher
2006The Holy SinnerNew Zealand International Arts Festival
Dir. Mike Mizrahi
2005A Clockwork OrangeThe Silo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Andrew Foster
2005This Is Our YouthDennisThe Silo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Caroline Bell-Booth
2004BashJohnThe Silo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Shane Bosher
2004CaligulaScipioAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Colin McColl
2004Shopping & FuckingGaryThe Silo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Stuart Devenie
2003Play 2.03JeffAuckland Theatre Company, 2'nd Unit
Dir. Oliver Driver
2003Unidentified Human Remains & The True Nature of LoveKaneThe Silo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Colin Mitchell
2002Big RiverTom SawyerUNITEC Productions
Dir. Jenifer Ward Lealand
2002Home Grown - DeceptionPaulUNITEC Productions
Dir. Ilona Rodgers
2001CandideUNITEC Productions
Dir. Murray Hutchinson
2001The Winters TalePolixenesUNITEC Productions
Dir. Raymond Hawthorne
1999The American ClockLee BaumSelwyn Performing Arts Production
Dir. June Renwick
1999The Italian Straw HatFadinardSelwyn Performing Arts Production
Dir. Vadim Ledogorov


2016Ash Vs Evil Dead Loop GroupLoop Group
2011Burger King
2011Four Square
2011Fresh and Fruity
2011Instant Kiwi
2010Big Wednesday
2010Burger King
2010Grain Waves
2010Power Rangers Ep# 1806Negatron (Monster)Power Rangers Productions
2009Four Square - Radio
2009SpartacusLoop GroupLoop Group
2009Telecom Wireless Broadband- TV
2008AA- Radio
2008Coruba Golden - Radio
2008Four Square- Radio
2008Voice of KFC - Radio & TV
2008Watties - TVC
01/03/17Power Rangers Monster TrapsawClient


McSweeney Newman Master Class Casting Workshop - 2 Day, Auckland - 2013
Audition Workshop Technique Series 1, Auckland NZ - 2003, Terri De'Ath
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts - 2000, UNITEC