Emmett Skilton Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


193 cm

Age Range


Also Represented in

United States of America

Career Highlights

Emmett Skilton is a New Zealand-born actor, director, and screenwriter, with over 50 credits in film, TV, and theater. Best known for Axl Johnson in "The Almighty Johnsons," he's also portrayed Sam Giancana in "Making of the Mob" on Netflix and Victor Lownes in "American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story" on Amazon. Recent work includes roles in James Cameron's "Avatar 2," "Together Forever Tea," and a core role Dwayne Johnson's / NBC "Young Rock."

Film Film.

2024I, ObjectOfficer Theo (Feature)Dir. Andrew Niccol

Feature Film.

2022A MistakeAlexander Colton (Supporting)Dir. Christine Jeffs
2020Together Forever TeaSteve Slater (Supporting)Screentime
Dir. Josh Frizzell
2019Avatar SequelsDragon PilotDir. James Cameron
2017The Last TrainLouis Dir. Tracey Pellegrino
2015Bella (US)Connor GregorXristos Productions and Random Films
Dir. Stan Harrington
2015Into the Rainbow Tom Williams (Major Support)TW Films Ltd
Dir. Norman Stone
2012We Feel FineRogerBlondini Films
Dir. Jeremy Dumble and Adam Luxton
2011PackedDarth VaderJato Unit
Dir. Vaughan Martin Wilson
2009Home By ChristmasTinyGaylene Preston

Short Film.

2020Killing the Parson BirdSamuel BlakelyDir. Peter McCully
2018Kino RattenOfficer ArmandAlbedo VFX
Dir. Peter McCully
2017Uber: Unlikely Rides James Dir. Kyle van Tonder
2015Every Little ThingHarry Thorogood (Lead)Boy Fell In Pond Productions
Dir. John Harris
2009High Risk TeamRegistrar J. CarreyDir. Jason Stutter
2007Last Shot at LoveMatthewDir. Caleb Carr
2007Me Minus YouJackBah Bah Productions
Dir. Theresa Henaray
2007ObjectiveSteveDir. Corey Matthews

Short Film.

2014Heyday Richard Dir. Eve Danzeisen


2023Double ParkedBrad (Guest)Dir. Chris Parker
2021Young Rock Season 1-2Coach Ed Orgeron (Series Guest)NBC
Dir. Various
2019AblazeDavid CodyScreentime NZ
Dir. Josh Frizzell
2019Power Rangers: Beast MorphersJax (Voice)Power Rangers Productions Ltd
Dir. Various
2019Shortland StreetRoss Douglas South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2019The SoundsBrendanMaggie Limited
Dir. Peter Stebbings
2018Murder is Forever Det. Derek MoisDir. Chris Dudman
2018The Wilds - pilotAgent Daniel FaberABC/Amazon Studios
Dir. Susanna Fogel
2016American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner StoryVictor Lownes (Core)Dir. Richard Lopez
2016Dear MurdererBruce PetersonScreentime NZ Ltd
2016Power Rangers - Dino ChargeProfessor Strickler (Voice)Marvista Entertainment
Dir. Various
2016The Brokenwood MysteriesByron CotterSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Mark Beesley
2015The Making of the Mob 2: ChicagoSam Giancana (Major Support)Dir. John Ealer
2013Jono and Ben at 10Various (Regular Recurring Guest )Mediaworks
Dir. Various
2012Would I Lie to You ?HimselfTV3
2010The Almighty Johnsons Series 1 - 3Axl Johnson (Lead)South Pacific Pictures
2008Passion in ParadiseSoldierDir. Bryan Bruce
2008The Investigator Series 2Brendan EastonDir. Bryan Bruce
2008Time TrackersErnest RutherfordThe Gibson Group
Dir. Danny Mulheron
2004Seven Periods with Mr GomsbyWillem van der MurenDirect Hit Productions
Dir. Danny Mulheron


2015Between Two WavesDaniel Wells (Lead)Passion Productions
Dir. Peter Freeney
2015Stones In His PocketsVarious (Co-Lead)Tadpole Productions
Dir. Andrew Foster
2012TribesDanielSilo Theatre Trust, Q Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Shane Bosher
2010Gagarin WayTomFrisky Productions
Dir. Gareth Reeves
2009BedlamCornelius Crooke and Henry FieldingThe Playground Collective
Dir. Robin Kerr
2009This BoyEmmettDir. Emmett Skilton (Self Directed Show)
2008The TempestTrinculoDir. John Bolton
2007Richard the ThirdRichardDir. Christian Penny and Sylvia Rands
2006Adaptions of Shakespeares Works (Toured NZ and Australia)ActorThe Ugly Shakespeare Comany
Dir. Trygve Wakenshaw


2018Kiwibank - Radio
2018Meadow Fresh - Goodies Strawberry Character
2017Ash Vs Evil Dead Loop Group
2017Power Rangers : Ninja Steel Dreadwolf/Stabberous Marvista Entertainment
Dir. Various
2015Dominos ADR (new)BigPop
2009Performance Block Course Voice OverD'Arcy Smith
2009Radio Workshop VoiceoverAdam Macauley

Web Series.

2021Dungeons and Dragons LogicBarbarianViva La Dirt League
2019Millenial JennyMaxHMS Productions
Dir. Various
2015Auckward Love CurtisWe Three Productions
Dir. Emmett Skilton


Equity New Zealand - Audition Casting Hothouse - 2018, Equity New Zealand
Howard Fine Studio - Masterclass Scene Study - 2018, Howard Fine Studio
Miranda Harcourt - Acting for Screen - 2018, Miranda Harcourt
Sydney Actors Collective - Audition workshop with Stevie Ray Casting - 2018, Sydney Actors Collectiv
Stella Adler Academy of Acting, Los Angeles - Advanced Scene Study - 2016, Stella Adler Academy
Linklater Voice Technique - 2015, The Stella Adler Academy of Acting, Los Angeles
Stellar Adler Technique - 2015, The Stella Adler Academy of Acting, Los Angeles
Audition Intensive - 2014, Aquila Morong Studio, Los Angeles
Scene Study and Script Analysis - 2014, Aquila Morong Studio, Los Angeles
Improvisation Intensive - US and UK Accent Intensive - 2013, The Actors Centre, London
McSweeney Newman Master Class Casting Workshop (2 Day), Auckland - 2013, Tom McSweeney & Dave Newman
Acting for Screen Course - 2009, Nathaniel Lees
Audition Techniques Workshop - 2009, Tina Cleary
Bachelor of Performing Arts - 2009, Toi Whakaari - New Zealand Drama School
Acting for Screen and Audition Techniques Workshop - 2008, Tina Cleary
Acting for Screen Classes - 2007, Aileen O'Sullivan
Acting for Screen Workshop - 2007, Vicki Yannoutsos
Chekov Masterclass - 2007, Bert van Dyk
Imporvisation Workshop - 2007, Tim Gordon
Stage Combat Masterclass - 2007, Tony Woolf
Improvisation Masterclass - 2004, Keith Johnston