Emmett Skilton



Auckland, New Zealand


191 cm

Age Range




Also Represented in

United States of America

Career Highlights

Emmett Skilton is a New Zealand-born actor, director and screen-writer who has worked in over 40 productions in film, television and theatre.

A passionate improviser, Emmett’s professional acting career began during his high-school years with a role on New Zealand comedy series Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby (2005), after the director scouted him during an improvisation performance in Wellington, New Zealand. He has since trained at leading New Zealand acting school, Toi Whakaari and acted extensively nationally and internationally - most recently in Chinese feature film Into The Rainbow (2017), AMC’s The Making Of The Mob: Chicago (2016) and, his most known role to date, as the lead character for 3 seasons of The Almighty Johnson’s (2013).

In recent years, Emmett has gained a passion for writing and directing. With his company, We Three Productions, he has co-created the award-winning comedy web-series, Auckward Love, which boasts honest comedic content by women, for women.

Emmett is based between Los Angeles, California and Auckland, New Zealand.


2011Nomination for Rising Star at the TV Guide Awards 2011
2005Most Innovative and Imaginative Performance
American Playboy The Hugh Hefner Story - INT / Docudrama

Feature Film.

2019AvatarDragon 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.

2018Kino RattenOfficer ArmandAlbedo VFX
Dir. Peter McCully
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.

2017Uber: Unlikely Rides James Dir. Kyle van Tonder


2019ABLAZEDAVID CODYDir. Josh Frizzell
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
20161953 // American 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
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
2010The Gagarin WayTomFrisky Productions
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.

2019Millenial JennyMaxWe Three Productions
Dir. Various
2015Auckward Love (Web Series)CurtisWeThree FiProductions
Dir. Emmett Skilton


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