Gareth Williams Actor Profile







Auckland, New Zealand


186 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Gareth has been working as an actor across film, television and theatre since 2004. On screen he has starred in feature films Home By Christmas, Rest for the Wicked and Baby Done, along with series such as When We Go To War, Coverband and Dear Murderer. Gareth also has extensive stage experience having performed around New Zealand, as well as places like The Sydney Opera House and the Globe Theatre in London. In 2009 he won an award for Auckland’s Best Newcomer of the Year with his performance of acclaimed theatre production Apollo 13: Mission Control. He’s also a member of the award-winning comedy-country band The Lonesome Buckwhips.


2010Best Comedy Show - Winner - Wellington Fringe Festival - The Lonesome Buckwhips
2010Billy T James Award - Nominee - The Lonesome Buckwhips
2009Nominated for Best Male Newcomer- Chapman Tripp Awards - The Dentist's Chair

Feature Film.

2020Baby DoneBeautiful ManDir. Curtis Vowell
2010Rest For The WickedYoung Frank (Support)Lippy Pictures
Dir. Simon Pattison
2008Home by ChristmasGeorge Webster (Support)Doublehead Films Ltd
Dir. Gaylene Preston

Short Film.

2017JumpGuy TwoDir. Ryan O'Kane
2008Crossing The LineSoldierWingnut Films
Dir. Peter Jackson
2006No Will WillVideoboy Productions
Dir. Rollo Wenlock
2006The Garden Of LoveClarkToi Whakaari Productions
Dir. Fiona Samual
2005A & EAndrew the NurseIndependent Film Company
Dir. Charlie Bleakley
2005ClourophobiaJohnIndependent Film Company
Dir. Chris Tse
2005Open HomeBodile Independent Film Company
Dir. Laurel Devenie
2005The Waiting RoomManIndependent Film Company
Dir. Lawton Lonsdale
2004WellywoodWillIndependent Film Company
Dir. Victoria MacBeth

Film Film.



2016Dear MurdererJack AndersonScreentime NZ Ltd
2013CoverbandBrettThe Down Low Concept
Dir. Jonathan Brough
2010Bliss - TelefeatureDougal (Support)MF Films Limited
Dir. Fiona Samuel
2010Legend of the SeekerYoung Thaddicus (Guest)The Walt Disney Company (New Zealand) Limited
Dir. Michael Hurst
2010Spartacus - "Prequel" SeriesVettius (Major Guest)Pacific Renaissance Limited
201When We Go to WarRichard SmithJUMP FILM AND TV LIMITED
Dir. Peter Burger
2009This Is Not My LifeDavo (Guest)GRST Ltd
Dir. Robert Sarkies + Peter Salmon
2007FaceliftGeorge BushGibson Group
2005Seven Periods With Mr GormsbyWaterboyTVNZ
Dir. Danny Mulheron


2014Jesus Christ SuperstarHigh PriestAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Oliver Driver
2011Black Confetti WorkshopBaron StaurdayAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Colin McColl
2010AssassinsBalladeer, Oswald (Lead)Silo Theatre
Dir. Oliver Driver
2010Faux RealDave (Solo )The Basement Theatre
2010Romeo & JulietBenvolio (Lead)Auckland Theatre Company Limited
Dir. William Wassenaar
2010ToysRoyale Productions
Dir. Cameron Rhodes/Toby Leach
2008The Dentist's ChairWilliam KemmlerIndian Ink Theatre Company
Dir. Justin Lewis
2008The Lonesome Buckwhips Charity GalaGaryArmstrong Creative
2007Jack And The BeanstalkJack's Mother/GiantKidstuff Productions
Dir. Rachel More
2007On The WirelessVariousIndependent Theatre Company
2007Stones In His PocketsCharlie/VariousToi Whakaari Productions
Dir. Toby Papazoglou
2007The Lonesome Buckwhips - NZ International Comedy FestivalGaryArmstrong Creative
2006Angels In AmericaJoeToi Whakaari Productions
Dir. Willem Wassenaar
2006Enchanted Tales Schnaggle the GoblinWellington City Council
2006Peer GyntPeer/Various Toi Whakaari Productions
Dir. John Bolton
2005Angels In AmericaJoeToi Whakaari Productions
Dir. K.C Kelly/Vanessa Byrnes
2005Battles Of The HeartJock Miller/VariousToi Whakaari Productions
Dir. Aileen O'Sullivan
2005CabaretGeorgeToi Whakaari Productions
Dir. Adrian Barnes
2005Enchanted Tales Schnaggle the GoblinWellington City Council
2005Pegasus MoonEnsembleToi Whakaari Productions/New Zealand School of Dance
Dir. Tom McCrory/Wendy Wallace
2005Professor Pumpernickel & The Quest For The Missing Dreams Professor PumpernickelIndependent Theatre Company
2005The SeagullKonstantinToi Whakaari Productions
Dir. Miranda Harcourt
2004Henry VI: Part 1CharlesToi Whakaari Productions
Dir. K.C Kelly
2004Miss JulieJeanToi Whakaari Productions
Dir. Vanessa Byrnes
2000The Little Mermaid King CockelLower Hutt Little Theatre
Dir. Maureen Skinner
1999The Brementown MusiciansFreddy the FingersLower Hutt Little Theatre
Dir. Maureen Skinner


2015ASB - RadioSaatchi & Saatchi
2014Banana Boat - Internal Pitch OnlyY&R
2007NZ Government - Sustainability - TV/Radio
2007Wellington Zoo Summer Promo - TV/Radio


Bachelor of Performing Arts, NZ - 2004, Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School
New Zealand Shakespeare Company - 2003, Globe Theatre, London