Grae Burton Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


181 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Grae has worked in screen and stage productions as an actor, writer, producer and director. He has appeared in true-crime series Underbelly: Land of the Long Green Cloud, long-running Kiwi soap Shortland Street, drama series Dear Murderer and Lee Tamihori’s feature film Mahana. Additionally, Grae has showcased his behind-the-scenes talents, most notably working as associate producer on Taika Watiti’s record breaking film Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

Feature Film.

2017ResolveTim Benton (Support)Screentime NZ Ltd
Dir. Peter Burger
2015MahanaYoung Collins (Support)The Patriarch Ltd.
Dir. Lee Tamahori
1998Hercules - DescentPirate (Guest)MCA Television
Dir. Richard Compton
1998Young Hercules - Winner Takes AllCastor (Guest)Fox Kids Network
Dir. Sam Raimi
1996The Frighteners - Pre productionGuest (Stand In)Universal Pictures
Dir. Peter Jackson

Short Film.

2016CreepDir. Grae Burton
2016Red Beryl & Crocodile, Opal - Cobber in Bed Dir. Interrogate/Wallace Productions Ltd
2015Love at First Kill V48Hours Film Festival
Dir. Grae Burton
2015Whitman's DreamDreamerDir. Grae Burton
2014Let Sleeping Gods LieNaked SlaveV48Hour Film Festival
Dir. Grae Burton
2013 Ahi KaSurveyor (Supporting)Miro Pictures
Dir. Richard Curtis
2013Lucidity - An Insomniacs OdysseyOdysseus (Lead)V48Hour Film Festival
Dir. Grae Burton
2013The LiarBrett (Lead)Youbee Pictures
Dir. Iris Han
2013WatercoolerAncient Hero Warrior ((Lead))Candlelit Pictures
Dir. Fergus Barnett
2012EchoV48Hour Film Festival
Dir. Grae Burton
2011Die ArtChuck ManningPulp Fictionalists
Dir. Sam Birkhead
2011HackInspector JacobDir. Angela Bloomfield
2011Liquortine DreamBeauRemnant Films
Dir. Kelly Lyndon
2011Lovely to See YouMaster48 Hour Film Competitions-Team Goon
Dir. Christian Nicholson


2017Shannara 2BrahmsMTV NZ Ltd
Dir. Brad Turner
2017The Brokenwood Mysteries 4 - Ep 2David Highmore-Browne (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2016Dear MurdererRoy StaceyScreentime NZ Ltd
2015Power RangersReporterPower Rangers LTD
2015Shortland StreetPhil Roper (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2014AFKBrendan the Wizard (Lead)Dir. Peter Haynes
2014SidesRobert "Sideshow Bob" Gilliam (Lead)Dir. Grae Burton
2012HarryTony Brennan (Guest)Desert Road Productions
Dir. Peter Burger & Christopher Dudman
2011Shortland StreetDr. Alan Woodstock (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2011Underbelly - The Martin Johnstone StoryPeter MillerScreentime NZ
Dir. Mike Smith and Ric Pellizzeri


2021Macbeth - Pitt Street Theatre Macbeth (Lead)Dir. John Gouge
2020Coffee with Eelco Auckland Tour - Lake House Arts Eelco (Lead)Dir. Geoff Allen
2015Shakespeare's RebelsVariousTSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre
Dir. Grae Burton
2014Absent FriendsPaul (Lead)Tadpole Productions
Dir. Adey Ramsel
2014Passionate ActsVariousTSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre
Dir. Grae Burton
2012Coffee With EelcoEelcoThe Pump House Theatre
2012Greed "Macbeth"Late at the Museum
Dir. Jonny Hair
2012Spit For TatGregShort + Sweet Festival
Dir. Simon Clarke
2012Stag Weekend MitchRead Raw
Dir. James Wenly
2012The Uncertainty Principal SteveRead Raw
Dir. Tony Forster
2012The Wisdom of SolomanDrunkardShort + Sweet Festival
Dir. Phil Brookes
2012What I SawMichaelRead Raw
Dir. Alison Quigan
2012Wrath "Capulet"King LearLate at the Museum
Dir. Jo Brookbanks
2011Anxiety in a Caravan SeanRead Raw
Dir. Alison Quigan
2011Pre-conception SpermShort+Sweet Festival
Dir. Phil Brookes
2010Speed Daters (Return Seasons)Kacey ClarkeGalatea Theatre
Dir. Geoff Allen
2010The Ugly Shakespeare CompanyOthello/Lady MacbethNational Tour
Dir. Tainui Tukiwaho
2009Free LoadMark Parker (Lead)Dir. Grae Burton
2009The HillFrank Fortune (Lead)Dir. Grae Burton
2008As you Like ItTouchstone/Duke Senior (Lead)
2008The Dumb WaiterGus (Lead)Dir. Doug Nottage
2008The Woman in BlackThe Actor (Lead)Dir. Arnott Potter
2007The Scottish PlayMacbeth (Lead)
2006CabaretCliff Bradshaw (Lead)Dir. Bryan Aitken
2006Seussical the MusicalThe Cat in the Hat (Lead)
2006Twelfth NightMalvolio (Lead)
2005AmedeusAntonio Salieri (Lead)Dir. Bryan Aitken
2005Noises OffLloyd (Lead)Dir. Jen Woolfe
2004Hair the MusicalNeil WoolfDir. Duncan Whiting
2003A Midsummer Night's DreamOberonDir. Grae Burton
2003Grease The MusicalKenickieDir. Grae Burton
1998Southeast Asian Tour of ShakespeareVarious Roles in 13 Productions including Macbeth and The CruciblePromethius Productions
1997Recipiant Aotea Centre Performing Arts Scholarship


2006Host for "Outlook for Thursday"Radio Show on Fresh FM
2003Various Commercial Voice Overs for Fresh FM
2002Voice for State Cinema Six Movie Information Line


Undiscovered Country - 2016 Acting Intensive Workshop - 2016, Shane Bosher
Acting for Screen Masterclass - 2013, Jessica Hobbs
International Casting Hothouse, U.S Accent training workshop - Jacqui Drew - 2013
McSweeny Self Tape Casting Workshop - 2013
Casting and Scene Workshop - 2012, Miranda Harcourt
Casting Masterclass - 2012, Barefoot Casting
Acting for Film - One Day Course - 2010, Barefoot Casting
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts - 2001, Directing and Writing for Theatre and Film Major
Diploma in Performing Arts (2years) major in Experimental/Physical Theatre - 1997
Grade 8 Speech and Drama - 1995