Ido Drent Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


178 cm

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Career Highlights

South African-born actor Ido Drent caught the attention of New Zealanders in 2009 with his on screen debut as core cast member Daniel Potts on iconic Kiwi drama series Shortland Street, which he played for three years. Following this, Ido landed a role across the ditch in Australian comedy-drama series Offspring. Ido went on to score leading roles in New Zealand ANZAC movie When We Go to War, and in the second season Netflix series Roman Empire. Other screen credits include US television series The Making of the Mob: Chicago, and Ash vs Evil Dead. Most recently, Ido has appeared as leading character Detective Justin Harding in two seasons of New Zealand series The Gulf.


2020New Zealand Television Awards Nomination - Best Actor - The Gulf

Short Film.

2016A Woman's Right to ShoesPrince CharmingCount Your Chickens / Exit Films
Dir. Robyn Grace


2022My Life Is Murder Season 2Luke (Guest)Greenstone TV
Dir. Various
2020The Gulf Series 2DS Justin Harding (Lead)The Gulf Productions
Dir. Various
2018The GulfDetective Justin HardingThe Gulf Productions Ltd
Dir. Charlie Haskell, Jackie van Beek
2017Roman Empire Series 2 Caligula (Lead)Stephen David Entertainment
Dir. John Ealer
2016The Brokenwood MysteriesGreg McQueenPrime
Dir. Various
2016The Making of the Mob: ChicagoMike De AngeloStephen David Entertainment
Dir. John Ealer
2015Ash vs Evil Dead BradRenaissance Pictures / Starz!
Dir. Various
2015When We Go to WarCharles Smith (Lead)Dir. Peter Burger
2014Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXSJon FarrissDir. Daina Reid
2013OffspringLawrence PethbridgeSouthern Star
Dir. Various
2009Shortland StreetDaniel Potts (Core cast)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various