Jarod Rawiri Actor Profile







Ngāti Whanaunga, Ngāti Paoa, Ngāti Hine, Te Rerehua, Ngāti Tahu


Auckland, New Zealand


183 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Jarod Rawiri, an acclaimed New Zealand-Māori actor and graduate of Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, is renowned for his versatility. Currently, he plays a core role in "The Brokenwood Mysteries" (Season 10), following notable work in "Friends Like Her" and "Duckrockers." His television portfolio includes appearances in "Shortland Street," "Harry," "Hope and Wire," and comedic series "Auckland Daze" and "Mean Mums." Notably, his performance in "Waitangi: What Really Happened" earned him a Best Actor nomination at the 2011 NZ TV Awards. He has also left his mark in film, leading in "Jinx Sister," "Matariki," and "Fantail," along with acclaimed short films including “Tama Tu.” In theatre, he has made significant contributions to The Silo Theatre Company and Auckland Theatre Company, with an upcoming role in "The Long Day's Journey into Night" in 2024.


2011Aotearoa Film & Television Awards-Finalist Best Performance by an Actor-What Really Happened: Waitangi
2011Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards Nominee - Outstanding Performance in I, George Nepia.
2002The Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards Nomination-Best Newcomer

Feature Film.

2012FantailDean (Core)Yes Please Films Ltd & Curious Films
Dir. Curtis Vowell
2009MatarikiRick (Lead)Filmwork (Matariki) Ltd
Dir. Michael Bennett
2007A Song of GoodHowie (Support)Robber's Dog Films
Dir. Gregory King
2007Jinx SisterSam (Lead )Ample Films
Dir. Athina Tsoulis

Short Film.

2004Kerosene CreekRobbie (Lead )Blueskin Films
Dir. Michael Bennett
2004Tama TuTom (Lead )Aio Films/Defender Films
Dir. Taika Cohen
2004TangiMatu (Lead )Blue Skin Productions
Dir. Michael Bennett
2002Spring FlamesSalvatore (Lead)New Zealand Film School
Dir. Aileen O'Sullivan
2001The Weekend GolferBogie (Lead )New Zealand Film School
Dir. Mark Ruka


2024Friends Like HerLiam (Core Cast)Great Southern Television
Dir. Joshua Frizzell
2023The Brokenwood Mysteries season 10Daniel Chalmers (Core Cast)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2022DuckrockersSergeant Heremia (Supporting)Dir. Oscar Kightley & Sima urale
2022The Brokenwood Mysteries season 9Daniel Chalmers (Core Cast)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2021Ahikāroa Season 4Richard (Support)Kura Productions
Dir. Various
2021Mean Mums Season 3Bob (Recurring Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Robyn Grace
2021The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 8Daniel Chalmers (Core Cast)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2020Mean Mums - Series 2Bob (Support)South Pacific Pictures
2020Shortland StreetMo Hannah (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2020The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 7Daniel Chalmers (Core Cast)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2019Mean Mums - Season 1Bob (Hine's Hubbie)
2018Third Term - PilotTroy (Support)Michael Beran Productions
Dir. Michael Beran
2015Shortland StreetMo Hannah (Core cast)South Pacific Pictures Ltd
Dir. Various
2013Hope and WireRyan (Lead)GPP-H&W Limited
Dir. Gaylene Preston
2012Auckland DazeJarrod (Therapist) (Guest)Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions
Dir. Kiel McNaugton
2012HarryWattieDesert Road
Dir. Chris Dudman
2012Korero Mai Series 9BenCinco Cine Film Productions Ltd
Dir. Robyn Grace
2011BillyIke MetekingiComedia Pictures Ltd
Dir. Peter Burger
2010Korero Mai Tai Jones (Guest)Cinco Cine Film Productions Ltd
Dir. Robyn Grace & Awanui Simich Pene
2010StolenConstable Hashtu (Support)South Pacific Pictures Productions Limted
Dir. Britta Johnstone
2010The Almighty Johnsons Mana (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
2010What Really HappenedHone Heke (Lead)Eyeworks Film & TV Drama Ltd
Dir. Peter Burger
2009Jaquie Brown DiariesJohnny (Guest)Young, Gifted & Brown
Dir. Gerard Johnstone
2009Nights In The Gardens Of SpainWayne (Support)
2007Korero MaiClinton (Lead/Core)Cinco Cine Film Productions
Dir. Rawiri Paratene, Simon Raby & Rachel House
2007WhanauCinco Cine Film Productions
Dir. Hori Ahipene and Katie Wolfe
2006Kai KoreroMaui MatamuaFront of the Box Productions/Maori Television
2005New Years Drama SkitsHepa (Lead/Core)Maori Television
2005The Market Series 1Gus (Regular Recurring)Isola Productions
2004Mataku Revelation Series 3Motu (Lead/Core)4 Winds Films
Dir. Carey Carter


2018Cellfish - Silo TheatreMan - Tane Silo Theatre
Dir. Jason Te Kare
2017La Vie Dans Une Marionette
2014Angels in AmericaBelizeSilo Theatre
Dir. Shane Bosher
2013White Rabbit, Red RabbitSilo Theatre
Dir. Nassim Soleimanpour
2011I, George Nepia George NepiaQ Theatre
Dir. Jason Te Kare
2011The Brothers SizeOgunSilo Theatre
Dir. Shane Bosher
2010ToysRoyale Productions
Dir. Cameron Rhodes/Toby Leach
2007BloodlinesMargot McRae
2007Lobby HeroWilliamSilo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Caroline Bell-Booth
2007The CutJohnSilo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Jonothon Hendry
2006Take Me OutRodriguezSilo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Shane Bosher
2005MauiBrotherOne Man Against the Gods
Dir. Tanemahuta Gray
2004The ProphetAndrew BeautifullInternational Festival of the Arts - North Island & Hawaii Tour
Dir. Nina Nawalowalo
2003AwhinaTana nui te raThe North Island Tour
Dir. Nancy Brunning
2003Te Ao MaramaMaui MuaNew Zealand Arts Festival
Dir. Tanemahuta Gray
2002One for the RoadNicolasNew Zealand Drama School Productions
Dir. Jacqui Coats
2002The ProphetMattNew Zealand Drama School Productions
Dir. Hone Kouka & Kirk Torrance
2002The RoverDon AntonioNew Zealand Drama School Productions
Dir. James Beaumont
2001Orpheus DescendingMitchNew Zealand Drama School Productions
Dir. Miranda Harcourt
2001Southern LightsTomNew Zealand Drama School Productions
Dir. Annie Ruth
2001Who Needs a VespaNew Zealand Drama School Productions
Dir. Jude Gibson & Wendy Wallace
2000A Doll's HouseTorvaldNew Zealand Drama School Productions
Dir. Jude Gibson
1999Crazy for YouEnsembleHowick Operatic Society
Dir. Grant Wilson


2017Mercury TVNZ
2012Far Cry 3Various VillagersUbisoft Entertainment
2011Spartacus Re-VoicingControllerPacific Renaissance Spartacus Ltd
2005Loop GroupRiver Queen Feature Film
2002Whole Otter LoveRadio Play
Dir. Self Devised

Web Series.

2020I Date Rejects - Season 2Vinnie (Lead)Whiritoa Productions
Dir. Paula Whetu-Jones
2019Colonial CombatTuawhereAwa Films
Dir. Julian Arahanga
2014Only In AotearoaGeoff / Fletcher (Guest)Kura Productions
Dir. Various


Bachelor of Performing Arts Acting Major - 2000, Toi Whakaari:New Zealand Drama School
Diploma in Performing Arts - 1998, Selwyn Performing Arts, Auckland, New Zealand