Jarred Blakiston Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


185 cm

Age Range


Also Represented in

Australia & United States of America

Career Highlights

Jarred made his screen debut as a child with a guest role in the 2004 children’s drama P.E.T Detectives. He soon went on to score a core cast role on the long-running New Zealand soap Shortland Street, along with appearing in three seasons of Amazing Extraordinary Friends. His feature film roles include The Tattooist, Pearl in Paradise and Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in which he played a Rivendell Elf. Jarred has also had major guest roles on Power Rangers, drama series When We Go To War, Netflix’s The Legend of Monkey and MTV’S The Shannara Chronicles, as well as New Zealand series The Gulf and Golden Boy. His stage credits include Les Misérables, Dragon Lore, Second Afterlife, Vernon God Little and a lead role in Auckland Theatre Company's show The Haka Party . Most recently, Jarred has had a recurring guest role on Amazon Studios drama-series The Wild’s.


2001Most Promising Junior - Young Dolphin Theatre

Feature Film.

2018Pearl in ParadiseDerekDir. Gary B Yates
2012The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyRivendell ElfWingnut Films
Dir. Peter Jackson
2007The TatooistYoung JakeEyeworks Touchdown
Dir. Peter Burger

Short Film.

2016BalloonsJason (Lead )The Actors Program
Dir. Michael Hurst
2013BelieveJakeUnite C
Dir. Makyla Curtis


2020The PanthersOfficer Hoppe (Guest)TVNZ
Dir. by Miki Magasiva, Vea Mafileo & Tom Hern
2019AblazeSam NewsteadDir. Josh Frizzell
2019The WildsAlexABC Studios
Dir. Various
2018Golden Boy DavidMediaworks
Dir. Alex Plumb
2018The GulfCraigThe Gulf Productions Ltd
Dir. Charlie Haskell & Jackie van Beek
2018The Wilds - PilotFlight Attendant CraigABC Studios NZ Limited
Dir. Susanna Fogel
2017ShannaraYoung SheaMTV NZ Ltd
2017The New Legends of MonkeyThe Font Demon (Eps 1 - 10)The Casting Company
Dir. Gerard Johnstone
2015Westside Vern (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2014Power Rangers: Dino ChargePrince Phillip - Graphite Ranger (Major Support - 13 eps)Power Rangers Productions Ltd
Dir. Various
2014When We Go to WarGeorge Mueller (Major Guest)JUMP FILM AND TV LIMITED
Dir. Peter Burger
2013Power Rangers: MegaforceCustomer (Guest)Saban Productions
Dir. Jonothan Brough
2008Amazing Extraordianry Friends Series 3Everitt (Guest)Greenstone Pictures
Dir. Simon Raby
2008Amazing Extraordinary Friends Hymie/The ComedianGreenstone Pictures
Dir. Peter Haynes
2007Amazing Extraordinary Friends Series 2Ethan PoindextorGreenstone Pictures
Dir. Stephen Campbell
2004P.E.T. DetectivesLawrence (Guest)Screentime Communicado
Dir. Michael Bennet
2004Shortland StreetDaniel Potts (Core Cast)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various


2021The Haka Party IncidentDavis MerritDir. Katie Wolfe
2016Vernon God Little Eulalao Ledesma (Lally) (Lead)The Basement / The Actors Program Graduation
2014Second AfterlifeEthanThe Basement Theatre
Dir. Leon Wadham
2013DragonloreFrankThe Basement Theatre
Dir. Curtis Vowell
2013Les Miserables: The DramaFauchelevantAspiring Young Actors Productions
Dir. Jan Saussey
The Haka Party IncidentDavid MerritDir. Katie Wolfe


2003The Fat ManColin Potter (Co-lead)National Radio


10-Week Scene Study - Juliet Furness - 2018
The Actors’ Workout - Jamie Irvine - 2018
Audition Masterclass - Dave Newman - 2017
Acting for Screen - Miranda Harcourt - 2017
Barefoot Casting Audition Workshop - 2017
Graduated The Actors Program Screen and Acting - 2016
Actor in Process - Sara Wiseman Workshop - 2015, The Actors Program
Developing into Character with Sara Wiseman - 2015, The Actors Program
Faith Martin Casting, Auditioning Class - 2015
Standard American Accent course with Jacque Drew - 2015
Actors Lab Studio - 2014, Peter Feeney
Barefoot Casting Drama Workshop, Mike Dwyer - 2013
Masterclass with Dave Newman and Tom McSweeney - 2013
Youthtown Screen Workshops - 2007, Mick Innes
Terri De'Ath - American Accent/Audition Technique Workshop - 2005
Action Workshop - 2003, Paul Norell & Irene Drake
Aspiring Young Actors - 2002, Various Tutors
On-screen Acting - 2002, Jan Saussey
Dolphin Theatre Drama Classes - 2001, Jan Saussey and Dorothy Chisholm