Jayden Daniels Actor Profile





Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Korokī Kahukura (Waikato/Tainui), Te Ātiawa


Auckland, New Zealand


187 cm

Age Range


Also Represented in

United States of America

Career Highlights

Jayden Daniels, a Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School graduate, achieved international recognition with his prominent role in Director Lee Cronin's US horror feature, "Evil Dead Rise." He also played significant roles in the NZ feature film "Whina," two seasons of Netflix's "The Legend of the Monkey," and received a Best Actor Award at the NZTV Awards for his pivotal lead role in the TV series "Head High." " In addition to these accomplishments, he became a household name in New Zealand during his five-year tenure on the popular medical drama series "Shortland Street."


2020Winner - New Zealand Television Awards - Best Actor - Head High

Feature Film.

2023Evil Dead RiseGabriel (Supporting)Warner Bros
Dir. Lee Cronin
2022WhinaCyril (Supporting)Dir. Paula Whetu Jones & James Napier Robertson


2023MadamPooch (Guest)Dir. Kacie Anning, Madeleine Sami, Peter Salmon
2022My Life Is Murder Season 2Nate (Guest)Greenstone TV
Dir. Various
2021Head High Season 2Mana Roberts (Lead)South Pacific Pictures Ltd
Dir. Tim Worrall
2020Shortland StreetCurtis Hannah (Guest )South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2020The PanthersHone Harawira (Major Guest)TVNZ
Dir. by Miki Magasiva, Vea Mafileo & Tom Hern
2019Head HighMana (Core)South Pacific Productions
Dir. Tim Worrall
2019The Exceptional SquadVoice of KahuPango Productions / TVNZ
Dir. Matiu Sadd
2019The New Legends of Money Season 2GaxinDir. Graig Irvin and Gerard Johnstone
2018The New Legends of Monkey Season 1GaxinDir. Craig Irvin and Gerard Johnstone
2015End of TermTyler (Lead)Seriously Entertainment
Dir. Chaz Harris
2015Shortland StreetCurtis Hannah (Core)South Pacific Pictures Ltd
Dir. Various


2022Celebrity Treasure Island Host


2015Nga PukeWaru (Lead)Dir. Cian Elyse White
2014As You Like ItOrlando (Lead)Dir. Lisa Warrington
2012Romeo and JulietRomeo (Lead)Dir. Perry Peircy

Web Series.

2023Rule of MumTane (Lead)Dir. Scotty Cotter
2021Shortland Street - RetributionCurtis Hannah (Core)South Pacific Pictures Ltd
Dir. Emmett Skilton
2017Baby Mama's ClubWiremuSouth Pacific Pictures Ltd
Dir. Hanelle Harris


Bachelor of Performing Arts Majoring in Acting for Screen and Stage - 2012, Toi Whakaari - NZ Drama School