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 made his professional acting debut in 2015, as a lead character on the iconic primetime New Zealand drama Shortland Street. His portrayal of much-loved character Curtis Hannah saw him make a welcome return to the series in 2017 and 2021. After graduating from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, Jayden appeared in the acclaimed webseries End of Term, along with a number of lead roles in various stage shows including Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It. Other television credits include the first and second seasons of Netflix’s The Legend of Monkey, and more recently Head High (Season 1 and Season 2), where his performance earned him a Best Actor Award at the NZTV Awards. Jayden can be seen in the recently released Whina and is set to appear in upcoming Feature Film Evil Dead Rise.


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

Feature Film.

2023Evil Dead RiseGabriel (Supporting)Warner Bros
Dir. Lee Cronin
2020WhinaCyril (Supporting)Dir. Paula Whetu Jones & James Napier Robertson


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
2017The New Legends of Monkey - S-1 & 2GaxinDir. 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 Club webseriesWiremuSouth Pacific Pictures Ltd
Dir. Hanelle Harris


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