Joe Dekkers-Reihana Actor Profile



Dutch, European, Māori


Auckland, New Zealand


178 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Joe is a Dutch-Māori film, television and theatre actor, who has worked professionally since he was 15. In 2013, Joe won the Chapman Tripp Theatre Award for Most Promising Male Newcomer. His work has taken him around the country for nearly a decade now, and he has featured in a number of notable works, including horror film 30 Days of Night, Māori supernatural series The Dead Lands and Taika Waititi’s hilarious Wellington Paranormal. Raised in an artistic family, Joe’s creative abilities come naturally to him. He proudly embraces his Māori and Dutch heritage and his work reflects his deep passion for storytelling and acting.

Short Film.

2021DisruptCJ (Lead)Te Koru Media Limited
Dir. Jennifer Ward-Lealand
2015Sinking Ship SamIcicle Productions
Dir. Carolyn Dekkers
2011Still Missing YouthDir. Barry Carter
2011This Fine IslandDylanDir. Gavin Hipkins
2007FogRickyDir. Peter Salmon

Short Film.

2021Sky TowerHemi Rebels & Robots Productions (NZ)
Dir. Roberto Nascimento
2018Staying with Penny Sam Dir. Caroline Dekkers

Film Film.

2016WaruTopsDir. Briar Grace Smith
200730 Days of NightTom MalansonDir. David Slade


2018Shortland StreetJed Marshall (Guest)Dir. Various
2018The Dead LandsKahiRandolph TDL Limited
Dir. Peter Meteherangi Taiko Burger, Michael Hurst
2018Wellington Paranormal Pizza DudeDir. Jemaine Clement, Jackie Van Beek, Taika Waititi
2018Westside 4Marco Neruda
2014Belief CousinDir. David Stubbs
2010Secret of WhalesPaka MamoeDir. Phillipp Kadelbach
2008Time TrackersCaptain Wiremu LoveDir. Danny Mulheron and Thomas Robins
2006The Lost ChildrenTimokoDir. Gibson Group


2023King Lear Edgar Auckland Theatre Company
Dir. Michael Hurst & Ben Henson
2022The MadeJohn (Supporting)
2020ProvocationKiller (Lead)Dir. Jennifer Ward Lealand
2019PakaruBraydonDir. Mitch Tawhi Thomas
2018The Cherry OrchardMatuAuckland Theatre Company
2017When Sun and Moon Collide - ATC TheatreDeclan (Lead)Auckland Theatre Company
Dir. Rawiri Paratane

Web Series.

2019Sui Generis Casper (Lead)Dir. Roberto Nascimento
2017The New Zealand Space Race LawerenceDir. Brad Griffiths