Joe Naufahu Actor Profile



Pacific Islander, Samoan, Tongan


Auckland, New Zealand


180 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Joe Naufahu has been recognised by Kiwis since before his onscreen career kicked off. Following an injury, the former professional rugby player followed his one other passion: acting. First gaining exposure on Kiwi TV series Go Girls, Naufahu harked to his athletic background portraying All Black Mils Muliaina in TV movie The Kick, as well as Frank Bunce in mini-series Jonah. But Naufahu won’t be typecast. Joe expressed his versatility in crime thriller movie The Last Saint before securing the knockout role of Khal Moro in the sixth season of legendary HBO TV series Game of Thrones. Naufahu has since worked on international feature film Enemy Within, acted as a core cast member in Kiwi rugby series Head High and continues to grow his portfolio.

Short Film.

2017Cowboy DrifterQuinten Cox
2014The KickMils Muliaina
2014The Last Saint Pinball
2010Martariki Young Cop

Film Film.

2019Enemy WithinBen Kanahele
1997The Whole of the MoonCop

Feature Film.

2017Ghost in the ShellPolice Commander Johns


2023My Life Is Murder S3Reuben (Lead)Dir. Various
2022Rurangi S2Rugby Coach (Guest )Dir. Max Curry
2022The Brokenwood Mysteries: Season 8Sean Findlay (Guest )
2021Celebrity Treasure Island Contestant
2021My Life Is MurderReuben Wulf
2021The ProjectHimself (Host)
20202nd Chance Charlie Hosr
2020Head HighJesse Roberts
2019Jonah Frank Bunce
2018School of Training Host
2017Stand Up GirlDallas
2016Game of Thrones Khal Moro
2012Spartacus Liscus
2009Go GirlsEli Fa'asalele
2009Power Rangers Guard
2005The MarketSef Lima
1993Shortland StNat Aleni

Web Series.

2022Kura Season 3Joe (Guest)Dir. Various