Joseph Nathan





Auckland, New Zealand


176 cm

Age Range


Also Represented in

United States of America

Career Highlights

Joseph graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Art in Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Acting in 2019. A month after graduating he jetted back to New Zealand to star in top Kiwi medical drama series Shortland Street. His previous credits include roles in films The Engagement Party, Missing and Dealer. Joseph also has extensive experience on stage, having won the Northern Area Performance Theatre Award for Best Leading Actor for his 2017 performance as Usnavi in stage production In The Heights. His other notable stage credits include lead roles in Othello, Noises Off, Crimes of the Heart and Beyond the Horizon.


2018NAPTA for best leading actor in 'In the Heights'

Film Film.

2019HLWYD BBEric (Lead)Dir. Evan Siegal
2018DealerDamian (Lead)Dir. Joe Nathan
2016MissingStan (Lead)Dir. Aimeé Watson
2015The Engagement PartyPete (Lead)Dir. Katherine McRae

Short Film.

2017SearchingOwen (Lead)Dir. Simone Dawes


2021Mystic S2Gabe (Supporting)Libertine Pictures
Dir. Aidee Walker
2019Shortland StreetRob LattimoreDir. Various
2016LegendSir T - Music Video
2015So Far GoneDead Dreamers - Music Video
2009Legend of the SeekerAidenThe Walt Disney Company (New Zealand)
Dir. Various


2019Beyond The HorizonAndy Mayo (Lead)Dir. Matt Neves
2019Crimes of the HeartDoc Porter (Supporting Lead)Dir. Scott Reiniger
2019Noises OffFrederick Fellows (Lead)Dir. Joe Garcia
2019OthelloIago (Lead)American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Dir. Tim Landfield
2018BedroomsNick (Lead)American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Dir. Diana Brown
2018PatternsFred Staples (Lead)American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Dir. Jules Aaron
2018The Game's AfootWilliam Gillette (Lead)American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Dir. Perry Hart
2017In The Heights Usnavi (Lead)Allan Brewster Centre
Dir. Adam Spedding
2016BallsAbel (Lead)Navi Collaborative
Dir. Dawn Glover
2016Occupy: The Road to JoyPete (Lead)Don't Blink Theatre Company
Dir. Rachael Jocelyn
2015Love and InformationMultiple (Lead)Basement Theatre
Dir. Cameron Rhodes
2015StutterpopDancerQ Theatre
Dir. Sam Brooks

Web Series.

2018Public LivesKieran (Lead)Dir. Joe Nathan


Currently studying for an Associates Degree at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, LA (2017 -2019) - 2017
Audition Technique and Connection with Andrea Kelland and Vicky Yiannetsous - 2016, Andrea Kelland and Vicky Yiannetsous
Australian Accent Course with Alex Whitlam - 2016
US Accent Workshop with Chris Stewart - 2016
Actors Program Drama School - 2015, Diploma of Performing Arts
Drama tutoring with Jaquie Drew - 2008, AYA Drama School
Acting for Camera Level One - 2007, Jan Saussey
Drama Tutoring with Jan Saussey - 2007, AYA Drama School