Joseph Nathan



Auckland, New Zealand


176 cm

Age Range




Also Represented in

United States of America

Career Highlights

Joe recently jetted back to New Zealand from home base LA to play a role in New Zealand’s top medical drama series Shortland Street, having just graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles a month prior with a Bachelor of Acting Degree. He also holds a Diploma in Performing Arts which he attained in 2015 through The Actors’ Program in New Zealand. In 2018, Joe was awarded the Northern Area Performance Theatre Award for Best Leading Actor for his 2017 portrayal of ‘Usnavi’ in In The Heights. His 2018 stage credits include Patterns, The Game’s Afoot, in which he played the lead role of William Gillette and Bedrooms with AADA. His previous stage roles include Balls, Occupy: The Road To Joy, Love And Information in which he played multiple lead roles and Stutterpop. Joe’s television credits include Disney’s Legend Of The Seeker. He has also appeared in two music videos: Dead Dreamers So Far Gone and Sir T’s Legend.

Actors Program Drama School
Diploma of Performing Arts

Associates Degree at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, LA (2017 -2019)

In the Heights (Musical)
Role: Usnavi (Lead)
Won NAPTA award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical 2018

Acting Coaching with Miranda Harcourt, Judith Bohannen, John Callen, Tim Landfield, John Callen, Michele Hine

Love and Information (Theatre)
Role: Multiple (Lead)

The Game's Afoot (Theatre)
Role: William Gillette (Lead)

Diploma of Perfroming Arts from The Actor's Program (2015)

US Accent courses with Chris Stewart, Brenda Beck, Linda Brennan

AUS Accent course with Alex Whitlam

Bedrooms (Theatre)
Role: Nick (Lead)

Patterns (Theatre)
Role: Fred Staples (Lead)


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


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