Joseph Nathan Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


176 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Joseph graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Art in Los Angeles in 2019. A month after graduating he jetted back to New Zealand to star in top Kiwi medical drama series Shortland Street. Since then he’s bounced from job to job. Joseph played Gabe Zarkoff in the BBC show Mystic, Zee in Hallmark’s Written In The Stars and most recently Leo Emanuel in the new hit comedy series Kid Sister. Joseph also has extensive experience on stage.


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

Feature Film.

2021Written in the Stars Zee (Supporting)Dir. Thomas Robbins

Short Film.

2019HLWYD BBEric (Lead)Dir. Evan Siegal
2018DealerDamian (Lead)Dir. Joe Nathan
2017SearchingOwen (Lead)Dir. Simone Dawes
2016MissingStan (Lead)Dir. Aimeé Watson
2015The Engagement PartyPete (Lead)Dir. Katherine McRae


2022Kid SisterLeo Emanuel (Lead)Dir. Aidee Walker
2021Mystic S2Gabe (Supporting)Libertine Pictures
Dir. Aidee Walker
2019Shortland StreetRob LattimoreDir. Various
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


American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Associates Degree - 2019
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