Kirk Torrance Actor Profile







Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa


Wellington, New Zealand


183 cm

Age Range


Also Represented in


Career Highlights

Kirk Torrance, a distinguished New Zealand- Māori actor, recently wrapped up filming "Testify" and is currently working on Season 3 of NZ/AUS co-production "Under the Vines." He gained widespread recognition through his six-season role in the iconic Kiwi series "Outrageous Fortune." His career also boasts lead roles in the feature film "The Dark Horse," alongside Cliff Curtis, as well as appearances in US AMC's "The Dead Lands" series and the New Zealand TV series "Wilde Ride." Noteworthy credits further include Netflix's "The New Legend of Monkey," the Australian series "Wanted," and most recently, the BBC drama series "Mystic."


2011New York Festivals Television & Film Awards Nominated-Best Performance-Outrageous Fortune-Judd
2010Qantas Film & Television Award-Nominated for Best Actor in General Television-Outrageous Fortune
2008Qantas Film & Television Award-TV Nomination-Performance by a Supporting Actor in General Television-Outrageous Fortune
2003Chapman Tripp Award-Winner for Outstanding New Playwright-Strata
2003Chappman Tripp Theatre Awards-Winner-Most Original Production-Strata
2003Chappman Tripp Theatre Awards-Winner-Most Promising New Director-Strata
2002New Zealand Television Awards Winner-Best Drama-Fish Skin Suit

Short Film.

2022Manny and QuinnGeorge (Lead)Dir. Siobhan Marshall
2001Needles & GlassRuaMe Te Wha Productions
Dir. Miranda Harcourt & Rawiri Paratene

Feature Film.

2021CousinsOldest SonnyMiss Whenua Ltd
Dir. Ainsley Gardiner, Briar Grace Smith
2018A Summer to RememberDannyHallmark Channel US
Dir. Martin Wood
2014The Dark HorseNoble (Lead)Genisis Pictures Ltd
Dir. James Napier Robertson
2012Sione's 2: Unfinished Business Cardinal Hoani (Support)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Simon Bennett
2001StickmenHoldenStickfilm Productions/New Zealand Film Commission
Dir. Hamish Rothwell


2023TESTIFYPa Heta (Supporting)Dir. David Stubbs & Paula Whetu Jones
2022Mystic Season 3Tom (Lead)Dir. Various
2021Mystic Season 2Tom (Lead )Dir. Various
2021Under The Vines Season 1- 3David (Core)Libertine Pictures
Dir. Erin White
2020Mystic Season 1Tom (Lead)Libertine Pictures
Dir. Various
2020RurangiGerald Davis (Core)Dir. Oliver Page
2020The Dead LandsKaRandolph TDL Limited
Dir. Peter Meteherangi Taiko Burger, Michael Hurst
2018The Legend of MonkeyMasterSee Saw Productions
Dir. Gerard Johnstone
2018Third Term (pilot)Bottom LineDir. Michael Beran
2017Filthy Rich Season 2Ariki (Guest)Filthy Rich Productions
Dir. Various
2017Wanted Season 2CliffMBZ Wanted
Dir. Various
2017Wilde RideTom Wilde (Lead)Tommorowland TV LTD
Dir. Justin Harwood
2016The High Road (Webseries)Dr Karl (Guest)Tomorrowland Sound & Vision
Dir. Justin Harwood
2015Good Morning - Men's PanelHimself (Guest)TVNZ
2015Power Rangers Dino ChargeDr Runga (Guest)Power Rangers Season 22/23
2015TatauCalcottBBC/South Pacific Pictures
2014DNA DetectivesLeadJam TV Limited
2013Good Morning Mens Panel GuestTVNZ
2012Jono and Ben at 10Cop (Guest )MediaWorks
2012The Almighty Johnsons Series 2George (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
2011Emergency 111PresenterSauce Productions
Dir. David Baldock
2011Siege (Telefeature)Heath JonesScreentime NZ
Dir. Mike Smith
2011The Jono ProjectBrianTV3
Dir. Pablo Lobos/Damon Fepuleai
2011The Jono ProjectJimmy (Guest)MediaWorks
2009Legend of the Seekers Series 2KrilmarkWalt Disney Company (NZ) Ltd
Dir. Michael Hurst
2006B&B Series 3Himself - Guest RoleDir. Greg Mayor
2005Outrageous Fortune Series 1 - 6Wayne Judd (Recurring Regular)South Pacific Pictures- TV3
2005Shortland StreetBronson Pararone (Regular Recurring )South Pacific Pictures
2005The Lost ChildrenRanganuiBig House
2004Holly's HeroesTony McKenzie (Lead/Core)Gibson Group/Westside Film & Television
2004Insiders Guide to HappinessArmed Deffenders OfficerGibson Group
Dir. Brendan Donovan
2002Fish Skin SoupToa (Pivotal Lead Role)Kahukura Productions
Dir. Peter Burger
2001Mataku 'Kahurangi The Blue Line'Temuera RatenuiSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Vanessa Rare
2001Xena: Warrior Princess - Series 6Demetrius (Regular Recurring)
2000Cleopatra 2525SladePacific Rennaisance Pictures/USA
Dir. Chris Graham
1999DugganJames Frankham (Regular Recurring)Gibson Group
Dir. Yvonne McKay
1997Nga WahineMatthew WilliamsKotuku Productions
Dir. Riwia Brown
1997Shortland StreetLee KapeneSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
1997Swiss Family RobinsonKing's BrotherCloud 9 Entertainment
Dir. Declan Eames
1996CoverstoryTamatiGibson Group
Dir. Mike Smith
1996Understanding the LawRyanLegal Resources Trust
Dir. Brent Williams


2012Inhouse Safety VideoPresenterRefining NZ Ltd
Dir. Zoomslide Productions
2011Auckland City Council Internal VideoAs himself
2010The Real HustleMediaworks TV


2014PanioraJimmy Hotai (Lead)Auckland Theatre Company
Dir. Colin McColl
2012TuTuNew Zealand International Arts Festival
Dir. Hone Kouka
2009Flintlock Musket Writer STAMP and THE EDGE
Dir. Rachel House
2006The Holy SinnerNew Zealand International Arts Festival
Dir. Mike Mizrahi
2005DisgracePetrusAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Colin McColl
2003StrataAngusTaki Rua Productions, BATS Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Tim Spite
2003Te Ao MaramaFringe Festival, Wellington
Dir. Tanematuta Crey
2002MeltdownMatiu RewitiCirca Studio, Wellington
Dir. Danny Mulheron
2002Taki ToruTauFringe Festival, Wellington
Dir. Hone Kouka
1999SnoozeSt Marks Theatre, New York
Dir. Anna Marbrook
1998SwishMickPhoenix Theatre
Dir. Nia Nawalowalo
1996Isadora's TribeDancerDownstage Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Bert Van Dyke
1996Te Reo SeasonTaki Rua Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Nancy Brunning
1996The CaretakerMickPhoenix Theatre
Dir. Tolis Papazoglou
1995The CaptiveMauriceTaki Rua Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Hone Kouka
1995Twelfth NightOrsinoCirca Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Murray Lynch
1994The IslandWinstonNew Zealand Drama School Productions
Dir. Adam McCauley


2015MahanaVariousThe Patriarch Limited
2014Powerade/TV + RadioOgilvy
2012Far Cry 3Rebel Ubisoft Entertainment
2012Medicine WomanSouth Pacific Pictures
2008Ministry Of Health - Like Minds - TV/Radio
2008Teach NZ- TV/Radio
2006Lion Red - Radio

Web Series.

2021The PactAaron (Lead)Dir. Peter Salmon
2019Darryl 2The GurnsDir. Millen Baird
2018Ahikāroa Series 2KapiKura Productions
Dir. Craig Gainsborough-Waring
2016High Road Season 2Dr KarlDir. Justin Harwood


Bachelor of Performing Arts - Acting Major - 1993, Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School