Mark Clare Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


170 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

With an acting career that spans over 30 years, Mark has built up an extensive list of film and television credits. He has appeared in a number of popular New Zealand productions including roles in long-running soap Shortland Street, true-crime telefeature Siege, Amazon drama series American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, and feature films Siege and The Golden Hour, where he played a leading role.


1996TV Guide Film & Television Awards Nomination - Best Actor - Trifecta

Feature Film.

2012Golden Hour - TelefeatureArthur Lydiard (Lead)Desert Road Productions
Dir. Justin Pemberton
2012Mt ZionBossSmall Axe Films Ltd
Dir. Tearapa Kahi
2009Hopes and DreamsPaul (Support)Hopes & Dreams Ltd
2009TrackerLong Boat Sailor (Support)Digit Films Ltd
Dir. Ian Sharp
2007Fatal ContactTransport secretaryThe Film Factory
Dir. Richard Pearce
2007We're Here To HelpDetective Sergeant Ron MuirSouth Pacific Pictures/ Friendly Films
2003Redhead Loving LucyRed SkeltonThe Film Factory
2001Her MajestyJohn WakefieldGlobal HM Productions
Dir. Mark J. Gordon
2000Ready To RunJames McCaffreyG.E.F.L Productions USA
Dir. Duwayne Dunham
1999LawlessJonesSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Chris Martin-Jones
1990An Angel At My TableC.K SteadHibiscus Films/New Zealand Film Commission
Dir. Jane Campion
1990User FriendlyPump AttendantFilm Konstrucktion
Dir. Gregor Nicholas

Tele-Feature Film.

2009Spies & LiesSIB GuardSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Simon Bennett

Telefeature Film.

2008Piece of my HeartJim (Support)MF Films Ltd
Dir. Fiona Samuel

Short Film.

2006Russian BrideRickDir. Stephen Sinclair
2006The FuneralKeithThis Is It Ltd
Dir. Tim Simpson
2005Fish & Chip Shop SongCouncil WorkerDir. Kirsten Green
2004PoroporoakiJamesDir. Geoff Clendon
2003D.O.T MatrixDisturbed ManGodzone Pictures Ltd
Dir. Reuben Pollack
2003Gateway To HellDr Jeremiah WestAngel Films
Dir. Tristan Strange
2002Letters About The WeatherGodzone Pictures
Dir. Peter Salmon


2020Shortland StreetGrant KingSPP
Dir. Various
2018The GulfGil LarsenDir. Charlie Haskell & Jackie van Beek
2018Westside 4DennisSouth Pacific Pictures
2016American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Judson Morhouse (Guest)1953 Ltd
Dir. Richard Lopez
2016Dear MurdererBlitz DadScreentime NZ Ltd
2016Pike River - Docudrama BankerScreentime
Dir. Rupert McKenzie
2015Shortland StreetReuben Mustapic (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2014Brokenwood MysteriesGary (Support)South Pacific Pictures - Telefeature Series - Episode Two
Dir. Various
2012Safe House - TelefeatureAlan Sheridan (Support)Screentime Aust/NZ Ltd
Dir. John Laing
2012The Golden HourArthur LydiardDesert Road Films
2011Siege - TelefeatureGeorge SuterScreentime NZ
Dir. Mike Smith
2011Underbelly - The Martin Johnstone StoryBrian Johnstone (Support)Screentime NZ
Dir. Mike Smith and Ric Pellizzeri
2010StolenJohn Theyers (Support)South Pacific Pictures Productions Limted
Dir. Britta Johnstone
2009Legend of the Seeker Series 2 Ogilby (Guest)Walt Disney Company NZ
2009The CultMattGreat Southern Television
2008Eating Media Lunch Series 8Gary (Semi- Recurring)Great Southern Television
2008The Pretender Series 2EdwardsGreat Southern Television
2007We're Here to HelpDetective Sergeant CoulterSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Jonathan Cullinane
2006Orange Roughies Series 2Detective HartleyScreenworks
2005InterrogationMichael DerwentSouth Pacific Pictures
2005The PartnersWilliam KerrIsambard Productions
2004Power Rangers: Dino ThunderCoach BeckhamVillage Roadshow/KP Productions/USA
2003Secret Agent ManX (Recurring Regular)Greenstone Pictures
Dir. Simon Raby
2002Being EveSeargent HopkinsSouth Pacific Pictures
2002MatakuTedSouth Pacific Pictures
2002Spin DoctorsBuilderComedia Pictures
2001Mercy Peak Series 1- 3Gil Crouch (Lead/Core)South Pacific Pictures
2001Shortland StreetDetective Len RileySouth Pacific Pictures
2000Jacksons WharfChris GuilderdaleSouth Pacific Pictures
1999Hercules: The Legendary JourneysCleon's AssistantPacific Renaissance
1998Young HerculesRowabPacific Island Pictures
1997A Twist In The TaleAndy DoyleCloud 9
1997Pio Series 2Comedy SketchesPipi Produtions
1997Xena: Warrior PrincessEochidPacific Renaissance
1996Hercules: The Legendary JourneysGnoxiousPacific Renaissance
1996TrifectaTim McGuireFrame Up Films
1995Hercules: The Legendary JourneysDerosPacific Renaissance
1994Letter To BlanchyHaydenIsambard Productions
1993Deepwater HavenDetectiveSouth Pacific Pictures
1992Ray Bradbury TheatreWorkmanSouth Pacific Pictures
1991Marlin BayJeffSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Wayne Tourell
1989Plain ClothesDarrenSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Lex Van Os


2017Astroman - Development Read Through Mr MacRae
2015Taming of the ShrewPetruccioSummer Shakespeare Trust Invercargil
2013Stockcars the MusicalCameron ToddCentrepoint Theatre
2007Nocebo - Play ReadingDirectorSmackbang PlayRight Series 07, Auckland
2006Holy Sinner
2006Rogue State, Play ReadingDirectorSmackbang Playwrite Series 06, Auckland
2006The End Of The Golden WeatherDirectorNorth Island Tour 07, Edinburgh 06
2006The Magic ChickenEvil EricTheatre Beating, Auckland
2005Urbis 24hr Deadline TheatreDirectorHerald Theatre, Auckland
2004OthelloDirectorMask Co - NZ Puppet Theatre
2004WestKenOcean Productions
Dir. Roger Morton
2003AmadeusThe EmperorThe Real Theatre Company
2003MacbethDirectorNZ Puppet Theatre
2002FlushThe DrunkX Cat Productions
2002The MayflyDadSilo Theatre, Auckland
2001The Threepenny OperaMattInside Out
2000The VehicleDriver/ClownTheatre At Large
2000This Is ItInside Out
1998SinbadMr FatsJustin Lewis Productions
Dir. Justin Lewis
1998The Cherry OrchardYashaHerald Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Vadim Ledogorov
1997King LearThe FoolTheatre At Large
1996Romeo & JulietDirectorKempes Jig
1994Holy SinnerFishermanInside Out
Dir. Marie Adams and Mike Mizrahi
1993Richard IIICatesbyPaul Gittens Productions
1992The Diary Of A MadmanDirectorSilo Theatre, Auckland
1991Ladies NightGraham/BertieCentrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North
1990A Fear Of The HeartDirectorTheatre Frontier
1990LoadedDirectorTheatre Frontier
1989Rip Van WinkelDirectorTheatre Frontier


2013Making New Zealand Documentary Narrator Top Shelf Productions


Casting Hothouse NZ - 2015
The Bridge Project Shakespeare Masterclass - 2009, Dakin Matthews
Masterclass Workshop - 2001, John Bolton School
Post Graduate Diploma, UK - 1989, The Drama Studio
Acting for Stage and Screen, UK - 1986, The Institute Studio
Photography 1 & 2 - 1986, Whitecliffe