Matt Chamberlain Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


182 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

With over 25 years experience as a professional actor, Matt has built up an impressive acting CV. His credits are too lengthy to list, however, most notably he has appeared in James Cameron’s Avatar film, feature film Insatiable Moon, and horror-comedy Black Sheep. Television credits include a five year stint as core cast member Murray Cooper on Kiwi drama series Shortland Street, along with roles in American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, and more recently drama series One Lane Bridge season 1 and 2.

Feature Film.

2023TināFather McAfee (Supporting )Feel Me Films Ltd.
Dir. Miki Magasiva
2022The ConvertDe Buin (Supporting)Dir. Lee Tamahori
2010Hook Line and SinkerFrankTorchlight Productions
Dir. Andrea Bosshard/Shane Loader
2009Insatiable MoonTony De Villiers (Support)The Insatiable Moon Ltd
Dir. Rosemary Riddell
2008Under The MountainUncle Cliff (Support)Redhead Films Ltd
Dir. Jonathan King
2007AvatarLieutenant Colonel880 Productions
Dir. James Cameron
2006Black SheepOliver Oldsworth (Support )Live Stock Films
Dir. Jonathan King
2004King KongVenture Crew (Support )Big Primate Pictures
Dir. Peter Jackson
2003In My Fathers DenJeff (Support )IMFD Productions/UK
Dir. Brad McGann
2000StickmenHughStick Films
Dir. Hamish Rothwell
1995FrightenersWayneWingNut Films
Dir. Peter Jackson
1993The Last TattooHelmsman (Support )Capella International/Plumb Productions
Dir. John Reid

Film Film.

2020PunchSgt Brian Edwards (Supporting)Punch Productions
Dir. Welby Ings

Short Film.

2011StumpedFarmer (Lead)This Tall To Ride Productions
Dir. Jack Nicol
1992Rush HourNew Zealand Drama School Productions
Dir. Ian Mune


2023The Brokenwood Mysteries season 10Wayne (Guest)South Pacific Production
Dir. Various
2021One Lane Bridge Season 2D. I Preston (Recurring Guest)Great Southern Television NZ
Dir. Peter Burger
2020The PanthersPolice Commissioner (Supporting Role)Tavake Limited
Dir. Tom Hern
2019Friend to the FriendlessDetective Inspector Laurie Howell (Supporting)Production Shed.TV
Dir. Yvonne MacKay
2019One Lane BridgeD I David Preston Great Southern Television
Dir. Various
2018Murder is ForeverLeo FisherDir. Chis Dudman
2017In Dark PlacesDetective SuperintendentDir. Michael Bennet
2017Murder is Forever EP 105Leo FisherDir. TBC
2017Roman Empire 2 Germanicus (Guest)Stephen David Entertainment
Dir. John Ealer
2017The InternsPerformerTVNZ
20161953 // American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner StoryHef's Esquire Boss (Guest)Dir. Richard Lopez
2016Dear MurdererSnr Sgt Jock LatimerScreentime NZ Ltd
2016Jean - Telefeature Fred BattenLippy Pictures
Dir. Rob Sarkies
2010Shortland StreetMurray Cooper (Core Cast)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2009Legend of the SeekerCaptain Ericon (Guest)The Walt Disney Comp/ ABC
Dir. A.Merrifield
2009SpartacusOvidius (Recurring Guest)Pacific Renaissance Ltd
2008Investigator - Series 2Detective 1Red Sky Film & Television LTD
2008Passion In ParadiseRichard StockwellRed Sky Productions
2008Until Proven InnocentMaurice (Support)Lippy Pictures Ltd
2007A Tall Long Faced TaleRolandProduction Shed.TV Ltd
2006Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America, TelefeatureReporter (Support )Film Factory/USA
Dir. Richard Pearce
2006Karaoke HighLindsay the PharmacistTVNZ
Dir. Mike Smith & Thomas Robins
2005The Lost ChildrenCorporal BertBig House
2004The Insiders Guide to HappinessSimonGibson Group
Dir. Brendan Donovan
2002Revelations - Series 1FatherCloud 9 Screen Entertainment
Dir. Costa Boates
2001Atlantis High - Series 1AccountantCloud 9 Screen Entertainment
Dir. Charlie Haskell
2001Superfire, Mini SeriesJackFilm Factory/ABC
Dir. John Mahaffie
2001Willy NillySgt KowalskiBig House Productions
Dir. Mike Smith
1999DugganGraeme Taylor (Recurring Regular)Gibson Group
Dir. Yvonne McKay
1998Shortland StreetJohn HarlenSouth Pacific Pictures
1998William Shatner's Twist in the Tail 'Jessica's Diary'Mike SmithCloud 9 Screen Entertainment
1998Xena: Warrior Princess - Series 3Crassus (Recurring Regular)Pacific Renaissance Pictures/USA
1997HerculesDarphusPacific Renaissance/USA
1997Mirror Mirror - Series 2Mr ThompsonGibson Group
1997Nga WahineKotuku Productions
1997William TellMaster HugoCloud 9 Screen Entertainment
1996Hercules : The Legendary JourneysKamarosPacific Renaissance/USA
1996Swiss Family RobinsonCollinsCloud 9 Screen Entertainment
1995HerculesDarphusPacific Renaissance/USA
1995Johnson & FriendsRobertFilm Australia
1995PlainclothesDetectiveSouth Pacific Pictures
1994CoverstoryMickGibson Group
1994Mysterious IslandRebel CaptainTasman Productions
1993Fall OutChuck DonovanSouth Pacific Pictures
1993Typhons PeopleSecurity OperatorGibson Group
1992Bread & RosesPreston Laing Productions
Dir. Gaylene Preston
1992ReferendumDavid CopelandGibson Group
1990Shark in the ParkGibson Group
1986Xena : Princess WarriorOrpheusPacific Renaissance/USA
The PanthersPolice Commissioner (Guest)TVNZ
Dir. by Miki Magasiva, Vea Mafileo & Tom Hern


2021OnceDa (Supporting)Court Theatre
Dir. Mel Luckman
2019CockFDir. Shane Bosher
2018AstromanMr McRaeThe Court Theatre
Dir. Nancy Brunning
2018Murder HouseMoonshiner/Alfred SouthwickIndian Ink
2018Think of a GardenFrankNathan Homestead
Dir. Anapela Polataivao
2017Indian Ink - "Murder House" WorkshopIndian Ink Theatre Company
20162017 Murder House WorkshopPerformerIndian Ink
2010Up NorthJimmy (Lead)Centrepoint Theatre
Dir. Rachel House
2009A Brief History of Helen of Troy FatherBATS Theatre Company
Dir. Heather O'Carroll
2005DemocracyUlli BauhausCirca Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Ross Jolly
2005Kikia Te PouHarryBATS Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Larry Rew
2004MacbethBanquoCirca Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Bruce Phillips
2003SoulmatesMax Von NiekerkCirca Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Bruce Phillips
2002Playing A RoundBrianCirca Theatre, Wellington
Dir. William Walker
2001Middle Age SpreadRobertDownstage Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Steven Ray
2000Secret Bridesmaid's BusinessHusbandDownstage Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Steven Ray
2000WildingSelf Devised Solo ShowNew Zealand National & International Tour
1999CabaretClifford BradshawDownstage Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Colin McColl
1998EulogyOtto SchmidtDownstage Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Andrew Foster
1997The SisterhoodClitandreCirca Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Danny Mulheron
1996The VisitSchool TeacherDownstage Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Colin McColl
1996Under VernonJazzDownstage Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Stephen Bain
1994He Repo HakaHarry StevensonTaki Rua Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Colin McColl
1994Nga Tangata ToaWiTaki Rua Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Colin McColl
1993He Repo HakaHarryCentrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North
Dir. Tina Cook
1993Ladies Night 2 - Raging OnBarryDownstage Theatre, Wellington
Dir. William Kircher
1993Lovelocks Dream RunSilversCentrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North
Dir. Alison Quigan


2008Contact Energy - Radio
2006SPARC - Radio

Web Series.

2018AlibiPhil HunterDir. David de Lautour


US Accent Course - 2015, Jacque Drew
Bachelor of Performing Arts, NZ - 1992, Toi Whakaari : New Zealand Drama School