Nick Kemplen



Nelson, New Zealand


191 cm

Age Range




Career Highlights

Nick made his on screen acting debut over 25 years ago on New Zealand’s longest-running soap Shortland Street. Following this, he went on to land a major role in the US series Young Hercules, acting alongside Ryan Gosling. Other notable television credits include roles in drama series Orange Roughies and political thriller Doves of War, as well as the feature film A Soldier’s Sweetheart. Nick is also an experienced stage performer, notably for his lead role in the sell-out production Central Otago Man, where his performance earned him a Best Actor Award.


2015Best Actor - Central Otago Man
2006TV Guide Best on the Box People's Choice Awards Nomination - Rising Star - Orange Roughies

Feature Film.

1997A Soldier's SweetheartMedic (Support )Paramount Pictures
Dir. Thomas Michael Donnelly


2010The Almighty Johnsons Doctor Ivan (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
2009Legend Of The SeekerD'Haran LeiutenantWalt Disney Company
Dir. Michael Hurst
2009This Is Not My LifeTerrorist 2GRST Limited
2008Outrageous Fortune Series 5GrahamSouth Pacific Pictures
2007Be Very AfraidGaryFriendly Films
Dir. Jonothan Cullinane
2007Paua Point - Series 1VariousGreat Southern Television
Dir. Millen Baird
2006Outrageous Fortune Series 2GrahamSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Mark Beesley
2005Doves of War Danny Regan (Regular Recurring)ScreenWorks/TV3
Dir. Chris Bailey
2005Orange RoughiesNoel Bullerton (Lead/Core)ScreenWorks/TV1
Dir. Chris Bailey & John Laing
2004Not Only But Always - Telefeature UKGangster #1Not Only Productions
Dir. Terry Johnson
2003Maiden Voyage - Telefeature USAGate GuardCarlton American Productions
Dir. Colin Budds
2001Street Legal Series 2SimonScreenWorks
Dir. Chris Bailey
2001Street Legal Series 3PeteScreenWorks
Dir. Chris Bailey
1998Xena: Warrior Princess Series 3Phiddipides (Regular Recurring)Pacific Renaissance Pictures/USA
1998Young Hercules - Telefeature USAAttica (Lead )Pacific Renaissance Pictures/USA
Dir. T J Scott
1996City LifeDougSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. John Laing
1994Hercules & the Amazon WomanVillage HecklerPacific Renaissance Pictures/USA
Dir. Bill L Norton
1994PlainclothesKraig O'Connor (Regular Recurring)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Chris Bailey & John Laing
1994Shortland StreetKeithSouth Pacific Pictures


2015Central Otago ManTryfen GribilcoNelson Musical Theatre
Dir. Charlie Unwin
2005Puss in BootsOgre/King/Boot MakerPhineas Phrog Productions - Bruce Mason Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Sarah Somerville
2002The Cherry OrchardTrofimovRose Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Sian Davis
2002The FarmRussian TouristStables Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Sian Davis


2008House of Travel - Radio
2008Power Rangers: Jungle FuryOsirisMonster Voice
2007Power Rangers: Operation OverdriveLoop Group
2006Power Rangers: Mystic ForceStyxoidMonster Voice
2005Power Rangers: Space Patrol DeltaLoop Group
2003Hard OutLoop Group
2003Skin & BoneLoop Group
2002Street LegalLoop Group
2001Coca Cola - Radio
1998Young HerculesLoop Group
1997National Hat Day - Radio
1996Cepacol - TV


Master Class Workshop NZ - 2003, Terri De'Ath & Theresa Healey
Introduction to Screen Acting Workshop NZ - 1994, Andrew Bancroft