Rob Kipa-Williams Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


191 cm

Age Range


Also Represented in

Australia & United States of America

Career Highlights

Rob is a New Zealand-Māori actor, who is currently a core cast member on the hugely popular Australian soap Home and Away. Previous television credits include a number of popular Kiwi shows including Shortland Street, Nothing Trivial and The Brokenwood Mysteries. Rob appeared in the 2018 feature film The Meg, alongside Jason Statham and Cliff Curtis. Additionally, he has had roles in films West of Eden, Pearl in Paradise and Natural Injustice. He played lead roles in short films Treasured Moments and Cheap Tuesday, as well as supporting lead in Waru.


2010Winner Best Actor - 24 Theatre Challenge

Film Film.

2020Stranded Pearl Captain Dir. Ken Khan

Feature Film.

2018MegD'AngeloManu One Limited
Dir. Jon Turteltaub
2018Pearl in ParadiseMalakaiDir. Gary B Yates
2007Love Has No LanguageSamPan Pacific Pictures / Media Network Corporation
Dir. Ken Khan

Feature Film.

2017West of EdenJoe Williams Dir. Alastair Riddell
2015Natural Injustice Toby WilsonDir. Warren Coulton

Short Film.

2016Waru - Feature / Short FilmJarrod (Support Lead)Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions
201572 Lies Actor (as Rob Williams) Dir. Brett Ihaka
2012Learn From MeDriver JamesNative Factory
Dir. Chris Molloy
2010Cheap TuesdayTim (Lead)License to Film
Dir. Brian Hudkins & Jordan Dodson
2010Treasured MomentsJared (Lead)Bob Vivant Films
Dir. Mackay Turner


2019Home & AwayAri Parata (Core Cast)Seven Network
Dir. Various
2017800 Words Series 3Zac (Core cast)Weld Productions Ltd
2016Find Me a Maori Bride Series 2KennyMaori Television
2016The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 3JedSouth Pacific Pictures
2015800 Words Series 1 and 2ZacWeld Productions Limited
Dir. Various
2014Consent - The Louise Nicholas StoryClint RickardsCondor Encore
Dir. Robert Sarkies
2014Project LClint Riccards (Lead)Desert Road Ltd
Dir. Rob Sarkies
2012Korero MaiMaru Stewart (Core)Cinco Cine
Dir. Robyn Grace and Awanui Simich
2012Nothing Trivial IITroySouth Pacific Pictutres
Dir. Various
2012Shortland StreetDetective Simon BarkerSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2011Nothing Trivial TroySouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Mark Beesley
2011Shortland StreetConstable Simon BarkerSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2010Korero Mai 8Maru Stewart (Core)Cinco Cine
Dir. Robyn Grace and Awanui Simich Pene
2009Legend of the SeekerGuardWalt Disney NZ
Dir. Garth Maxwell
2008NZ Open Home Episode 1 & 3TalentTouchdown
Dir. Rachale Davis


2016The Next Stage - Tan-KneeTan-KneeTuAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Katie Wolfe
2011Strong HandsAnaru (Lead)Hekama Creative
Dir. James Beaumont
2011The Last TaniwhaMoko (Lead)Indigenous Theatre Group
Dir. Keil McNaughton
2010ToroaKahu24 Hour Theatre Challenge
Dir. Jason Te Mete
2009The Last Taniwha (Lead)AUT University
Dir. Christopher Molloy


2018School of Hard Knocks - TVNZ Narrator


Film & Television Combat Certificate Level 1 - 2011, Andrew Stehlin
American Screen Acting Technique - 2010, Terri de'Ath
On Set Workshop - 2010, License to Film - Miranda Harcourt
Screen Acting Course - Level 1 & 2 - 2009, Studio III - Richard Long
Screen Performance Course - 2009, Studio III - Richard Long