Robbie Magasiva Actor Profile







Auckland, New Zealand


188 cm

Age Range


Also Represented in

Australia & United States of America

Career Highlights

Thanks to his varied and prolific acting career, Robbie Magasiva is well loved and well known throughout New Zealand and Australia. He is a member of the Naked Samoans, the game-changing comedy troupe behind immensely popular movie Sione’s Wedding and it’s sequel. He has appeared in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings: The Battle of Two Towers, thriller film The Tattooist, and comedy drama film Low Down Dirty Criminals. Along with this, he has starred in a number of prevalent television series such as beloved Kiwi soap Shortland Street and high-profile drama series Dirty Laundry. Robbie played core cast member Will Jackson in the gritty Australian prison drama Wentworth for seven seasons. He has appeared in the Kiwi television series Under the Vines and Australian comedy Series Spreadsheet alongside Katherine Parkinson.


2019Nominated Most Outstanding Actor Logie Awards - Wentworth - Foxtel
2015Nominee ASTRA Award - Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor – Male - Wentworth, Season 2: SoHo
2002AFTA New Zealand Television Awards Nomination for 'Best Actor' - The Strip Series 1
1998Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards Winner - Best Newcomer - Sons

Feature Film.

2022A MistakeMichael Garvin (Supporting)Dir. Christine Jeffs
2022Bad BehaviourLawrence (Supporting)Dir. Alice Englert
2021Going GoingTim (Major Supporting)Escapade Pictures Ltd
Dir. Loren Taylor
2019Low Down Dirty CriminalsSemoDir. Paul Murphy
2015Now Add HoneySebastian TasiDir. Wayne Hope
2012Siones 2: Unfinished BusinessMichael (Lead)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Simmon Bennett
2007The FerrymanCraig (Support)Metcalf Productions
Dir. Chris Graham
2007The TattooistAlipati (Lead)Eyeworks Touchdown
Dir. Peter Burger
2006Perfect CreatureFrank (Support)Perfect Creature Productions/UK
Dir. Glen Standring
2006Sione's WeddingMichael (Lead)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Chris Graham
2003Skin and BoneKen (Support)ScreenWorks Productions
Dir. Chris Bailey
2002The Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersMauhurThree Foot Six Productions
Dir. Peter Jackson
2001StickmenJack (Lead)Jack Stick Films
Dir. Hamish Rothwell

Short Film.

2012Milk & HoneyConstable SalevaoDir. Marina McCartney
2011Tee PartySanjayDir. Michael Beran

Feature Film Film.

2007The Tattooist Alipati Daydream Productions
Dir. Peter Burger


2023Dark City - The CleanerDI Carl Schroder (Major Supporting )Lionsgate
Dir. Rick Jacobsen
2022DuckrockersRopati (Supporting)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Oscar Kightley & Sima Urale
2022Ke Nui Road (Pilot)Sonny (Core Cast)Dir. John Wells
2022My Life Is Murder Season 2Hamish (Guest)Greenstone TV
Dir. Various
2021Head High Season 2Mitch Belsham (Major Supporting )South Pacific Pictures Ltd
Dir. Tim Worrall
2021Sis Dr MC Brownie (Guest)
2021SpreadsheetJake (Core Cast)Northern Pictures
Dir. Darren Ashton/Sian Davies
2021Under The VinesRobert The Builder (Supporting)Libertine Pictures
Dir. Danny Mulheron / Erin White
2021Wentworth - Season 9Will Jackson (Core Cast )Fremantle Media
Dir. Various
2020Wentworth - Season 8 Will Jackson (Core Cast )Fremantle Media
Dir. Various
2018Wentworth Series 7Will Jackson (Core Cast)Dir. Various
2017Wentworth Series 6Will Jackson (Core Cast)Dir. Various
2016Dirty LaundryJackson (Major Support)Fithy Production Ltd
Dir. Various
2016DNA DetectivesHimselfJAM TV Limited
2016Our NZ EscapeHimself (Presenter)Tui Productions
2016WentworthWill JacksonDir. Various
2015Black Comedy Series 2Ima MimerDir. Beck Cole
2015Shortland StreetMajor Guest Cast (Maxwell Avia)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2015Wentworth Series 4Will JacksonDir. Various
2014Wentworth Series 3Will JacksonDir. Various
2013Jono and Ben at 10Himself
2013Offspring Ugly Pete Southern Star (AU)
Dir. Various
2013Wentworth Series 2Will JacksonDir. Various
2012Jono & Ben at TenMediaworks/TV3
Dir. Bronwynn Wilson
2012Wentworth Will Jackson (Core Cast)FremantleMedia Australia
Dir. Various
2011Auckland Daze - WebisodeRobbieBrown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions Ltd
Dir. Kiel McNaughton
2009Shortland StreetDr. Maxwell Avia (Core)South Pacific Pictures/TVNZ
Dir. Various
2009Small Blacks TVHimselfCereal TV
Dir. Marc Weakley
2008Burying Brian Tony Eyeworks Touchdown
Dir. Chris Bailey & Peter Burger
2008Diplomatic Immunity Prince To'omai (Support)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Murray Keane
2007Burying Brian Series 1Tony Pollard (Support)Eyeworks Touchdown TV
Dir. Peter Burger
2007Tagata PasifikaPresenter TVNZ
2006Airforce Down 2 TelefeaturePeteloUSA
2006Doves of War - TelefeatureXavier Collins (Support)ScreenWorks Productions
Dir. Chris Bailey
2004Power RangersPorter (Recurring)Village Roadshow/USA
2002Mataku 'The Wild Ones'FrankSouth Pacific Pictures
2001The Strip Series 1-3Adam Lima (Core Cast)Gibson Group
1999Jacksons Wharf Series 2Mason KeelerSouth Pacific Pictures
1998The SemisisLagiDir. Danny Mulheron
1998Tiger CountryActorThe Gibson Group
Dir. John Laing
1996Telly LaughsVarious CharactersDir. Various
1993SkitzoVariousDir. Various
1991Shark in the ParkUniformed BranchThe Gibson Group
Dir. Peter Barrett


2014ALGIM Conference
2014TVNZ New Season LaunchHimselfTVNZ/Blacksand


2018The Naked Samoans Do Magic‘Actor’ and ‘Writer’ The Conch and the Auckland Arts Festival
Dir. Nina Nawalowalo and Tom McCrory
2014At The WakeRofiMultinesia Productions
Dir. Roy Ward
2011OthelloOthello (Lead)Peach Theatre Company
Dir. Jesse Peach
2008Where We Once BelongedVarious CharactersTheatre Workshop
Dir. Dave Fane & Colin McColl
2007My Name is Gary CooperGary Cooper (Lead)Auckland Theatre Company
Dir. Roy Ward
2006Ladies NightWesAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Oliver Driver
2002Naked Samoans Various Edinbrugh Fringe Festival
2002RanterstantrumJoeWellington Festival Downstage
Dir. Colin McColl
2000Naked Samoans - Comedy TourVarious


2008Coca Cola - TV & Radio
2008Coke Sponsorship - Radio
2008Netball NZ - Radio
2008Quilton- TV
2008Sky TV - Radio
2007Voice of Telecom Clever Toys 'Gus the Gorilla' - TV & Radio
2006Export Gold - TV & Radio
2006New World - Radio
2006Prime TV - Radio
2006Red Roster - Radio
2005Coca Cola - TV, Radio & Cinema
2005Hallensteins - Radio
2005Palm Corned Beef - TV
2004NZ Herald - Radio
2004Voice of South Auckland Motors - TV

Web Series.

2017Poker FaceHimself