Scotty Cotter Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


175 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Scotty is a New Zealand-Māori actor, who has been working in entertainment for over two decades. He has appeared as a core cast member on shows such as Shortland Street, Brown Brothaz, Whanau, The Sounds and more recently in Kura Season 2 and 3, and My Life Is Murder S2 as Vincent. In 2016, he appeared in New Zealand film The Rehearsal. Scotty is also a stage actor and director, his credits including He Kura E Huna Ana, Bless the Child and The Wholehearted, which he co-directed.


2000Mai Time Awards Winner - Tino Pai

Short Film.

2019Soul HealingChance (Lead)Dir. Maruia Jenson
200090%Sali (Lead)UNITEC Productions

Feature Film.

2015The RehearsalOscar (Major Support)Rehearsal Films
Dir. Alison Maclean


2022Not Even Taaps (Lead )
2022Te Pāmu KūmaraPaora (Supporting)Dir. Awanui Simich-Pene
2021Brokenwood Season 8Anaru 'A-Dek' Marshall (Guest)Dir. Various
2021Kura Season 2Trev (Major Supporting)PLUS6FOUR Entertainment
Dir. Vince McMillan
2021My Life Is Murder S2Vincent (Guest)Greenstone TV
Dir. Michael Hurst
2020The SoundsRyan CottleShaftsbury Films/SPP
Dir. Peter Stebbings
2019The SoundsRyan Cottle (Support)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Peter Stebbings, Mark Beesley
2018The Feijoa ClubHugheyDir. Nicole Whippy
2016Aroha BridgeIra (Lead)Piki Productions
Dir. Coco Solid
2016Find Me a Maroi Bride Series 2TimotiMaori Television
2011Nga Reo Hou-The ProphetTyEyeworks New Zealand/Black Inc Media Ltd
Dir. Hone Kouka/Tammy Davis
2011PurapurawhetuTylerEyeworks New Zealand Ltd & Black Inc Media Ltd
Dir. Rawiri Paratene & Michael Bennett
2010Brown BrothazWhetu Brown (Lead)Cinco Cine Film Productions
Dir. Robin Walters & Awanui Simich Pene
2009Jaquie Brown DiariesJason (Guest)Young, Gifted & Brown
Dir. Gerard Johnstone
2009Nights In The Gardens Of SpainJames (Guest)Dir. Katie Wolfe
2007Ride With The DevilRomy (Support)Isola Productions
Dir. Murray Keane
2007Shortland StreetWiremu Potae (Lead/Core)South Pacific Pictures
2006Orange RoughiesIssac Teleafoa (Support)ScreenWorks/TV1
Dir. Chris Bailey & John Laing
2006Whanau Series 1 & 2Heremaia (Lead/Core)Cinco Cine Film Productions
Dir. Hori Ahipene
2005Interrogation Series 1Matty FletcherSouth Pacific Pictures
2003Shortland StreetRaymond HallSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Sam Scott
2001Mai Time - SkitsTamitiTVNZ
Dir. Anahera Hoete
2000Class ComediansStand Up Comedy PerformanceAuckland Comedy Festival
Dir. Jan Maree


2021Mauri Tau Narrator - Hiwa-i-e-rangiDir. Scotty Cotter
2018 E Kura E Huna Ana: (Te Ika a Maui Tour) Potini & Tini (Core) Taki Rua Productions
Dir. Nancy Brunning
2018AstromanSonny Te Rehua (Lead)The Court Theatre
Dir. Nancy Brunning
2018Bless This Child - NZ Arts & Auckland Arts FestivalIria (Lead)Tawata Productions
Dir. Miria George
2017E Kura E Huna Ana: (Te Wai Pounamu Tour) Potini & Tini (Core)Taki Rua Productions
Dir. Nancy Brunning
2017The Wholehearted: (Aotearoa Tour)Theo (Lead)Massive Theatre Productions
Dir. Scotty Cotter & Sam Scott
2016Whakaahuatia Mai: (Aotearoa Te reo māori season tour) Mīharo Kino & Cousin Wati (Core)Taki Rua Productions
Dir. Nancy Brunning
2015The Beautiful OnesThe LordTawata Productions
Dir. Hone Kouka & Dolina Wehipeihana
2015The Brave Tour HawaiiScottyDir. Sam Scott & Carla Martell
2013TuHokiTawata Productions
Dir. Hone Kouka
2012AwateaTahiAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Colin McColl
2012The Brave Scotty Massive Theatre Company
Dir. Sam Scott & Carla Martell
2011Havoc in the GardenDominoAuckland Arts Festival
Dir. Sam Scott
2011The Maori MonolguesAwaBasement Theatre
Dir. Tom Sansibury
2010Purpurawhetu TylerMatariki Festival
Dir. Cathy Downes
2009Awhi TapuSonnyCentrepoint Theatre
Dir. Leo gene Peters
2009Flintlock MusketTe KarawheuThe Edge
Dir. Rachael House
2006Badjelly the WitchTimWintergarden, The Civic Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Ben Crowder
2006Up Close Out LoudScottyMassive Theatre Company, Contacting the World, UK
Dir. Sam Scott & Carla Mantell
2005Badjelly the WitchTimSilo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Ben Crowder
2005HeadTheatre Stampede, BATS, Wellington
Dir. Ben Crowder
2004CinderellaAmnesiaAspiring Young Actors Drama School Production
Dir. Janet Saussey
2004FameTyrone JacksonHowick College Production
Dir. Nathan McKenzie
2004New School vs. Old School Theatre SportsLeader of New School TeamMaidment Theatre, Auckland
2004The Justine Smith ShowSlave BoyTheatre Stampede
Dir. Ben Crowder
2003Noah's ArkNoahHowick College Production
Dir. Nathan McKenzie
2002Two Weeks with the QueenRaymondHowick College Production
Dir. Nathan McKenzie
2001AwayChorusHowick College Production
Dir. Nathan McKenzie
2000The Miracle QuestMulletAspiring Young Actors Drama School Production
Dir. Janet Saussey


2009NZ Herald - Waitangi Day - Radio
2008Personalised Plates - Radio
2006Te Mana - TV & Radio

Web Series.

2022Kura Season 3Uncle Trev (Lead)Dir. Various
2020Good GriefSamson (Guest)Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions
Dir. Kiel McNaughton


Circus Training Course, NZ - 2005, Cirque du Soleil/Wendy Preston
Massive Theate Company, NZ - 2003, Sam Scott
Acting Workshop, NZ - 2002, Jason Lewis
Aspiring Young Actors Workshops, NZ - 1999
Drama Classes, NZ - 1999, Nathan McKenzie