Ngāti Rangi, Atihaunui - a - paparangi, Ngati Ruru


Auckland, New Zealand


178 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Tammy Davis, New Zealand- Maori, is one of New Zealand’s most beloved actors and well known personalities. His prolific acting career has seen him star in some of New Zealand’s most significant screen productions including his award winning performance in “Outrageous Fortune,” the critically acclaimed Māori film “Whale Rider,” along with lead roles in feature films “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted” and horror-comedy “Black Sheep. His acting portfolio includes Taika Watiti’s short film “Tama Tu,” “Shortland Street” and Jane Champion’s series “Top of the Lake.” He made his directorial debut with “Born to Dance,” and is currently a Breakfast Host on George FM.


2011Aotearoa Film & Television Awards-Finalist Best Screenplay for a Short Film-Ebony Society
2008Qantas TV & Film Award Winner - Performance By a Supporting Actor in General Television - Outrageous Fortune
2007New Zealand Screen Awards Nomination - Best Performance by a Supporting Actor - Outrageous Fortune
2007TV Guide Best On The Box Awards Nomination -Best Actor - Outrageous Fortune

Film Film.

2018Funny WhareGuest - as himselfMaori Television - MTS
2018Jono & Ben Show - Jono & Ben’s Big Stupid QuizAs himselfTVNZ

Feature Film.

2012Fantail DadYes Please Films Ltd & Curious Film
Dir. Curtis Vowell
2006Black SheepTucker (Lead )Live Stock Films
Dir. Jonathan King
2003FractureDetective PetersNew Zealand Film Commission
Dir. Larry Parr
2001Whale RiderWillieSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Niki Caro
1997What Becomes of the Broken HeartedMookie (Lead )South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Ian Mune

Short Film.

2004Tama TuBoy (Lead)Aio Films/Defender Films
Dir. Taika Cohen
1997Hei Konei RaTitchTahi Productions
Dir. Joanna Paul


2021Celebrity Treasure Island Contestant
2018Family Feud All StarContestantMediaworks
2017Funny GirlsVarious
2017Jono and BenHimselfMediaworks
2017Only in AotearoaVarious (Guest)Kura Productions Ltd
2017Shortland StreetLuke (Guest)
2016Top of the Lake Series 2OfficerSee-Saw Productions Ltd
2014Only In AotearoaVarious (Guest )Kura Productions
2012Auckland DazeTammy Davis (Director) (Guest)Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions
Dir. Kiel McNaugton
2012Sunny Skies Deano (Core)Subtext Ltd
Dir. Mike Smith
2012Top of the Lake Constable Howe (Support)Top of the Lake Productions Limited
Dir. Jan Campion & Garth Davis (Aust)
2011The Jono ProjectDir. Damon Fepuleai
2011Would I Lie to YouAs himself
2010The Jono Project - C4Famous Actor (Guest)Mediaworks TV
Dir. Jon Bridges
2010Wanna-BenHimself (Guest)Yoink Productions Ltd
2009Dancing in the SkyWilliam Rhodes Moorhouse (Lead)Awa Films
Dir. Julian Arahanga
2005Outrageous Fortune Series 1 - 6Munter (Regular Recurring )South Pacific Pictures- TV3
2005The Market Series 1Ritchie Johnson (Lead/Core)Isola Productions
2004Mataku 'The Wild Ones' Series 3Jason (Lead )4 Winds Films
1999Jacksons Wharf Series 1 & 2Wiremu/Worm (Recurring Regular)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Niki Caro, Murray Keane
1997Moko ToaBeast of DarknessTe Haeata Productions
Dir. Tiwai Reedy


2022Get the Name RightHimself (Guest)Discovery
2010Rugby World CupPresenterInside Out Productions


2005The BattalionAnaru KingiTe Rakau - South Island Tour
Dir. Jim Moriarty
2003Take Me Home MrWiremu Te Rangi TakeNew Zealand Tour
Dir. David O'Donnell
2002AwhinaMita Harinui/Mita Ririnui/Kaiako/Koro TupikoTaki Rua Productions, Wellington
Dir. Nancy Brunning
2002Popokorua & KihikihiKihikihiEye Spy Children's Theatre
Dir. Kirk Torrance


2016MetlifeInternal Videos
2015Slingshot demoMr Smith
2014Burger King
2008Seek - Radio

Web Series.

2021Shortland Street - RetributionChomp (Supporting)South Pacific Pictures Ltd
Dir. Emmett Skilton
2020The EggplantVice Principal Trevor FranksMotion Sickness


Diploma of Drama - 1995, Northland Polytechnic