Toby Leach Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


183 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Toby has been acting for over 20 years, and in that time has built up a lengthy list of screen and stage credits. Notable television credits include roles in US series American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story and The Making of the Mob: Chicago, along with iconic Kiwi series Shortland Street and Outrageous Fortune. Previous film credits include feature film 6 Days and telefeature Siege. Most recently Toby can be seen in drama film The Justice of Bunny King & the second series of television's Head High.


2007Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards - Nomination - Supporting Actor Of The Year - Fat Pig
2003Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards - Winner - Production of the Year - Enemy of the People
2002Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards - Winner - Best Supporting Actor - Trick of the Light
1998New Zealand Film & Television Awards - Nomination - Best Supporting Actor - Duggan

Feature Film.

2019The Justice of Bunny KingAlistairExit Films
Dir. Gaysorn Thavat
20166 DaysTrevor LockGFC (SAS) Limited
20156 DaysTrevor Lock (Support)GFC Films Ltd
Dir. Toa Fraser

Short Film.

2005No ParkingBevan (Lead )48 Hour Film Festival
Dir. Eryn Wilson


2023MadamDaniel (Guest)Dir. Kacie Anning, Madeleine Sami, Peter Salmon
2023Sweet Tooth S3Wade (Guest)Netflix/WBTV
Dir. Jim Mickle
2022Far North Concierge (Co-Star )Dir. David White
2021Head High Season 2Sgt Garner (Recurring Guest)South Pacific Pictures Ltd
Dir. Tim Worrall
2021SISEddy the Engineering Professor (Guest)SIS The Show Limited
Dir. Hanelle Harris
2020Brokenwood Mysteries Season 7Jim RobinsonSouth Pacific Productions
Dir. Various
2017KiwiHolmes A'CourtRogue Productions
2017ResolveMike ThorneScreentime
Dir. Peter Burger
20161953 // American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner StoryCarl Stanton (Guest)Dir. Richard Lopez
2016Dear MurdererMr. XScreentime NZ Ltd
2016Dirty LaundryProsecutor (Guest - Eps 1 & 6)Fithy Production Ltd
Dir. Various
2016The Mystery of Ben and OliviaGuy WallaceProductionShed.TV Ltd
2016Wanted Series 2Rory/Prison Van GuardMBZ Wanted
2015Filthy Rich (Guest)
2015HillaryDienhart (Guest)Great Southern Television Ltd
2015The Making of the Mob 2: Chicago William Dever (Support)Steven David Entertainment, NY
Dir. John Ealer
2014Screentime NZ Telefeature " Venus and Mars "Cont. Andy Nicholls (Major Support)Dir. John Laing
2014When We Go to WarTimmsJump Film and TV Limited
Dir. Peter Burger
2012HarryCorrections OfficerDesert Road
Dir. Chris Dudman
2011Shortland StreetSeth Pankhurst (Major Recurring Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2011Siege - TelefeatureGrant DiverScreentime NZ
Dir. Mike Smith
2009EmuLeo (Guest)The Gibson Group Ltd
2009Outrageous Fortune Series 5Bryce NeedhamSouth Pacific Pictures
2007Burying BrianCamera ManEyeworks Touchdown
Dir. Peter Burger
2007Facelift Series 4Various RolesGibson Group
2006Outrageous Fortune Series 2Bryce NeedhamSouth Pacific Pictures
2005Interrogation Series 1Gary Miller (Regular Recurring)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Murray Keane
2003Freaky DramasAmerican SoldierFort - Avalon Studios
Dir. Jason Stutter
2003Maiden Voyage, Telefeature/USASecurity GuardFilm Factory/Carlton American Productions
Dir. Colin Budds
2003TargetVarious RolesAvalon Studios
Dir. Danny Mulheron
2003The Strip Series 2Harry the Dog CatcherGibson Group
2003Willy NillyJosephBig House Prouctions
Dir. Mike Smith
1999DugganPolice Constable Peach (Core)Gibson Group
Dir. Yvonne McKay
1999McPhail & GadsbyVarious RolesDenis Spencer Productions
Dir. Danny Mulheron
1998William Shatner's - A Twist in the Tale 'The Duellists'TobiasCloud 9 Screen Entertainment
Dir. John Reid
1997Mirror Mirror Series 2Thomas PayneGibson Group
Dir. John Banas
1997Share the DreamMouseBig House Productions/Montana Sunday Theatre
Dir. Mike Smith


2015The Lady KillersLouis HarveyAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Colin McColl
2011The ChathamsHimselfBasement/Bats Theatre
2006PlentyRaymond BrockSilo Theatre
Dir. Katie Wolfe
2005Sex with Strangers - Second EditionHerald Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Colin Mitchell
2005Wheelers Luck52 Different CharactersWhite Knuckle Productions - NZ National Tour
Dir. Toby Leach
2004Cloud 9Silo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Edwin Wright
2004Mr KolpertSilo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Shane Bosher
2003Enemy of the PeopleBillingCirca Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Cathy McRae
2003Fond Love & KissesHenryDownstage Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Murray Lynch
2003Gross IndecencyCarsonDownstage Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Murray Lynch
2003When Sun & Moon CollideIsaacStudio 77, Victoria University, Wellington
Dir. Kerryn Palmer
2002Trick of LightMrs WicksDownstage Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Kathy McRae
2001Have Car Will TravelBrianBATS Theatre, Wellington - Silo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Rachel House
1998HamatsaFoolLa Mama Theatre, New York
1997Fool for LoveOld ManBATS Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Andrew Foster


Bachelor of Performing Arts - 1996, Toi Whakaari : New Zealand Drama School
Actors Space Workshop NZ - 1994, Raymond Hawthorne
Performing Arts School NZ - 1993, Nat Lees