Tom Hern Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


174 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Over the past 20 years Tom has worked as both an actor and producer on a number of significant New Zealand screen productions. His on screen career began in the early 2000s with roles on television series such as The Tribe and Revelations, before he landed a role on the beloved New Zealand soap Shortland Street. Since then, Tom has become an accomplished producer, producing the award-winning drama films The Dark Horse and Everything We Loved. More recently, Tom produced The Panthers, the miniseries is set against the backdrop of racial tensions between white and Polynesian New Zealanders, the dawn raids on overstayers, and the premiership of Prime Minister Robert Muldoon


2022NZTV Awards - Nomination - Screen Auckland Best Director: Drama/Comedy Drama Award
2006TV Guide Best on the Box People's Choice Awards Winner - Rising Star - Shortland Street

Short Film.

2011A Bend In The RoadBrett (Lead)Alpha Bristol Films
Dir. Rollo Wenlock
2004The BoyBilly (Lead )Film Works
Dir. Robin Shingleton

Feature Film.

2009I'm Not Harry JensonKevin (Lead)Six String Pictures
Dir. James Napier Robertson
2009IceGang Leader (Supporting Role)Ice Features Ltd
Dir. Nick Copus


2012HarryEugene (Guest)Desert Road Productions
Dir. Peter Burger & Christopher Dudman
2011Underbelly - The Martin Johnstone StoryBilly Kirby (Guest)Screentime NZ Limited
Dir. Mike Smith/Ric Pellizzeri
2008Life's a RiotSqueaker Dudley (Support)Riot Productions
Dir. Ian Mune
2005InterrogationChristian Tariq McAvoySouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Murray Keane
2005Maddigan's Quest Series 1Birdboy LeaderSouth Pacific Pictures/TV3/CBBC/Channel 9
2005Shortland StreetBaxter Cormack (Core)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2003Power Rangers: Dino ThunderDevin Del Valle (Lead/Core )Village Roadshow/KP Productions/USA
2002Revelations Series 1Jess (Pivotal Lead )Cloud 9 Screen Entertainment/UK
2002The Tribe Series 5Ram (Lead/Core)Cloud 9 Screen Entertainment/UK
2001The Tribe Series 4Ram (Lead/Core)Cloud 9 Screen Entertainment/UK


2005Small Blacks TVTV3
2004WannabesTV3/Whitebait Productions
1998What NowTVNZ


2015MonteithsColenso BBDO
2014Lotto Triple DipBoyfriendDDB/Silk
2014Smirnoff Online Videos NZ
2009Spartacus (Loop Group)Season 1
2008McDonalds - Radio
2007Hallensteins - Radio
2006Colgate - TV
2006IHC - TV
2006NZ Rugby Union - Radio
2006Woosh - Radio
2005Burger King - TV & Radio
2005Caltex - Radio
2005Keri Orange Juice - TV
2005Natures Energy Supa Shake - TV
2005Nokia - Radio
2005NZ Herald - Radio
2005Telecom Mobile - TV
2005VB Bitter - Radio
2004Pizza Hut - Radio
2004X Box - TV & Radio
2003Coke - Radio
2003Electronic Arts Christmas Campaign - TV


Audition Technique, Script Interpretation, Acting & Auditioning in America Workshop - 2006, TVI Actors Studio - Tom McSweeney
Masterclass Scene Group, NZ - 2004, Peter Feeney
Advanced USA Accent Training, NZ - 2002, Rowena Balos