Vinnie Bennett Actor Profile





Kai Tahu, Ngati Porou & Nga Puhi


Auckland, New Zealand


188 cm

Age Range


Also Represented in

United States of America

Career Highlights

Vinnie Bennett can be seen in FAST & FURIOUS 9 for director Justin Lin and Universal Studios, in which he plays a young version of Vin Diesel and most recently in 2022 Feature Film WHINA which tells the origin story of New Zealand activist, Dame Whina Cooper.

He previously shot the New Zealand TV series THE BAD SEED for director Helena Brooks. Named a "2017 Rising Star" for his performance in the feature HUMAN TRACES which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, Vinnie Bennett plays a mysterious young man whose arrival to a remote sub-Antarctic research station threatens the relationship of a married couple living on the island.  

Previous credits include the NZ telefeature RESOLVE, the NZ drama series FILTHY RICH, GHOST IN THE SHELL for DreamWorks, THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES for MTV and TATAU for BBC America. A native of New Zealand, Vinnie is multi-ethnic Maori / Caucasian with European heritage.


2017TIFF Rising Star Professional Development Program
2010Most Improved Actor-Aranui Drama Academy

Feature Film.

2020WhinaWilliam CooperDir. Paula Whetu Jones & James Napier Robertson
2019Fast and Furious 9Young Dom Universal Pictures
Dir. Justin Lin
2018Nude Tuesday - WorkshopReaderDir. Armagan Ballantyne
2018The New RomanticAndrewDir. Carly Stone (as Carly Ann Stone)
2017Beyond The Known WorlsMaxSPADA
Dir. Pan Nalin
2016Ghost in the ShellRookie CopDreamWorks Studios
Dir. Rupert Sanders
2015Human TracesRiki (Lead)Overactive Imagination Ltd
Dir. Nic Gorman
2012Fantail BigmanYes Please Films & Curious Films
Dir. Curtis Vowell

Short Film.

2017Stand Up GirlCraigNZME

Short Film.

2014HomeEldest SonDir. Chirs Molloy


2022Good Grief Season 2Beau (Core)Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions
Dir. Kiel McNaughton
2020Good GriefBeau (Core)Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions Ltd
Dir. Kiel McNaughton
2020The Gulf - S2Sgt Taiaroa Gray (Supporting)The Gulf Productions Limited
Dir. Charlie Haskell, Robert Sarkies, Helena Brooks & Caroline Bell Booth
2018Bad SeedDetective Richard BennettSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Helena Brooks
2018Breckman Rodeo - PilotVinnie (Lead)FreeForm
Dir. Wendey Stanzler
2017ResolveShane MaruScreentime
Dir. Peter Burger
2015Filthy RichVincent (Guest)Filthy Productions Ltd
Dir. Various
2015Power RangersRata (Guest)Power Rangers Ltd
Dir. Various
2015ShannaraChangeling / Blackwatch Guard (Guest)MTV Ltd
2014TatauProspect Biker (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
2014Venus and Mars - TelefeatureCopScreentime NZ
Dir. John Laing
2010The Erin Simpson Show-Suzuki Beginners Guide to DrivingSelfWhitebait Productions
Dir. Dan Costello
2010What Now-Trolley Boys/SmalltownFrankieWhitebait Productions
Dir. Jason Perry


2015Have Car Will TravelBoyDir. Noa Campbell
2013HuiTamatiThe Auckland Festival Trust
Dir. Rachel House
2013Matanui TheatrePlayworks Production Ltd
Dir. Bryan Divers
2011PatutupaiarehreheTeArahiDir. Robert Gilbert
2010A Night in ElsinoreHamletDir. Robert Gilbert
2010MacbethBanquoDir. Robert Gilbert


2012Far Cry 3RebelUbisoft Entertainment

Web Series.

2022Kura Season 3Vinnie (Supporting)Dir. Various
2018High Road S4Benny JetsDir. Justin Harwood


NCEA Drama Level 2 & 3 - 2010