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 received the prestigious TIFF Rising Star award in recognition of his exceptional performance in the New Zealand feature film "Human Traces." He made his international debut in "Fast & Furious 9," directed by Justin Lin for Universal Studios, portraying a younger version of Vin Diesel. Additionally, he played a starring role in the New Zealand feature film "Whina" and has recently completed lead roles in two consecutive television series, "Testify" for Warner Bros and "Friends Like Her."

His diverse acting credits span a range of productions, including "The Bad Seed," "Resolve," "Filthy Rich," "Ghost in the Shell" for Dreamworks, "The Shannara Chronicles" for MTV, and "Tatau" for BBC America.


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

Feature Film.

2022WhinaWilliam CooperDir. Paula Whetu Jones & James Napier Robertson
2021F9: The Fast SagaYoung 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
2017Ghost in the ShellRookie CopDreamWorks Studios
Dir. Rupert Sanders
2017Human TracesRiki (Lead)Overactive Imagination Ltd
Dir. Nic Gorman
2013Fantail BigmanYes Please Films & Curious Films
Dir. Curtis Vowell

Short Film.

2017Stand Up GirlCraigNZME

Short Film.

2014HomeEldest SonDir. Chirs Molloy


2023Friends Like HerRob (Core Cast)Great Southern Television
Dir. Joshua Frizzell
2023TESTIFYDavid (Lead)Dir. David Stubbs & Paula Whetu Jones
2022Good Grief Season 2Beau (Core)Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions
Dir. Kiel McNaughton
2021Good Grief Season 1Beau (Core)Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions Ltd
Dir. Kiel McNaughton
2021The Gulf Season 2Sgt Taiaroa Gray (Supporting)The Gulf Productions Limited
Dir. Charlie Haskell, Robert Sarkies, Helena Brooks & Caroline Bell Booth
2019Breckman Rodeo Vinnie (Lead)FreeForm
Dir. Wendey Stanzler
2019The Bad SeedDetective Richard BennettSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Helena Brooks
2017ResolveShane MaruScreentime
Dir. Peter Burger
2016Filthy Rich Season 1Vincent (Guest)Filthy Productions Ltd
Dir. Various
2016Power Rangers Dino ChargeRata (Guest)Power Rangers Ltd
Dir. Various
2016The Shannara ChroniclesChangeling / Blackwatch Guard (Guest)MTV Ltd
2015TatauProspect Biker (Guest)
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 3Rebel

Web Series.

2022Kura Season 3Vinnie (Supporting)Dir. Various
2021Kura Season 2Vinnie (Supporting)Dir. Various
2018High Road S4Benny JetsDir. Justin Harwood


NCEA Drama Level 2 & 3 - 2010