Zak Martin Actor Profile



European, Māori


Auckland, New Zealand


180 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Zak Martin is a young talent who works in film, television and theatre. Currently starring in New Zealand’s number one prime time drama series Shortland Street as the popular Rahu Parata.

He has made appearances on Jonah a television Miniseries based on Jonah Lomu and the hit web series Eggplant. Martin also starred as the lead in the short film Throwing Stones. On stage, Zak played the lead in the 2020 production Hide the Dog which has yet toured Australia and NZ. He was also in the theatre productions SMART$ & SMASHED which he toured in 2021.

In his downtime, you will find Zak either walking, running, or hiking somewhere in NZ. He is a passionate advocate for the environment and mental health. He proactively advocates for his passions when he can amongst his busy schedule.

Short Film.

2020Throwing StonesDuncan (Lead)AUT University
Dir. Lachie Rennie
2019Unholy HourJamesAUT University
Dir. Jennifer Daruwalla


2022Shortland St Dr Rahu Parata (Guest )
2019JonahAll Black Great Southern Television
Dir. Danny Mulheron
2018Shortland StreetMattSouth Pacific Studios
Dir. Various


2021SMART$ BlakeLife Education Trust
Dir. Jeff Szusterman
2021Smashed Caleb (Core)Life Education Trust
Dir. David Rumney
2020Hide the DogTe Umuroa (Lead)Tasmania Performs
Dir. Isaac Drandic
2020Koanga Festival - Ruck n MaulPerformer (Supporting)Te Pou Theatre
Dir. Regan Taylor

Web Series.

2020The EggplantCharlie (Guest)Kiro 2.0
Dir. Sam Stuchbury


Actors Lab with Peter Feeney - 2022
Advanced Acting with Sarah Wiseman - 2022
New Zealand Stunt School - Fight For Camera with Dayna Grant - 2022
Te pou Awe - Acting Workshops with Jarod Rawiri & Miriama McDowell - 2022, Te Pou Theatre - 2022
Audition Workshop with Jami Rudofsky - 2021
Introduction to Acting - Kacie Stetson Studio - 2020
Sylvia Rands Vocal Training - 2020
Te Pou Awe - Acting Workshops with Tainui Tukiwaho - 2020, Te Pou
The Actors Program 5 Day Taster Workshop - 2019, The Actors Program