Temuera Morrison MNZM

Actor / Appearances / Voice
Age Range

45—60

Height

172cm

Eye Colour

Brown

Hair Colour

Bald

Ethnicity

Māori

Based In

Auckland

Appearances

Keynote, Panelist, Personal Appearances

Voice Style

Animation / Corporate / Promo Retail / Soft Sell / Straight / Voice Acting

IMDb - No Small Parts - The Rise of Temuera Morrison

Two of Temuera Morrison’s most noteworthy career milestones have truly come from opposite ends of the galaxy. 1994’s Once Were Warriors was a painfully truthful examination of urban Maori life that continues to cast a long shadow across New Zealand film and culture. And his first Star Wars appearance in 2002 sparked a unique character arc that will place him at the centre of his own Disney+ series in 2021, as Boba Fett.

Always a multi-faceted entertainer, Temuera has long been something of a national cultural icon. Not only as one of New Zealand’s foremost actors, with his international film and television career, but as a leading proponent of Maori culture and performance. Born in Rotorua, of Te Arawa and Ngati Maniapoto Ngati Rarua descent, Temuera’s membership of a famous entertainment family ensured an early interest in performance art. At age 11 he had his first film part - the title character in children’s film Rangi’s Catch. A performance art training course in his teens cemented the acting passion, leading to his first high profile role, playing Dr Ropata for three years in Shortland Street, New Zealand’s enduring medical soap (to which he returned many years later for the 4,000th episode).

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Artist Resume

Television

Year
Role
Production

2021

Boba Fett

The Book of Boba Fett (Post-production)

Lucasfilm (US) for Disney+

Dir. Various

2020

Boba Fett / Cloaked Figure (4 Eps)

The Mandalorian S2

Fairview Entertainment (US) for Disney+

Dir. Various

2018

Te Rangi (4 x eps)

Frontier (2016 - ) S3

Take the Shot Productions (CA)

Dir. Various

2017

Jack Te Pania (Voice)

Barefoot Bandits - Series 2

Mukpuddy Animation

Dir. Ryan Cooper, Tim Evans, Alex Leighton

2016

Wikkanak

Dawn

MGM Television (US)

Dir. Robert Stromberg

2016

Bill Mercer

This is Piki (post production)

Tuturu Pictures Ltd

Dir. Kiel McNaughton

2015

Jack Te Pania (Voice)

Barefoot Bandits TV Series

Mukpuddy Animation

Dir. Ryan Cooper, Tim Evans, Alex Leighton

2015

Anaru Waipiti

Tatau (in Production)

Touchpaper Television/South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Wayne Yip

2014

Host

Happy Hour (in post-production)

Pango Productions

Dir. Taika Waititi, Kiel McNaughton, Jessica Sanderson

2013

Himself

The Life and Times of Temuera Morrison (TV Mini-Series)

Eyeworks / Black Inc. Media

Dir. Paul Thompson

2013

Himself (1 Ep - The Five Fetts)

Words with Warrick (TV Mini-Series - Talk Show)

The Star Wars Corporation

2012

Jack Te Pania (Voice)

Barefoot Bandits - Christmas Special

Mukpuddy Animation

Dir. Ryan Cooper, Tim Evans, Alex Leighton

2012

Jack Te Pania

Missing Christmas (TV Movie Animation)

Mukpuddy Animation

Dir. Ryan Cooper / Tim Evans

2011

Himself

1st Look (Talk Show - interviewee The Green Lantern)

2011

Doctore (2 Eps)

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (TV Mini-Series)

Pacific Renaissance

Dir. Various

2009

Don Sandovate

The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake

Voyage Productions

Dir. David Flores

2008

Narrator

The Reluctant Hero

Desert Road Television

2008

Wiremu

Time Trackers

South Pacific Pictures/Atantis (Canada)

Dir. Various

2008

Dr. Hone Ropata (Reprised role 23 Eps)

Shortland Street

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

2007

Temuera (Himself)

Star Wars at 30

2007

Himself

G4 Presents Star Wars at 30 (Telemovie)

G4 Media

2006

Temuera (Himself)

Bro Town (Ep: Know Me Before You Haunt Me)

Firehorse Films

Dir. Ali Cowley

2005

Host

The Tem Show

Greenstone Pictures

2005

Host

Mataku (Series 4)

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

2004

Host

Mataku (Series 3)

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

2003

Host

Mataku (Series 2)

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

2002

Host

Mataku (Series 1)

South Pacific Pictures

2001

Tito Ihaka (Lead)

Ihaka: Blunt Instrument (Telemovie)

Columbia TriStar Productions Pyt Ltd

2000

Himself

Mai Time (1 Ep, Guest Interview)

1999

Himself

The Panel (Talk Show, 1 Ep)

Network Ten

1998

Himself

Greenstone Pictures

1997

Himself

Sam Hurwitz Productions

1996

Anaru

Cover Story

The Gibson Group

1994

Dr Hone Ropata (Core Cast)

Shortland Street

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

1993

Dr Hone Ropata (Core Cast)

Shortland Street

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

1992

Dr Hone Ropata (Core Cast)

Shortland Street

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

1992

Billy T James Show

Isambard Productions

1990

Mark Mason

Shark in the Park II (1 Ep)

The Gibson Group

1990

D. S. Harris

The Grasscutter (Telefeature)

Finlayson Brewer Productions

1988

Sean

Gloss III

TVNZ

Dir. Various

1987

Sean

Gloss II

TVNZ

Dir. Various

1987

Maru

Adventurer

Gatetarn

1986

Selwyn Broadhead (Lead)

Seekers (10 Eps)

TVNZ

Dir. Various

1983

Street Kid

Mortimers Patch

TVNZ

Irikura (Lead)

Irikura

Aroha Films

Feature Film

Year
Role
Production

2020

Peter Bartlett

Occupation: Rainfall

Occupation Two Productions (AU)

Dir. Luke Sparke

2019

Warfield (Voice)

Mosley (Animation)

Huhu Studios (NZ)/China Film Animation

Dir. Kirby Atkins

2019

Eddie Jones

The Brighton Miracle

Eastpool Films (AUS)

Dir. Max Mannix

2019

Powell

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Paramount Players (US)

Dir. James Bobin

2018

Peter Bartlett

Occupation

Sparke Films

Dir. Luke Sparke

2018

Tom Curry

Aquaman

DC Comics

Dir. James Wan

2017

Chief Toi (Voice)

Moana (Te Reo Maori)

Matewa Media Trust/Walt Disney Animation

Dir. Ron Clements/John Musker

2016

Chief Tui (Voice)

Moana

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Dir. Ron Clements/John Musker

2015

Warden Mourdain

SFV1 (post-production)

SFV1 Movie Pty Ltd

Dir. Shane Abbess

2015

Grandfather/Tamihana Mahana

MAHANA

The Patriarch Ltd

Dir. Lee Tamahori

2015

Madden

Hard Target 2

1440 Productions UK Ltd

Dir. Roel Reine

2013

Papa

Mt Zion

Small Axe Films

Dir. Te Arepa Kahi

2012

Hemi Crane (Lead)

Fresh Meat

The Gibson Group

Dir. Danny Mulheron

2011

Abin Sur

Green Lantern

Warner Bros. Pictures

Dir. Martin Campbell

2010

Kereama (co-Lead)

Tracker

Eden Films / Digit Films Limited

Dir. Ian Sharp

2009

Briggs

Couples Retreat

Universal Pictures

Dir. Peter Billingsley

2009

Damo

The Marine 2

Twentieth Century Fox

Dir. Roel Reine

2008

Rua (as an Adult)

Rain of the Children

Wayward Films

Dir. Vincent Ward

2005

Commander Cody

Star Wars Episode iii The Revenge of the Sith

Lucasfilms

Dir. GeorgeeLucas

2005

Te Kai Po

River Queen

Silverscreen Films

Dir. Vincent Ward

2004

Runi

Blueberry

A.J.O.Z. Films

Dir. Jan Kounen

2004

Snakehead

The Beautiful Country

Dinamo Story

2002

Jango Fett

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Lucasfilm

Dir. George Lucas

2001

Will Bastion (Lead)

Crooked Earth

Communicado Productions

Dir. Sam Pillsbury

2000

Major Rasul

The Vertical Limit

Columbia Pictures Corporation

Dir. Martin Campbell

1999

Jake Heke (Lead)

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Ian Mune

1999

Tim

Little White Lies

Rutherford Films

1998

Alf Winters (Lead)

Never Say Die

Everard Films

Dir. Geoff Murphy

1998

Jaeger

Seven Days Seven Nights

Walt Disney

Dir. Ivan Reitman

1997

Mr Juliano (Lead)

Speed 2: Cruise Control

Fox Pictures USA

1996

Carrigan (co-Lead)

Whipping Boy

JNP Pty Ltd

1996

Manu

Broken English

Communicado Productions

1996

Azazello

The Island of Dr. Moreau

New Line Cinema

1996

Axel (co-Lead)

Barb Wire

Polygram Filmed Entertainment

1994

Jake Heke (Lead)

Once Were Warriors

Communicado Productions

Dir. Lee Tamahori

1993

Language Advisor/Maori Cast

The Piano

Jan Chapman Productions

Dir. Jane Campion

1988

Young Cop

Mauri

Awatea Films

Dir. Merata Mita

1984

Tony

Other Halves

Finlayson-Hill Productions

Dir. John Laing

1972

Rangi

Childrens Film Foundation

Dir. Michael Forlong

Video

Year
Role
Production

2012

Ramusan

Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption

Universal 1440 Entertainment

Dir. Roel Reine

1999

The Hangman

Miramax USA

Voice Over

Year
Role
Production

2006

Boba Fett (Voice)

Star Wars:Empire at War

Lucasfilms

Dir. George Lucas

2005

Boba Fett / Jango Fett (Voices)

Star Wars:Battlefront ll

Lucasfilms

Dir. George Lucas

2005

Delta 38 (Voice)

Star Wars:Republic Commando

Lucasfilms

Dir. George Lucas

2004

Republic Infantry/Republic Officer (Voices)

Star Wars:Battlefront

Lucasfilms

Dir. George Lucas

2002

Jago Fett (Voice)

Star Wars:Bounty Hunter

LUcasfilms

Dir. George Lucas

Documentary

Year
Role
Production

1995

Narrator

New Zealand at War

Presenter

Warriors

Presenter

Not Just a Domestic-The Update

Greenstone Pictures

Presenter

Not Just a Domestic

Greenstone Pictures