Joel Tobeck

Actor / Music Theatre / Appearances
Age Range

45—55

Height

186cm

Eye Colour

Blue-Green

Ethnicity

New Zealander

Based In

Auckland

Appearances

Personal Appearances

"I don't have classic good looks ... but then I'd rather play the off-centre roles. I'm quite happy playing a drug addict or the bastard in the wheelchair." – Joel Tobeck (courtesy NZ OnScreen)

One of Australasia’s most experienced and respected actors, Joel comes from a theatrical family, making his stage debut aged five with mother Liddy Holloway.

Stage work has ranged from Shakespeare to musical theatre. He has worked in bands as singer and guitarist. His skillset embraces voice work, radio, improv, Theatresports, dance and choreography.

Screen appearances have been equally diverse. Two dozen film roles on a spectrum from whimsical comedy to intense drama and horror; and a television career that has seen him move comfortably between New Zealand, Australia and the U.S in a variety of genres.

19 years apart, he played two regular characters in Shortland Street. He had a rollicking time in Westside and played Burgermeister in Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines.

The busy times continue: playing Laurie Mains in the mini series Jonah, another season of The Blake Mysteries (nominated for a 2019 Equity Ensemble Award) Runaway Millionaires, The Luminaries, One Lane Bridge Seasons 1 & 2 and the massive Avatar 2 and 3 production.

Awards include NZ Film & TV Awards 2021 Best Actor for Black Hands; Most Outstanding Performance By an Actor at the Australian Subscription Television & Radio Association Awards, and in 2019 a Best Actor nomination for Alibi, an innovative non-linear drama for TVNZ On Demand.

AWARDS
NZTV Awards 2021 - Winner Best Actor for his role ROBIN BAIN in BLACK HANDS.;
THE AUSTRALIAN SUBSCRIPTION TELEVISION & RADIO ASSOCIATION Awards - Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor;
NZTV Awards 2019 - Nominee Best Actor for his role in ALIBI, an innovative non-linear drama for TVNZ On Demand.

Joel Tobeck

Artist Resume

Theatre

Year
Role
Production

2022

John/Warren

A Stab In The Dark

Nightsong

Dir. Ben Crowder

2018

Mr Burns/Ensemble

Mr Burns

Silo Theatre

Dir. Oliver Driver

2001

Hamlet

Rozencrantz & Guilderstern are Dead

Auckland Theatre Company

Dir. Colin McColl

Television

Year
Role
Production

2022

Stephen Tremaine

One Lane Bridge S3 (in production)

Great Southern Television

2021

Stephen Tremaine (Co-lead)

One Lane Bridge Series 2 (Eps 1 - 5)

Great Southern Television NZ

Dir. Peter Burger

2021

Bobby

The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 8 (Ep 1)

South Pacific Pictures Ltd.

Dir. Tim Balm

2020

Robin Bain

Black Hands

Warner Bros NZ

Dir. Philippa Rennie

2019

Cranius

The New Legends of Monkey S2 (In production)

Monkey New Zealand Ltd / See Saw Films (UK)

Dir. Craig Irvin / Gerard Johnstone

2019

Stephen Tremaine (Co-lead)

One Lane Bridge (Eps 1 - 6)

Great Southern Television

2019

Benjamin Lowenthal (Eps 1 - 6)

The Luminaries S1 - Mini Series 6 x Eps (Post)

TVNZ/BBC2 (GB)

Dir. Claire McCarthy

2019

Laurie Mains (Eps 1-2)

Jonah - Mini Series (1-2 Eps)

Great Southern Television (NZ)

Dir. Danny Mulheron

2018

Mark Loper

Runaway Millionaires (NZ Telemovies)

Fearless Productions

2018

Chief Supt Matthew Lawson

The Blake Mysteries: Ghost Stories - Telefeature Crime | Drama | Mystery

December Media (AU)

Dir. Ian Barry

2018

Jim Hellier

Secret City (Series 2)

Matchbox Pictures, Universal Media Studios International for Foxtel

Dir. Tony Krawitz and Daniel Nettheim

2017

Chief Supt Matthew Lawson

The Doctor Blake Mysteries: Family Portrait (Telemovie) Crime | Drama | Mystery

December Media (AU)

Dir. Ian Barry

2017

Tom Pinfold (Ep 10)

Harrow S1 - TV Series - Drama

Hoodlum Entertainment, ABC Studios International

Dir. Kate Dennis

2017

Chief Supt. Matthew Lawson (Eps 1-8)

The Doctor Blake Mysteries (Series 5)

December Media (AU)

Dir. Various

2016

Chief Supt Matthew Lawson (Ep 1)

The Doctor Blake Mysteries (Series 4)

January Productions

Dir. Various

2016

Baal (Recurring role)

Ash Vs Evil Dead S2

Stars Evil Dead NZ Ltd

Dir. Various

2016

Dr Peacock (Ep 207)

Ash vs Evil Dead S2

Starz Evid Dead NZ Ltd

Dir. Various

2015

Des McEwan

Westside Story

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

2015

Fuchs

Hillary

Great Southern Television

Dir. Danny Mulheron

2015

Des McEwan

Westside Story 2 (in production)

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

2015

Jimmy Isaac

Shortland Street

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

2015

Chief Supt Matthew Lawson (Eps 6,7,8)

The Doctor Blake Mysteries (Series 3)

December Media

Dir. Declan Eames, Fiona Banks, Ian Barry, John Hartley

2014

Chief Inspector Lawson (Eps 1-10)

The Doctor Blake Mysteries (Series 2)

January Productions Pty Ltd

Dir. Various

2014

D.S. Ross Grantham

Screentime NZ Ltd of Auckland

Dir. John Laing

2014

Grant

Agent Anna (Series 2)

Dir. Murray Keane

2013

Greggo

Hope and Wire

Dir. Gaylene Preston

2013

Chief Supt. Matthew Lawson (Eps 1-10)

The Doctor Blake Mysteries (Series 1)

January Productions Pty Ltd

Dir. Various

2012

Superintendent Mathew Lawson

The Doctor Blake Mysteries

January Productions Pty Ltd

2012

Pompey

Spartacus

Pacific Renaissance Spartacus Ltd

Dir. Various

2012

Paul (lead)

Golden

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Katie Wuruhi

2011

Sam Hoyle

Seige

Screentime NZ Limited

Dir. Mike Smith

2011

Gary Majors

Underbelly: Land of the Long Green Cloud

Screentime

2011

Clay Munroe

The Glades (US)

Fox Television Studios

2011

Grossmith

ABC TV

Dir. Tony Tilse

2011

Tim Williams

Tangle Series 3

Southern Star Productions

2010

Tim Williams (16 Episodes)

Tangle (2009 - 2010)

Southern Star Productions

Dir. Jessica Hobbs, Matt Saville, Stuart McDonald

2010

Richard Foster (Eps 1 -8)

This Is Not My Life Series 1 (TV Series) Sci-fi | Thriller

Desert Road Television [NZ]

Dir. Rob Sarkies, Peter Salmon

2010

Richard McCallister (Eps 15-16)

City Homicide - Series 4

Seven Network / Southern Star Entertainment [AU]

Dir. Various

2010

Donny (Eps 8 -12)

Sons of Anarchy (TV Series) Season 3

Pacific Entertainment Group

Dir. Various

2010

Kurt Miller (Ep 11)

Hawaii Five-0 Season 1 (TV Series) Action | Crime | Drama

CBS / K/O Paper Products [US]

2009

Martin Manning (6 Episodes)

30 Seconds

30 Seconds Productions Pty Ltd

Dir. Shawn Seet

2007

Selwyn

The Pretender

Great Southern Television

Dir. Jonathan Brough, Peter Burger

2007

Jeff Henry (Ep 19)

Without a Trace Season 5

CBS / Jerry Bruckheimer Television [US]

Dir. Jonathan Kaplan

2006

Lonny

A.K.A.

C.B.S.

Dir. Kevin Rodney Sullivan

2005

Ken Pringle

Interrogation

S.P.P.

Dir. Fiona Samuel

2005

Moss

The Silence

Jan Chapman Films

Dir. Cate Shortland

2004

Spider

The Brush Off

Huntaway Films

Dir. Sam Neill

2002

Frankenfurter

Sunday

The Gibson Group

Dir. Various

2002

Frankenfurter

Good Morning

TV One

Dir. Various

2002

Cornel van der Velter

Mercy Peak

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Richard Sarell

2001

Creegan

Cleopatra 2525

Pacific Renaissance

Dir. Various

2001

Eddie

Street Legal

Screenworks

Dir. Various

2001

Lucifer

Xena: Warrior Princess

Pacific Renaissance

Dir. John Laing

2001

The Undertaker

Spin Doctors

Comedia Productions

Dir. Various

2000

Himself - Actor

Television New Zealand

Dir. Justin Pemberton

2000

Creegan

Cleopatra 2525

Pacific Renaissance

Dir. Various

2000

Deimos

Xena: Warrior Princess

Pacific Renaissance

Dir. Rick Jocabson

1999

Deimos

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Pacific Renaissance

Dir. David Grossman

1999

Greg Smith

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

1999

Strife / Nysus Gaius

Young Hercules

Renaissance Pictures

Dir. Chris Graves

1999

Terry Bowers

Lawless

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Chris Martin-Jones

1998

Strife

Young Hercules

Renaissance Pictures

Dir. Ghris Graves

1998

Strife

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Pacific Renaissance

Dir. Various

1998

The Chose

Communicado Productios

Dir. Various

1996

King Boraeus

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Pacific Renaissance

Dir. Stewart Main

1996

Craig Develter

Shortland Street

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

1995

Jake

Mysterious Island

Dir. Christine Parker

1995

Hawk

Riding High

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

1995

Nigel (Guest)

Plainclothes

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

1995

Jazz (Guest)

Hightide

Hightide Productions

Dir. Various

1995

Brett Waghorn

Coverstory

The Gibson Group

Dir. Mike Smith

1995

Turner

The Call Up

James Wallace Productions

Dir. David Blyth

1995

Band Leader/Tadow

Ice As

TV3

Dir. Casserly

1994

Josh (Guest)

Marlin Bay

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Steve la Hood

1992

Rupert (Guest)

The New Adventures of Black Beauty

Isambard Productions

Dir. Mike Smith

1989

Ludo

Strangers

Television New Zealand

Dir. Peter Sharp

Flek

Money for Jam

Rocket Pictures

Dir. Christine Parker

Lonny

Edison

Touchstone Pictures

Guest

That Comedy Show

Isambard Productios

Dir. Various

Jonathan Stuart

True Life Stories

Communicado

Dir. Mark Beesley

Feature Film

Year
Role
Production

2022

Neuroscientist

Avatar 2 (post production)

Twentieth Century Fox

Dir. James Cameron

2017

Bürgermeister

Mortal Engines - Action | Adventure | Fantasy

Media Rights Capitol (MRC)/Universal Pictures (US)

Dir. Christian Rivers

2010

Businessman 1

Sleeping Beauty - Drama | Romance | Thriller

Magic Films / Screen Australia (AU)

Dir. Julia Leigh

2010

The Producers Wish To Thank For Their Support

Boy - Drama | Comedy

Whenua Films (NZ)

Dir. Taika Waititi

2009

Ron

Eyeworks Touchdown (NZ)

Dir. Brendan Donovan

2008

Ray Conway

Accidents Happen

Red Carpet Productions (AU)

Dir. Andrew Lancaster

2007

Redneck

Ghostrider

Vengeance Productions

Dir. Mark Steven Johnson

2007

Damien

Eagle vs Shark

Whenua Films

Dir. Taika Waititi

2007

Sgt Walker

The Waterhorse - Adventure | Family | Fantasy

Revolution Studios (US)

Dir. Jay Russel

2007

Doug Hertz

30 Days of Night

Columbia Pictures

Dir. David Slade

2005

Moss

Little Fish

Little Fish Productions

Dir. Rowan Woods

2005

Snead

Mee-Shee:The Water Giant

Ogopogo Productions

2005

Black Ops Leader

Stealth

AFG Talons

Dir. Rob Cohen

2003

Gash

Lord of the Rings - Return of the King

Wingnut Productions

Dir. Peter Jackson

2003

Bill

Perfect Strangers

Gaylene Preston Productions

Dir. Gaylene Proston

2000

Tony

Channelling Baby

Oceania Parker Ltd Productions

Dir. Christine Parker

1999

Tony

Channeling Baby

Oceania Parker Films

Dir. Christine Parker

1997

Neil

Topless Women Talk About Their Lives

John Swimmer Productions

Dir. Harry Sinclair

1997

Nod

Frame Up Films

Dir. Niki Caro

1992

McDonalds Cashier

My Grandpa is a Vampire

NZ Film Commission

Dir. David Blyth

1990

Thin Victim

The Grasscutter

Finlayson/Brewer

Dir. Ian Mune

1990

Lance

The Shrimp on the Barbie

David Hannay Productions

1988

Peter

Just Me and Mario

Dir. Greg Stitt

1986

Actor (Uncredited)

Queen City Rocker

Miracle Productions

Dir. Bruce Morris

Kevin

Old Bastards

Frame Up Films

Dir. Niki Caro

Short Film

Year
Role
Production

2018

Mr Evans

Attention Seekers

Distant Rumble Productions [NZ]

Dir. Jared Turner

2010

Lindsay Ferguson

Feud - Short | Crime | Drama

Dir. Peter Eastgate

1999

Robert

Thinking About Sleep

Meridian Film Productions

Dir. rita McVeigh

1997

Joel Tobeck (Himself)

The Bar

This Is It Productions (1)

Dir. Dorthe Scheffmann

1997

Baz (Lead)

Rocket Pictures

Dir. Greg Page

1996

Mog

Peach (Bonsai)

Oceania Parker Ltd Productions

Dir. Christine Parker

1994

Parachutist

Sure to Rise

Frame Up Films

Dir. Niki Caro

Radio

Year
Role
Production

1995

DJ/News Reader 1988 - 19955

Breakfast Show / Tobeck Weather

95 BFM

1994

Captain Kiwi

Concert FM

Radio New Zealand

Dir. Jaqui Dunn

Crossfire

Concert FM

Radio New Zealand

Dir. Jacqui Dunn

Stage

Year
Role
Production

Lee Harvey Oswald

Assassins

Watershed Theatre

Dir. Simon Bennett

Antipholus of Ephesus

Comedy of Errors

Auckland Theatre Company

Vocals

SKY City Starlight Symphony

Auckland Philharmonic Orhestra

Vocals

Symphonic Rock

Auckland Philarmonic Orhestra

Basil/Major/Dave

Fawlty Towers

Custom Theatrics

Musical Theatre

Year
Role
Production

Berger

Hair

Auckland Theatre Company

Dir. Simon Prast

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Auckland Theatre Company

Dir. Simon Prast

Web Series

Year
Role
Production

2018

Father Sebastian (Lead)

Alibi

plus6four Productions

Dir. David de Latour

Video

Year
Role
Production

2013

Yuffo (voice)

Power Rangers Megaforce: Ultimate Team Power