New Zealand actors who were born in 1979

Here are 5 famous actors from New Zealand were born in 1979:

Johnny Barker

Johnny Barker (January 1, 1979 New Zealand-) is a New Zealand singer and actor.

He began his career in showbiz by participating in local singing competitions and musicals during his teenage years. Barker rose to prominence in 2003 when he won the New Zealand version of the TV talent show Pop Idol, which paved the way for his music career. He released his debut single "One Night Stand" in 2004, which became a top 10 hit in New Zealand.

Barker later ventured into acting and appeared in several local television shows, including Shortland Street, Outrageous Fortune, and The Almighty Johnsons. He also starred in the New Zealand production of the musical Wicked in 2013, which received critical acclaim.

Aside from his music and acting, Barker is also known for his charity work. He supports various causes, including mental health awareness and cancer research. He was appointed as an ambassador for the New Zealand Mental Health Foundation in 2017.

Jacob Tomuri

Jacob Tomuri (December 4, 1979 New Zealand-) otherwise known as Jacob Adam Tomuri or Jake is a New Zealand actor and stunt performer.

He started his career in the entertainment industry as a stuntman and has performed in several blockbuster films including the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit, and Avatar. He has also worked as a stunt coordinator on films such as Ghost in the Shell and The Meg.

In addition to his stunt work, Tomuri has also made appearances as an actor in several films and TV shows, including Power Rangers Dino Thunder, Spartacus: War of the Damned, and The Legend of Hercules, among others. He has also done voice acting for popular video games like Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Horizon Zero Dawn.

Tomuri has received several awards for his work as a stunt performer, including the Taurus World Stunt Award for Best Fight for his work on Avatar. He is also a qualified personal trainer and has trained Miss Universe New Zealand contestants.

Nico Evers-Swindell

Nico Evers-Swindell (January 1, 1979 New Zealand-) is a New Zealand actor.

He is best known for his portrayal of Prince William in the Lifetime movie "William & Kate: The Movie." Evers-Swindell studied acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England and has also appeared in several episodes of the television series "Law & Order." He comes from a family of actors; his mother, sister, and brother are all professional actors. In addition to his acting career, Evers-Swindell is also a talented rugby player and was a member of the New Zealand National Under-21 Rugby Team.

Hadyn Green

Hadyn Green (February 16, 1979 New Zealand-) is a New Zealand actor and screenwriter.

He is best known for his role as Roman in the hit television series "Spartacus: War of the Damned". Green began his career in the entertainment industry in the early 2000s, working as an assistant director and writer on various film and television projects. He made his acting debut with a small role in the New Zealand drama "Mataku" in 2002.

Green has since appeared in several television shows and films, including "Legend of the Seeker," "Power Rangers S.P.D.," "Underbelly: Razor," and "800 Words." He has also worked as a screenwriter on multiple projects, including the 2018 drama film "Cargo," which premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival. In addition to his work in entertainment, Green is also an advocate for mental health awareness and frequently speaks publicly about his own struggles with depression and anxiety.

Simon Ward

Simon Ward (August 3, 1979 Takapuna-) is a New Zealand actor.

He is best known for his roles in the popular TV series "Go Girls" and "800 Words". Ward's passion for acting began at a young age, and he later pursued a degree in acting from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. He made his acting debut in the New Zealand drama series "Mercy Peak" and went on to appear in several other local productions before gaining international recognition. Ward is known for his versatility as an actor and has appeared in a wide range of roles, from drama to comedy. Besides acting, Ward is also a skilled musician and plays guitar and piano.

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