Temuera Morrison


26 Dec 1960


Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand


Temuera Jack Nicolas David Morrison


Morrison was born in the town of Rotorua, in the North Island of New Zealand, the son of Hana (née Stafford) and Laurie Morrison, a musician. He is of Maori, Scottish, and Irish descent. His sister was performer Taini Morrison and his uncle was musician Sir Howard Morrison. His secondary education took place at Wesley College, Auckland and Western Heights High School, Rotorua. Morrison lives in New Zealand, and divides his time filming there and in Australia and the United States. He has an adult son, James, and two young daughters, Te Rauna Morrison and Te Kahu Morrison, from a relationship in the late 1980s with singer Kim Willoughby from the all-girl group When The Cat's Away. Temuera Morrison's partner of seven years Ashlee Howden-Sadlier is 26 years his junior and is of Tuhoe and Ngati Porou descent.

Actor ( 50 credits )

Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child (2016) Warden Mourdain
The Patriarch (2016) Grandfather Mahana
Hard Target 2 (2016)
This Is Piki (2016)  Bill Mercer
The Barefoot Bandits (2015)  Jack TePania (2015)
Happy Hour (2014)  Numerous
Mt. Zion (2013) Dad
Best Bits (2013)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Fresh Meat (2012) Hemi Crane
Green Lantern (2011) Abin Sur
1st Look (2011)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2011)
Tracker (2010) Kereama
Couples Retreat (2009) Briggs
Rain of the Children (2008) Rua - Adult
River Queen (2005) Te Kai Po
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) Commander Cody
The Tem Show (2005)  Himself - Host (2 episodes, 2005)
The Beautiful Country (2004) Snakehead
Renegade (2004) Runi
Bro'Town (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) Jango Fett
Mataku (2002)  Host (unknown episodes)
Crooked Earth (2001) Will Bastion
Vertical Limit (2000) Major Rasul
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999) Jake Heke
Six Days Seven Nights (1998) Jager
The Panel (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) Juliano
Whipping Boy (1996) Jack
Broken English (1996) Manu
Little White Lies (1996) Tim
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) Azazello
Barb Wire (1996) Axel
New Zealand at War (1995)  Narrator (voice)
Once Were Warriors (1994) Jake Heke
Shortland Street (1992)  Hone Ropata (20 episodes, 1992-2008)
Mai Time (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
The Grasscutter (1990) Detective Sergeant Harris
Shark in the Park (1989)  Mason, Mark (1 episode, 1990)
Tangata Pasifika (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Mauri (1988) Young Cop
Never Say Die (1988) Alf Winters
Adventurer (1987)  Maru (10 episodes, 1987)
Gloss (1987)  Sean
Seekers (1986)  Selwyn Broadhead (10 episodes, 1986)
Other Halves (1984) Tony
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Boba Fett (2004 DVD version) (voice) (uncredited)
Rangi's Catch (1972) Rangi
Moana (0) Chief Tui (voice)

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