Temuera Morrison

New Zealand actor

Temuera Derek Morrison MNZM (born 26 December 1960) is a New Zealand actor. He is known for his role as Dr. Hone Ropata on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street.[1] He later starred as Jake "The Muss" Heke in the 1994 movie Once Were Warriors and its 1999 sequel What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?.

Temuera Morrison

Morrison in October 2016
Temuera Derek Morrison

(1960-12-26) 26 December 1960 (age 63)
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Other namesTem
Alma materWesley College, Auckland
Western Heights High School
Years active1972–present
Partner(s)Ashlee Howden-Sadlier
Angela Marie Dotchin (1997–2002)
RelativesTaini Morrison (sister)
Sir Howard Morrison (paternal uncle)
Atareta Maxwell (paternal aunt)

Morrison became known internationally after playing bounty hunter Jango Fett in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) and Commander Cody in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005). He also played Boba Fett in the post-2004 reprints of The Empire Strikes Back and in The Mandalorian.

Recently, he became known for voicing Chief Tui in Disney's Moana (2016) and for playing Aquaman's father Thomas Curry in the DC Extended Universe in Aquaman (2018), The Flash and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (both 2023).

References change

  1. Spratt, Amanda (23 October 2005). "Howard Morrison a knight in full voice". Herald on Sunday. Retrieved 19 November 2011.

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