Calvin Tuteao

  • Actor
  • Voice
  • Age Range: 50 - 58
  • Height: 6' 0"/183cm
  • Location: Waikato
  • Ethnicity: Maori

If you’re looking for a voice that captivates you, look no further than Calvin Tuteao. His worldly, cinematic tones usher audiences in as if every word spoken is poetry. Calvin’s joyous nature is ideal for the world of commercials, animated series and many other voice mediums. He is a speaker of Te Reo Maori and a fantastic dramatic actor, as highlighted throughout his career.

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Feature Film
Short Film
Television Movie
Television
Theatre
Training
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Summary

Calvin is one of New Zealand's most experienced actors. He made his mark playing the tough gang leader Taka in the award winning film Once Were Warriors, and has worked in well known film and TV series such as Hercules, Xena: Warrior Princess, Legend of the Seeker, Cleopatra, and countless others. Over 4 years Calvin became a household name to Kiwi audiences playing Dr. Victor Kahu in Shortland Street, the longest running most popular series for Television New Zealand.

Calvin has appeared as many memorable characters such as Te Toko in the successful film The Dead Lands directed by Toa Fraser; He played Malcolm Rewa in the award winning tele-movie In Dark Places, Turangi in Jane Campion's Top of the Lake, and has had star roles in The Brokenwood Mysteries, The Shannara Chronicles, and Underbelly. The Dead Lands launched as a TV series globally on Shudder & TVNZ with Calvin playing key roles.

Fluent in Te Reo, Calvin played Ulysses in the hugely popular theatrical production of The Maori Troilus and Cressida. The show was staged in New Zealand and then toured to the renowned Globe Theatre in London to standing ovations. Calvin is an extraordinary charismatic actor who impacts audiences with his powerful performances.

Feature Film

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2014
Production (Role) The Dead Lands (Te Toko)
Production Company / Director General Film Corporation / Dir: Toa Fraser
Year
2014
Production (Role) The Last Saint (Joe)
Production Company / Director The Reservoir / Dir: Rene Naufahu
Year
2014
Production (Role) The Pa Boys (Uncle Toa)
Production Company / Director Whenua Films / Dir: Himiona Grace
Year
2010
Production (Role) Kawa / Nights in the Garden of Spain (Kawariki)
Production Company / Director Cinco Cine / Dir: Katie Wolfe
Year
2001
Production (Role) Crooked Earth (Sergeant Ropiha)
Production Company / Director H.O.M. Vision / Dir: Sam Pillsbury
Year
2000
Production (Role) The Feathers of Peace (Hiriwanu Tapu)
Production Company / Director He Taonga Films / Dir: Barry Barclay
Year
1994
Production (Role) Once Were Warriors (Taka (Gang Leader))
Production Company / Director Communicado Productions / Dir: Lee Tamahori

Short Film

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2013
Production (Role) The Last Night (Arsheef Asoud)
Production Company / Director Morepork Films Limited / Dir: David Strong
Year
2012
Production (Role) Hitch Hike (Maka)
Production Company / Director Notable Pictures / Dir: Matthew Saville
Year
2009
Production (Role) The Medal (Jake)
Production Company / Director Hummingbird Films / Dir: James Barr
Year
2008
Production (Role) Patu Ihu (Pakaru)
Production Company / Director Dir: Summer Agnew
Year
2008
Production (Role) Warbrick (Joe Warbrick)
Production Company / Director Legacy Films / Dir: Meihana & Pere Durie
Year
2002
Production (Role) Pikowae (Actor)
Production Company / Director Dir: Vanessa Rare

Television Movie

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2018
Production (Role) In Dark Places (Malcolm Rewa)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Michael Bennett
Year
2017
Production (Role) Resolve (Den Den Luke)
Production Company / Director Screentime / Dir: Peter Burger
Year
2011
Production (Role) Waitangi: What Really Happened (Nene)
Production Company / Director Television New Zealand (TVNZ) / Dir: Peter Burger
Year
2007
Production (Role) The Man Who Lost His Head (Zac)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Terry Johnson
Year
1999
Production (Role) Lawless (Willy Kaa)
Production Company / Director Dir: Chris Martin-Jones

Television

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2020
Production (Role) The New Legends of Monkey (Oracle)
Production Company / Director See-Saw Films | Netflix
Year
2019
Production (Role) The Dead Lands (Shaman & Ihi)
Production Company / Director Randolph TDL
Year
2019
Production (Role) The Bad Seed (Ed Miles)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Helena Brooks
Year
2019
Production (Role) Brokenwood Mysteries (Walter Elliott)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Mike Smith
Year
2017
Production (Role) Filthy Rich (Jim)
Production Company / Director Filthy Productions Limited / Dir: Oliver Driver
Year
2016
Production (Role) This is Piki (Te Maru)
Production Company / Director Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions / Dir: Kiel McNaughton
Year
2015
Production (Role) The Shannara Chronicles (Elder Stor)
Production Company / Director Music Television (MTV)
Year
2015
Production (Role) Tatau (Taunga)
Production Company / Director Touchstone Television / Dir: Wayne Yip
Year
2014
Production (Role) Brokenwood Mysteries (Walter Elliott)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Mike Smith
Year
2013
Production (Role) Top of the Lake (Turangi)
Production Company / Director See-Saw Films | BBC / Dir: Jane Campion
Year
2013
Production (Role) Auckland Daze (Calvin)
Production Company / Director Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions / Dir: Kiel McNaughton
Year
2011
Production (Role) Nga Reo Hou - When Sun and Moon Collide (Koro)
Production Company / Director Taki Rua Productions / Dir: Rachel House
Year
2011
Production (Role) Underbelly: Land of the Long Green Cloud (Diamond Jim Shepherd)
Production Company / Director Screentime / Dir: Ric Pellizzeri | Mike Smith
Year
2011
Production (Role) Nothing Trivial (Matiu Renata / Matiu)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Murray Keane
Year
2011
Production (Role) Super City (Solomon)
Production Company / Director Dir: Oscar Kightley
Year
2009
Production (Role) Korero Mai (Karl)
Production Company / Director Dir: Robyn Grace
Year
2008
Production (Role) Amazing Extraordinary Friends (The Atomiser)
Production Company / Director Greenstone Pictures / Dir: Stephen Campbell | Geoffrey Cawthorn
Year
2008
Production (Role) Burying Brian (Detective)
Production Company / Director Eyeworks Touchdown / Dir: Chris Bailey | Peter Burger
Year
2008
Production (Role) Legend of the Seeker (Jeziah)
Production Company / Director ABC Studios
Year
2008
Production (Role) Waimarie Pilot (David)
Production Company / Director 4 Winds Films / Dir: Katie Wolfe
Year
2006 - 2007
Production (Role) Whanau (Tahu)
Production Company / Director Cinco Cine / Dir: Hori Ahipene
Year
2002 - 2005
Production (Role) Mataku (Rex / Sergeant Tu Peters)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Michael Bennett | Peter Burger
Year
2000 - 2004
Production (Role) Shortland Street (Dr. Victor Kahu | Regular)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures
Year
1996 - 2000
Production (Role) Xena: Warrior Princess (Dagon/Doge /Gurkhan)
Production Company / Director Renaissance Pictures / Dir: Garth Maxwell
Year
2000
Production (Role) Cleopatra 2525 (Xev)
Production Company / Director Renaissance Pictures / Dir: Rick Jacobson
Year
1999
Production (Role) Duggan (Harris)
Production Company / Director Communicado Productions / Dir: John Laing
Year
1999
Production (Role) Jackson's Wharf (Danny Cooper)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Angela Bloomfield | John Callen | Murray Keane
Year
1996
Production (Role) Small Town Blues (Paratene)
Production Company / Director He Taonga Films / Dir: Don Selwyn
Year
1996
Production (Role) Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (Natros)
Production Company / Director Renaissance Pictures / Dir: Bruce Campbell | Charlie Haskell

Theatre

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2013
Production (Role) Paniora! (Theo Rameka)
Production Company / Director Auckland Theatre Company / Dir: Colin McColl
Year
2012
Production (Role) The Maori Troilus and Cressida (Ulysses)
Production Company / Director Globe Theatre / Dir: Rachel House
Year
2009
Production (Role) Te Karakia (Tohi)
Production Company / Director Taki Rua Productions / Dir: David O’Donnell
Year
2006
Production (Role) Nga Tangata Toa - The Warrior People (Paikea)
Production Company / Director Taki Rua Productions / Dir: James Beaumont

Calvin is one of New Zealand's most experienced actors. He made his mark playing the tough gang leader Taka in the award winning film Once Were Warriors, and has worked in well known film and TV series such as Hercules, Xena: Warrior Princess, Legend of the Seeker, Cleopatra, and countless others. Over 4 years Calvin became a household name to Kiwi audiences playing Dr. Victor Kahu in Shortland Street, the longest running most popular series for Television New Zealand.

Calvin has appeared as many memorable characters such as Te Toko in the successful film The Dead Lands directed by Toa Fraser; He played Malcolm Rewa in the award winning tele-movie In Dark Places, Turangi in Jane Campion's Top of the Lake, and has had star roles in The Brokenwood Mysteries, The Shannara Chronicles, and Underbelly. The Dead Lands launched as a TV series globally on Shudder & TVNZ with Calvin playing key roles.

Fluent in Te Reo, Calvin played Ulysses in the hugely popular theatrical production of The Maori Troilus and Cressida. The show was staged in New Zealand and then toured to the renowned Globe Theatre in London to standing ovations. Calvin is an extraordinary charismatic actor who impacts audiences with his powerful performances.

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2014
Production (Role) The Dead Lands (Te Toko)
Production Company / Director General Film Corporation / Dir: Toa Fraser
Year
2014
Production (Role) The Last Saint (Joe)
Production Company / Director The Reservoir / Dir: Rene Naufahu
Year
2014
Production (Role) The Pa Boys (Uncle Toa)
Production Company / Director Whenua Films / Dir: Himiona Grace
Year
2010
Production (Role) Kawa / Nights in the Garden of Spain (Kawariki)
Production Company / Director Cinco Cine / Dir: Katie Wolfe
Year
2001
Production (Role) Crooked Earth (Sergeant Ropiha)
Production Company / Director H.O.M. Vision / Dir: Sam Pillsbury
Year
2000
Production (Role) The Feathers of Peace (Hiriwanu Tapu)
Production Company / Director He Taonga Films / Dir: Barry Barclay
Year
1994
Production (Role) Once Were Warriors (Taka (Gang Leader))
Production Company / Director Communicado Productions / Dir: Lee Tamahori
Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2013
Production (Role) The Last Night (Arsheef Asoud)
Production Company / Director Morepork Films Limited / Dir: David Strong
Year
2012
Production (Role) Hitch Hike (Maka)
Production Company / Director Notable Pictures / Dir: Matthew Saville
Year
2009
Production (Role) The Medal (Jake)
Production Company / Director Hummingbird Films / Dir: James Barr
Year
2008
Production (Role) Patu Ihu (Pakaru)
Production Company / Director Dir: Summer Agnew
Year
2008
Production (Role) Warbrick (Joe Warbrick)
Production Company / Director Legacy Films / Dir: Meihana & Pere Durie
Year
2002
Production (Role) Pikowae (Actor)
Production Company / Director Dir: Vanessa Rare
Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2018
Production (Role) In Dark Places (Malcolm Rewa)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Michael Bennett
Year
2017
Production (Role) Resolve (Den Den Luke)
Production Company / Director Screentime / Dir: Peter Burger
Year
2011
Production (Role) Waitangi: What Really Happened (Nene)
Production Company / Director Television New Zealand (TVNZ) / Dir: Peter Burger
Year
2007
Production (Role) The Man Who Lost His Head (Zac)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Terry Johnson
Year
1999
Production (Role) Lawless (Willy Kaa)
Production Company / Director Dir: Chris Martin-Jones
Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2020
Production (Role) The New Legends of Monkey (Oracle)
Production Company / Director See-Saw Films | Netflix
Year
2019
Production (Role) The Dead Lands (Shaman & Ihi)
Production Company / Director Randolph TDL
Year
2019
Production (Role) The Bad Seed (Ed Miles)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Helena Brooks
Year
2019
Production (Role) Brokenwood Mysteries (Walter Elliott)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Mike Smith
Year
2017
Production (Role) Filthy Rich (Jim)
Production Company / Director Filthy Productions Limited / Dir: Oliver Driver
Year
2016
Production (Role) This is Piki (Te Maru)
Production Company / Director Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions / Dir: Kiel McNaughton
Year
2015
Production (Role) The Shannara Chronicles (Elder Stor)
Production Company / Director Music Television (MTV)
Year
2015
Production (Role) Tatau (Taunga)
Production Company / Director Touchstone Television / Dir: Wayne Yip
Year
2014
Production (Role) Brokenwood Mysteries (Walter Elliott)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Mike Smith
Year
2013
Production (Role) Top of the Lake (Turangi)
Production Company / Director See-Saw Films | BBC / Dir: Jane Campion
Year
2013
Production (Role) Auckland Daze (Calvin)
Production Company / Director Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions / Dir: Kiel McNaughton
Year
2011
Production (Role) Nga Reo Hou - When Sun and Moon Collide (Koro)
Production Company / Director Taki Rua Productions / Dir: Rachel House
Year
2011
Production (Role) Underbelly: Land of the Long Green Cloud (Diamond Jim Shepherd)
Production Company / Director Screentime / Dir: Ric Pellizzeri | Mike Smith
Year
2011
Production (Role) Nothing Trivial (Matiu Renata / Matiu)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Murray Keane
Year
2011
Production (Role) Super City (Solomon)
Production Company / Director Dir: Oscar Kightley
Year
2009
Production (Role) Korero Mai (Karl)
Production Company / Director Dir: Robyn Grace
Year
2008
Production (Role) Amazing Extraordinary Friends (The Atomiser)
Production Company / Director Greenstone Pictures / Dir: Stephen Campbell | Geoffrey Cawthorn
Year
2008
Production (Role) Burying Brian (Detective)
Production Company / Director Eyeworks Touchdown / Dir: Chris Bailey | Peter Burger
Year
2008
Production (Role) Legend of the Seeker (Jeziah)
Production Company / Director ABC Studios
Year
2008
Production (Role) Waimarie Pilot (David)
Production Company / Director 4 Winds Films / Dir: Katie Wolfe
Year
2006 - 2007
Production (Role) Whanau (Tahu)
Production Company / Director Cinco Cine / Dir: Hori Ahipene
Year
2002 - 2005
Production (Role) Mataku (Rex / Sergeant Tu Peters)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Michael Bennett | Peter Burger
Year
2000 - 2004
Production (Role) Shortland Street (Dr. Victor Kahu | Regular)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures
Year
1996 - 2000
Production (Role) Xena: Warrior Princess (Dagon/Doge /Gurkhan)
Production Company / Director Renaissance Pictures / Dir: Garth Maxwell
Year
2000
Production (Role) Cleopatra 2525 (Xev)
Production Company / Director Renaissance Pictures / Dir: Rick Jacobson
Year
1999
Production (Role) Duggan (Harris)
Production Company / Director Communicado Productions / Dir: John Laing
Year
1999
Production (Role) Jackson's Wharf (Danny Cooper)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Angela Bloomfield | John Callen | Murray Keane
Year
1996
Production (Role) Small Town Blues (Paratene)
Production Company / Director He Taonga Films / Dir: Don Selwyn
Year
1996
Production (Role) Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (Natros)
Production Company / Director Renaissance Pictures / Dir: Bruce Campbell | Charlie Haskell
Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2013
Production (Role) Paniora! (Theo Rameka)
Production Company / Director Auckland Theatre Company / Dir: Colin McColl
Year
2012
Production (Role) The Maori Troilus and Cressida (Ulysses)
Production Company / Director Globe Theatre / Dir: Rachel House
Year
2009
Production (Role) Te Karakia (Tohi)
Production Company / Director Taki Rua Productions / Dir: David O’Donnell
Year
2006
Production (Role) Nga Tangata Toa - The Warrior People (Paikea)
Production Company / Director Taki Rua Productions / Dir: James Beaumont
Training:

Toi Whakaari Certificate in Maori Performing Arts - Waikato Polytechnic

Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)

American, English-Standard, New Zealand*

Languages:
(* = native/fluent)

Te Reo Maori

Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)

Bass Guitar

Sports:
(* = highly skilled)

Basketball, Cricket, Golf, Horse-riding, Rugby, Softball

Height:
6' 0"/183cm
Eye Colour:
Brown
Hair Colour:
Black
Hair Length:
Balding
Vocal Notes
Accents
Voice Character & Quality:

Earthy, Gravitas, Informative, Mature, Sophisticated, Smooth

Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)

American, English-Standard, New Zealand*

Calvin is one of New Zealand's most experienced actors. He made his mark playing the tough gang leader Taka in the award winning film Once Were Warriors, and has worked in well known film and TV series such as Hercules, Xena: Warrior Princess, Legend of the Seeker, Cleopatra, and countless others. Over 4 years Calvin became a household name to Kiwi audiences playing Dr. Victor Kahu in Shortland Street, the longest running most popular series for Television New Zealand.

Calvin has appeared as many memorable characters such as Te Toko in the successful film The Dead Lands directed by Toa Fraser; He played Malcolm Rewa in the award winning tele-movie In Dark Places, Turangi in Jane Campion's Top of the Lake, and has had star roles in The Brokenwood Mysteries, The Shannara Chronicles, and Underbelly. The Dead Lands launched as a TV series globally on Shudder & TVNZ with Calvin playing key roles.

Fluent in Te Reo, Calvin played Ulysses in the hugely popular theatrical production of The Maori Troilus and Cressida. The show was staged in New Zealand and then toured to the renowned Globe Theatre in London to standing ovations. Calvin is an extraordinary charismatic actor who impacts audiences with his powerful performances.