Curtis, Cliff 1968–

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CURTIS, Cliff 1968–

(Clifford Curtis)


Born July 27, 1968, in Rotorua, Aotearoa, New Zealand. Education: Studied acting at the New Zealand Drama School and Teatro Dmitri Scoula in Switzerland.


Agent—Abrams Artists & Associates, 9200 West Sunset Blvd., "1125, West Hollywood, CA, 10001.



Awards, Honors:

Film Award, best supporting actor, New Zealand Film and TV Awards, 1993, for Desperate Remedies; Film Award nomination, New Zealand Film and TV Awards, for Once Were Warriors; Film Award, best actor, New Zealand Film and TV Awards, 2000, for Jubilee; Film Award, best supporting actor, New Zealand Film and TV Awards, 2003, for Whale Rider.


Film Appearances:

Fraser, Desperate Remedies, Miramax, 1993.

Mana, The Piano (also known as La lecon de piano), Miramax, 1993.

Bully, Once Were Warriors, Fine Line, 1994.

Short Ears, Rapa Nui, Warner Bros., 1994.

Kahu & Maia, 1994.

Mananui, 1996.

Zeke, Chicken, 1996.

Mamooli, Deep Rising (also known as The Greed), Buena Vista, 1998.

Kip, Six Days, Seven Nights (also known as 6 Days 7 Nights), Buena Vista, 1998.

Hiko, Virus, 1999.

Amir Abdulah, Three Kings, Warner Bros., 1999.

Cy Coates, Bringing out the Dead, 1999.

Virus: Ghost in the Machine (documentary short film), 1999.

(As Clifford Curtis) Sheikh Fadlallah, The Insider, Buena Vista, 1999.

Billy Williams, Jubilee, South Pacific, 2000.

On the Set of Three Kings (documentary), 2000.

Billy Williams, The Making of "Jubilee" (documentary), 2000.

Pablo Escobar, Blow, New Line Cinema, 2001.

Smiley, Training Day, Warner Bros., 2001.

The evil but handsome prince Khalid, The Majestic, Warner Bros., 2001.

Claudio Perrini, Collateral Damage, Warner Bros., 2002.

Porourangi, Whale Rider (also known as Te kaike tohora), RCV, 2002.

Frank Herrera, Runaway Jury, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2003.

Inspector Franklin, Fracture, Polyphony, 2004.

Mort Whitman, Spooked, Arkles, 2004.

Pizza delivery man, Heinous Crime (short film), 2004.

River Queen, Endgame, 2005.

The Fountain, Warner Bros., 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Nessus, Hercules in the Underworld, syndicated, 1994.

Father Tahere, The Chosen, 1998.

Mike Camello, Point of Origin (also known as In the Heat of Fire), HBO, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Making of "Whale Rider" (documentary), 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Nemis, "As Darkness Falls," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, 1995.

Daniel Freeman, City Life, 1996.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Adam Kadyrov, Traffic (also known as Traffic: The Miniseries), USA Network, 2004.