Cliff Curtis

27 Jul 1968


Clifford Vivian Devon "Cliff" Curtis (born 27 July 1968) is a New Zealand actor who has had major roles in film, including The Piano, Whale Rider, and Blow, and most recently has appeared in NBC's television series Trauma. He is also co-owner of independent film production company Whenua Films. Curtis, ethnically Māori, has on film portrayed a range of ethnicities, including Latin American and Arab characters. He has appeared as a character actor in many Hollywood films, while in New Zealand he is usually the main star.


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Filmography (34 titles)

(movie, 2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Yeshua)
(movie, 2015)
···Last Knights
Genre: Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Lt. Cortez)
(movie, 2014)
···The Dark Horse
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Genesis)
(movie, 2012)
···A Thousand Words
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Dr. Sinja)
(movie, 2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Emilio)
(movie, 2010)
···The Last Airbender
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Fire Lord Ozai)
(movie, 2009)
···Crossing Over
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Hamid Baraheri)
(movie, 2009)
Genre: Science Fiction, Action
Role: Actor (as Hook)
(movie, 2008)
···10,000 BC
Genre: Adventure, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Tic-Tic)
(movie, 2007)
6.9Live Free or Die Hard
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Bowman)
(movie, 2007)
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Detective Flores)
(movie, 2007)
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Searle)
(movie, 2005)
···River Queen
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Wiremu)
(movie, 2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mort Whitman)
(mini-series, 2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Adam Kadyrov)
(movie, 2003)
···Runaway Jury
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Frank Herrera)
(movie, 2002)
···Whale Rider
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Porourangi)
(movie, 2002)
···Collateral Damage
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Claudio Perrini)
(movie, 2002)
···Point of Origin
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mike Camello)
(movie, 2001)
···Training Day
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Smiley)
(movie, 2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Pablo Escobar)
(movie, 2000)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Billy Williams)
(movie, 1999)
···The Insider
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sheikh Fadlallah)
(movie, 1999)
···Bringing Out the Dead
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Cy Coates)
(movie, 1999)
···Three Kings
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Amir Abdullah)
(movie, 1999)
Genre: Horror, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Hiko)
(movie, 1998)
···Six Days Seven Nights
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Kip)
(movie, 1998)
···Deep Rising
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Mamooli)
(movie, 1998)
···The Chosen
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Father Tahere)
(movie, 1996)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Zeke)
(movie, 1994)
···Once Were Warriors
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Bully)
(movie, 1993)
···The Piano
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Mana)
(movie, 1993)
···Desperate Remedies
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Fraser)