Dominic Ona-Ariki

Dominic Ona-Ariki

Age Range
29 - 39
180cm / 5ft 11in
102cm / 40in
96cm / 38in
98cm / 39in

Luber Roklin Entertainment - US Management

CBM Management - AUS Agency

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Dominic Ona Ariki is a Cook Island-New Zealand actor who has garnered international acclaim for his lead role in television series One Lane Bridge where he plays the central character of Ariki Davis in three seasons, produced by Great Southern Film & TV, the series gained significant recognition and was picked up by prestigious platforms such as Sundance Now in the USA and Acorn TV in the UK.  Dominic's talent and on-screen presence were further showcased in Stan Australia's groundbreaking drama series, The Commons staring alongside UK actors Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) & Rupert Penry-Jones (Whitechapel) and marking the platform's first foray into making their own content.

Other notable highlights include; the comedy feature Gary of the Pacific, Sam Kelly’s gripping gang film Savage and portraying All Black legend Eric Rush in the miniseries Jonah and the upcoming series Erotic Stories for ITV (UK) and SBS (AUS), further solidifying his position as an in-demand talent in the industry. 

Dom has also worked extensively with physical theatre company Massive. He joined the company as an actor in 2006 and has since performed in their productions of My Bed My Universe and the critically acclaimed tour of The Brave. Dom also has been working as a tutor and supporting younger ensemble members coming through the company. 


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2019 Savage Dice Dir. Sam Kelly Feature Film
2017 Gary of the Pacific Kitiona (Major Support) Filmwork / The Lowdown Concept, dir. Jarrod Hold, Ryan Hutchings Feature Film
2007 Head Cases Bryce (Regular Recurring) South Pacific Pictures, dir. Terry Johnson Tele-Feature Film
2002 The Legend of Johnny Lingo Pua's Friend Stables Productions, dir. Steven Ramirez Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2023 Erotic Stories Cyrus dir. Leticia Cáceres & Madeleine Gottlieb Drama
2023 Double Parked Johnny Kevin & Co. dir. Madeleine Sami Drama
2021, 2022 One Lane Bridge S2 & S3 Ariki Davis (Pivotal Lead) Great Southern TV - Carmen Leonard Drama
2021 The Panthers Ken TVNZ Drama
2020 One Lane Bridge S1 Ariki Davis (Pivotal Lead) Great Southern TV - Carmen Leonard Drama
2020 The Commons Israel Latu (Major Support) Playmaker Commons Australia PTY LTD - STAN original Drama
2020 Teine Sa Tuna (Lead) Tikilounge Productions Drama
2019 Jonah Eric Rush (Major Support) Dir. Danny Mulheron, Great Southern Film and Television Drama
2017 Filthy Rich s2 Reuben Tamatoa (Guest) Filthy Rich Productions, dir. Various Drama
2017 Dear Murderer Thompson - Rugby League Team Screentime NZ Ltd Drama
2016 Filthy Rich Reuben Tamatoa (Guest) Filthy Rich Productions, dir. Various Drama
2009 What Now - Fouls Kitchen Dominic Whitebait TV Drama
2007 Shortland Street Tane Samuels (Regular Recurring) South Pacific Pictures, dir. Various Drama
2006 Whanau Skud (Regular Recurring) Cinco Cine Film Productions, dir. Rawiri Paratene Drama
2005 The Market s1 Sione Lima (Lead) Isola Productions, dir. Rene Naufahu, Damon Fepulea'i Drama
2004 P.E.T Detectives Fred (Lead/Core) Screentime NZ Ltd Drama

Web Series

Year Production Role Company / Director
2015 Jiwi's Machines Sam (Recurring Guest) Eggbeater Ltd, dir. Jeff Szusterman


Year Production Role Company / Director
2015 The Brave Dominic Massive Theatre Company, dir. Sam Scott, Carla Martell
2014 Goodbye My Felini Dominic Basement Theatre, dir. Amelia Reid
2014 The Tin Forest Dominic National Youth Theatre of Scotland, dir. Fraser Macdonald
2014 My Bed My Universe Dominic Massive Theatre Company, dir. Sam Scott
2006 Up Close Out Loud Dominic Massive Theatre Company, dir. Sam Scott, Carla Martell


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2023 The Working Actors Workshop Laura Interval & Latham Gaines
2021 Actors Studio Elena Stejko
2021 Screen Masterclass Miranda Harcourt
2018 SAC Stevie Ray Workshop Sydney Actors Collective
2018 Acting for Screen Rachel Bullock & Liz Mullane
2018 American Accent Intensive Workshop Chris Stewart
2017 Self-Tape Masterclass Tandi Wright
2017 US Accent Training Chris Stewart
2014 American Accent & Audition Technique Workshiop Terri De'Arth
2003 Junior Acting Rosalind Gardner, UNITEC
2003 Street Funk Rhonda Mickelborough, UNITEC