Duane Evans Jr

Duane Evans Jr

Age Range
17 - 23
176cm / 5ft 9in
53cm / 21in
64cm / 25in

Te Reo Level - Conversational 

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Duane has been acting since he was three years old, he is best known in New Zealand for his role on the drama series Shortland Street where he was a fan-favourite four years running as Michael Hampton Rees. 

After leaving Shortland Street he spent 9 months living & working in the US playing Rotxo in the James Cameron directed feature films Avatar 2,3 & 4, releasing 2022, 2024 & 2026 respectively. He acquired new skills including working underwater, Green Screen & Stunts and receiving positive feedback from Director & Crew for his ‘can do Kiwi Kid’ attitude. 

Other screen highlights include roles in the award-winning short film Ebony Society, feature films Fantail, Billy and The Legend of Baron To’a.  Series include Power Rangers: Ninja Steel, The New Legends of Monkey, Duckrockers and the apocalyptic series Sweet Tooth.

Duane speaks fluent Te Reo and has a long history of competing in Kapa Haka competitions and performing on stage. 


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2024 The Convert Pahirua Brouhaha Entertainment, dir. Lee Tamahori Feature Film
2023 Avatar 2 Rotxo 20th Century Fox, dir. James Cameron Feature Film
2019 The Legend of Baron To'a Royden FUHU Films Feature Film
2014 The Kick Rawiri Great Southern Television, dir. Danny Mulheron Feature Film
2012 The Fantail Young Pi Curious Films, dir. Curtis Vowell Feature Film
2011 Billy Billy T James (5yr old) Comedia Pictures, dir. Peter Burger Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2022 Duckrockers Michael South Pacific Pictures Drama
2021 Sweet Tooth Rhino Netflix Drama
2018 The New Legends of Monkey Town Boy See-Saw Films / Jump Film & TV, dir. Gerard Johnstone Drama
2014 - 2017 Shortland Street Michael Hampton-Rees (Major Guest) South Pacific Pictures Drama
2016 Power Rangers S24 & 25 Billy Power Rangers Prods Ltd Drama
2015 Tatau Boy (Guest) BBC America / Touch Paper TV / South Pacific Pictures Drama
2014 Pukana Guest Singer Cinco Cine Other
2013 Mataora Interviewee Maori Television, dir. Eruera Morgan Other
2013 U-Live Live interview with J-Geeks dir. Jermaine Leef Other
2013 Pukana Interviewee Cinco Cine, dir. Ian Beale Other
2013 Marae Investigates Segment Host TVNZ, dir. Te Hemara Rauhihi Other
2012 Nothing Trivial Billy South Pacific Pictures, dir. Murray Keane Drama
2012 Pukana Maori language student Cinco Cine Other
2006 - 2010 Style Pasifika Fashion Awards Parent and Child model Drum Productions, dir. Stan Wolfgramm Other


Year Production Role Company / Director
2010 World Dairy Summit Tama Oyster Entertainment

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2016 Possum Nathan Dir. Dave Whitehead Short Film
2015 Tree Kisione Dir. Lauren Jackson Short Film
2012 I'm Going to Mum's Jacob Dir. Lauren Jackson Short Film
2010 Ebony Society Tee Dir. Tammy Davis Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2017 Just Cook: Annual Cooking Competition Self New Zealand Nutrition Foundation
2014 Ministry of Health / Immunisation Promotion Presenter Dir. Craig Henderson
2013 JGeek Music Video Main Character Dir. Jermaine Leef


Intermediate: Te Reo Māori


Advanced: Māori | New Zealand | Pacific Islander

Intermediate: UK - English


Advanced: Swimming

Intermediate: Athletics

Stunts & Weapons

Intermediate: Stunts


Advanced: Māori