Heto Ah Hi

Heto Ah Hi

Samoan, Tokelauan
Age Range
50 - 58
173cm / 5ft 8in
92cm / 36in
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Heto Ah Hi is a New Zealand actor of Samoan and Tokelauan descent. He graduated from New Zealand’s leading Drama School: Toi Whakaari in 1994 with a Bachelor of Performing Arts Degree. Heto can speak both Samoan & Tokelauan and has a strong connection to his Pacific heritage, he has worked extensively in theatre, film and television and known for his charismatic and versatile performances.

 Theatre highlights include; New Zealand tours of Naked Samoans and returning to perform The Naked Samoans Do Magic for The Conch directed by Nina Nawalowalo, Black Faggot a Multinesia Production directed by Roy Ward and Dawn Raids for New Pacific Underground, directed by Oscar Kightley.

 Film highlights include; Sione’s Wedding 1 & 2 playing the lead role of Stanley for South Pacific Pictures, Matariki directed by Michael Bennett & Toke for Screentime Productions. Local Series include; Dirty Laundry, Fresh Housewives of South Auckland and most recently the highly rated comedy drama Duckrockers playing the role of Tino for South Pacific Pictures.


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2019 Toke Howie Screentime Feature Film
2011 Sione's 2 Stanley (Lead) South Pacific Pictures, dir. Simon Bennett Feature Film
2009 Matariki Tyrone Filmwork, dir. Michael Bennett Feature Film
2005 Sione's Wedding Stanley (Lead) South Pacific Pictures, dir. Chris Graham Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2022 Duckrockers Tino South Pacific Pictures Drama
2016 Dirty Laundry Carol Filthy Productions Ltd, dir. Various Drama
2016 Fresh Housewives of South Auckland Madonna Tikilounge Productions Drama
2015 Fresh Housewives of South Auckland Madonna Tikilounge Productions Drama
2010 Radiradirah Police Officer Firehorse Films Limited Drama
2005 The Market Api Rangihua Isola Productions Drama
1999 Market Forces Darren South Pacific Pictures, dir. Danny Mulheron Drama
1995 Plain Tastes Pepsi Frame Up Films, dir. Niki Caro Drama
1995 Overnight Dave Frame Up Films, dir. Jessica Hobbs Drama


Year Production Role Company / Director
2018 The Naked Samoans Do Magic Heto The Conch dir. Nina Nawalowalo
2013-14 Black Faggot Multiple Multinesia dir. Roy Ward
2010 My Penina Maraea Pacific Dance
2010 Tautai Hahave, Juice, Tuluma Punalei Productions / Mangere Arts Centre
2008 Running With The Bulls Tuku Dir. Iaheto Ah Hi
2000-2001 Naked Samoans New Zealand Tour
2000-2001 A Midsummer Night's Dream Lysander New Zealand Tour
2009 Tautai Mauilatata Punale Productions, Dir. Oscar Kightley, Shimpal L
1997 Tautai Monologue/Physical Theatre Tautai Productions, dir. 'Ona Ofamo'oni
1997 Dawn Raids Fabian New Pacific Underground, dir. Oscar Kightley
1996-1997 Forbidden Memories Albert Cath Cardiff Productions, dir. Douglas Wright
1996 Fuatia's Future Various Calico Theatre, dir. Charlie Oates
1996 A Frigate Bird Sings Vili Atafa Downstage Theatre, dir. Nathaniel Lees
1996 The Singing Bus Queue Timmy Downstage Theatre, dir. Conrad Newport
1995 Speed of Light Terk Calico Theatre
1995 Sons Sione Pacific Underground, dir. David Fane
1995 Kilt Mythical Figure Taki Rua Theatre, dir. Lyne Pringle
1993-1994 Beautiful Thing Jamie Old Circa Building, dir. Ralph McAllister


Year Production Role Company / Director
2022 Younicorn Younicorn Guy So.
2014 Dulux Colour Featured Finch / Clemenger BBDO
2014 BNZ - Shredded Cash Lead Colenso BBDO


Year Description Institution / Presenter
1994 Bachelor of Arts Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School


Intermediate: Samoan


Intermediate: American - Californian | American - Southern

Circus & Horse

Advanced: Mime

Intermediate: Stage Combat

Driving & Flying

Advanced: Driving (general) | Stick Shift

Singing Styles

Advanced: Lip Sync


Advanced: Break | General Movement | Hip Hop

Intermediate: Aerobics | Disco | Māori