James Trevena

James Trevena

NZ European
Age Range
31 - 43
187cm / 6ft 2in
84cm / 33in
86cm / 34in

Abrams Artists Agency - US Agent
Zero Gravity Management - US Management

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James studied at Massey University after receiving a Prime Ministers Scholarship, before playing Ice Hockey in Germany for 3 years, after being named MVP of the Inline Hockey World Championships in Passau, Germany, in 2007. He began his acting career in New Zealand when he landed the role of Charlie in the drama series Blue Rose (SPP) before joining The Shannara Chronicles as Crispin for MTV, produced by Jon Favreau.

In 2017 James moved to the US and quickly gained traction starring alongside Mena Suvari in the TV Series American Woman followed by playing the role of Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys in Charlie Says, opposite Emmy Nominated Matt Smith directed by 'American Psychos' Mary Harron and then in the updated TV Series version of The Greatest American Hero opposite Hannah Simone for Fox Studios. 

Most recently he starred in 'LAtinas' a pilot for HBO and currently working alongside Paula Patton in the TV series Sacrifice before returning to his homeland of New Zealand where he landed the role of Brett in the new Warner Discovery/Great Southern Television series Friends Like Her.


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2020 We Bare Bears: The Movie Jacked Kangaroo Cartoon Network Feature Film
2018 Charlie Says Dennis Wilson Roxwell Films, dir. Mary Harron Feature Film
2011 Contract Killers Marshall (Lead) Dir. Matt Pearson Feature Film
2011 The Hobbit Goblin Dir. Peter Jackson Feature Film
2010 Sehnsucht Nach Paradise Islands Surfer Dir. Thomas Hezel Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2023 Friends Like Her Brett Warner Bros Discover/Great Southern Drama
2022 Sacrifice S2 Joshua Lang BET+ Drama
2022 L.A.tinas Keith HBO Max Drama
2021 Sacrifice S1 Joshua Lang BET+ Drama
2018 Big Little Lies Brandon Firth HBO, dir. Andrea Arnold Drama
2018 The Greatest American Hero Sam Porter 20th Century Fox/ABC USA Drama
2017 American Woman Matthew Paramount Studios, dir. Alex Hardcastle Drama
2016 The Shannara Chronicles Crispin Edensong MTV Drama
2012 The Blue Rose Charlie South Pacific Productions Drama
2011 The Aviators Hits and Misses Loving Life Guy Dir. Charlie Bleakley Drama
2011 Longing for Paradise Island Surfer Polyphon International Film und Fernseh Drama

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2011 Long Gully Abusive Boyfriend Dir. Raquel Sims Short Film
2010 Baby Aston Dir. Raquel Sims Short Film
2010 Nightstorm Boxer Dir. Brendan Heffernan Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2018 DirectTV Lead Taika Waititi
2016 Geico Prince Charming Geico


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2017 Acting Training Margie Haber
2011 Screen Acting Course Peter Feeney
2011 Fighting for Camera Workshop New Zealand Stunt School
2011 Stunt Training Rodney Cook
2010 Stunt Training Winham Hammond
2010 Miranda Harcourt - Acting for Camera Toi Whakaari - Miranda Harcourt


Intermediate: German


Advanced: American - Californian | American - General | American - Southern | New Zealand

Intermediate: Australian | British | Canadian | German | UK - Cockney | UK - English


Advanced: Abseiling | Athletics | BMX | Badminton | Baseball | Basketball | Body Surfing | Boxing | Canoeing | Cricket | Cycling | Frisbee | Golf | Grid Iron | Gym | Gymnastics | Hockey | Jet Ski | Kayaking | Mountain Biking | Mountain Climbing | Netball | Ping Pong / Table Tennis | Rock Climbing | Roller Blading | Roller Hockey | Roller Skating | Rowing | Rugby League | Rugby Union | Running / Jogging | Shooting | Skate Boarding | Skim Board | Snorkeling | Soccer | Softball | Speed Walking | Squash | Surfing | Swimming | Ten Pin Bowling | Tennis | Touch Football | Volleyball | Wake Boarding | Water Skiing | Wave Running | Wind Surfing

Intermediate: AFL Football | Aerobics | Archery | Boating | Bungee Jumping | Cheerleading | Darts | Diving Board | Diving Platform | Fishing | Hula Hoop | Jump Rope | Karate | Kick Boxing | Lawn Bowls | Martial Arts | Pilates | Pogo Stick | Racquetball | Scuba Diving | Snooker | Trampoline | Triathlon | Weight Lifting | Wrestling | Yoga

Circus & Horse

Advanced: Stage Combat

Intermediate: Acrobatics

Driving & Flying

Advanced: Driving (general) | Dune Buggy | Go-karting | Stick Shift | Van

Intermediate: Drag Racing | Farm Equipment | Moto Cross | Motorcycle | Parasailing | Quad Motorbike | Skydiving | Sports Car

Stunts & Weapons

Advanced: Stunts | Weapons

Intermediate: High Falls

Musical Instruments

Advanced: Guitar