Jay Kiriona

Jay Kiriona

Age Range
25 - 38
172cm / 5ft 8in
101cm / 40in
77cm / 30in
79cm / 31in
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Graduating with a Diploma for Acting Screen Performance & Skills in 2013 at South Seas Film & Television School, Jay worked on numerous short films, including Georgia Agnew’s Hunting Aliens (lead), Cameron Pitney’s Another Mouth to Feed, and starred in and directed his own short film, Wings.  Embarking on a trip to Sydney for a short stay, Jay landed a guest role on Neighbours and the role of Lance Bombardier Willie Walker in the well-received Australian feature film Danger Close directed by Kiv Stenders which filmed in Queensland’s far north.

 On returning to New Zealand Jay became a core cast member from 2019 to 2021 on New Zealand’s prime time fast turn-around drama series, Shortland Street playing the much-loved Character of Prince Kimiora and at time along side his real-life wife, actor Becky McEwan, the couple were quick to point out that their real-life communication is far less dramatic!


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2019 Danger Close William Deeper Water, dir. Kriv Stenders Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2019-2021 Shortland Street Prince Kimiora (Core Cast) South Pacific Pictures Drama
2018 Neighbours Cameron McGlip Freemantle Media Australia, dir. Various Drama
2016 Maui's Hook Party Guy Kura Poductions Drama

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2016 Wings Lead (Oliver) Dir. Jharaiz Kiriona Short Film
2014 Another Mouth To Feed Lead (Theo) Dir. Cameron Pitney Short Film
2014 Hunting Aliens Lead (Connor) Dir. Georgia Agnew Short Film
2013 Forever Young Support (Maihi) Dir. Angela Cudd Short Film
2013 TOA Lead (Hone) Dir. Canaan Akuhata-Brown Short Film
2013 Fathers Day Lead (Elasaia) True Saamu Short Film
2013 The Pact Lead (Daniel) Dir. Ethan Mooney Short Film
2013 Bytes of Reality Lead (Oli) Dir. Ethan Mooney, James Forsyth Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2018 Coca Cola Booth Couple Ogilvy X, dir. Will Horne (AUS ONLY)


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2021 Standard American Accent Workshop Jacque Drew
2018 Advanced Acting for Screen Intensive Liz Mullane & Rachel Bullock
2014 20 Weeks Acting Master Class Maya Dalziel
2013 3 Chekov Workshops Elena Stejko
2013 3 Stanislavski Technique Workshops a week South Seas Film & Television School - Maya Dalziel
2013 Dipolma in Screen Acting South Seas Film and Television School
2013 On Screen Performance / Professional Skills South Seas Film & Television School - Johnny Givins
2013 Theatre Skills - Mask, Clowning, Melodrama, Character South Seas Film & Television School - Ben Crowder
2013 3 American Accent Workshops South Seas Film & Television School - Jim McLartly
2013 3 Singing Classes a week South Seas Film & Television School - Georgia Wood
2013 Voice training 5 times a week South Seas Film & Television School - Linda Cartwright


Advanced: American - General | New Zealand | UK - Cockney | UK - English

Intermediate: American - New York | Australian | Māori


Advanced: Boxing | Gym | Jump Rope | Karate | Kick Boxing | Martial Arts | Rock Climbing | Rugby Union | Running / Jogging | Skate Boarding | Soccer | Touch Football | Weight Lifting

Intermediate: Abseiling | Aerobics | Athletics | Body Surfing | Cycling | Grid Iron | Skim Board | Snooker | Squash | Tennis | Volleyball | Yoga

Circus & Horse

Intermediate: Bareback Horse Riding | Horse Riding

Driving & Flying

Advanced: Driving (general) | Stick Shift | Van

Intermediate: Drag Racing | Go-karting | Moto Cross | Quad Motorbike | Skydiving | Sports Car

Stunts & Weapons

Intermediate: High Falls | Stunts | Weapons

Singing Range


Singing Styles

Intermediate: General | Rock

Musical Instruments

Advanced: Guitar

Intermediate: Drums | Percussion | Piano


Intermediate: General Movement