Phil Vaughan

Phil Vaughan

South Island NZ
NZ European
Age Range
48 - 60
168cm / 5ft 6in
111cm / 44in
97cm / 38in
94cm / 37in
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A familiar face to New Zealand viewers, Phil’s acting career has spanned decades and touched all genres: from comedy skits on Jono & Ben, Funny Girls and Dancing With the Stars and New Zealand’s Got Talent to memorable appearances on series such as an Insider’s Guide to Love as Gordon, and Girl vs Boy as Stuart, Phil is a performer who teases the humour and vitality from every role. He played the sinister Ian Reid on Shortland Street in 2018 and the hapless Arnie in The Brokenwood Mysteries. His recent film credits include Jim Bangs in David White’s touching feature This Town (2018), and Cart Man in Rick Jacobsen’s The Royal Treatment. 

As at ease on stage as screen, Phil has played Sir Tony Belch in Twelfth Night, Sir Henry in Hound of the Baskervilles, and numerous productions with The Court and Circa Theatres. 


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2022 The Royal Treatment Cart Man Netflix, dir. Rick Jacobson Feature Film
2018 This Town Jim Bangs South Pacific Pictures, dir. David White Feature Film
2017 Kiwi Racing Commentator Rogue Productions, dir Thomas Robbins Tele-Feature Film
1996 Chicken Detective Sanderson Keri Films/Dir Grant LaHood Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2022 Duck Rockers Uncle Des South Pacific Pictures, dir: Oscar Kightley Comedy
2022 LOTR - The Ring of Power Seer Smithy Amazon Prime, dir: Wayne Che Yip Drama
2018 Shortland Street Ian Reid South Pacific Pictures, dir. Various Drama
2018 (16'17) Jono & Ben Skits Various MediaWorks Comedy
2018 (16'17) Funny Girls Skits Various MediaWorks Comedy
2015 The Brokenwood Mysteries - Season 2 Arnie Langstone South Pacific Pictures Drama
2012 Girl vs Boy Stuart TVNZ KHF Media Drama
2008 NZ Got Talent Audience Entertainer South Pacific Pictures Other
2007 Pops Ultimate Star Audience Entertainer Eyeworks Other
2005-2009 Big Wednesday Presenter TVNZ / NZ Lotteries Other
2005 Great NZ Spelling Bee Audience Entertainer TNVZ Other
2005 NZ Brainiest Kid Audience Entertainer Eyeworks Other
2005-2008 Dancing with the Stars Audience Entertainer TVNZ Other
2004 Insider's Guide to Happiness Gordon Gibson Group Drama
2002 Lovebites Timothy Kahukura Productions Drama
2001 The Strip Jonesy, Gibson Group Drama
2000 Kettle of Fish Ron Petersen (British RP) BBC UK Drama
2000 Harry & Cosh TV Host (British RP) BBC UK Drama
1997 Off the Planet Puppeteer Creative Director Other
1996 Cover Story Doctor Gibson Group Drama
1996-1997 Young Entertainers Audience Entertainer Denis Spencer Productions Other
2002-2003 What Now? Presenter/TV Chef TVNZ Other
1996 Good Morning Presenter TVNZ Other
1995-1997 Where in the World is Carmen San Diego? Presenter TVNZ Other
1995 Skools Out Presenter TVNZ Other
1994-1995 Mountain Dew on the Edge Presenter Touchdown Productions Other
1994 Safe Sex Special Presenter TVNZ Other
1994 Mad Mad World of TV Presenter Other
1993 Alive and Kicking Presenter TVNZ Other


Year Production Role Company / Director
2021 Sturggling with Lentils Michael Talking House Productions
2021 Much Ado About Nothing Benedick Otepoti Summer Shakespeare
2021 Wish Yeti were Here Multiple roles OTL, dir: Jo Randerson
2020 Back to Square One One Man Show dir: Simon O'Connor
2017 Twelfth Night - Shakespeare Sir Toby Belch Fortune Theatre, dir. Jonathan Hendry
2016 Kings of the Gym - Dave Armstrong Laurie Connor Fortune Theatre, dir. Patrick Davies
2016 Matthew, Mark, Luke and Joanne Mark Court Theatre, dir. Stephen Ray
2015 Flagons and Foxtrots Sid Jenkins Fortune Theatre, dir. Mel Camp
2015 Outside Mullingar - J. P Shanley Anthony Reilly (Irish) Fortune Theatre, dir. Lisa Warrington
2015 Dunedin Theatre Awards Best Actor Nominee Outside Mulingar
2015 Greedy Cat - Joy Cowley 4 Shopkeepers, Dad, Judge Pumphouse Theatre, dir. Tim Bray
2014 Dunedin Theatre Awards Production of the Year Peninsula
2014 The Hound of the Baskervilles Sir Henry Baskerville, Centrepoint Theatre, dir. Ross Jolly
2014 Peninsula - Gary Henderson Jack Hope/Alex Newman Fortune Theatre, dir. Patrick Davies
2014 The Pitmen Painters Harry Wilson (Geordie) Circa Theatre, dir. Ross Jolly
2013 August;Osage County - Tracy Letts Steve Heidebrecht (Texas) Court Theatre, dir. Stephanie McKellar Smith
2013 Peninsula - Gary Henderson Jack Hope/Alex Newman Centrepoint Theatre, dir. Paul McLaughlin
2013 Boeing Boeing - Marc Camoletti Bernard (British RP) Fortune Theatre, dir. Lara Macgregor
2012 Live at Six Tim McGregor Downstage Theatre, dir. Conrad Newport
2012 The Motor Camp - Dave Armstrong Mike Hislop Circa Theatre , dir. Danny Mulheron
2012 Peninsula - Gary Henderson Jack Hope, Alex Newman Circa Theatre, dir. Jane Waddel
2011 The Underarm - David Geary Don (Australian) Rotorua Arts Festival
2011 The Motor Camp - Dave Armstrong Mike Hislop Circa Theatre, dir. Danny Mulheron
2011 God of Carnage - Yazmina Reza Michel Vallon (British RP) Fortune Theatre, dir. Lara Macgregor
2011 The Tutor - Dave Armstrong John Sellers Fortune Theatre, dir. Patrick Davies
2011 The Truth Game - Simon Cunliffe Bill Singer Fortune Theatre, dir. Lara Macgregor
2010 Imaginary Friend Bob Short and Sweet Festival
2010 Young Playwrite's Initative Gary Young Playwrite's Initative
2010 Flipside - Ken Duncam John Glennie Herald Theatre, dir. Charlie Unwin
2010 Birthday Boy - Carl Nixon Stuart Marshall Circa Theatre, dir. Jane Waddel
2009 Live at Six Gordon Millar Batts Theatre, dir. Conrad Newport
2009 Sketch Bernard Tenzing Sketch
2009 The Tutor John Sellers Court Theatre, dir. Lara Macgregor
2006 Part of Me Max Batts Theatre, dir. Danny Mulheron
2005 The Tutor John Sellers Circa Theatre, dir. Danny Mulheron

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2009 The Baby Farmer Robin Slade Clean Slate Productions Short Film
2006 Man Hunt Mafia Boss International Short Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2017 Viva la Dirt League Self Viva la Dirt League Ltd


Year Production Role Company / Director
2017-2021 Energy Online Dave the Husband Contagion


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2015 Character Based Improv - Mike Leigh Technique Rob Marchand
2015 Laban Technique & Character Michele Hine
2014 Body and Movement Brita McVeigh
2011 American Accent Training Actors Equity, Jacque Drew
2011 Actors Lab Term Classes Peter Feeney
2011 Acting For Screen/Scene Analysis Tom McSweeny
2011 Acting For Screen Miranda Harcourt
1975-1987 Grades 1-8 Trinity College & NZSB (honours/distinction in all exams) Trinity College of London / New Zealand Speech Board
1989 Diploma of Broadcasting Journalism (Sports Major) New Zealand Broadcasting School, Christchurch
1988 Diploma Radio Broadcasting and Communications New Zealand Broadcasting School, Christchurch


Advanced: Swahili

Intermediate: French | Scottish


Intermediate: American - General | American - New York | American - Western | Australian | Irish | South African | UK - Cockney | UK - English | UK - N. Ireland | UK - Scottish


Advanced: Badminton | Baseball | Basketball | Boxing | Bungee Jumping | Cricket | Croquet | Cycling | Darts | Fishing | Frisbee | Golf | Grid Iron | Gym | Netball | Ping Pong / Table Tennis | Racquetball | Rugby Union | Snorkeling | Squash | Tennis | Touch Football | Volleyball

Intermediate: Abseiling | Aerobics | Athletics | Boating | Body Surfing | Canoeing | Fencing | Gymnastics | Lawn Bowls | Mountain Biking | Mountain Climbing | Pilates | Rock Climbing | Rugby League | Shooting | Snooker | Snow Skiing | Soccer | Softball | Swimming | Ten Pin Bowling | Weight Lifting | Yoga

Circus & Horse

Intermediate: Juggling | Puppeteer

Driving & Flying

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

Intermediate: Ballooning | Farm Equipment | Motorcycle | Precision Driving

Singing Range

Counter Tenor | Soprano | Tenor

Singing Styles

Intermediate: Country and Western | Popular | Rock | Show

Musical Instruments

Advanced: Keyboard | Piano | Ukulele

Intermediate: Guitar | Harmonica | Percussion


Advanced: General Movement | Modern

Intermediate: Cabaret | Disco | Rock 'n' Roll

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