Ryan O'Kane

Ryan O'Kane

NZ European
Age Range
35 - 47
180cm / 5ft 11in
103cm / 41in
84cm / 33in
95cm / 37in

Nicky Gluyas Management - AU Agent

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Ryan O’Kane began acting in theatre as a child in his hometown of Dunedin. He majored in Psychology at Otago University and intended to study medicine but soon realized a passion for the performing arts. Ryan began studying at Toi Whakaari, during his second year at Toi, O’Kane was cast in his first screen role as one of the lead characters, Brad, in The Insider’s Guide to Love, for which he won “Best Actor in a Drama Series” at the Qantas media awards.   

Theatre highlights include: North by Northwest for Auckland Theatre Company (ATC), Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire for Silo Theatre, Christ Almighty at the BATS Theatre, New Zealand tour of Appollo 13 directed by Kip Chapman

Television highlights include: The Panthers, My life is Murder, Brokenwood Mysteries, One lane Bridge, Home & Away and Shortland Street

Film Highlights include: Justice for Bunny King, Baby Done, Flamingo, 6 days, Hillary, HOWZAT! – Kerry Packer’s War, Tangiwai & playing the role of Prince Fredrick in Mary: The Making of a Princess for Channel 10 Australia

When not working in Australia, Ryan lives in New Zealand with his wife and two daughters. 


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2021 Justice of Bunny King Detective Jerry Goodman Dir. Gaysorn Thavat Feature Film
2020 Baby Done Eddy Dir. Curtis Vowell Feature Film
2020 Flamingo Ben Dir. Richard Riddoford Feature Film
2019 Faint of Heart Thom Dir. Mason Cade Packer & Micah Winiata Feature Film
2017 6 Days Snapper Dir. Toa Fraser Feature Film
2016 Down Under Kiwi Guy Dir. Abe Forsythe Feature Film
2016 Hillary Tom Bourdillion Great Southern TV, dir. Danny Mulheron Feature Film
2015 Alex & Eve Paul Dir. Peter Andrikidis Feature Film
2015 Psychoanalysis Andrew Fendal Emporium Pictures, dir. James Raue Feature Film
2015 Down Under Kiwi White Guy Riot Films, dir. Abraham Forsythe Feature Film
2015 Mary: The Making of a Princess Prince Fredrick Channel 10, dir. Jennifer Leacey Feature Film
2014 Pirates Of The Airway Derek Lowe Lippy Pictures Ltd Feature Film
2012 Save Your Legs Gobber Another Mans Box Feature Film
2011 Tangiwai Bob Blair Lippy Pictures Feature Film
2011 The Fall Guys Kubric Certain Scenes Productions Ltd Feature Film
2011 Rage Des Oram Tom Scott Productions Feature Film
2008 Second Hand Wedding Stew Davis GS Productions, dir. Paul Murphy Feature Film
2006 Out of the Blue Darren Buist Dir. Robert Sarkies Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2023 Homebound 3.0 Chris Kevin & Co Drama
2023 Kid Sister Season 2 Dr Ball Greenstone Pictures, dir: Adie Walker Comedy
2022 Kura S2 Homer South Pacific Pictures, dir. Vince McMillan Drama
2021 The Panthers Pawn Shop Shark TVNZ Drama
2021 My Life is Murder Ivan Greenstone Pictures Drama
2020 Brokenwood S7 Glenn Dir. Katie Wolfe & Aidee Walker Drama
2020 One Lane Bridge Dermot Great Southern Television, dir. Peter Burger & Danny Mulheron Drama
2018-2019 Shortland Street Dr Dylan Reinhart/Dr Dan Reinhart South Pacific Pictures, dir. Various Drama
2017 Home and Away Riley Hawkins Seven Network, dir. Various Drama
2016 Peter Brock Dennis Sutcliff Shine Productions / Network Ten, dir. Geoff Bennett Drama
2016 Hillary Tom Bourdillion Great Southern, dir. Danny Mulheron Drama
2016 The Secret Daughter Charlie Stryvver Screentime, dir. Paul Moloney Drama
2015 Mary: The Making of a Princess Prince Frederick FremantleMedia / Network Ten, dir. Jennifer Leacey Drama
2014 Fat Tony & Co Boris Buick Channel 9 Australia Drama
2014 It's a Date (C) Ranger Tom ABC Drama
2013 Mr & Mrs Murder (C) Dino Rossi Dir. Sian Davies Drama
2013 The Doctor Blake Mysteries Phillip Morrisey Dir. Andrew Prowse Drama
2012 Conspiracy 365 Detective Sergeant Dorian McGrath Movie Network Drama
2012 HOWZAT! - Kerry Packer's War Jeff Thomson Southern Star Productions Drama
2011 City Homicide s5 Rhys Levitt Seven Network Australia Ltd Drama
2010 City Homicide s4 Rhys Levitt Seven Network (Operations) Ltd Drama
2007 Paradise Zac Gibson Group Drama
2007 My Story Jed (Core Cast) Gibson Group Drama
2006 Hothouse Daniel Gibson Group Drama
2005 The Insider's Guide to Love Brad (Core Cast) Gibson Group Drama
2007 The Hot House Qantas Media Awards (Finalist) Gibson Group Drama
2007 Peoples Choice Awards TV Guide Best Actor (Finalist) 'The Hot House' and 'My Story' Drama
2006 Qantas Television Award Best Actor in a TV Drama Gibson Group Drama

Web Series

Year Production Role Company / Director
2022 Kura S3 Homeowner Plus6Four Entertainment Ltd
2021 Talkback Alex from Firmex All Talk Productions
2015 Fragments of Friday s2 Max Endermol Australia Productions, dir. Kacie Anning


Year Production Role Company / Director
2022 North By North West Roger Thornhill Auckland Theatre Company
2017 A Streetcar Named Desire Stanley Silo Theatre, dir. Shane Bosher
2010 Christ Almighty Joseph BATS Theatre, dir. Sophie Roberts
2009 Apollo 13 Jim Lovell Packman, dir. Kip Chapman
2008 Mr Marmalade Cactus Almost a Bird, dir. Sophie Roberts
2008 A Street Car Named Desire Stanley Almost A Bird, dir. Willam Wassenaar
2007 A Man Walks Into A Bar The Man Dir. David Laurance
2006 The Lead Wait Leon Dir. Harriette Cowan
2004 Romeo and Juliet Romeo NZDS, dir. KC Kelly
2003 Twelfth Night Malvolio Dir. Hillary Halba, Allan Hall
2003 The Rivals Fag Globe Theatre, dir. David Corballis
2003 The Proposal Stephon Dir. Ruth Wheeler
2002 MacBeth Fortune Theatre, dir. Martin Howells
2002 As You Like It Orlando Globe Theatre, dir. David Corballis

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2023 Prince Prince Olympus Films, dir: Mason Cade Packer Short Film
2021 Canvass Scott Legal Fiction Ltd. Short Film
2018 The Pathos of Things The Vacant Man Dir. Micah Winiata Short Film
2016 Waiting for Rain Ben Droving Productions, dir. Andrew Carbone Short Film
2015 Theodore's Gift Dean Dir. Elli Iliades Short Film
2008 Over the Front Pilot Wingnut Films, dir. Peter Jackson Short Film
2007 Crossing the Line Featured Pilot Wingnut Films, dir. Peter Jackson Short Film
2005 A&E (Accident & Eternity) Seb NZDS, dir. Charlie Bleakley Short Film
2004 Loose Ends Doug NZDS, dir. KC Kelly, Aileen O'Sullivan Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2023 AFI Father Elite Media
2023 McDonald's Dan/Dad DDB
2023 ITM ITM Boss Stanley St
2021 Noel Leeming 'Father's Day' Ashley's Dad Tutu Films
2020 Opdivo Adult Son Chirp Films Ltd.


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2005 Bachelor of Arts, Major in Theatre Otago University
2004 Bachelor of Performing Arts Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, Miranda Harcourt & Aileen Sulivan


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