He has starred in Mt Zion and Pa Boys and now Kerikeri's troy kingi is ready to play the lead role in a new Tarantino-style film called Violence being shot in Whangarei in October.

1 Describe yourself in three words?

Rugged. Arty. Hori.

2 Do you have a nickname, and if so, what's the story behind it?


I had the nickname Snoop when I started high school. At boarding school the seniors would nickname new kids on their first day to make it easier to remember everyone - I was a tall scrawny lanky Snoop Dogg lookalike.

3 Tell us something that most people don't know about you?

I am a seafood fiend. If there was a fridge full of all the most amazing foods you could think of, even leftovers cooked by the best chefs on earth, I would go straight for the bowl of shelled oysters or kinas.

4 What is the most important advice you have ever been given?

Find a job that doesn't feel like a job.

5 At 7pm on any given week night, what are we likely to catch you watching on television?

Discovery channel, or the Living channel. I'm a sucker for house renovation shows and American "crappola" ie: Auction Hunters and Tree House Masters.

6 If you had a chance to direct your dream movie, what would the movie be about and who would play the lead role?

Sin City-inspired fantasy action set in the 80s - gotta have Leo DiCaprio or Tom Hardy in the lead.

7 What album is playing on your stereo/computer at the moment?

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - Give the people what they want.

8 If you weren't an actor/singer what would you be doing?

Scuba dive charters.

9 What song will always get you on the dance floor?

Aqua - Barbie Girl.
10 Have you ever cried at the movies? If so, what were you watching?