Temuera Morrison is an actor from New Zealand, and the role that got his popularity was Dr. Hone Ropata in a soap opera called Shortland Street. If you want to know more about this talented New Zealand actor and what is his net worth in 2024, then we suggest you keep on reading.
Temuera Derek Morrison was born on December 26, 1960, and his zodiac sign is Capricorn. He was born in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty which is located in New Zealand. His mother’s name is Hana Stafford Morrison, and his father is Laurie Morrison, who is a famous musician. His other family members are his sister Taini Morrison, who is also a performer, and his uncle Sir Howard Morrison is another musician in the Morrison family. Temuera went to Wesley College in Auckland, and Western Heights High School which is located in Rotorua. He currently lives in New Zealand, but due to his work, he has to go back and forth from New Zealand to Australia and the United States.
The first acting role Temuera Morrison had in his career was in a movie called Rangi’s Catch, a movie from 1973. It wasn’t until 1992 that he got some more prominent role, and that role was the one which brought him fame – Dr. Hone Ropata in a soap opera named Shortland Street. This television soap opera aired from 1992 to 1995. During his time on Shortland Street, he appeared in a movie Once Were Warriors as Jake ‘The Muss’ Heke. The movie was a big hit in New Zealand, and it was an adaptation of Once Were Warriors, a novel written by Alan Duff. He was even awarded for best male performance during the 1994 New Zealand Film and Television Awards. He played ‘The Muss’ another time, this time in the sequel titled What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? That role got him Best Actor Award during New Zealand Film Awards.
He later appeared in Speed 2: Cruise Control in 1997 and in 2004 another significant role occurred in The Beautiful Country. What the worldwide audience might remember more is his portrayal of Jango Fett, a character from the Star Wars franchise. He first appeared in 2002 in Star Wars II – Attack of the Close, and he went on to portray the same character in numerous video games related to the Star Wars franchise. A skit comedy from 2008 named Pulp Sport is another great project Morrison participated in, and his role as Abin Sur in 2011 Green Lantern was also very noticeable. Another great role this talented actor got was the recent Aquaman movie, which made it debut in 2018. He appeared as Arthur’s Father Tom Curry.
Morrison was even a talk show host during one point in his life. He was hosting The Tem Show which aired on New Zealand’s television program. He even got his debut album published in 2014, named Tem.
The actor was training in his early years in the New Zealand Special Performing Arts Training Scheme. Temuera Morrison is of Maori ethnicity, and he was dating Angela Marie Dotchin from 1997 to 2002. His first child came from a relationship with Kim Willoughby, and the son named James is now an adult and is living with Temuera in New Zealand. He got his daughter called Aiorangu from his relationship with Peata Melbourne. He met in Ashlee Howden-Sadlier, who is 26 years younger than Morrison, and they are currently happily married. Atareta Maxwell is another relative of this New Zealand actor, and she is his aunt from his father’s side.
The actor hasn’t been linked to any scandals and controversies, and he has been trying to lead as a private and simple life as he possibly can. Morrison is not as active as some other famous celebrities on social media, but he is posting on Twitter and other social media accounts that he has.
Temuera Morrison Net Worth 2024 and Measurements
Temuera Morrison is 5 feet 7 inches tall, and he is weighing 72 kg at the moment. His income comes from his acting career as well as some small endeavors and projects he has invested himself into. He has an income of $200,000 per year, and his estimated net worth for 2024 is around $3 million.