Anthony Johnston

Actor, Extra, Model, Singer, Bass Guitarist,… more

Wellington, New Zealand
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Physical Attributes

177 cm / 5ft 10in
116 cm / 46 in
100 kg / 220 lbs
Eye color:
White / Caucasian
Hair color:
111 cm / 44 in
Hair length:
Skin color:
Hair type:

Credits & experience

  • Colonial Combat Series 2 by AWA Films : Pike returns for more pre-treaty twists & turns!
  • Greater Wellington Regional Council Beach Safety Video : Surfer Steve sees some serious seafood!
  • David Jones Santa : This Global Superstar delights & dazzles the young, the old & even the furry with his yearly residence at Wellingtons finest!
  • Lowie Agency Santa : Shopping malls & Showroom floors - you better watch out 'cos Santa Claus is coming to town!
  • The Pariah - NZ Film & Television School Production DIR: Nathan Roys : Abel - Even in 1960's Rural New Zealand a good honest man can see something the Good Book did not prepare him for.
  • Takes a Village - TV Comedy Series DIR: Julian Arahanga : Blade - an American rock god freshly sober & pushing a new high.
  • David Jones, Wellington : Santa Claus (aka Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle)
  • "COLONIAL COMBAT" - Web series produced by Awa Films : Pike - right hand man & all round bad guy circa 1840
  • "I'M HERE" Short Film : Eric - Farmer & Solo Father
  • "LUCKY EDDIE" Short Film : Procnor - an eccentric hitman
  • Women's Suffrage Celebration for Ministry of Women : Woman's rights supporter circa 1893
  • TAG Agency green screen shoot : William Couper - Tavern Owner circa 1840
  • David Jones Wellington : Santa Claus
  • Palisade Productions : Californian Settler circa 1700
  • "DANCING IN THE SKY" (Awa Productions 2011) Docu-Drama : WILLIAM BERNARD RHODES Early Wellington settler & business leader circa 1700's
  • "LOVE BITES" (28 Episode sitcom) Canwest/ Kahukura Productions 2001 : "IAIN" one of six ensemble cast
  • NZ Feature Film "HOPELESS" (Kahukura Productions 2000) : "IAIN" one of six ensemble cast


Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles

  • English

  • Australian
  • New Zealand
  • South African
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern
  • American Indian
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Maori
  • Mexican
  • Russian
  • Spanish

I am an accomplished actor with close to 30 years experience on stage, screen and street. Some highlights:

Role of "BLADE" an American rocker in TV Comedy Series "IT TAKES A VILLAGE" (Awa Films 2018)
Role of "PIKE' a rough English thug circa 1840 in web-series "COLONIAL COMBAT" (Awa Films 2017)
Role of "WILLIAM BERNARD RHODES" in doc-drama "DANCING IN THE SKY" (Awa Productions 2011)
Role of "IAIN" in TV3's "LOVE BITES" (28 Episode Sitcom 2002)
Role of "IAIN" in NZ Feature Film "HOPELESS" (Kahukura Productions 2000)

Role of "KEITH" in David Geary's "THE KING OF STAINS", Bats Theatre (Part of 1996 Young & Hungry Season).
Lead Role of "HIM" in "BODY DREAMS", Winner of the 1997 NZ One Act Play Festival.
Lead Role of "MICKEY" in Willy Russell's "BLOOD BROTHERS", Repertory Theatre, Wellington 1997.
Multiple Roles in Kidstuffs Production of "CHARLOTE'S WEB" (c1996)


Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Modeling experience

Part-time model - paid commercial work

Modelled for Simon Woolf as groom in a mock wedding shoot.
Have appeared in magazine adverts.
I have been photographed by numerous design students over the years.


Bass Guitar ability


Drumming ability


Vocal ability

Backing vocals

Vocal range


Rapping ability


Producer ability


Singing styles
  • Rock

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Metal
  • Electronic
  • Hip-hop
  • Country

Influences: Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Rogers, U2, Rolling Stones, The Temptations, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Radiohead, Public Enemy, De La Soul, The Police.

Have gigged regularly since the mid 90's in original bands: The Lamps (Bass, BVs); Tomnant (Bass, Vocals); The Gentlemen Bastards (Bass, Drums, BVs); Big Brother(Bass, Vocals) & rock cover bands: Yeah Nah Yeah (Bass, Vocals); Shbang (Bass, Vocals)
Currently dabbling with a few EDM creations.
I especially enjoy performing covers; getting deep into the message & history of the song & bringing a worthy & respectful rendition of the work.

TV & Reality

Interviewed in studio by Liz Gunn for Good Morning (TVNZ)
Interviewed at length for a John Campbell segment (TV3)
Talk show guest on The Phil Ovit Show (Saturn TV)
Presenter on numerous ONTV productions (Saturn TV)
Interviewer on hundreds of short local content docs for ONTV (Saturn TV)
Master of Ceremonies for many birthdays, rock gigs, battle of the bands & NZ Music Month gigs.

Film & Stage Crew

Directing & Writing ability


Writer, producer, director of Window Pain - an award winning, NZ film commission funded short film.
Production Assistant (P.A) and 2nd Assistant Director (2nd A.D) for Hail Mary on the Amsouth Bank Television Commercials (TVCs). (NZ/USA production)
Freelance Writer, Producer, Director of many TVNZ, TV3 & Sky TV Television Commercials (TVCs) .
Videographer and Editor of over a hundred local content segments (7-15mins duration) for ONTV Wellington. (Saturn TV).
Outside Broadcast (O.B) Director for scores of live sports events, live theatre & live events including NZ Basketball vs Canada (ASB Centre), The Dagon Boat Festival, International Rugby League and the Wellington Sports Awards.
O.B Camera Operator & Vision Mixer.


  • English

  • Australian
  • New Zealand
  • South African
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern
  • American Indian
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Maori
  • Mexican
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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