Temuera Morrison, who is best known for his work in films and TV shows like “Shortland Street,” “Once Were Warriors,” and various films in the “Star Wars” franchise, is a New Zealand actor who has been active in the film industry since 1972. He also got recognized for playing the role of Aquaman’s father in the DCEU film titled “Aquaman.” 

Quick Info 
Full NameTemuera Derek Morrison MNZM
Date of BirthDecember 26, 1960
Birth PlaceRotorua, New Zealand
ParentsHana Morrison
Laurie Morrison
Current PartnerAshlee Howden-Sadlier
Age59 years
Height1.71 m
Net WorthUS $1.5 million


Temuera Morrison’s full name is Temuera Derek Morrison. He was born to parents Hana Morrison and Laurie Morrison on December 26, 1960, in Rotorua 2hich is located in New Zealand. Temuera Morrison rose with his sister named Taini Morrison. He went to West Heights High School and Wesley College. He also trained and learned drama at New Zealand Special Performing Arts. 

Temuera Morrison


Morrison made his film debut in 1972 with the film “Rangi’s Catch,” in which he acted as Rangi. He then served in “Other Halves” as Tony in 1984. In 1988, Temuera appeared in “Never Say Die” as Alf Winters. The same year he acted as a cop in “Mauri.” In 1990, he appeared in the TV film  “The Grasscutter” as Detective Sergeant Harris. He appeared in “Once Were Warriors” as Jake Heke in 1994.

In 1996, he acted in “Barb Wire” as Axel, in “The Island of Dr. Moreau” as Azazello, in “Broken English” as Manu, and in “Little White Lies” as White Lies. The following year, he appeared in “Speed 2: Cruise Control” as Juliano. In 1998, he acted as Jager in “Six Days, Seven Nights.” In “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?”, he reprised his role as Jake Heke.

He started the 2000s with the film “Vertical Limit” in which he acted as Major Rasul. In 2001, he appeared in two films, namely, “Crooked Earth,” “Ihaka: Blunt Instrument,” and in 2002, he portrayed Jango Fett and Clone Trooper in “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.” In 2004, he did three films, namely, “The Beautiful Country,” “Blueberry,” and “The Empire Strikes Back,” in which he voiced Boba Fett.

Temuera Morrison

In 2005, he appeared in “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” as Commander Cody and Clone Trooper, and in the 2008 documentary titled “Rain of the Children,” he acted as Rua Kenana. In 2010, he appeared in Tracker as Kereama. In 2011, Morrison appeared as Abin Sur in “Green Lantern.” The following year, he portrayed King Ramusan in “The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption“. The same year he appeared as Hemi Crane in “Fresh Meat.”

In 2016, he appeared in “Hard Target 2”, “Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child,” “Moana,” and “Dawn.” In 2018, he appeared in “Occupation” as Peter Bartlett. He played the role of Thomas Curry, Aquaman’s father, in the 2018 DCEU superhero film titled “Aquaman.” In “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” he appeared as Powell in 2019, and the same year, he appeared in “Mosley” as Warfield. He is to appear in “Occupation: Rainfall” as Peter Bartlett in 2021. 

He made his TV debut in 1986 with the show titled “Seekers,” in which he acted as Selwyn Broadhead for ten episodes. In 1987, he appeared in the TV show “Adventurer” as Maru for ten episodes. From 1987 to 1990,  Temuera Morrison performed in the recurring part of Sean in “Gloss.” From 1992 to 1995 and in 2008, he appeared in the leading role of Dr. Hone Ropata in “Shortland Street.”

He was the host of “Mataku” from 2001 to 2002. In 2005, he had his talk show called “The Tem Show.” In 2013, he appeared in the TV documentary about himself titled “The Life and Times of Temuera Morrison.” In 2015 he played the main character Anaru Vaipiti in “Tatau.” In 2020, he appeared as Boba Fett in an episode of “The Mandalorian.”

Temuera Morrison


Temuera Morrison has three children, namely, James, Te Rauna, and Te Kahu. James was born to Kim Willoughby, and he had his daughter with Peeta Melbourne. Currently, he is in a relationship with Ashlee Howden-Sadlier, who is 26 years younger than him as of now. 


Height, Weight, and Age

Temuera Morrison stands 1.71 meters tall and weighs about 75 kg. As of June of 2020, he is 59 years old. 


Social Media

Temuera Morrison is active on Instagram. On Instagram, he has 14.2k followers and follows 11 accounts. As of November 2020, he has only two posts on his Instagram, and both of them are related to “Aquaman.”


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As of November 2020, Temuera Morrison’s net worth got estimated to be around US$ 1.5 million.