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Clifford Vivian Devon “Cliff” Curtis is an actor born on 27th July 1968, in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, of Maori descent. His most notable roles so far have been in “The Dark Horse”(2014), “Whale Rider”(2002), “Blow”(2001) and “Once Were Warriors”(1994). Apart from his other TV series roles, he currently plays a lead character in the horror-drama series “Fear the Walking Dead”.

Have you ever wondered how rich Cliff Curtis is? According to sources it has been estimated that Cliff Curtis’s overall net worth is $3 million, accumulated through a television and film career he has been building since the early ‘90s. Since he is still an active member of the entertainment industry, his net worth continues to increase.

Cliff Curtis Net Worth $3 Million

Cliff was one of the nine children in the family; as a child he studied a traditional Maori form of fighting called mau rakau. He attended the Western Heights High School in Rotorua. Since he often performed as a break-dancer and took part in numerous rock’n’roll dance competitions, he was encouraged by his friends to pursue acting as a profession, so he enrolled at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, from which he graduated in 1991. Curtis started his career as an actor in amateur productions of musicals with theatre companies. However, his first film role was in the Oscar-nominated “The Piano”, and soon after in “Once Were Warriors”, one of the most successful films released in New Zealand. In 1993 he appeared in the melodrama “Desperate Remedies”. His net worth was established.

In 2002 he portrayed the role of the title character’s father in the international film hit “Whale Rider”. Along with producer Ainsley Gardiner, Cliff formed an independent film production company “Whenua Films” in 2004, whose goals were to support the growth of New Zealand’s filmmaking scene. Under this company’s banner the duo produced several films, notably “Two Cars, One Night”, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005, “Hawaiki” a year later, and “Boy” which became the highest grossing New Zealand film. Another praised appearance of his was in “The Dark Horse” (2014), a role for which he studied chess, and put on weight.

Apart from these roles in domestic films, Curtis has also had a successful international career, and appeared in films such as Martin Scorsese’s “Bringing Out the Dead”(1999), “Three Kings”(1999), “Blow”(2001) in which he starred with Johnny Depp, “Training Day”(2001), “Collateral Damage”(2002), “Live Free or Die Hard”(2007),“Sunshine”(2007), “Push”(2009), M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Last Airbender”(2010), “Last Knights”(2015), “Risen”(2016) in which he portrayed Yeshua of Nazareth (Jesus Christ) and many others. He is currently appearing in “Fear the Walking Dead” as the male lead, an AMC TV series spin-off from “The Walking Dead” series.

When it comes to Cliff’s private life, there is not much information to be shared, as he keeps it absolutely away from the public; even his wife’s name is unknown – they married in 2009 and the couple has two children.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 27, 1968
Birth place: Rotorua, New Zealand
Height: 1.84 m
Profession:Actor, Film producer, Businessperson
Education:Western Heights High School, Toi Whakaari
Nationality:New Zealand
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Member of the 'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' (AMPAS) since 2016.
2Is one of nine children.
3Filmed his part as Pablo Escobar in Blow in just three days.
4Is in two separate films entitled "Fracture," playing a detective in both.
5While filming Whale Rider (2002) he would approach Rawiri Paratene in the mornings and annoy him in order to keep them both in character.
6Almost missed his flight from Auckland, New Zealand, to Los Angeles en route to Mexico to film Blow (2001).
7Though he's Maori, he's only played a Maori in a couple of movies, including Whale Rider. He has been cast as many other dark-skinned ethnicities, having played, among others, Mexican-Americans, Colombians, Arabs, Persians, and Chechens.


Quotes

#Quote
1As an actor ... at some point you've got to forget that the crew's there in order to do your job.
2(On Whale Rider) I've been waiting for this film for a long time. It's fun to go off and put on a disguise and pretend to be someone else, but to be able to get back to myself and my culture, that was just more than really nice, y'know - it was vital.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Golden Space Needle AwardSeattle International Film FestivalBest ActorThe Dark Horse (2014)
2014Asia Pacific Screen AwardAsia Pacific Screen AwardsBest Performance by an ActorThe Dark Horse (2014)
2014Film AwardNew Zealand Film and TV Awards (II)Best ActorThe Dark Horse (2014)
2003Film AwardNew Zealand Film and TV Awards (I)Best Supporting ActorWhale Rider (2002)
2000Film AwardNew Zealand Film and TV Awards (I)Best ActorJubilee (2000)
1994Film AwardNew Zealand Film and TV Awards (I)Best Performance in a Supporting Role: MaleDesperate Remedies (1993)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Asia Pacific Screen AwardAsia Pacific Screen AwardsBest Children's Feature FilmBoy (2010)· Ainsley Gardiner
· Emanuel Michael
· Merata Mita
2008Film AwardNew Zealand Film and TV Awards (II)Best Picture - Budget over $1 MillionEagle vs Shark (2007)· Ainsley Gardiner
· Taika Waititi
2006New Zealand Screen AwardNew Zealand Screen AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleRiver Queen (2005)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Meg2018filmingMac
Fear the Walking Dead2015-2017TV SeriesTravis Manawa
Risen2016Yeshua
Last Knights2015Lt. Cortez
Gang Related2014TV SeriesJavier Acosta
The Dark Horse2014Genesis
Missing2012TV SeriesDax Miller
A Thousand Words2012/IDr. Sinja
Colombiana2011Emilio Restrepo
Body of Proof2011TV SeriesAgent Derek Ames Special Agent Derek Ames
The Last Airbender2010Fire Lord Ozai
Trauma2009-2010TV SeriesReuben 'Rabbit' Palchuk
Crossing Over2009Hamid Baraheri
Push2009Hook Waters
10,000 BC2008Tic'Tic
Gag Reel2007Video shortBowman (uncredited)
Live Free or Die Hard2007FBI Deputy Director Miguel Bowman
Fracture2007Detective Flores
Sunshine2007Searle
The Fountain2006Captain Ariel
River Queen2005Wiremu
The Pool2005ShortHusband
Spooked2004Mort Whitman
Heinous Crime2004ShortPizza delivery man
Fracture2004Detective Franklin
Traffic2004TV Mini-SeriesAdam Kadyrov
Runaway Jury2003Frank Herrera
Whale Rider2002Porourangi
Point of Origin2002TV MovieMike Camello
Collateral Damage2002Claudio Perrini
The Majestic2001The Evil But Handsome Prince Khalid
Training Day2001Smiley
Blow2001Pablo Escobar
Jubilee2000Billy Williams
The Insider1999Sheikh Fadlallah (as Clifford Curtis)
Bringing Out the Dead1999Cy Coates
Three Kings1999Amir Abdulah
Virus1999Hiko
The Chosen1998TV MovieFather Tahere
Six Days Seven Nights1998Kip
Deep Rising1998Mamooli
Chicken1996Zeke
City Life1996TV SeriesDaniel Freeman
Mananui1996ShortMana
Mysterious Island1995TV Series"Peter" / Peter
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys1995TV SeriesNemis
Hercules in the Underworld1994TV MovieNessus
Once Were Warriors1994Bully
Rapa Nui1994Short Ears
Kahu & Maia1994Kahu
Desperate Remedies1993Fraser
The Piano1993Mana
Undercover1991TV MovieZip

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Is Piki2016TV Series executive producer
The Dark Horse2014executive producer
The Fires of Occupation2013Short executive producer
Crosstown2013executive producer
Great Expectations2012executive producer
Te Whakarauora Tangata2011Documentary co-producer
Boy2010/Iproducer
Taua2007Short executive producer
Eagle vs Shark2007producer
Hawaikii2006Short executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Burn Your Maps2016special thanks
Bro'Town2005TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Talking Dead2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
IMDb at San Diego Comic-Con2016TV SeriesHimself
Movie3Some2016TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Journey to Sundance2014DocumentaryHimself
Te Whakarauora Tangata2011DocumentaryHimself
HBO First Look2001-2008TV Series documentaryHimself / The Evil But Handsome Prince Khalid
Bro'Town2004-2007TV SeriesHimself
Inside 'The Fountain': Death and Rebirth2007Video documentaryHimself
The Tem Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Scenes of 'Whale Rider'2003Video documentary shortHimself
Te Waka: Building the Canoe2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Whale Rider'2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Holmes2002TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Jubilee'2000Video documentaryHimself / Billy Williams
Under the Bunker: On the Set of 'Three Kings'2000Video documentary shortHimself - 'Amir Abdulah'
Mai Time2000TV SeriesHimself
Virus: Ghost in the Machine1999Video documentary shortHimself
Marae1999TV SeriesHimself
New Zealand Film and Television Awards1995TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live Free or Die Hard (Project 12, 8/12)2011ShortFBI Deputy Director Miguel Bowman

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