James Roque

Hair Black
Eyes Brown
Height 181cm
Age 33
Location North America - Canada

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Notes

photographs by Andi Crown & Nick Gibb

Acting

Skills

Artist, Badminton, Basketball, Comedian (Stand-Up), MC, Netball, Presenter, Restricted Licence, Singer, Theatre Sports, Voice Artist

Accents

American (standard), Irish, New York

Acting Experience

Television

2020Good Grief, 'Ben (recurring)'

TVNZ
2020Last @ 11, 'Randal (recurring)'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Jesse Griffin
2017Only in Aotearoa (sketch show), 'Various'

Maori Television Dir: Various
14-17Jono & Ben, 'Various '

Mediaworks
2015Funny Girls (sketch show), 'Various'

Mediaworks
2015After Hours, 'On stage comedian'

Mediaworks

Theatre

2016Titus, 'Sacturninus'

Fractious Tash / Pop-Up Globe NZ
2015Kiss The Fish, 'Sidu'

NZ / USA tour / Indian Ink Theatre Company
2014Lantern, 'Ken / Henry / Various'

Musgrove Studio Dir: Eli Matthewson & Hamish Parkinson
2013Kiss The Fish, 'Ensemble'

Indian Ink Theatre Company Dir: Justin Lewis
2013F.O.B, 'Dale'

Basement Theatre Dir: Andrew Moorhead
2013Titus, 'Saturninus'

Q Theatre / Fractious Tash Dir: Ben Henson

Web Series

2021Good Grief - Season 1, 'Ben '

Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Dir: Kiel McNaughton
2019The Citizen Handbook, 'Dave'

Kevin & Co
2019Tales of Nai Nai, 'Ricardo'

Mini Monster Productions

Television Commercials

2020Copper Kettle Chips

NZ
2018NZ Blood

NZ, 2 Months
2016Countdown

NZ
2015Jockey

NZ
2013LifeLock

USA & Canada

Online Commercials

2022Bluebird

NZ
2022Hello Fresh

6 months, Digital Only
2019Spark

NZ, 6 months

Television Appearances

2022Rabble Rousers

ThreeNow, Discovery NZ
2021Give Us A Clue, 'Himself'

TVNZ
19-21Have You Been Paying Attention?, 'Panelist'

TVNZ Dir: Various
2021The Masked Singer NZ, 'Guessing Panellist'

Warner Bros
15-187 Days, 'Panelist'

Mediaworks
2016Chopper's Republic Of Anzakistan, 'James Roque'

Laughing Stock Productions
2014AotearoHA: Driving Stories, 'Comedian'

Mediaworks
2011AotearoHA! Next Big Things, 'Comedian'

TV Works Ltd

Voice Work

2023Our Flag Means Death, 'Loop Group'


19-21Tales of Nai Nai (animated series), 'Ricardo'

Mini Monster Productions

Stand Up Comedy

2021Best Foods Comedy Gala, 'Comedian'

NZ International Comedy Festival
2020Best Foods Comedy Christmas Gala, 'Comedian'

NZ International Comedy Festival
2018Best Food Comedy Gala, 'Comedian'

Mediaworks
2015Paper, Scissors, Roque, 'Comedian'

NZ International Comedy Festival
2014Roque to Self, 'Comedian'

NZ International Comedy Festival

MC / Speaker

Skills

Actor, Blogger, Brand Ambassador, Comedian, DJ, Entertainer, Host, Improvisor, Live Performance Host, MC, Panelist, Pod-caster, Satirist, TV Presenter, Vlogger, Writer

Biography

James is a Filipino-Kiwi actor, comedian and writer. He started in comedy in 2009 at just 18 years old and has steadily risen up the ranks of the New Zealand comedy industry.

He has opened for a number of world-class comedians including Nick Kroll, Ron Funches, Demitri Martin, and Ronny Chieng. In 2019, he featured in Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Comedy Up Late and his latest show Boy Mestizo sold out in Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington and Auckland. Boy Mestizo garnered him a nomination for the 2019 Fred Award for Best Show in the  NZ International Comedy Festival and was recently filmed for a television comedy special.

James’s training as an actor further adds to his confident demeanour as a public speaker, comedian and MC. His recent TV credits include recurring roles in Good Grief, and Last at Eleven, and he was a regular contributor to sketch shows Jono and Ben, Funny Girls, Only in Aotearoa.

As well as consistently creating his own sell out shows, James is part of long standing hit comedy trio Frickin Dangerous Bro, who in 2021 debuted their tevision show Frickin Dangerous Bro: On The Road.

His mixture of relaxed, conversational energy and charming presence onstage is sure to win any crowd over.

Testimonials

"James MC'd our annual awards night in 2017 and we loved him so much we got him back this year. I loved that he made the effort to find out info about people, remembered most people from the year before and therefore made it a much more personalised experience than a generic stand-up show. The night is always a hit with everyone and a lot of it comes down to James' hosting (and the booze)! Basically, 5 Stars, would trade again."

Leah at Little Giant

Voice

Voice Characteristics

Character, Cartoon, Comedy, Energetic

Natural Accent

Kiwi

Creator

Biography

James is a Filipino-Kiwi comedian and writer, he started in comedy in 2009 at a ripe age of 18 years old. Since then, he has reached risen steadilty up the ranks of the New Zealand comedy industry.

James has opened for a number of world-class comedians inlcuding Nick Kroll, Ron Funches, Demitri Martin, and Ronny Chieng. In 2019, he was featured in Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Comedy Up Late and he debuted his latest show Boy Mestizo to sold out audiences in Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington and Auckland. Boy Mestizo garnered him a nomination for the Fred Award for Best Show in the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival.

James’ NZ comedy television credits include writing and starring in Jono and Ben, Funny Girls, Only in Aotearoa and The NZ Comedy Gala, as well as being a panelist on the hit comedy panel shows 7 Days and Have You Been Paying Attention? NZ.

In 2020 he played the role of Ben in the TVNZ show Good Grief, as well as playing the role of Randall in TVNZ’s Last at Eleven.

James is also one-third of comedy trio ‘Frickin Dangerous Bro’ who in 2021 debuted their show Frickin Dangerous Bro: On The Road.

In 2021, he was also one of four judges on Masked Singer, NZ.