Shimpal Lelisi

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Hair Black
Eyes Brown
Height 178cm
Age 51
Location New Zealand - Auckland

Auckland based


Auckland based



Director, Full Licence, Writer

Acting Experience

Feature Film

2011Sione's 2: Unfinished Business, 'Iosefa (lead)'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Simon Bennett
2005Sione's Wedding, 'Iosefa (lead)'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Chris Graham
2001Tongan Ninja, 'Mr Finau'

Kahukura Productions Dir: Jason Stutter
1996Topless Women Talk About Their Lives, 'Mike (lead)'

John Swimmer Produnctions Dir: Harry Sinclair


2022Duckrockers, 'Maka'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Oscar Kightley, Sima Urale
2018Funny Girls (NZ Suffragette Special), 'CPS Man '

MediaWorks Dir: Various
2016Terry Teo, 'Det. Sgt. Leroy Teo '

Down Low Concept Dir: Gerard Johnstone
09-10Radiradirah, 'Various'

Firehorse Films Dir: Various
04-08Bro'Town: season I - III, 'Various Characters (co-creator / writer)'

Firehorse Films
2003Spin Doctors: season IV, 'Sefi'

Comedia Pictures
99-00Shortland Street, 'Louie Iosefa (core cast)'

South Pacific Pictures
1996City Life, 'Ofisa (lead)'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
1997Nightmare Man (telefeature), 'Caleb'

Isambard Productions Dir: Jim Kaufman
1996Topless Women Talk About Their Lives, 'Mike (lead)'

John Swimmer Productions Dir: Harry Sinclair


2014The Good Soul of Szechuan, 'Wang the Waterseller'

Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Colin McColl
2012A Frigate Bird Sings, 'Dejavu'

Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Alison Quigan

Web Series

2017Baby Mamas Club, 'Mick'

Culture Factory Dir: Hanelle Harris

Short Film

2018Sunday Funday, 'Ronnie'

Dir: Dianna Fuemana

Television Commercials

2011The Warehouse Christmas

NZ, 8 weeks
2010The Warehouse Christmas

NZ, 6 weeks

Television Appearances

2022Celebrity Treasure Island , 'Contestant '

2021Give Us A Clue, 'Himself'

02-06Tagata Pasifika, 'Reporter'



2005Nomination - Best Actor in a Lead Role for 'Sione's Wedding'

NZ Screen Awards
1996Nomination - Best Actor in a Supporting Role for 'Topless Women Talk About Their Lives'

NZ Film & Television Awards


Voice Characteristics

Retail, Character, Bloke, Comedy, Energetic, Friendly, Gaming, Upbeat