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Cliff Curtis was born in Rotorua, New Zealand, on July 27, 1968. He is of New Zealand Maori descent (with Ngati Hauiti and Te Arawa tribal affiliations). He enrolled at the New Zealand Drama School, and then the Teatro Dmitri Scoula in Switzerland. After returning to New Zealand from Europe, he was cast in The Piano (1993). Subsequent roles in New ... See full bio »

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Known For

Live Free or Die Hard
Live Free or Die Hard FBI Deputy Director Miguel Bowman
(2007)
Training Day
Training Day Smiley
(2001)
Three Kings
Three Kings Amir Abdulah
(1999)
The Fountain
The Fountain Captain Ariel
(2006)

Filmography

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 2025 Avatar 5 (announced)
Tonowari
 2024 Avatar 4 (pre-production)
Tonowari
 2021 Avatar 3 (pre-production)
Tonowari
 2020 Avatar 2 (pre-production)
Tonowari
 2018 Meg (post-production)
James 'Mac' Mackreides
 2016 Risen
Yeshua
 2015 Last Knights
Lt. Cortez
 2009 Push
Hook Waters
 2007 Gag Reel (Video short)
Bowman (uncredited)
 2007 Sunshine
Searle
 2005 River Queen
Wiremu
 2005 The Pool (Short)
Husband
 2004 Spooked
Mort Whitman
 2004 Heinous Crime (Short)
Pizza delivery man
 2004 Fracture
Detective Franklin
 2003 Runaway Jury
Frank Herrera
 2002 Point of Origin (TV Movie)
Mike Camello
 2001 The Majestic
The Evil But Handsome Prince Khalid
 1999 The Insider
Sheikh Fadlallah (as Clifford Curtis)
 1999 Bringing Out the Dead
Cy Coates
 1999 Virus
Hiko
 1998 The Chosen (TV Movie)
Father Tahere
 1996 Chicken
Zeke
 1996 Mananui (Short)
Mana
 1995 Mysterious Island (TV Series)
"Peter" / Peter
- First Impressions Are Skin Deep (1995) ... "Peter"
- Make Yourselves a Home (1995) ... Peter (uncredited)
 1995 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (TV Series)
Nemis
- As Darkness Falls (1995) ... Nemis
 1994 Once Were Warriors
Bully
 1994 Rapa Nui
Short Ears
 1994 Kahu & Maia
Kahu
 1993 Desperate Remedies
Fraser
 1993 The Piano
Mana
 1991 Undercover (TV Movie)
Zip
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Alternate Names:

Clifford Curtis

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Personal Quote:

(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. See more »

Trivia:

Almost missed his flight from Auckland, New Zealand, to Los Angeles en route to Mexico to film Blow (2001). See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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