Temuera Morrison Poster


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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 26 December 1960Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand
Birth NameTemuera Jack Nicolas David Morrison
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Morrison was born in the town of Rotorua, in the North Island of New Zealand, the son of Hana (née Stafford) and Laurie Morrison, a musician. He is of Maori, Scottish, and Irish descent. His sister was performer Taini Morrison and his uncle was musician Sir Howard Morrison. His secondary education took place at Wesley College, Auckland and Western Heights High School, Rotorua. Morrison lives in New Zealand, and divides his time filming there and in Australia and the United States. He has an adult son, James, and two young daughters, Te Rauna Morrison and Te Kahu Morrison, from a relationship in the late 1980s with singer Kim Willoughby from the all-girl group When The Cat's Away. Temuera Morrison's partner of seven years Ashlee Howden-Sadlier is 26 years his junior and is of Tuhoe and Ngati Porou descent.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Charlie Barnes

Trivia (10)

Nephew of a famous Kiwi entertainer Sir Howard Morrison.
Lived with New Zealand actress Angela Marie Dotchin for over 10 years. Currently lives with partner Peata Melbourne.
December 2003 - New Zealand - While driving alone through the Manawatu, en route to the South Island for a holiday, he fell off his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He broke his leg in two places and spent five days in Palmerston North Hospital, where two pins were placed in his leg.
Dubbed over Jason Wingreen's voice for the character Boba Fett in the 2004 DVD release of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). Morrison (Jango Fett in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) both appear in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).
Was the best man at Jay Laga'aia's wedding.
Attended The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention in Malmö, Sweden (7-8 May). [May 2005]
Messe Essen, Germany: Attended Star Wars Celebration Europe (July 26-28) [July 2013]
He started writing an autobiography in 2009, which he hoped would inspire others to reach for the stars.
He said in 2010 that his role as Jake the Muss was a millstone round his neck.
In the 1996 Queen's Birthday Honours, Morrison was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to drama.

Personal Quotes (2)

I'm just a simple man trying to make his way in the universe.
Sometimes I think, 'Oh, I wish I just had a nice job where you're getting a salary.' Just sometimes.

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