Duane Evans Jr
Despite being only 10 years old, Duane Evans Jr has an acting CV that might actually be as tall as he is. The talented youngster started acting when he was six years old and has already racked up a list of acting credits that spans across film, TV and theatre.
Kicking off his career in TV adverts, it wasn't long before Duane's parents realized that their son had a natural ability for performing.
His feature film credits include, The Kick, Billy T James and The Fantail and along with his reoccurring role on Shortland Street, his television credits include Nothing Trivial, and BBC's Tatau as well various presenting roles and guest appearances on Maori language shows such as Pukana and Mataora.
Duane has also starred in several short films including Ebony Society which was directed by well-known actor/director Tammy Davis and I'm Going to Mum's alongside fellow Shortland Street actor, Jarod Rawiri. In 2013 he won a Best Actor Award at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival for his role in this short film.
One of six children, Duane juggles his schooling with his work commitments at Shortland Street and is also fully fluent in Te Reo.