22 November 1974
Oliver Driver (born 22 November 1974) is a New Zealand actor, director, broadcaster and television presenter.
Driver was the host of Let's Be Frank, and the Creative Director of New Zealand's only alternative music television station, ALT TV, The channel is now no longer on air. He recently co-hosted TV3's early morning news show Sunrise, which was cancelled on 8 April 2010.
Driver played Mike Galloway, a pot smoking nurse on the long-running New Zealand drama Shortland Street as well as starring in a comedy called Serial Killers, which was based on the lives of six storyliners working on a Shortland Street style hospital based soap. For three years he hosted the TVNZ arts programme Frontseat.
Driver is also less known as the voice of Jenji on Power Rangers:Mystic Force the histerical Cat/Jeeni and in 2008 was the voice of "Master Swoop" on Power Rangers: Jungle Fury
In 2012 Driver joined the cast of The Almighty Johnsons in a recurring role as Eggther during the shows second season.
The "Almost Monday" show is back on air on Newtalk ZB again as of Sunday 23 January 2011.
In 2006 Driver starred in the horror comedy film Black Sheep. He appeared in Jonathan King's Under The Mountain, a film adaptation of the Maurice Gee book of the same name as Mr Wilberforce, the main villain.
Driver has also appeared in A Death in The Family, Topless Woman Talk About Their Lives, Majik and Rose, Snakeskin and Toy Love.
He starred in the play The Pillowman at the Maidment Theatre, Auckland; in a season of Harold Pinter's Betrayal for Silo Theatre; and in Brendan Cowell's Ruben Guthrie at Herald Theatre, The Edge, Auckland, New Zealand. He is also a creative director at the Auckland Theatre Company.
- Oliver Driver at the Internet Movie Database
- Sunrise homepage
- Interview with Oliver Driver for ScreenTalk, on NZ On Screen