Pua Magasiva

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Pua Magasiva
Born (1980-08-10) August 10, 1980 (age 33)
Samoa Apia, Samoa
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Kourtney Magasiva m. 2012—

Pua Magasiva (born August 10, 1980) is a Samoan-New Zealand actor, who is perhaps best known for his roles as Shane Clarke, the Red Ranger from Power Rangers: Ninja Storm, and Nurse Vinnie Kruse in New Zealand soap Shortland Street.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Apia, Samoa, but raised in Wellington, New Zealand since he was two years old. He is the younger brother of famous New Zealand actor, Robbie Magasiva. It was Robbie who inspired Pua to become an actor, after being signed up with an acting agency and acquiring small roles. In 1999, Pua made a minor appearance on Shortland Street as Elvis Iosefa, a relative of Louie Iosefa (played by Shimpal Lelisi). Then in 2001, he landed a role in a six-part Māori language television series called Aroha. The series went on to screen at the International Film Festival in Auckland, receiving critical praise. Finally in 2003, Pua made the leading roles in both Power Rangers: Ninja Storm and Shortland Street. He stayed on Shortland Street until 2006. By then, he played the title character in the comedy film Sione's Wedding, which starred his brother Robbie and other members of the Naked Samoans. In 2007, Pua appeared in the horror film 30 Days of Night. In 2009, Pua made guest appearances in Diplomatic Immunity and Outrageous Fortune. In 2011 Pua returned to be Vinnie Kruse on Shortland Street and is now in regular role.

Outside his work on television and film, Pua has acted in theatre, including Two Days in Dream in 2003 (written by Mario Gaoa, member of the Naked Samoans, and directed by Colin Mitchell). Another play that Pua acted in was Sex with Strangers, which was written by Mitchell, though Two Days in Dream was well received by critics. In 2008, he co-starred with brother Robbie in the play Where We Once Belonged. He has also appeared in nine Lift Plus commercials in New Zealand he also took over his brother's role as the Small Blacks TV News presenter alongside Conrad Snakey Smith.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Diplomatic Immunity (2009) The niu
  • Power Rangers: Dino Thunder
    • Thunder Storm: Part 2 (2004) .... Shane Clarke/Red Wind Ranger
    • Thunder Storm: Part 1 (2004) .... Shane Clarke/Red Wind Ranger
  • What Now?
    • Episode #23.2 (2004) .... Himself
  • Shortland Street (1992) TV Series .... Nurse Vinnie Kruse (2003-2006, 2011-)
  • Power Rangers: Ninja Storm (2003) .... Shane Clarke/Red Wind Ranger
  • Revelations: The Initial Journey
    • Unfinished Business (2002)...Greg
  • Aroha
    • Haka & Siva (2001)...Siva
  • Small Blacks TV 2013-

Video games[edit]

  • Power Rangers: Ninja Storm (2003) .... Red Ranger

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