Tim Balme

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Tim Balme
Born Timothy Guy Balme
(1967-01-18) 18 January 1967 (age 47)
New Zealand
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987 – present
Spouse(s) Katie Wolfe (1994–present)
2 children

Timothy Guy Balme (born 1967)[1] is an actor and screenwriter from New Zealand. He's most well known for his roles on the long-running soap opera Shortland Street and Mercy Peak, as well as lead roles in the cult favourites Braindead and Jack Brown Genius. He's currently a writer and actor on the television series The Almighty Johnsons.

Personal life[edit]

Balme is married to fellow actor Katie Wolfe, with whom he has two children; daughter Edie (born 2001) and son Nikau (born 2006). Balme also has a son, Sam (born 1987) from a previous relationship. He enjoys choral music to help him relax.

Career[edit]

Balme graduated from Toi Whakaari in 1989, and his first lead role was in the 1992 film Braindead. Balme and his wife, along with Simon Bennett and Robyn Malcolm, founded the New Zealand Actors' Company, which ran for three productions before being dissolved.[2] An actor for the better part of twenty years, he's recently branched out into writing, and has scripted episodes for television series such as Diplomatic Immunity and Outrageous Fortune. Balme also wrote the short film Redemption, directed by his wife, which was selected as part of the short film line-up at the Sundance Film Festival for 2011.[3]

Balme is also the current head of development for South Pacific Pictures.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Braindead Lionel Cosgrove
1994 Tin Box Adam
1994 Last Tattoo, TheThe Last Tattoo Jim Mitchell
1994 La vie en rose Priest Short film
1996 Planet Man Ant Short film
1996 Headlong Arthur Short film
1996 Jack Brown Genius Jack Brown
1998 Via Satellite Ken
2001 Exposure Brad Video
2003 For Good Grant Wilson
2007 Tattooist, TheThe Tattooist Jake's Father
2010 No Reason Pathologist No. 1

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Shark in the Park Barry Episode: "Diversions"
1991 Away Laughing Various TV series
1993 Marlin Bay Hal Hayward 1 episode
1994 Hercules in the Underworld Lycastus TV movie
1994–1996 Shortland Street Greg Feeney TV series
1995 Coverstory Nick Williams 1 episode
1998 Legend of William Tell, TheThe Legend of William Tell Alum Episode: "Combat"
1999 Shortland Street Greg Feeney TV series
1999 Give Us a Clue 1 episode
1999 Greenstone Father Michael TV series
2001–2002 Mercy Peak Ken Wilder Main role (33 episodes)
2002 Vector File, TheThe Vector File Paul TV movie
2004 Deceit Kevin Ordell TV movie
2004 Not Only But Always NY Club Compere TV movie
2004 P.E.T. Detectives The Laughing Man Episode: "Time After Time"
2005 P.E.T. Detectives The Laughing Man Episode: "Science Teacher"
2006 Maddigan's Quest Yves Main role (13 episodes)
2010 Outrageous Fortune Quentin Episodes: "The Power to Seduce", "When Both Contend"
2011–2012 Nothing Trivial Jules Recurring role (11 episodes)
2011–2013 Almighty Johnsons, TheThe Almighty Johnsons Mike Johnson Lead role

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Ladies Night Craig Australian Tour
1990–1995 Blue Sky Boys Don Everly
1991 Via Satellite Camerman Circa Theatre
1992 Hang on a Minute Mate Young Jack Downstage Theatre
1993–1994 Let's Spend the Night Together Rick National Tour
1994 Ladies Night II – Raging On Craig Mercury Theatre
1996 Hamlet Hamlet Circa Theatre
1996 One Flesh Neil Downstage Theatre
1997–2000 Jimmy Costello Jimmy Costello
1999 Much Ado About Nothing Benedick Downstage Theatre
2000 Midsummer Night's Dream, AA Midsummer Night's Dream Oberon / Theseus NZ Actors Company
2002 Queen Leah Regan NZ Actors Company
2010 Horseplay James K Baxter Maidment Theatre

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
1992 Fantafestival Best Actor Braindead Won
1993 New Zealand Film and TV Awards Best Male Dramatic Performance Braindead Won
1996 New Zealand Film and TV Awards Best Actor Jack Brown Genius Won
2002 New Zealand Film and TV Awards Best Supporting Actor Mercy Peak Nominated
2010 NZ Herald Best of Theatre Award Horseplay Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tim Balme". Auckland Actors.co.nz. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  2. ^ Rebecca Barry (11 February 2011). "Tim Balme: taking the lead". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  3. ^ Linny Lum (6 December 2010). "Sundance Institute announces 2011 short films program". Hollywood News. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  4. ^ Michelle Coursey (7 February 2011). "Katie and Tim Balme: Family comes first". NZ Woman's Weekly. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 

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