William Kircher

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William Kircher
Born (1958-05-23) 23 May 1958 (age 56)
Years active 1983–present

William Kircher (born May 23, 1958) is a New Zealand actor. William Kircher first came to prominence in New Zealand television in the police drama series Shark in the Park.

Life and career[edit]

Kircher is married to Nicole Chesterman Kircher and they have four daughters.

Kircher lied about his age when applying to Toi Whakaari, the New Zealand Drama School, so he was only 18 when he graduated two years later.[1]

In the late 1990s, Kircher shifted his focus away from acting toward production singing, and executive management. In 2003, he went into partnership to form ScreenAdventures, a movie company. He returned to acting in 2006 in the film Out of the Blue which was based on the true story of the Aramoana massacre. Kircher appeared in the film adaptations of The Hobbit as the dwarf Bifur.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Years Television series Role Notes
1983 The Kids from OWL Kane
1984 Heroes Diner Episode: 1.01
1986 Cuckoo Land
1987, 1989 Worzel Gummidge Down Under Stallholder
Farmer
Scarecrow
3 episodes
1989 The Ray Bradbury Theater Ned Bantlin Episode: "A Miracle of Rare Device"
1989–1991 Shark in the Park BP 28 episodes
1995 Fallout Richard Harman TV miniseries
Plainclothes Gary Halloway Episode: 1.16
1996 The Enid Blyton Adventure Series Tel Episode: "Valley of Adventure"
Oscar and Friends Referee
1998 The Enid Blyton Secret Series' Uncle Joe Episode: "The Secret of Moon Castle"
City Life Ross Palmer 8 episodes
The Legend of William Tell Quint Episode: "Master of Doubt"
Xena: Warrior Princess Captain Episode: "Locked Up and Tied Down"
1999 A Twist in the Tale Mr. Anton Episode: "Bertie"
2006 Legend of the Seeker The Merchant Episode: "Broken"

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1984 Trespasses Constable
Constance Police officer
1985 Hot Target Pearson
1988 Send a Gorilla Ned
1991 Gold: A Fistful of Gold Pyke TV movie
1992 Absent Without Leave Sergeant Major
1994 The Last Tattoo Gibbon
Bread & Roses Syd Holland
1996 Return to Treasure Island Pearce TV movie
2006 Out of the Blue Sergeant Stu Guthrie
2008 Wildire Construction worker
Aftershock Rupert Stalker TV movie
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Bifur
Tom
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Bifur
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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