Beulah Koale

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Beulah Koale (Piula)
Born1992 (age 27–28)[1]
Middlemore Hospital, Otahuhu, South Auckland[2]
NationalityNew Zealand
CitizenshipNew Zealand
EducationTangaroa College[3]
Notable work
Junior Reigns (character) on Hawaii Five-O (2010)

Beulah Koale (born October 26, 1992) is a New Zealand–born actor of Samoan descent who currently portrays Junior Reigns in CBS reboot series Hawaii Five-0.

Early life[edit]

Koale was born at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland, and was raised in the nearby suburb of Otara.[2]

Koale was raised within a religious family and regularly performed in church productions, before becoming associated with the theatre company, Massive Company. During his time working with Massive, Beulah has performed in acclaimed shows Havoc in the Garden in 2011, and The Brave in 2012.[4]

In 2010, Koale starred in the award-winning short film Manurewa, which screened at both the Melbourne and Berlin film festivals; and subsequently won the Crystal Bear for best short in the youth section at Berlin.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Beulah is the oldest of six siblings, having four younger brothers and a younger sister. He has twin sons with his partner Georgia Otene, whom he later married in January 2019 in his hometown.[2] Beulah has said that his favourite film is The Lion King. Beulah has multiple idols, including Cliff Curtis and Denzel Washington.[4]



Year Film Role Notes
2010 Granda Cool Samoan Boy Short[5]
Manurewa Issac Short
2012 Suni Man Suni Short
Tatau Young Siaki Short
2013 Fantail Chocolate Milk Guy
2014 The Kick Fraser Tech Flyhalf TV Movie
The Last Saint Minka
2016 One Thousand Ropes Molesi Movie
2017 Thank You for Your Service Tausolo Aieti
TBA Next Goal Wins Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2012–2013; 2014 Shortland Street Jared Afeaki
2013 Harry Lua Matola 3 episodes
Fresh Himself [7]
2016 The Cul De Sac Lucas 6 episodes
2017–present Hawaii Five-0 Junior Reigns Main: Season 8 – present
2020 Magnum P.I. 1 episode


Year Film Role Notes
2011 Havoc in the Garden Meleki [8][4]
2012 The Brave Himself [4]
2014 Black Faggot [3]
2015 The Events [9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2010 Berlin International Film Festival[4] Best Short Film - Youth Section Manurewa Won
2014 New Zealand Film and Television Awards Best Actor The Last Saint Nominated


  1. ^ Rorke, Claire (30 May 2013). "Shortie's Beulah Koale: Streetwise and family ties". Yahoo New Zealand. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Twelve questions with Beulah Koale". Television New Zealand. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b McDowell, Miriama. "Beulah Koale - Living the Dream". Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Beulah Koale". Television New Zealand. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Filmography". IMDb. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  6. ^ "NZ filmmakers blaze new trail for indie feature STRAY". Scoop Media. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Beulah Koale - My World on Fresh". Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  9. ^ Christian, Dionne (29 August 2015). "The aftermath of mass murder". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 15 February 2017.

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