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O'Gorman at Boston Comic-Con in 2013
|Born||Dean Lance O'Gorman
1 December 1976
Auckland, New Zealand
|Occupation||Actor, photographer, artist|
Dean Lance O'Gorman (born 1 December 1976) is an actor, artist, and photographer from New Zealand. He is known for playing the dwarf Fíli in the Hobbit trilogy and for playing Anders in The Almighty Johnsons.
O'Gorman was born in Auckland, New Zealand to parents Lance, a landscape painter, and Vicky O'Gorman. He has a younger brother, Brett, who is also an actor as well as a comedian. O'Gorman earned a black belt in karate by the age of ten, and attended Rangitoto College in Auckland. He initially planned to study graphic design.
In 2012 O'Gorman starred in the first of the Hobbit Trilogy 'An Unexpected Journey.' In 2013, he reprised his role as Fili in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'. He reprised his role again in 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'.
At 12 years old, O'Gorman was discovered by a casting agent during a school speech competition. His acting career began in 1995 with the main role in teen romance Bonjour Timothy, a performance which earned him a nomination for Best Actor at the Giffoni Film Festival.
He won the role of Harry Martin in New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street and appeared in both Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess multiple times, as well as holding a regular role as Iolaus in Young Hercules opposite Ryan Gosling, and in McLeod's Daughters, as Luke Morgan, a love interest of Jodi Fountain McLeod.
He has made multiple guest appearances on several television shows including The Cult, Go Girls and Legend of the Seeker. From 2011–2013, O'Gorman played the role of Anders Johnson in the New Zealand fantasy series The Almighty Johnsons. He will play George Lowe in the mini-series Hillary.
Art and photography
In addition to acting, O'Gorman is also a photographer and artist. In an interview with Tom Cardy, he confessed to a recession of his career in his first year in Los Angeles. He was almost broke, but was soon discovered by his friend's agent and thus began to receive more work, dividing his time between painting, photography and acting.
In 2012, he held his first exhibition at the Page Blackie Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand between 19–23 June. The theme of the exhibition focused on the Vietnam War, something he felt conveyed a great deal of humanity. In order to obtain accuracy in his work, O'Gorman sought the advice of a New Zealand Vietnam veteran. Preferring to dress and set up shoots himself, the models for this gallery included other cast members from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Almighty Johnsons.
|1995||Bonjour Timothy||Timothy Taylor|
|1998||Young Hercules||Young Iolaus||Video|
|1998||When Love Comes Along||Mark|
|2008||Legend of Bloody Mary, TheThe Legend of Bloody Mary||Rev. Whittaker|
|2012||Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, TheThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||Fíli|
|2013||Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug||Fíli|
|2014||Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, TheThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies||Fíli|
|1990||Rogue Stallion, TheThe Rogue Stallion||Tony Garrett||TV film|
|1990||Raider of the South Seas||Bobby Morrison||TV film|
|1995||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Iloran||Episode: "The Gauntlet"|
|1996||Shortland Street||Nurse Harry Martin||TV series|
|1996||Return to Treasure Island||Jim Hawkins||TV film|
|1996||Xena: Warrior Princess||Homer / Orion||Episode: "Athens City Academy of the Performing Bards"|
|1997||Doom Runners||Deek||TV film|
|1997||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Young Iolaus / Ruun||Episodes: "Regrets... I've Had a Few", "Prodigal Sister"|
|1998||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Young Iolaus||Episodes: "Medea Culpa", "Twilight"|
|1998||Legend of William Tell, TheThe Legend of William Tell||Darek||Episode: "The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior"|
|1998||Chosen, TheThe Chosen||Andrew Scott||TV film|
|1998-1999||Young Hercules||Iolaus||Main role (45 episodes)|
|1999||Big Sky||Dean||Episode: "A Family Affair"|
|1999||Duggan||Fergus MacLllwaine||Episode: "Going Overboard"|
|2000||Xena: Warrior Princess||Wiglaf||Episode: "Return of the Valkyrie"|
|2001||Lawless: Beyond Justice||Nat||TV film|
|2001||All Saints||Evan Coen||Episode: "The Other Side of Perfection"|
|2003||Farscape||Zukash||Episodes: "Were So Screwed: Parts 2 & 3"|
|2003||MDA||Peter Jarman||Episodes: "Judgement Day", "St. Crispin's Day"|
|2004||Serial Killers||Dr. Gilligan / Andrew||Regular role (7 episodes)|
|2004-2005||McLeod's Daughters||Luke Morgan||Recurring role (25 episodes)|
|2007||Moonlight||Daniel||Episode "No Such Thing as Vampires"|
|2007-2008||Animalia||Tyrannicus / Harry (voice)||Recurring role (4 episodes)|
|2009||Legend of the Seeker||Carver Dunn||Episode: "Deception"|
|2009||Go Girls||Marco||Episodes: "Signs and Obstacles", "Do the Right Thing"|
|2009||Cult, TheThe Cult||Liam||Episode: "1.10"|
|2011||Tangiwai||Bert Sutcliffe||TV film|
|2011-2013||Almighty Johnsons, TheThe Almighty Johnsons||Anders Johnson||Main role (36 episodes)|
|2014||Lego the Hobbit||Fíli (voice)||Video game|
- Dean O'Gorman's official photography website
- Dean O'Gorman at the Internet Movie Database
- Dean O'Gorman on Instagram
- "Dean O'Gorman Biography", Tribute Movie
- Nathan, Ian. "The Hobbit Interviews: Dean O'Gorman On Fili". Empire Online. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
- "Dean O'Gorman", NZONSCREEN
- "O'Gorman and Pace Join The Hobbit". Comingsoon.net. 30 April 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
- "Just another day in Middle-earth #airnzhobbit - YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
- reviews of Dean O'Gorman in 2012