Dwayne Cameron

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Dwayne Cameron
Cameron in 2011
Born (1981-10-28) 28 October 1981 (age 42)
Auckland, New Zealand
Occupation(s)Film and television actor and artist
Years active1997–present

Dwayne Cameron (born 28 October 1981) is a New Zealand actor, writer, director and producer. Cameron played the lead role of Bray on the teen drama series The Tribe and Tyzonn in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive.[1][2]


Cameron was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He began acting professionally at 12. He first debut role was in the American television movie Amazon High where Cameron played the boyfriend of Selma Blair.[1] Two years later, he guest starred alongside William Shatner in A Twist in the Tale.[3] The series was produced in Wellington by Cloud Nine. He then was cast for The Tribe which was produced by the same company.[2]

He was on the show for the first three series. During his time on The Tribe, he went on several tours to Europe to promote the show and the spin-off album for the series, Abe Messiah.

After The Tribe Cameron made guest appearances in numerous television dramas including Love Bites and Dark Knight. He also had lead roles in Street Legal and the award-winning Mercy Peak during the next two years. He also had starring roles in The Possum Hunter (2000), The Locals (2003) and Cockle (2005).[4]

In 2004, he moved to Los Angeles where he trained at the Stella Adler Academy and the Ivana Chubbuck Acting Studio. Cameron appeared in the 2007 short film No Destination. He returned to New Zealand where he starred in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive, Shortland Street, The Cult, and Legend Of The Seeker.[5]

In 2011 he starred as the lead role of Detective Joshua King in the New Zealand feature film Desired.[6] In 2012 he starred in the short film A Dream, a short film that is based on Franz Kafka's The Trial.[7] He also played the lead role in Holding the Sun, a short film based on the works of C.G. Jung and Joseph Campbell, that he wrote, directed, produced and edited.[8] Holding the Sun was nominated for Best Short Film and Best Production Design at the 2013 New Zealand Film Awards and was selected into the Cannes Film Festival in the Short Film Corner the same year.[9]



  • One of Them (1998) as Rusty
  • The Locals (2003) as Paul
  • Cockle (2005, Short) as Cockle
  • No Destination (2006, Short) as Troy
  • The Puzzle (2010, Short) as Josh
  • Vindaloo Empire (2010)
  • Curry Munchers (2011) as Connor
  • Desired (2011) as Detective Joshua King
  • A Dream (2012, Short) as Accused[10]
  • The Last Stop (2012, Short) as Station Master
  • Pleroma (2013, Short) as Abraxas 'Mach' Machelvie
  • Holding the Sun (2013, Short) as Matthew Archview
  • Broken Hallelujah (2014) as TV Assistant
  • Nice Package (2016) as Frostie
  • McLaren (2017, Documentary) as Bruce McLaren[11]
  • 211 (2018) as Steve MacAvoy
  • Disturbing the Peace (2020) as Diesel
  • June (2021, Short) as David

TV work[edit]


  1. ^ a b Screen, NZ On. "Dwayne Cameron | NZ On Screen". www.nzonscreen.com. Retrieved 22 August 2023.
  2. ^ a b Page, As told to Emma (11 September 2021). "My Sunday: Actor Dwayne Cameron". Stuff. Retrieved 22 August 2023.
  3. ^ Screen, NZ On. "William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale | Series | Television | NZ On Screen". www.nzonscreen.com. Retrieved 16 November 2023.
  4. ^ "Dwayne Cameron - Johnson&Laird" (PDF).
  5. ^ Screen, NZ On. "Dwayne Cameron | NZ On Screen". www.nzonscreen.com. Retrieved 17 January 2024.
  6. ^ KINEALY, MELISSA (4 May 2011). "Desired screens at Cannes". Stuff. Retrieved 16 November 2023.
  7. ^ Productions, Estrata. "Estrata Productions - New Zealand". Estrata Productions - New Zealand. Retrieved 16 November 2023.
  8. ^ "Johnson & Laird Management — J&L'er Dwayne Cameron is currently celebrating the..." blog.johnsonlaird.co.nz. Retrieved 16 November 2023.
  9. ^ "Dwayne Cameron's Hollywood break". NZ Herald. 17 November 2023. Retrieved 16 November 2023.
  10. ^ "Kiwi actor Dwayne Cameron will be Nicholas Cage's partner in cop movie". Stuff. 12 April 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2023.
  11. ^ "Director Roger Donaldson on Bruce McLaren". NZ Herald. 22 August 2023. Retrieved 22 August 2023.

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