Emmett Skilton

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Emmett Skilton
Born (1987-09-23) 23 September 1987 (age 29)
Wellington, New Zealand
Other names Emmett Couling Skilton
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present
Height 6'3" (191cm)
Website http://emmettskilton.com

Emmett Skilton, also credited as Emmett Couling Skilton (born 23 September 1987) is a New Zealand-based actor, director and producer.

His professional career began in 2005 with a role in the comedy television series Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby as Willem Van der Muren. His most recent on camera work includes the lead character Axl Johnson, in the comedy-drama, The Almighty Johnsons, and lead character Connor, in US feature film, Bella. His most recent behind-the-scenes role is co-creating, directing and producing new comedy web series Auckward Love.

Personal life[edit]

Emmett was born in Wellington, New Zealand. During high school, Emmett performed in his first public theatre productions, firstly with New Zealands National Sheila Winn Shakespeare competition, then became involved in youth improvisation troupe, Joe Improv, which performed live shows four times a year at Wellington's Capital E. It was at one of these shows that New Zealand director Danny Mulheron saw Emmett perform and asked him to audition for the role of Willem in Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby. Emmett performed in various New Zealand television and film productions during his time at high school, including Passion in Paradise, The Hot House, The Investigator and Time Trackers.

Emmett completed high school at the end of 2005 and the following year he toured New Zealand and Sydney, performing various re-written works of Shakespeare with the acting company The Ugly Shakespeare Company, before being accepted into Wellington tertiary institute Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, in 2007. He graduated at the end of 2009 with a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Acting) and began starring at Axl in The Almighty Johnsons a few months later, after he relocated to Auckland, New Zealand. While studying, Emmett starred in feature film Home By Christmas.

The Almighty Johnsons has just completed a full release on Netflix internationally as well as a release on Canada's Space Channel, and UK and US's The SYFY Channel, which saw Emmett travel to Los Angeles to star in drama feature film Bella, which is due to have a festival release in 2016. When not filming, Emmett keeps heavily involved in Auckland's theatre scene, performing in numerous successful one month performance seasons including Nina Raines Tribes, a devised show Paper Sky (which toured nationally), Marie Jones' Stones in his Pockets and most recently Ian Meadows Between Two Waves centring on Climate Change.

Emmett's has most recently stepped behind the camera and stage in his latest work to produce and direct upcoming comedy web series Auckward Love which centres around a young heart broken girl in Auckland, New Zealand, in her quest to find love again from her not-so-useful best friends. Release date is set for November 2015.



  • Into The Rainbow (2016) Tom Williams
  • Every Little Thing (2016) Henry Thorougood
  • Bella (2016) Connor Gregor
  • The Last Train (2015) Louis
  • We Feel Fine (2012) Roger
  • Packed (2011) Darth Vader
  • Shopping for One (2010) Dave
  • Home By Christmas (2009) Tiny
  • High Risk Team (2009) Registrar J. Carrey
  • Objective (2008) Steve





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