Julian Arahanga

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Julian Arahanga
Born Julian Sonny Arahanga
(1972-12-18) 18 December 1972 (age 45)
Raetihi, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Occupation Actor, Director

Julian Arahanga (born 18 December 1972) is a New Zealand film and television actor.


Arahanga was born Julian Sonny Arahanga in Raetihi, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. His father is screenwriter Larry Parr. Arahanga is 5 foot and 10 inches. His mother is a New Zealander of Estonian and Māori descent.

Of Māori descent, his family identifies with Ngāti Rangi and Atihaunui a Paparangi and is the half brother of Kiwi actor, Tammy Davis.

Julian is best known for his role in the movie Once Were Warriors from 1994, where he plays Nig Heke, the son of Jake "the Muss" and Beth Heke. Arahanga also stars in the sequel What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? from 1999, that centers around Jake's search for redemption after the first movie. Again, he plays the son.

In 1996, Arahanga won a starring role in the Gregor Nicholas romance Broken English which won praise from American reviewers.

Also in 1999, he starred in the action-sci fi movie The Matrix playing the role of Apoc.


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