Kevin Taumata

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Kevin Taumata
OccupationFilm and television actor
Years active1999–present

Kevin James Taumata is a Māori New Zealander Australian film and television actor.[1]

Television career[edit]

Taumata moved with his family to the Inner West of Sydney at the age of 8. He began his acting career at the age of 14 obtaining work as an extra on Heartbreak High.[1]

In 1999 he landed a role on Nine Network's Murder Call.[2]

He has featured prominently in the SBS television series Pizza, Swift & Shift Couriers and Housos.[2][3]

In 2014, he starred in the comedy reality television series Bogan Hunters on Seven Network's 7mate, as "Kev the Kiwi".[4][5][6]

When Housos won the Logie Award for Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program in 2014, Taumata was with the show's director Paul Fenech to accept the award in Melbourne. As a nod to bogandom, they both wore jeans, suit jackets covered in tattoo designs, and jandals.[7]


Early in his career, Taumata was featured in the 1999 movie Kick as a fullback.[2]

Later, he portrayed the popular character Kev the Kiwi in the feature films Housos vs. Authority (2012) and Fat Pizza vs. Housos (2014).[2][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Kevin Taumata". SBS. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "Kevin Taumata: Filmography". IMDb. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  3. ^ Idato, Michael (18 July 2013). "Struggle street comedy series returns". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  4. ^ Galvin, Nick (1 April 2014). "Housos stars reveal Australia's biggest bogans: 'I'd probably be scared'". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  5. ^ Marshall, Rebecca (15 June 2014). "Bogan Hunters is the car testicles of television". Sunshine Coast Daily. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  6. ^ Eedy, Matt (27 June 2014). "The Bogan Hunters are Raw & Uncut on DVD!". Beyond Home Entertainment. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  7. ^ Robson, Frank (27 September 2014). "Fat Pizza star Paul Fenech's fight against snobs". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Fat Pizza Vs Housos". Hoyts. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014.

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