Marshall Napier

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Marshall Napier
Born Marshall James Napier
New Zealand

Marshall James Napier is a New Zealand-born actor, dramatist and playwright. He is the father of actress Jessica Napier and the uncle of actor James Napier.[1]

Before becoming an actor, Napier worked variously as an art student, factory worker and truck driver. In 1988, he moved with his wife and two children, Reuben and Jessica, to Australia, to pursue a career in acting, and has worked in theatre, film, and television productions. In his 40's, he began writing plays.


A partial list of his theatre credits follows: Sydney Theatre Company

  • The present
  • In the next room / The vibrator play
  • The herbal bed
  • Simpatico



  • Frost/Nixon
  • The birthday party


  • Freak winds
  • Angel city
  • The schelling point

Ensemble Theatre

  • Alarms and excursions

Q Theatre

Darlinghurst Theatre

  • All my sons

Griffin Theatre

  • Speaking in tongues
  • All souls


He has also written a play, now in production in New York's upper west side, entitled Freak Winds, which he also stars in and directs.[3]

Partial filmography[edit]


Television series[edit]

the Neville Purvis Show


In 2002, he and his daughter, Jessica Napier, won $64000 in the Australian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? for the "South Australian Animal Rights Group".


  1. ^ "Marshall Napier". Smurcher's Guide. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  2. ^ Blake, Jason (22 February 2013). "No regrets as actor races to save day". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Coultan, Mark (2006-04-05). "A little play's battle to make it in the Big Apple". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  4. ^ City Homicide: Meet the Cast - Marshall Napier

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