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Marshall James Napier|
Marshall James Napier is a New Zealand-born actor, dramatist and playwright. He is the father of actress Jessica Napier, Rose Napier (half sibling) and Reuben Napier. He is also the uncle of actor James Napier.
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 40s, he began writing plays.
A partial list of his theatre credits follows: Sydney Theatre Company
- The Present (2016) - Anton Chekhov's Platonov adaptation by Andrew Upton. Starring Cate Blanchett, Richard Roxburgh, Toby Schmitz, Jacqueline McKenzie. The play opened in Sydney and also toured to Broadway.
- In the next room / The vibrator play
- The herbal bed
- The birthday party
- Freak winds
- Angel city
- The schelling point
- Alarms and excursions
- All my sons
- Speaking in tongues
- All souls
- Goodbye Pork Pie (1981) - Traffic officer
- Came a Hot Friday (1985) - Sel Bishop
- Pallet on the Floor (1986) - Joe Voot
- Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale (1986) - Hunk Murphy (voice)
- The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988) - Searle
- The Big Steal (1990) - Desmond Clark
- Babe (1995) - Chairman of Judges
- Bad Eggs (2003) - Doug Gillespie
the Neville Purvis Show
- Police Rescue - Sgt. Fred 'Frog' Catteau (his daughter, Jessica Napier, played his character's daughter)
- Seven Deadly Sins - Brodie
- Water Rats - Joe Da Silva
- McLeod's Daughters as Harry Ryan/Carl Weatherdon 2001-2006
- Farscape - specifically the episode entitled "...Different Destinations" - General Grynes
- The Girl from Tomorrow Part II: Tomorrow's End (television) - Draco
- City Homicide as Wilton Sparkes 2007 
In 2002, he and his daughter, Jessica Napier, won $64,000 in the Australian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? for the "South Australian Animal Rights Group".
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- 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.
- City Homicide: Meet the Cast - Marshall Napier
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