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May 1970 (age 46)
|Notable credit(s)||Sam Aleni in Shortland Street|
Rene Naufahu (born May 1970) is a New Zealand-born actor, screen writer and director of Tongan and Samoan heritage. He is perhaps best known for being an original cast member of the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street, playing paramedic Sam Aleni for the show's first four years. In the United States, he is better known for portraying various characters in the Power Rangers franchise, such as Emperor Grumm of Power Rangers S.P.D. and Mentor Ji from Power Rangers Samurai and Power Rangers Super Samurai.
In 2006, at the Air New Zealand Screen Awards, he won Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role as Erasmus, in the Toa Fraser film No.2. The film won the Audience Award, World Cinema - Dramatic, after sellout screenings at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.
He attended the Amsterdam-based Binger Institute's Script Development program in 2003.
Naufahu's first feature film as director is crime thriller The Last Saint, which began filming in September 2013.
|2006||Naming Number Two||Erasmus|
|2003||The Matrix Revolutions||Zion Gate Operator|
|The Matrix Reloaded||Zion Gate Operator|
|1992-96, 2014||Shortland Street||Paramedic Sam Aleni|
|1997||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Adamus||The Lady and the Dragon|
|1998||All Saints||Gary Headley||"The Hard Yards"|
|1998-2000||Tales of the South Seas||Mauriri Lepau|
|2000||Beastmaster||Mataffa||"Tears of the Sea"|
|2003||Always Greener||Nathan Little||"Flesh for Fantasy"
"The Always Greener Variety Hour".
|2005||Power Rangers S.P.D.||Emperor Gruumm|
|2011-12||Power Rangers Samurai||Mentor Ji|
|2014||Power Rangers Super Megaforce||Mentor Ji||"Samurai Surprise"|
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