|Born||Timothy Guy Balme
18 January 1967
|Years active||1987 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Katie Wolfe (1994–present)
Timothy Guy Balme (born 1967) is an actor and screenwriter from New Zealand. He's most well known for his roles on the long-running soap opera Shortland Street and Mercy Peak, as well as lead roles in the cult favourites Braindead and Jack Brown Genius. He most recently was a writer and actor on the television series The Almighty Johnsons.
Balme is married to fellow actor Katie Wolfe, with whom he has two children; daughter Edie (born 2001) and son Nikau (born 2005). Balme also has a son, Sam (born 1987) from a previous relationship.
Balme graduated from Toi Whakaari in 1989, and his first lead role was in the 1992 film Braindead (aka Dead Alive). Balme and his wife, along with Simon Bennett and Robyn Malcolm, founded the New Zealand Actors' Company, which ran for three productions before being dissolved. An actor for the better part of twenty years, he has recently branched out into writing, and has scripted episodes for television series such as Diplomatic Immunity and Outrageous Fortune. Balme also wrote the short film Redemption, directed by his wife, which was selected as part of the short film line-up at the Sundance Film Festival for 2011.
Balme worked as the head of development for South Pacific Pictures for three years before returning to freelancing. He currently writes for shows such as the popular Channel 7 drama 800 Words and is head writer for the murder mystery series The Brokenwood Mysteries. In 2015 he won the Best Television Screenplay award at the SWANZ (NZ Writer's Guild Awards) for Brokenwood Ep 2 "Sour Grapes".
|1994||Last Tattoo, TheThe Last Tattoo||Jim Mitchell|
|1994||La vie en rose||Priest||Short film|
|1996||Planet Man||Ant||Short film|
|1996||Jack Brown Genius||Jack Brown|
|2003||For Good||Grant Wilson|
|2007||Tattooist, TheThe Tattooist||Jake's Father|
|2010||No Reason||Pathologist No. 1|
|1990||Shark in the Park||Barry||"Diversions"|
|1991||Away Laughing||Various||TV series|
|1993||Marlin Bay||Hal Hayward||1 episode|
|1994||White Fang||Brubaker||"Movie Stars Among Themselves"|
|1994||Hercules in the Underworld||Lycastus||TV movie|
|1994–96||Shortland Street||Greg Feeney||TV series|
|1995||Coverstory||Nick Williams||1 episode|
|1998||Legend of William Tell, TheThe Legend of William Tell||Alum||Episode: "Combat"|
|1999||Shortland Street||Greg Feeney||TV series|
|1999||Give Us a Clue||1 episode|
|1999||Greenstone||Father Michael||TV series|
|2001–02||Mercy Peak||Ken Wilder||Main role|
|2002||Vector File, TheThe Vector File||Paul||TV movie|
|2004||Deceit||Kevin Ordell||TV movie|
|2004||Not Only But Always||NY Club Compere||TV movie|
|2004-05||P.E.T. Detectives||The Laughing Man||"Time After Time", "Science Teacher"|
|2006||Maddigan's Quest||Yves||Main role|
|2010||Outrageous Fortune||Quentin||"The Power to Seduce", "When Both Contend"|
|2011–12||Nothing Trivial||Jules||Recurring role|
|2011–13||Almighty Johnsons, TheThe Almighty Johnsons||Mike Johnson||Lead role|
|1990||Ladies Night||Craig||Australian Tour|
|1990–1995||Blue Sky Boys||Don Everly|
|1991||Via Satellite||Camerman||Circa Theatre|
|1992||Hang on a Minute Mate||Young Jack||Downstage Theatre|
|1993–1994||Let's Spend the Night Together||Rick||National Tour|
|1994||Ladies Night II – Raging On||Craig||Mercury Theatre|
|1996||One Flesh||Neil||Downstage Theatre|
|1997–2000||Jimmy Costello||Jimmy Costello|
|1999||Much Ado About Nothing||Benedick||Downstage Theatre|
|2000||Midsummer Night's Dream, AA Midsummer Night's Dream||Oberon / Theseus||NZ Actors Company|
|2002||Queen Leah||Regan||NZ Actors Company|
|2010||Horseplay||James K Baxter||Maidment Theatre|
Awards and nominations
|1993||New Zealand Film and TV Awards||Best Male Dramatic Performance||Braindead||Won|
|1996||New Zealand Film and TV Awards||Best Actor||Jack Brown Genius||Won|
|2002||New Zealand Film and TV Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Mercy Peak||Won|
|2010||NZ Herald Best of Theatre Award||Horseplay||Won|
- "Tim Balme". Auckland Actors.co.nz. Retrieved 2011-04-04.
- Rebecca Barry (11 February 2011). "Tim Balme: taking the lead". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2011-04-04.
- Linny Lum (6 December 2010). "Sundance Institute announces 2011 short films program". Hollywood News. Retrieved 2011-04-04.
- Michelle Coursey (7 February 2011). "Katie and Tim Balme: Family comes first". NZ Woman's Weekly. Retrieved 2011-04-04.