Tom Hern

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Tom Hern
Born Thomas Hern
(1984-12-10) 10 December 1984 (age 32)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Other names Herndog
Occupation Film producer, Actor
Years active 1998 - present

Thomas "Tom" Hern (born 10 December 1984) is a New Zealand Actor and award- winning independent Film Producer. He is known for producing NZ feature films, The Dark Horse, Everything We Loved and Pork Pie [1] ( The reboot of Kiwi classic Goodbye Pork Pie [2]). He is also known to global audiences for his role as Ram in The Tribe and Devin Del Valle in the 2004 television show Power Rangers Dino Thunder. Hern also appeared in Shortland Street, Revelations, Interrogation, Maddigan's Quest, as well as in many smaller acting and presenting roles. His filmography also includes various TV and radio commercials and voiceovers.

Thomas Hern was born in Christchurch, New Zealand on 10 December 1984. He has two older brothers and an older sister.

To his friends (and fans) Hern is also known by the name of Herndog, a long-time nickname of his.

Between 2006 and 2007, Hern appeared on the long-running South Pacific Pictures New Zealand television series "Shortland Street" as Baxter Cormack.

Hern continues to work on musical side-projects, Theodore High, with Latham Gaines (who starred alongside Hern in Power Rangers Dino Thunder as Anton Mercer/Mesogog) and rock-hop band The Drop D's.

Recent work[edit]

In 2008/09, Hern produced his debut feature film, I'm Not Harry Jenson, with longtime friend James Napier who also starred in The Tribe and Power Rangers Dino Thunder.

The film was released throughout New Zealand in 2010 to strong reviews through Rialto and was represented for international sales by Media Luna New Films in Germany [3] I'm Not Harry Jenson also played at the Shanghai International Film Festival.

Hern is a co-founder and managing director of Four Knights Film Ltd along with partners James Napier and Tim and Sasha Wood. Hern produced the short film, Lambs, in 2011. Lambs premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and screened in competition at the Clermont Ferrand, Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand International film festivals (the film also won both major awards at the 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival - The People's Choice Award and The Grand Jury Prize for short films). Hern and Four Knights' released 2 feature films in 2014; The Dark Horse, starring Cliff Curtis and James Rolleston and directed by James Napier Robertson, and Everything We Loved, an arthouse drama by Max Currie (which had its World Premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January 2014).


Year Title Role Notes
1998 What Now?! PM On the Scene Reporter TV series
2000 WNTV On the Scene Reporter TV series
2002–2003 Revelations – The Initial Journey Jess TV series
2002–2003 The Tribe Ram 104 episodes
2004 Power Rangers Dino Thunder Devin Del Valle 38 episodes
2005–2007 Shortland Street Baxter Cormack 33 episodes
2006 Maddigan's Quest Bird Boy Leader Episode: "Birdboys"
2009 I'm Not Harry Jenson Kevin/ Producer
2011 Ice Gang Leader TV series
2013 Harry Eugene TV Series


[1] [2] [3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Pork Pie". NZ Film Commission. 
  2. ^ "Tom Hern". NZ Film Commission. 
  3. ^ "Tom Hern". NZ ON SCREEN. 
  4. ^ "Pork Pie". Internet Movie Data Base.