Cliff Curtis

Cliff Curtis

Highest Rated: 97% The Dark Horse (2016)

Lowest Rated: 0% A Thousand Words (2012)

Birthday: Jul 27, 1968

Birthplace: Rotorua, New Zealand

A ubiquitous actor specializing in ethnically oriented character roles of various racial backgrounds, New Zealand-born Cliff Curtis, who is of Maori decent, debuted onscreen in the very early '90s. He then proceeded to chalk up a myriad of effective supporting parts in A-list features including The Piano (1993), Six Days, Seven Nights (1998), Bringing Out the Dead (1999), Whale Rider (2002), Runaway Jury (2003), Sunshine (2007), and Live Free or Die Hard (2007). Curtis ascended to supporting billing opposite Harrison Ford and Sean Penn in the immigration-themed drama Crossing Over (2008) and tackled another major supporting role in Roland Emmerich's prehistoric adventure 10,000 B.C. (2008). Over the coming years, Curtis would continue to appear on screen, most notably on shows like Trauma and Missing.


Highest Rated Movies



67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Jonah 2019
46% The Meg James 'Mac' Mackreides 2018
92% Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen Executive Producer 2018
97% The Dark Horse Producer Genesis 2016
53% Risen Yeshua 2016
16% Last Knights Lt. Cortz 2015
No Score Yet Greencard Warriors Executive Producer 2014
68% Great Expectations Executive Producer $0.3M 2013
0% A Thousand Words Dr. Sinja $18.5M 2012
87% Boy Producer $0.3M 2012
28% Colombiana Emilio Restrepo $36.7M 2011
5% The Last Airbender Fire Lord Ozai $131.6M 2010
16% Crossing Over Hamid Baraheri $0.5M 2009
23% Push Hook Waters $31.8M 2009
8% 10,000 B.C. Tic'Tic $94.8M 2008
55% Eagle vs Shark Producer $0.3M 2007
76% Sunshine Searle $3.8M 2007
82% Live Free or Die Hard Bowman $134.6M 2007
71% Fracture Det. Flores $39.1M 2007
52% The Fountain Captain Ariel $10.1M 2006
40% Honra e Liberdade Wiremu 2005
No Score Yet Tama Tu Producer 2005
73% Runaway Jury Frank Herrera $49.3M 2003
91% Whale Rider Porourangi $20.7M 2003
No Score Yet Point of Origin (In the Heat of Fire) Actor 2002
No Score Yet Point of Origin Mike Camello 2002
19% Collateral Damage Claudio `The Wolf' Perrini $40M 2002
42% The Majestic The Evil but Handsome Prince Khalid 2001
72% Training Day Smiley 2001
55% Blow Escobar 2001
96% The Insider Sheikh Fadlallah 1999
72% Bringing Out the Dead Cy Coates 1999
94% Three Kings Amir Abdullah 1999
10% Virus Hiko 1999
36% Six Days, Seven Nights Kip 1998
29% Deep Rising Mamooli 1998
No Score Yet Hercules in the Underworld Nessus 1994
No Score Yet Rapa Nui Short Ear Tribesman 1994
93% Once Were Warriors Bully 1994
40% Desperate Remedies Fraser 1993
92% The Piano Mana 1993


73% Fear the Walking Dead
Travis Manawa 2018
No Score Yet Talking Dead
Guest 2017
41% Gang Related
Javier Acosta 2014
47% Missing
Dax Miller 2012
76% Body of Proof
Derek Ames Agent Derek Ames 2011
25% Trauma
Reuben 'Rabbit' Palchuk 2010
No Score Yet Hercules: The Legendary Journeys


Genesis says: Someone gives you a chance you better follow through.

Genesis says: I can help them. I have a purpose.

Genesis says: I want to join it. I want to be a part of this.

Icarus says: Ninety seven percent of shield in full sunlight.

Kaneda says: Final panel and closing of shield is secure.

Capa says: You have to move now! Captain!

Harvey says: Kaneda's not going to make it.

Capa says: Captain! You have-

Harvey says: It's too far.

Capa says: Have to move! Why isn't he moving?

Searle says: Kaneda. What do you see?

Searle says: Remember, Capa, we're just stardust.

Tic Tic says: Don't forget to chew.

Tic Tic says: I cannot see in the dark. Can you?

Hiko says: [After knocking out the robot that attacked them that Richie awoke] Touch it again, I'll cut your hands off.

Richie says: I can respect that....

Searle says: You and the darkness are distinct from each other because darkness is an absence of something, it's a vacuum. But total light... envelops you. It becomes you.

Cy Coates says: [to Frank] Relax, you're in the oasis now.

Cy Coates says: Tell me somethin', Frank--does killing your clients make good business sense to you?

Fire Lord Ozai says: You think, my son, is the soldier, these people are calling, The Blue Spirit?

Fire Nation Soldier says: ....................................................................Yes.

Fire Nation Soldier says: Yes.

Cat - Age 10 says: I want to be a killer. Can you help me?

Emilio Restrepo says: Sure.

Emilio Restrepo says: You want me to teach you how to be a killer? No problem. I teach you. But you'll be dead in five years.If you want to be a killer and survive, you got to be a smart one. Have to know things besides how to pull a trigger. You have to know how people think. You got to learn how to be psychological. I cannot teach you that unless you learn the basics at a school. You got that? Hm? Come on, what's it going to be? Cataleya, you choose.

Searle says: Kaneda, what do you see?

Searle says: Kaneda! What do you see?