David Tiko

Actor
Age Range

30—35

Height

178cm

Eye Colour

Brown

Hair Colour

Black

Ethnicity

Fijian

Based In

Auckland

David Tiko has acted in multiple short films and web series projects to date in multiple varieties of genres (action, comedy, drama, horror). The most notable projects that he has worked on have won multiple Gold awards at the Independent Shorts Awards in Los Angeles where he played lead/major supporting roles in the various projects.

He is currently studying with The Actors Program Class of 2023. He is also capable of undertaking his own stunts for filming fight scenes as he has been trained for combat on screen and has also undertaken advanced acting on screen training with New Zealand's top casting directors Liz Mullane and Rachel Bullock, who have given him a more sharpened range of acting skills.

Lastly he has also undertaken various acting classes to hone his craft and he had won a partial scholarship through online auditions for his studies with The Actors Pulse based in Sydney.

David Tiko

Artist Resume

Television

Year
Role
Production

2022

Treasure Guard - Featured Action Extra

Time Bandits

Paramount

Dir. Taika Waititi

Web Series

Year
Role
Production

2023

Kotal Khan

Mortal Kombat

Brothers In Crime

Dir. James Atkins

2019

Chuckles "The Destroyer" (Antagonist)

The Last Gun - Episode 3

Brothers In Crime

Dir. James & Kris Atkins

2019

Tamati (Lead)

The Friend

Naughty Bits Production

Dir. Dion Paz

2019

Mechanic Cousin

Mechanics

Naughty Bits Productions

Dir. Dion Paz

Short Film

Year
Role
Production

2021

Aaron (Support)

In The Depths (Gold Award at Los Angeles Independent Shorts Awards)

New Grain Studios

Dir. Liam Carter

2020

Business Man (Supporting Role)

Deconstruct

New Grain Studios

Dir. Michiel Renson

2020

Marcus (Lead)

Frankies Orchid Glasshouse

Brothers In Crime

Dir. James & Kris Atkins

2020

Villain (Lead Antagonist)

Dead In the Water (Gold Award at Los Angeles Independent Shorts Awards)

New Grain Studios

Dir. Liam Carter

2019

Vampire Warrior (Support)

Those Vampires

Brothers In Crime

Dir. James & Kris Atkins

2019

Plague Doctor (Lead Antagonist)

Black Rain

New Grain Studios

Dir. Michiel Renson

2018

Daniel (Support)

The Accomplice (Gold Award for Best Action at LA Independent Shorts Awards)

New Grain Studios

Dir. Liam Carter

2018

Jason (Lead)

C4

New Grain Studios

Dir. Michiel Renson

2018

Mark (Lead)

Sleeper

New Grain Studios

Dir. Liam Carter

Training

Year
Role
Production

2023

The Actors' Program - Class of 2023

The Actors' Program

2022

The Actors' Program - 5 Day Workshop

The Actors' Program

2021

Advanced Acting For Screen

Liz Mullane & Rachel Bullock

2021

Meisner & Acting on Screen

Actors Pulse (Sydney)

2021

Acting for Screen

Liz Mullane & Rachel Bullock

2020

Level 1 Acting Class

Juliet Furness

2020

Advanced Stunts

New Zealand Screen & Stage Combat School

2018

Acting For Screen

Liz Mullane & Rachel Bullock

2017

Fighting for Camera

New Zealand Stunt School

2016

Acting For Screen

The Auckland Performing Arts Centre