John Davern

Actor / Commercial / Music Theatre
Age Range

18—27

Height

173cm

Eye Colour

Hazel

Hair Colour

Brown

Ethnicity

New Zealander

Based In

Auckland, New Zealand

As one of RBA’s emerging artists, John Davern has been working both on the stage, on the screen and behind the scenes.

Having starred in multiple roles throughout many independent theatre productions, John’s highlights include; Mike Costa in A Chorus Line, Ram Sweeney in Heathers, Ventidius in Antony & Cleopatra, as well as the lead role of Sun in Tim Bray’s production of Badjelly the Witch. He also has Choreography credits for the theatre production of Love Lies In The Bed It’s Made In.

While John was achieving his Bachelors of Performing and Screen Arts at Unitech University, he took part in a few student short films, which include; Terry in Nathan Chan’s My Friend, My Body, Zak Home Sweet Home, and Rob in Stasis.

John is also a classically trained dancer, in the genres of Musical Theatre, Ballet, Jazz, and is working towards achieving his NZAMD teachers certificate in Tap. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, he is looking forward to breaking into the professional acting world.

John Davern

Artist Resume

Web Series

Year
Role
Production

2022

Levi

Student Bodies

Unitec Institute of Technology

Feature Film

Year
Role
Production

2022

Dave

Killer Trap

Unitec Institute of Technology

Short Film

Year
Role
Production

2023

David

Home Sweet Home

Independent

Dir. Zak

2023

Grunt

TheFragments

Independent

Dir. Ethan Barrow

2023

Rob

Statsis

Independent

Dir. Kieran

2022

Terry

My Friend My Body

Unitec Institute of Technology

Dir. Nathan Chan

2021

Fizzlepop

Clowning Around

Unitec Institute of Technology

Dir. Hunter

Music Video

Year
Role
Production

2023

Extra

PRYNNE

Independent

Dir. Tom Grut

Theatre

Year
Role
Production

2024

choreographer

love makes the bed it lies in

Mumzsugarclub

Dir. Faith Ward

2023

Ventidius

Antony Cleopatra

Independent

Dir. Jason

2022

Sun

Badjelly The Witch

Tim Bray Theatre Company

2022

John Wisehammer

Our Country's Good

Unitec Institute of Technology

2021

Joe Harper

Angels In America

Unitec Institute of Technology

2020

Torvald Helmer

A Doll's House

Unitec Institute of Technology

Musical Theatre

Year
Role
Production

2023

Mike Costa

A Chorus Line

Independent

Dir. Joshua Downs

2022

Ram

Heathers

Independent

Dir. Joshua Downs

2019

Chistery

Wicked

Independent

Dir. Russel Dixon

Online

Year
Role
Production

2021

Cinenamon

Stories Told To Me By Girls

Unitec Institute of Technology

Dir. Allison Bruce

Training

Year
Role
Production

2024

Student

Instinctive Acting Classes for Theatre and Screen

Douglas Anti Acting

Dir. Ryan Douglas

2023

Student

Vicky Yiannoutsos Masterclass Advanced

Vicky Yiannoutsos

Dir. Vicky Yiannoutsos

2023

Student

NZAMD Intermediate Ballet

Academy D

Dir. Andrea Krissansen

2023

Student

Emotional Core Foundation Workshop

Hunter Acting Studio

Dir. Jon Hunter

2022

Student

Introduction To Acting

Kacie Stetson Studio

Dir. Dawn Glover

2022

Student

Vicky Yiannoutsos Screen Intensive

Vicky Yiannoutsos

Dir. Vicky Yiannoutsos

2022

Student

Bachelor Of Screen and Theatre Arts

Unitec Institute Of Technology

Dir. Unitec

2022

Student

Grade 9 NZAMD Tap

Academy D

Dir. Andrea Krissansen

2022

Student

Standard British Accent Workshop

Unitec

Dir. Linda Cartwright

2022

Student

Standard American Accent Workshop

Unitec

Dir. Jacque Drew

2022

Student

Australian Accent Workshop

Unitec

Dir. Alex Whitham

2022

Student

Devising Workshop

Unitec

Dir. Freya Finch

2021

Student

Text And Technique Workshop

Unitec

Dir. Sarah Wiseman

2021

Student

Clowning & Improvisation Workshop

Unitec

Dir. Fraser Hooper

2021

Student

Stunt Combat Workshop

Unitec

Dir. Kevin Ku/ Anthony Wei

2020

Student

Screen Technique Workshop

Unitec

Dir. Vicky Yiannoutsos

2020

Student

NZAMD Grade 8 Tap

Academy D

Dir. Andrea Krissansen

2020

Student

Musical Theatre Workshop Intensive

Academy D

Dir. Russel Dixon

2019

Student

Grade 8 Musical Theatre

Trinity College Of London

Dir. Trinity College Of London

2018

Student

NZAMD Elementary Ballet

Academy D

Dir. Sheryl Krissansen