Evander Brown

Actor / Commercial / Presenter
Age Range

19—29

Height

182cm

Eye Colour

Hazel

Hair Colour

Dark Brown

Ethnicity

Māori / Multi-ethnic / English / Tongan

Based In

Auckland, New Zealand

Evander’s versatility, energy and charm were first fully showcased when he was selected aged 21 for one of the coveted presenter roles on New Zealand’s legendary children’s show What Now.

The producers were struck by his connection with children, his "authenticity" and "beautiful engagement with the camera”.

It was quite a leap from the part he was playing at the time of a mythical Maori warrior in The Dead Lands.

His next encounter with New Zealand television legends was being invited to join an amazing selection of New Zealanders reading night-time stories hosted by TVNZ’s Goodnight Kiwi and Cat. Evander read the award-winning story 'The Bomb’ in both English and Te Reo Maori.

In 2021 he starred in local drama Vegas - “a tale involving debts, drugs, gangs and two disparate brothers”; followed by appearances in the Maori bilingual web series Ahikāroa, the TVNZ anthology series Beyond The Veil and on the film festival circuit in We Are Still Here.

Describing himself as an actor, presenter, influencer, dancer, singer/songwriter, martial artist and movement enthusiast, Whangarei born Evander has his eyes on a big-screen career.

He looks set to continue growing his appeal and professional scope - and pursuing his personal mission to inspire the next generation by demonstrating that anything is possible.


Evander Brown

Artist Resume

Television

Year
Role
Production

2024

Ihaia Stone

Shortland Street

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Oliver Driver

2022

Tapu

Beyond the Veil

TVNZ

Dir. Danny Aumua / Matariki Bennett

2021

Troy

AHIKĀROA S5

Kura Productions (NZ)

Dir. Te Manawanui Rawiri / Kiel McNaughton

2021

Ari

Korban

Monochromatic Pictures

Dir. Jeevan Nathan

2020

Pio Duncan

Vegas (6 Eps)

Greenstone TV (NZ)

Dir. Rakei Kingi / Kiel McNaughton / Mike Smith / Tim Worrell

2019

Guest Presenter

Goodnight Kiwi

Take Two Productions (NZ)

Dir. Jon Wild

2019

Lead Presenter

What Now (10 Eps)

Whitebait Media

Dir. Jon Wild

2018

Tribal Warrior - Featured Extra

The Dead Lands - (6 Eps series)

AMC and GFC FILMS for Shudder

Dir. Peter Burgess, Michael Hurst

Feature Film

Year
Role
Production

2022

Rob

We Are Still Here

No Coincidence Media (AU)

Dir. Chantelle Burgoyne / Dena Curtis

Commercial

Year
Role
Production

2021

Surfer

BK Fish

Reelfactory (NZ)

2020

Son

Southern Cross Insurance

Good Oil (NZ)

Dir. Mick Wong

Training

Year
Role
Production

2022

Actor

Intensive Summer Course

Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre (LA)

2020

Actor

The Radical Actor

with Elena Stejko & Jon Hunter

2019

Actor

Michael Chekov Technique

Elena Stejko Actors Studio

Dir. Elena Stejko

2018

Actor

Michael Chekov Technique

Elena Stejko Actors Studio

Dir. Elena Stejko