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Temuera Morrison

Temuera Morrison
Birth name Temuera Derek Morrison
Born December 26, 1960 (age 46)
Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand
Notable roles Jake "the Muss" Heke in Once Were Warriors
Jango Fett in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Dr. Hone Ropata in Shortland Street

Temuera Derek Morrison (born December 26, 1960) is a New Zealand actor. Born in the town of Rotorua on the North Island of New Zealand, he is a Māori. He has become one of the country's most famous stars for his roles as the abusive Jake "the Muss" Heke in 1994's Once Were Warriors and as bounty hunter Jango Fett in the Star Wars series. Image File history File links Temuera. ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Rotorua is a city located on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... Jake the Muss Heke is a fictional character in the film Once Were Warriors. ... Once Were Warriors, published in 1990, was New Zealand author Alan Duffs bestselling first novel. ... Jango Fett (66 – 22 BBY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe whose first cinematic appearance was in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, in which he was played by Temuera Morrison. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Dr. Hone Ropata was a fictional character in the New Zealand TV drama Shortland Street. ... Shortland Street is a New Zealand soap opera set in a modern metropolitan Auckland City hospital. ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Rotorua is a city located on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... Languages Māori, English Religions Māori religion, Christianity Related ethnic groups other Polynesian peoples, Austronesian peoples The word Māori refers to the indigenous people of New Zealand and their language. ... Jake the Muss Heke is a fictional character in the film Once Were Warriors. ... Once Were Warriors, published in 1990, was New Zealand author Alan Duffs bestselling first novel. ... Jango Fett (66 – 22 BBY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe whose first cinematic appearance was in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, in which he was played by Temuera Morrison. ... Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga and fictional galaxy created by writer/producer/director George Lucas during the 1970s. ...


Morrison lives in New Zealand, and divides his time filming there and in Australia and the United States.

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Notable roles

Trained in drama under the New Zealand Special Performing Arts Training Scheme, one of Morrison's earliest roles was in the 1988 film Never Say Die, opposite Lisa Eilbacher. He played Dr. Hone Ropata on the television soap opera Shortland Street from 1992 – 1995; he was immortalized when another character rebuked him with the line "You're not in Guatemala now, Dr. Ropata!" In 1994 he received attention as the violent and abusive Māori husband Jake Heke in Once Were Warriors, a film adaptation of Alan Duff's novel of the same name. The role won him international acclaim, and he received the 1994 award for best male perfomance in a dramatic role from the New Zealand Film and TV Awards. He reprised the role in the sequel, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?, for which he received the Best Actor award from the New Zealand Film Awards. He has appeared in supporting roles in Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) and The Beautiful Country (2004). In 2005, Morrison became the host of the talk show The Tem Show on New Zealand television. Never Say Die (1988) is an New Zealand action movie starring Temuera Morrison and Lisa Eilbacher. ... Lisa Eilbacher is an American television and motion picture actress who was born in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia on May 5, 1957 and raised in France. ... Dr. Hone Ropata was a fictional character in the New Zealand TV drama Shortland Street. ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... Shortland Street is a New Zealand soap opera set in a modern metropolitan Auckland City hospital. ... Alan Duff (b. ... What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? is the sequel to Once Were Warriors. ... Speed 2: Cruise Control is an 1997 action movie produced by Twentieth Century Fox, directed by Jan de Bont. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Beautiful Country is a 2004 Vietnam-related drama film set in 1990. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Star Wars

In recent years, Morrison has received much popularity from his role as the bounty hunter Jango Fett in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002). Part of the film's plot involves an army of clones created with Jango's DNA; Morrison also provided acting and voice work for the soldiers. He reappeared as a number of clones in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, the final film of the series, rerecorded the lines of the character of Boba Fett (Jango's son and another clone) in the 2004 DVD re-releases of the original Star Wars trilogy, replacing the voice of Jason Wingreen. Jango Fett (66 – 22 BBY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe whose first cinematic appearance was in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, in which he was played by Temuera Morrison. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Republic Grand Army Clonetroopers are fictional soldiers from the Star Wars saga. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... Boba Fett is one of the most popular characters in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Jason Wingreen (born October 9, 1919 in Brooklyn, NY) is an American actor. ...


He has since provided the voices of Jango Fett and his clones in a number of Star Wars video games, all produced by LucasArts. He played the commando "Boss" in Star Wars: Republic Commando, and voiced all the troopers in Star Wars: Battlefront and Star Wars: Battlefront II. He played Jango again in Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, which reveals the origins of Jango Fett, and played Boba Fett in the 2006 game Star Wars: Empire at War. LucasArts is an American video game developer and publisher. ...


Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Other notes
1988 Never Say Die Alf Winters
1994 Once Were Warriors Jake "the Muss" Heke
1996 Barb Wire Axel Hood
1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau Azazello
1997 Speed 2: Cruise Control Juliano
1999 What Becomes of The Broken Hearted? Jake "the Muss" Heke
2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Jango Fett, Clone Troopers
2004 Blueberry Runi
2004 The Beautiful Country" Snakehead
2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Commander Cody, Clone Troopers
2005 River Queen Te Kai Po

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Television

Year Title Role Other notes
Shortland Street Dr. Hone Ropata
Gloss Sean

Shortland Street is a New Zealand soap opera set in a modern metropolitan Auckland City hospital. ... Gloss was a television series in New Zealand about a fictional publishing empire run by the Redfern family. ...

Trivia

Howard Morrison (born 18 August 1935, New Zealand) is a New Zealand Māori entertainer, who first came to prominence singing as a member of the Howard Morrison Quartet. ... Wesley College is a multi-cultural secondary school in Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...

References

  • Betros, Chris (July 17, 2006). "Once a warrior, Temuera Morrison now New Zealand's best known film star". Japan Today. Retrieved February 20, 2007.

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Temuera Morrison - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki - A Wikia wiki (350 words)
Morrison was the model for the CGI clone troopers in Revenge of the Sith and voiced clone commanders Cdr.
Typically, Morrison voiced almost all clone troopers, Boba, and Jango in a large amount of Expanded Universe material.
Coincidentally, one of Morrison's co-stars on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street was Daniel Logan, the future Boba Fett.
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