Temuera Derek Morrison was born on 26th December 1960 in Rotorua town New Zealand. He is the second born in a family of two. His sister is Taini Morrison. Morrison went to Wesley College in Auckland for his secondary education and Western Heights Rotorua for his high school education. He measures 5 feet and 7inches in height.
Temuera Morrison Bio: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity
His parents are Hana Morrison and the late Laurie Morrison, who died when he was just 14years in a car accident. His sister also died aged 51 through aneurism. He has a combination of Maori, Scottish, and Irish descendants. Morrison is a household name in New Zealand because of his prowess in acting, just like his father Laurie Morrison, a famous musician in New Zealand.
Temuera Morrison Dating History And Marriage Details
As of 2021, Morrison is single, but he has been into different relationships in the past. In the late 1980s, he had a relationship with Kim Willoughby, where they have been blessed with one boy, James. After the split with Kim, he started dating Peata Melbourne, a TV presenter, and they have been blessed with a girl named Aiorangi. Soon afterward, his relation with Peata ended. Of late, Morrison is dating 35 years old Ashlee Howden-Sadlier. The pair have been seen together on different occasions, but they are yet to announce their marriage officially.
Temuera Morrison Career Details
Having being born in a family full of entertainers, Morrison was also a star in the making. He started drama training at an early stage under the New Zealand unique arts scheme. His first acting was in 1973 where he was given the role of Rangi in “Rangi’s Catch” film. In 1988 he starred in “Never Say Die” film alongside Lisa Eilbacher. He featured in a television soap opera “Shortland Street” that ran from 1992 to 1995 as Hone Ropata.
In 1994 he took the role of a violent and abusive Maori husband, Jake Heke, the “muss” in “Once was Warriors” film, adapting Alan Duff’s novel. This film brought New Zealand to the world limelight because it gained many followings both locally and internationally. It also enabled Morrison to win his first international award for the best male performance. He also won the best actor award from the New Zealand Films Awards in his role in “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted.”
Other films where he appeared in a supporting role include “Speed 2: Cruise Control” which was filmed in 1997, “The Beautiful Country filmed in 2004. In 2005 Morrison hosted the New Zealand television talk show “The Tem Show.” Morrison was honored in 1996 Queens Elizabeth II Birthday Honors, where he was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his service in the film industry.
In 2009 he started writing his autobiography to inspire the young generation, especially in New Zealand.
From 2002 to 2017, Morrison played a significant role in Star Wars films. He provided the voice in all episodes and appeared as a character in some episodes. Morrison played the role of Jango Fett in “Attack of the Clones.” In Episode III, he reappeared as a clone again-“Revenge of the Sith” and took Boba Fett’s character.
He played the character of commando “Boss” in star Wars: “Republic Commando.” In Star Wars: “Battlefront,” he voiced all the troopers and again voiced the bounty hunters Jango and Boba Fett in Star “Wars Battle front II.” He was also a clone advisor and the narrator of The 501st Journal. He also appeared in Star Wars video games like the 2006 game Star Wars “Empire at War.” He also appeared as a clone in games Star Wars Battlefront, Renegade Squadron, and Lego Star Wars.
Temuera Morrison Other Roles
Morrison has appeared in more than 50 films and among them is the famous Moana as Chief Tui (2016), Green lantern (2011) as Abin Sur, The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption as King Ramusan (2012)
Morrison has also appeared in more than 20 television shows like “The Tem Show” where he was the host, “The Mandalorian” show,” “Tatau” show, and the “The Book of Boba Fett” show, which is a Star Wars franchise to be released this year.
Morrison released his debut album in 2014, consisting of covers of his late father Laurie Morrison and late Uncle Sir Howard Morrison.
Temuera Morrison Net Worth
Morrison is estimated to be worth $ 1.5 to &2.0 and lives in New Zealand, but he travels to Australia and United States most of the time because of filming.