Christchurch-born David de Lautour followed training at New York's American Musical and Dramatic Academy with recurring roles in NZ-shot series (Being Eve, Power Rangers) and US work (sitcom What I Like About You, and spots on high profile show NCIS). Back home, two Kiwi icons are on his resume: All Black Stephen Donald (The Kick), and career criminal Ted West in Outrageous Fortune prequel Westside.

Being able to put on the All Blacks jersey is awesome, even if it is for a film [...] And Stephen is a well-liked guy who has worked his ass off and loves New Zealand, so I draw some parallels with him. I'm a proud New Zealander, passionate rugby fan and like to work hard. You don't always get the call-up, but be prepared for when you do. David de Lautour on playing All Black Stephen Donald in telemovie The Kick
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Westside

2015 - ongoing, As: Ted West - Television

TV3 series Outrageous Fortune won fans and awards over six seasons. Prequel show Westside takes the West family back to where it all began — to legendary safecracker Ted West (David de Lautour), and his fiery wife Rita (Antonia Prebble from Outrageous). Each episode of series one is set in a particular year of the 1970s. Season two moves to the 1981 Springbok Tour; the third, set in 1982, introduced a teen Cheryl West. Combining romance, crime and West family folklore with real life events, Westside was created by James Griffin and Rachel Lang, the duo behind the original.

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Westside - First Episode

2015, As: Ted West - Television

A prequel to classic TV3 series Outrageous Fortune, Westside travels back in time to meet young Rita (Antonia Prebble), Ted (David de Lautour) and their son Wolf West, on the make in West Auckland. This first episode opens with Ted leaving Mt Eden prison, then sets him on a safe-cracking plot that is aided by the 1974 Commonwealth Games. Prebble played Loretta West in Outrageous, and first took on the role of Rita in flashbacks from season four. Devised by Outrageous creators James Griffin and Rachel Lang, Westside won acclaim: "all the hallmarks of a classic", said Stuff.

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Operation: Ice

2014, Writer - Short Film

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Touch

2012-2013, As: Simon Plimpton - Television

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The Kick

2014, As: Stephen Donald - Television

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Don't Blink

2014, As: Noah - Film

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Izzy Girl

2014, Director - Short Film

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Hart of Dixie

2013, As: Oliver Kent - Television

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Mom

2013, As: Greg - Television

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A-Holes Anonymous

2013, As: Russ - Television

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The Act Off

2013, As: Himself, Writer - Short Film

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Beauty and the Beast (US TV series)

2013, As: Sebastian Clifton - Television

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The Brightest Sunday

2011, Director, As: Jack, Writer, Producer - Short Film

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Once Upon a Time

2014, As: Jonathan - Television

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Love, Serene

2010, Director, Writer - Short Film

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Blessed are they

2009, Writer, Co-Producer, Composer, As: Richard - Short Film

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NCIS: Los Angeles

2013, As: Roy Kessler - Television

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Isosceles

2009, Writer, Co-Producer - Short Film

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Legend of the Seeker

2008, As: Michael Cypher - Television

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Power Rangers Jungle Fury

2008, As: Robert RJ James

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The Amazing Extraordinary Friends

2007 - 2010, As: Parker Pen - Television

Created by superhero fan Stephen J Campbell, this light-hearted adventure series follows teen Ben Wilson (Carl Dixon) who discovers his father and grandad have done time as superheroes. Still getting to grips with the basics of being one himself, Ben enlists family and friends to help fight assorted villians. The show ran for three seasons, and spawned web series The Wired Chronicles and Origins. Nominated for awards in Rome and New Zealand, it picked up one in Korea. The eclectic cast included the tried (David McPhail) and the new (Hannah Marshall from Packed to the Rafters).

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What I Like about You

2004 - 2005, As: Ben Sheffield - Television

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NCIS

2010, As: Daniel Sturgis - Television

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Being Eve

2001 - 2002, As: Adam Le Beau - Television

This quirky, upbeat comedy-drama looked at teen life through the eyes of 15-year-old Eve (Fleur Saville). Something of an amateur teen anthropologist, Eve questions everything in her world, musing on life to the camera and in voiceover. The series' fresh, self-aware style appealed directly to media-savvy teenagers. The TV3 series launched Saville's TV career, fostered young directing and producing talent, won many awards (including Best Drama Series at the 2002 NZ TV Awards) and sold to over 40 territories, screening in the US on Nickelodeon.

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Being Eve - Being a Couple

2001, As: Adam Le Beau - Television

Kiwi comedy-drama Being Eve "tacked the trails and tribulations of everyday adolescent life"  (as website The Spinoff put it). It launched the career of Fleur Saville, starrig as amateur teen anthropologist Eve. In this excerpt from episode 10 of series one, Eve grapples with the day-to-day stuff of negotiating relationships (now that Matt is her boyfriend, does she have to sit next to him in every class?). Friends and family expose their relationship-challenging racial prejudices. Rated best drama at the 2002 NZ TV Awards,  Being Eve was nominated for an International Emmy.

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Xena: Warrior Princess

1996, 1999, As: Icus (1996), Lief (1999) - Television