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Cohen Holloway

Actor [Ngāti Toa]

Cohen Holloway began singing and doing impersonations at high school. He went on to showcase his John Campbell impression on sketch show Facelift, and bro'Town. After studying acting at Toi Whakaari, Holloway proved he could play serious when he won a Qantas Award for 2009 TV drama Until Proven Innocent. He starred as the falsely-imprisoned David Dougherty. Since then he has played a gang member in Boy, a real estate agent in Māori TV hit Find Me A Māori Bride, and starred as a dodgy cowboy in movie Good for Nothing. In 2019 black comedy Fresh Eggs he was a well-meaning husband caught up in a run of unfortunate deaths.  

...on the set he'd be telling terrible jokes — blue jokes, purple jokes — and then he’d switch like that, and you’d get David [Dougherty] ... it was a massive transition. He wasn’t just putting a face on; he’d switch into this character. Actor Peter Elliott on working with Cohen Holloway on drama Until Proven Innocent, in a 15 September 2009 ScreenTalk interview

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Interview

Cohen Holloway: On blending comedy and drama...

Interview, 2015

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Interview

ScreenTalk Short: Cohen Holloway

Interview, 2019

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Lowdown Dirty Criminals

2020, As: Roy - Film

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Bellbird

2019, As: Bruce - Film

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Educators

2019 - 2020, As: John Harris - Web

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Educators - First Episode

2019, As: John Harrison - Web

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Wellington Paranormal

2018 - 2020, As: Dion the Werewolf - Television

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The Breaker Upperers

2018, As: Joe - Film

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NZ Film Commission turns 40 - Past Memories

2018, Subject - Web

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The Stolen

2017, As: Hunter - Film

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The Māori Sidesteps - Series Two

2017, As: Hoani - Web

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The Rehearsal

2016, As: Michael - Film

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The Watercooler

2016 - 2018, Actor - Web

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

2016, As: Hugh - Film

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Chronesthesia

2016, As: Zach - Film

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The Māori Sidesteps - Series One

2016, Writer, As: Hoani - Web

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The Watercooler - Series One

(episodes 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6), As: Various roles - Web

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Find Me a Māori Bride

2015 - 2017, As: Tama Bradley - Television

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Find Me a Māori Bride - First Episode

2015, As: Tama Bradley - Television

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What We Do in the Shadows

2014, As: Clifton the werewolf - Film

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Nancy Wake: The White Mouse

2014, As: Patrick O'Leary - Television

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Pirates of the Airwaves

2014, As: David Gapes - Television

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Good for Nothing

2012, As: The Man - Film

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Super City

2013, As: Colin - Television

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After the Waterfall

2010, As: David - Film

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Boy

2010, As: Chuppa - Film

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7 Days

2015, Subject - Television

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Separation City

2009, As: Roger - Film

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Until Proven Innocent

2009, As: David Dougherty - Television

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Eagle vs Shark

2007, As: Mason - Film

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Facelift - Series Four, Episode One

2007, As: John Campbell, Willie Apiata, various roles - Television

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Facelift - Series Three, Episode One

2005, As: Rodney Hide, various roles - Television

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Facelift - Series Two, Episode One

2005, As: John Campbell, various roles - Television

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bro'Town - The Weakest Link (First Episode)

2004, As: Schoolboy - Television

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Facelift

2004 - 2006, As: Various roles - Television

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Facelift - Best of 2004

2004, As: John Campbell, David Lange, Rodney Hide, Parekura Horomia, Tana Umaga, various roles - Television

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Facelift - First Episode

2004, As: John Campbell, Rodney Hide, Parekura Horomia, Tana Umaga, various roles - Television

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The Strip

2003, As: Lawyer - Television

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Pulp Comedy

2003, Subject - Television