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 bro'Town and sketch show Facelift. After studying acting at Toi Whakaari, he won a Qantas Award in 2009 for TV drama Until Proven Innocent; Holloway starred as the falsely-imprisoned David Dougherty. Since then Holloway has played a gang member in Boy and a real estate agent in Māori TV hit Find Me A Māori Bride, and starred as a dodgy cowboy in Western Good for Nothing. In black comedy Fresh Eggs, he is 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