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Ido Drent


Former model Ido Drent first won a fan following in 2009 after joining Shortland Street, and taking over the role of Daniel Potts. The character experienced homelessness, was brain damaged after being assaulted, and discovered major revelations over his parents. In late 2012 the South African-born actor headed for Australia, where he got the part of therapist to the main character in hit show Offspring. In 2014 he played INXS drummer Jon Farriss in miniseries INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, before returning home to New Zealand to play a land court lawyer turned military officer in WWl miniseries When We Go to War.  

...it was my first show, and I remember the first day just being terrified, and being terrible, because I had no idea what I was doing. So three and a half years on that, doing 30, 40 scenes a week, you just learn so quickly. You're doing an episode a day. So as an actor I feel like it was very much baptism by fire, and I'm very grateful for that. Ido Drent on Shortland Street, in his Screentalk interview with NZ On Screen, January 2016