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John Tui


Actor John Tui grew up in Manurewa, the oldest of eight siblings. After training at Unitec, he got a break on Power Rangers and has since scored regular NZ TV work including recurring roles on Go Girls and Shortland Street. On the big screen he plays father to the main character in 2015's Born to Dance, and was US Navy officer Walter ‘The Beast’ Lynch alongside Rihanna, in Hollywood film Battleship.

Before Battleship I was doing everything from painting to building to babysitting. Money came in drips and drabs. I'm not chasing fame. For me, providing for my family is my biggest role. John Tui on priorities, New Idea magazine, 1 May 2012