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Michael Galvin

Actor, Writer

As Shortland Street's 'Doctor Love' Chris Warner, Michael Galvin has survived four marriages, morphine addiction, an emergency tracheotomy, unexpected triplets, and being strung up by psycho Dominic Thompson. Shortland's longest-serving actor actually left the show for five years in 1996, before returning. Acclaimed for a part-singing role in Everly Brothers play Blue Sky Boys, he has also won awards for his writing, which includes fiction and 2009 play Station to Station — Galvin starred as a rabid evangelist. His screen roles include TV series Cover Story and 1997 telemovie Highwater.

I think Shortland Street has made me a much, much better actor. No one at Shortland Street regards it as a soap, and if any actor does, then they’re in trouble, and they’ll do crappy work. Michael Galvin in Quote, Unquote, December 1996

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Interview

Michael Galvin: Shortland Street’s Dr Love...

Interview, 2012

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Bloopers - Shortland Street

2018, As: Chris Warner - Television

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Shortland Street - Past Memories

2017, Subject - Web

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Michael Galvin on meeting the triplets

2017, As: Chris Warner - Web

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Reid Walker and Reuben Milner on Pixie's death

2017, As: Chris Warner - Web

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Shortland Street - "Not Your Penis" Moment

2017, As: Doctor Chris Warner - Television

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Shortland Street - Chris and Rachel's wedding

2014, As: Chris Warner - Television

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Shortland Street - Death of Sarah Potts

2014, As: Chris Warner - Television

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Shortland Street cast sings 'Anchor Me' (2013 Christmas episode)

2013, As: Chris Warner - Television

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Shortland Street - 20th Anniversary Special

2012, As: Chris Warner - Television

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Shortland Street - The Ferndale Strangler finale

2008, As: Chris Warner - Television

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The Devil Dared Me To

2007, As: Good Looking Actor - Film

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Shortland Street - Maia and Jay’s Civil Union

2006, As: Chris Warner - Television

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Shortland Street - Dominic meets a fiery end

2004, As: Chris Warner - Television

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Shortland Street - Nick and Waverley's wedding

2002, As: Chris Warner - Television

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Shortland Street - Chris Warner and Victor Kahu rap

2001, As: Shiny Hero/ Doctor Chris Warner - Television

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Strassman

2002, Guest - Television

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Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park

2000, Performer - Television

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Highwater

1997, As: Jeremy - Television

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Shortland Street - 1995 Christmas episode (truck crash)

1995, As: Doctor Chris Warner - Television

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Cover Story

1995 - 1996, As: Mark Churchill - Television

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Shortland Street - Carmen after the truck crash

1995, As: Chris Warner - Television

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Shortland Street - Kirsty and Lionel's wedding

1994, As: Chris Warner - Television

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The Making of Bread & Roses

1993, Narrator - Television

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Shortland Street

1992 - 1996, 2001 - ongoing, As: Chris Warner - Television

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Shortland Street - First Episode

1992, As: Doctor Chris Warner - Television

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Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

1992 - ongoing, As: Doctor Chris Warner - Television

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You Make the Whole World Smile

1992, Performer - Music video

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Shark in the Park - Diversions (Series Two, Episode Four)

1990, As: Alistair - Television

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Shark in the Park

1991, As: Alistair - Television