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Mick Innes


Actor Mick Innes has made a long career out of playing character roles — often as salt of the earth types or eccentrics. En route he's had ongoing parts in a number of Aotearoa's quirkier television comedies, including Super City, estranged brothers tale Sunny Skies, and Hounds, in which he played occasionally inebriated greyhound trainer Marty. In kids series The Amazing Extraordinary Friends, he was supervillain The Comedian. Christchurch-born Innes began acting in 1983, during a long stay in Australia. In 2013 he survived a heart attack without even realising it, while performing his solo theatre show Zen Dog.   

He just fell into acting; he never went to acting school, and he's seldom been out of work, even if he doesn't get the big part. Writer Michele Hewitson on Mick Innes, The NZ Herald, 9 November 2013