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Rawiri Jobe

Actor [Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāti Huia, Ngāti Raukawa]

Actor Rawiri Jobe got his big break when a Wellington director scouted him performing in a Victoria University production of Twelfth Night. After extensive international stage work, he landed a TV role in 2014 as Azza, the laidback flatmate of the titular character on Step Dave. Jobe played plumber Kahu Taylor on multiple seasons of The Brokenwood Mysteries, and acted in web series Friday Night Bites and Stand Up Girl. In 2019 he joined the cast of Shortland Street playing paramedic Eddie Adams, who promptly gets in gang trouble and later fathers a child.

Someone once told me that the job of an actor is what you do in-between jobs. So it's being ready for auditions, staying fit, going to the dentist, getting your hair cut, having a shave. Rawiri Jobe, on life as an actor, Bay of Plenty Times, 17 November 2018