POLYS IN HOLLYWOOD
DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
The Rock reprises his role of Luke Hobbs in this 'Fast & Furious' spin off. "Hobbs & Shaw" blasts open a new door in the Fast universe as it hurtles action across the globe, from Los Angeles to London and from the toxic wasteland of Chernobyl to the lush beauty of Samoa.
OTHER POLY ACTORS IN THE FILM INCLUDE - Josh Mauga, Cliff Curtis, Leati Joseph Anoa'i aka Roman Reigns, John Tui, Ping Moli Jr, Kelemete Misipeka & Hio Pelesasa plus other Poly Stuntmen like Tanoa'i Reed.
And introducing young Samoan ELIANA SU'A who plays Dwayne's daughter in the movie. You can also catch her in another movie coming out this year called 'Simmer'
'Fast & Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw' is set for release in August 2019
Based on Disneyland's theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles, but with a supernatural element.
Poly stuntmen Tanoa'i Reed & Sala Baker lend a hand in this one too.
Set for release in October 2019
Ballers (HBO Series)
Lego Movie 2
Jason voices his Aquaman character for the Lego Movie 2 which hits theatres in the US on Feb 8th.
Frontier (Netflix Series)
Jason stars as ferocious outlaw Declan Harp who takes his fight against the Hudson's Bay Company across the Atlantic this season. Temuera Morrison also joins him in Season 3. Catch up on the full Series on Netflix.
Another DC Universe movie, Cooper plays Victor Vasquez - foster father to Billy Batson aka Shazam. You may recognise Cooper from Den of Thieves which came out last year and also starred Hawaiian UFC star Max Holloway.
There's a few other Polys in this Date Night Scene. and it could be the first time the Tongan language is heard in a major Hollywood movie too ;)
The Walking Dead (AMC Series)
Cooper plays Jerry a survivor and resident of the Kingdom in a recurring role since 2016. Season 9 is out now. Check him out in this featurette.
The Hate U Give
If you're in Auckland & you hurry, you can catch KJ Apa in 'The Hate U Give' showing now at the Rialto in Newmarket. It's had a very limited release here in NZ about 4 months after it first came out in the US. KJ plays the main character Starr's boyfriend Chris.
Riverdale (CW Series)
KJ plays the main character Archie in CWs 'Riverdale' based on the Archie comics and it's just been renewed for a 4th season.
Frankie stars as Bobbie Draper, a member of the Martian Marine Corps, one of the toughest and best members of her squad. Season 4 is due out some time this year and you can also catch Frankie in a cameo role in Nikki Siulepas 'Same but Different'
BEULAH KOALE & TAYLOR WILY
Hawaii 5-0 (CBS Series)
SMILF (Showtime series)
Sisa plays a recurring role as Samoan nanny Ida. She's joined on the series by newcomer Patricia Fa'asua who has just graduated from Yale School of Drama and has hit the ground running with a role in SMILF as Sisa's characters sister! In one scene they get to have a phone conversation in Samoan which could be the first time the Samoan language has been used on mainstream American TV.
Sisa also co-stars in an episode of the mini-series 'I am the Night' starring Chris Pine which is out now and you'll be able to see her in a recurring role on the DC Legends of Tomorrow series this year.
Superstore (NBC Series)
Kaliko is known for her role as Sandra on NBC's Superstore - a hilarious workplace comedy about a unique family of employees at a supersized megastore. You can also catch her on Disney's 'Ravens Home' where she plays Principal Kwan.
SIREN (Freeform TV Series)
Beth Heke lives ;) Rena stars as Helen Hawkins in this fantasy thriller based in a small coastal town known for its mermaid legends. The folklore comes to life, with the arrival of mysterious ocean creatures and a series of vicious attacks. The show is shot on location in Vancouver but you can catch it on demand here in NZ.
Ray Donovan / Hobbs & Shaw
We've got him listed with the Poly boys who are in Hobbs & Shaw which is coming out this year but he also recently had a guest role in Ray Donovan for a couple of episodes which you can check out in the video below. He plays drug dealer Fetu Autufuga and speaks Samoan in it.
Future Man (Hulu Series)
Lehi Falepapalangi is a Tongan living in La'ie, Hawaii. He has recently returned from LA, wrapping up on season 2 of the Hulu series Future Man (featuring Josh Hutcherson) as the reoccurring character Chisel Pitboss a post-apocalyptic jail warden of his village. Lehi has also Guest-Starred in Hawaii Five-0 this season as an armed boar-hunter who took the main characters hostage and you'll also see him in the feature film "The Islands," directed by Tim Chey playing the Koa warrior Kapu which is due for release in March.
CODY MAFATU EASTERBROOK*
Universal Kids (NBC)
Cody is on NBC's Universal Kids which is currently airing 40 episodes and is filmed in Toronto. He's an actor, entertainer, reporter, television host, educator and world traveler with an infectious zeal for life. He's explored over 35 countries including giving service for two years in South America and was recently noted as one of the top 5 travelers in the world.
Check out one of his travel videos to the Marshall Islands below and the rest of his channel here.