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Cliff Curtis Net Worth

Cliff Curtis net worth is

$3 Million

Cliff Curtis Wiki Biography

Clifford Vivian Devon “Cliff” Curtis is an actor born on 27th July 1968, in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, of Maori descent. His most notable roles so far have been in “The Dark Horse”(2014), “Whale Rider”(2002), “Blow”(2001) and “Once Were Warriors”(1994). Apart from his other TV series roles, he currently plays a lead character in the horror-drama series “Fear the Walking Dead”.

Have you ever wondered how rich Cliff Curtis is? According to sources it has been estimated that Cliff Curtis’s overall net worth is $3 million, accumulated through a television and film career he has been building since the early ‘90s. Since he is still an active member of the entertainment industry, his net worth continues to increase.

Cliff Curtis Net Worth $3 Million

Cliff was one of the nine children in the family; as a child he studied a traditional Maori form of fighting called mau rakau. He attended the Western Heights High School in Rotorua. Since he often performed as a break-dancer and took part in numerous rock’n’roll dance competitions, he was encouraged by his friends to pursue acting as a profession, so he enrolled at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, from which he graduated in 1991. Curtis started his career as an actor in amateur productions of musicals with theatre companies. However, his first film role was in the Oscar-nominated “The Piano”, and soon after in “Once Were Warriors”, one of the most successful films released in New Zealand. In 1993 he appeared in the melodrama “Desperate Remedies”. His net worth was established.

In 2002 he portrayed the role of the title character’s father in the international film hit “Whale Rider”. Along with producer Ainsley Gardiner, Cliff formed an independent film production company “Whenua Films” in 2004, whose goals were to support the growth of New Zealand’s filmmaking scene. Under this company’s banner the duo produced several films, notably “Two Cars, One Night”, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005, “Hawaiki” a year later, and “Boy” which became the highest grossing New Zealand film. Another praised appearance of his was in “The Dark Horse” (2014), a role for which he studied chess, and put on weight.

Apart from these roles in domestic films, Curtis has also had a successful international career, and appeared in films such as Martin Scorsese’s “Bringing Out the Dead”(1999), “Three Kings”(1999), “Blow”(2001) in which he starred with Johnny Depp, “Training Day”(2001), “Collateral Damage”(2002), “Live Free or Die Hard”(2007),“Sunshine”(2007), “Push”(2009), M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Last Airbender”(2010), “Last Knights”(2015), “Risen”(2016) in which he portrayed Yeshua of Nazareth (Jesus Christ) and many others. He is currently appearing in “Fear the Walking Dead” as the male lead, an AMC TV series spin-off from “The Walking Dead” series.

When it comes to Cliff’s private life, there is not much information to be shared, as he keeps it absolutely away from the public; even his wife’s name is unknown – they married in 2009 and the couple has two children.

Full Name Cliff Curtis
Net Worth $3 Million
Date Of Birth July 27, 1968
Place Of Birth Rotorua, New Zealand
Height 1.84 m
Profession Actor, Film producer, Businessperson
Education Western Heights High School, Toi Whakaari
Nationality New Zealand
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0193295
Movies Risen, Collateral Damage, The Dark Horse, Training Day, 10,000 BC, The Last Airbender, Colombiana, Once Were Warriors, Whale Rider, A Thousand Words, Live Free or Die Hard, Three Kings, Blow, Sunshine, Bringing Out the Dead, Runaway Jury, The Piano, The Fountain, Deep Rising, Desperate Remedies, Six…
TV Shows Gang Related, Missing, Trauma, Fear the Walking Dead, Traffic
# Quote
1 As an actor … at some point you’ve got to forget that the crew’s there in order to do your job.
2 (On Whale Rider) I’ve been waiting for this film for a long time. It’s fun to go off and put on a disguise and pretend to be someone else, but to be able to get back to myself and my culture, that was just more than really nice, y’know – it was vital.
# Fact
1 Member of the ‘Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ (AMPAS) since 2016.
2 Is one of nine children.
3 Filmed his part as Pablo Escobar in Blow in just three days.
4 Is in two separate films entitled “Fracture,” playing a detective in both.
5 While filming Whale Rider (2002) he would approach Rawiri Paratene in the mornings and annoy him in order to keep them both in character.
6 Almost missed his flight from Auckland, New Zealand, to Los Angeles en route to Mexico to film Blow (2001).
7 Though he’s Maori, he’s only played a Maori in a couple of movies, including Whale Rider. He has been cast as many other dark-skinned ethnicities, having played, among others, Mexican-Americans, Colombians, Arabs, Persians, and Chechens.


Title Year Status Character
Meg 2018 filming Mac
Fear the Walking Dead 2015-2017 TV Series Travis Manawa
Risen 2016 Yeshua
Last Knights 2015 Lt. Cortez
Gang Related 2014 TV Series Javier Acosta
The Dark Horse 2014 Genesis
Missing 2012 TV Series Dax Miller
A Thousand Words 2012/I Dr. Sinja
Colombiana 2011 Emilio Restrepo
Body of Proof 2011 TV Series Agent Derek Ames Special Agent Derek Ames
The Last Airbender 2010 Fire Lord Ozai
Trauma 2009-2010 TV Series Reuben ‘Rabbit’ Palchuk
Crossing Over 2009 Hamid Baraheri
Push 2009 Hook Waters
10,000 BC 2008 Tic’Tic
Gag Reel 2007 Video short Bowman (uncredited)
Live Free or Die Hard 2007 FBI Deputy Director Miguel Bowman
Fracture 2007 Detective Flores
Sunshine 2007 Searle
The Fountain 2006 Captain Ariel
River Queen 2005 Wiremu
The Pool 2005 Short Husband
Spooked 2004 Mort Whitman
Heinous Crime 2004 Short Pizza delivery man
Fracture 2004 Detective Franklin
Traffic 2004 TV Mini-Series Adam Kadyrov
Runaway Jury 2003 Frank Herrera
Whale Rider 2002 Porourangi
Point of Origin 2002 TV Movie Mike Camello
Collateral Damage 2002 Claudio Perrini
The Majestic 2001 The Evil But Handsome Prince Khalid
Training Day 2001 Smiley
Blow 2001 Pablo Escobar
Jubilee 2000 Billy Williams
The Insider 1999 Sheikh Fadlallah (as Clifford Curtis)
Bringing Out the Dead 1999 Cy Coates
Three Kings 1999 Amir Abdulah
Virus 1999 Hiko
The Chosen 1998 TV Movie Father Tahere
Six Days Seven Nights 1998 Kip
Deep Rising 1998 Mamooli
Chicken 1996 Zeke
City Life 1996 TV Series Daniel Freeman
Mananui 1996 Short Mana
Mysterious Island 1995 TV Series “Peter” / Peter
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1995 TV Series Nemis
Hercules in the Underworld 1994 TV Movie Nessus
Once Were Warriors 1994 Bully
Rapa Nui 1994 Short Ears
Kahu & Maia 1994 Kahu
Desperate Remedies 1993 Fraser
The Piano 1993 Mana
Undercover 1991 TV Movie Zip


Title Year Status Character
This Is Piki 2016 TV Series executive producer
The Dark Horse 2014 executive producer
The Fires of Occupation 2013 Short executive producer
Crosstown 2013 executive producer
Great Expectations 2012 executive producer
Te Whakarauora Tangata 2011 Documentary co-producer
Boy 2010/I producer
Taua 2007 Short executive producer
Eagle vs Shark 2007 producer
Hawaikii 2006 Short executive producer


Title Year Status Character
Burn Your Maps 2016 special thanks
Bro’Town 2005 TV Series special thanks – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Talking Dead 2015-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest
IMDb at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 TV Series Himself
Movie3Some 2016 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2016 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2015 TV Series Himself – Guest
Journey to Sundance 2014 Documentary Himself
Te Whakarauora Tangata 2011 Documentary Himself
HBO First Look 2001-2008 TV Series documentary Himself / The Evil But Handsome Prince Khalid
Bro’Town 2004-2007 TV Series Himself
Inside ‘The Fountain’: Death and Rebirth 2007 Video documentary Himself
The Tem Show 2005 TV Series Himself
Behind the Scenes of ‘Whale Rider’ 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Te Waka: Building the Canoe 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of ‘Whale Rider’ 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Holmes 2002 TV Series Himself
The Making of ‘Jubilee’ 2000 Video documentary Himself / Billy Williams
Under the Bunker: On the Set of ‘Three Kings’ 2000 Video documentary short Himself – ‘Amir Abdulah’
Mai Time 2000 TV Series Himself
Virus: Ghost in the Machine 1999 Video documentary short Himself
Marae 1999 TV Series Himself
New Zealand Film and Television Awards 1995 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2015 Golden Space Needle Award Seattle International Film Festival Best Actor The Dark Horse (2014)
2014 Asia Pacific Screen Award Asia Pacific Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actor The Dark Horse (2014)
2014 Film Award New Zealand Film and TV Awards (II) Best Actor The Dark Horse (2014)
2003 Film Award New Zealand Film and TV Awards (I) Best Supporting Actor Whale Rider (2002)
2000 Film Award New Zealand Film and TV Awards (I) Best Actor Jubilee (2000)
1994 Film Award New Zealand Film and TV Awards (I) Best Performance in a Supporting Role: Male Desperate Remedies (1993)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2010 Asia Pacific Screen Award Asia Pacific Screen Awards Best Children’s Feature Film Boy (2010)
2008 Film Award New Zealand Film and TV Awards (II) Best Picture – Budget over $1 Million Eagle vs Shark (2007)
2006 New Zealand Screen Award New Zealand Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role River Queen (2005)

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