John Leigh (actor)

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John Leigh
Born1965 (age 5556)
OccupationActor/Voice actor
Years active1989–present

John Leigh (born 1965) is a New Zealand actor. He has had roles in New Zealand TV shows such as Shortland Street , Mercy Peak and as Sparky in Outrageous Fortune . He is a voice actor, and worked for the Power Rangers franchise since 2003 (after the franchise had moved to New Zealand). He has appeared in films including the role of Háma in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and as the bar-owner in Stickmen , and in soap satire Serial Killers. [1] In 2014 he acted in and wrote the short comedy film Snowmen. [2]


He is also a stage actor and started on stage in Wellington before getting film and television roles. [3] He is based in Auckland. Theatre shows he has appeared in with the Auckland Theatre Company include Kings of the Gym, Horseplay, Stones in His Pockets, Death of a Salesman and All My Sons. [4]  



1992 Chunuk Bair Porky
1996 The Frighteners Bryce Campbell
1996ChickenPoisons doctor
2001 Stickmen Dave
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Háma
2004 Spooked Jimmy Blick [2]
2007Tumanako SpringsBarkeepShort
2007 We're Here to Help Lesley Costello
2010 The Insatiable Moon Brian
2011 Love Birds Quiz Master
2011RageBill Oram
2012Power Rangers Samurai: A New Enemy (vol. 2)FishermanVideo
2014 The Dark Horse Gift Shop Owner
2014SnowmenBarryShort [2]
2016 Mahana Golden Shears Announcer
2016Goodness Grows HereShort [1]
2017A Woman's Right to ShoesPolicemanShort
2017Goodness Grows HereBarryShort
2018A War StoryPeter Arnett
20??Last StarSulunar


1993–1999 Shortland Street Lionel Skeggins Regular role
1999–00 Xena: Warrior Princess Nailscot / HrothgarEpisodes: "The Ides of March", "Return of the Valkyrie"
2000 Jack of All Trades MartinEpisode: "Sex and the Single Spy"
2001Spin DoctorsKevin HandyTV series
2001–2003 Mercy Peak Chook BraceyRecurring role (seasons 1–3)
2002 Atomic Twister Deputy RollinsTV film
2003 Power Rangers Ninja Storm Various (voice)Guest role (5 episodes)
2004 Raising Waylon JeremyTV film
2004 Power Rangers Dino Thunder Insectolite (voice)Episode: "Burning at Both Ends"
2004 Not Only But Always Joe McGrathTV film
2004Serial KillersAlanTV series
2005 Kidnapped RankeillorTV film
2005InterrogationPhil WorthEpisodes: "1.2", "True Confessions", "Tick Tock"
2005–2010 Outrageous Fortune Barry 'Sparky' GibbsRecurring role (seasons 1–6)
2006 Maddigan's Quest HaroldEpisode: "Off the Map"
2006 Power Rangers Mystic Force The Master (voice)Guest role (4 episodes)
2007 Power Rangers Operation Overdrive BrownbeardEpisode: "Pirate in Pink"
2007 The Man Who Lost His Head GeorgeTV film
2007 The Amazing Extraordinary Friends Dave RubenRegular role
2009 Legend of the Seeker SelickEpisode: "Sanctuary"
2009 Diplomatic Immunity Mick Fa'auigaeseMain role
2010 Radiradirah Friar ChuckEpisodes: "1.1", "1.2", "1.8"
2010 Avalon High Mr. AtkinsonTV film
2011 Ice LammerTV miniseries
2011 Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud Mac the MickEpisodes: "Disorganised Crime", "Trains 'N' Boats 'N' Planes", "All at Sea"
2011BlissHerrr GruberTV film
2011 Power Rangers Samurai Steeleto / Fisherman (voice)Episodes: "Fish Out of Water", "Room for One More", "Party Monsters"
2011–12 The Almighty Johnsons BrynRecurring role
2012Highway CopsNarratorTV series
2013 Agent Anna James FinlaysonEpisode: "Swimming with Sharks"
2014 Power Rangers Megaforce Damaras (voice)Recurring role (season 2)
2015 Westside Dougal GibbsEpisode: "Dire Combustion"
2015When We Go to WarBertie MuellerTV miniseries
2015–2018 800 Words Const. TomRecurring role
2016 The Making of the Mob: Chicago Jimmy Hoffa Main role
2016Auckward LoveTedEpisodes; "You Must Be the Other Woman", "You're Going to Lose Him"
2017 Shortland Street Lionel SkegginsRecurring role
2017The Cul De SacKenEpisode: "2.3"
2017 The Shannara Chronicles DaxEipsode: "Druid"

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  2. 1 2 3 "John Leigh". New Zealand Film Commission. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  3. "ScreenTalk: John Leigh". The Big Idea. 10 September 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  4. "John Leigh". Auckland Theatre Company. Retrieved 19 January 2021.