Shortland Street is a New Zealand soap opera that has been broadcast on TV2 since May 25, 1992. The show centers on the title hospital and its staff and their families. The following characters currently appear in the soap opera. Characters whom have been portrayed by more than one actor, are listed, with the most recent actor at the top of the list.
|Michael Galvin||Dr. Chris Warner||1992–96, 2000–|
|Benjamin Mitchell||Dr. TK Samuels||2006–|
|Sally Martin||Nicole Miller||2009–|
|Jennifer Ludlam||Leanne Black-Johnson||2010–11, 2014–|
|Sam Bunkall||Dr. Boyd Rolleston||2012–|
|Ria Vandervis||Dr. Harper Whitley||2013–|
|Reuben Milner||Dr. Jack Hannah||2014–|
|Grant Lobban||Damo Johnson||2015–|
|Ben Barrington||Dr. Drew McCaskill||2015–|
|Ngahuia Piripi||Dr. Esther Samuels||2015–|
|Rebekah Palmer||Dawn Karim||2017–|
|Jay Kiriona||Prince Kimiora||2019–|
|Nivi Summer||Dr. Zara Mandal||2019–|
|Nicole Whippy||Cece King||2019–|
|Henry Rolleston||Louis King||2019–|
|Iana Grace||Sophia King||2019–|
|Rawiri Jobe||Eddie Adams||2019–|
|Scott Smart||Dr. Marty Walker||2019–|
|Becky McEwen||Tess Hutchinson||2019–|
|Kura Forrester||Desdemona Schmidt||2019–|
|Lisa Chappell||Michelle Beaufort||2020–|
|Jess Sayer||Maeve Mullens||2020–|
|Elisabeth Easther||Carla Summerfield||Nicole's psychotherapist and former nurse at the hospital.||1995–96, 2021–|
|Tinihuia Lee-Lemon||Tillie Potts||Daughter of TK Samuels and the late Sarah Potts (Amanda Billing).||2011–17, 2019–|
|Nalani Rose Tuhae|
|Feleti Aulika||Pele Kruse-Miller||Nicole Miller and Vinnie Kruse's (Pua Magasiva) son.||2014–|
|Jayden Daniels||Curtis Hannah||Policeman and former career criminal.||2015–18, 2020–|
|Lachlan & Connor McCartney||Remus & Romulus Rolleston-Reston||Boyd Rolleston's twin sons with Eve Reston (Holly Bates).||2017–18, 2020–|
|Ashton Summersby||Dongle "Donny" Johnson||Damo Johnson's son.||2018–|
|Louis Brunel-Morvan||Billy McCaskill||Intersex child of Drew McCaskill and Harper Whitley.||2018–|
|Keisha Jayapuram||Rani Mandal||Ferndale High student and Zara Mandal's daughter.||2019–|
|Eleanor Tankard||Amélie Warner||Tess Hutchison and Phoenix Warner (Geordie Holibar) daughter.||2019–|
|Felix Jones||Wilder Mullens||Son of Maeve Mullens and Saskia Burgess||2020–|
|Hiwaiterangi Hiwa Dixon||Kiwa Adams-Samuels||Esther and Eddie's son.||2020–|
|Chye-Ling Huang||Theodora 'Theo' Chang||Paramedic||2020–|
Shortland Street is a New Zealand prime-time soap opera centering on the fictitious Shortland Street Hospital, first broadcast on TVNZ 2 on 25 May 1992. It is New Zealand's longest-running drama and soap opera, being broadcast continuously for 7,000 episodes and over 28 years, and is one of the most watched television programmes in New Zealand.
Guy Warner is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street who was portrayed by Craig Parker in a guest role in 1992 before returning as core cast from 1993 to 1996. Guy returned for the shows 15th anniversary in May 2007 and again from December 2007 to April 2008.
Antoinette "Toni" Warner is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street who was portrayed by Laura Hill from 2001 until 2008.
Joseph James "Joey" Henderson is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street who was portrayed by Johnny Barker from mid 2007 to early 2008.
Harry Warner is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street who first appeared onscreen in May 2002. Being born on screen during the shows 10th anniversary, Harry has been portrayed by several child actors and by Reid Walker since 2009. In May 2017 Harry left for an exchange program in Japan.
Dr. Hone Ropata is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street who was portrayed by Temuera Morrison as part of the original cast. Morrison maintained the role for three years before briefly reprising it in 2008 to commemorate the show's 4000th episode.
Phoenix Warner is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street. He has been portrayed by Geordie Holibar since his debut in the show's first ever 90 minute episode in August 2010. The character was introduced as the previously unknown son of long-standing character Chris Warner and ex-wife Alison Raynor. The character departed after dying of an overdose in the episode airing 23 October 2020. Phoenix later returned that December when Chris imagined him as a ghost.
Dr. Stuart Neilson is a fictional character in the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street who was portrayed by Martin Henderson as part of the original cast until early 1995. The character returned after 22 years off screen to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary episode which aired on the 25th of May, 2017.
Marjorie "Marj" Brasch is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street. Being part of the original cast, she was portrayed by Elizabeth McRae from the show's first season in 1992 up until 1996. She returned as a guest character in 1998, 2002, as part of the show's 20th anniversary in May 2012 and again for the show's 25th anniversary in 2017.
Lionel Skeggins is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street who was portrayed by John Leigh. His casting on the show began in late 1993 as a guest role and ended in early 1999 as a fan favourite regular. Lionel returned for a cameo in the show's 25th Anniversary in 2017.
Isabella Jane "Bella" Durville is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street who was portrayed by Amelia Reid-Meredith between her arrival in September 2010 and her departure in November 2016. She was the eldest sibling in the Cooper family unit.
Roimata Ngatai is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street, who was portrayed by Shavaughn Ruakere from January 2011 to January 2014. Initially introduced as a 3-month love interest for TK Samuels, Ruakere's contract was extended to a regular role.
Ellen Rosemary Crozier is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street, who was portrayed by Robyn Malcolm for nearly six years in the mid to late 1990s.
Carla Summerfield is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street, who was portrayed by Elisabeth Easther from early 1995 to mid 1996. The character debuted as the sister of established character Ellen Crozier and gained notoriety as the show's first ever on screen murderer.
Joe Hudson is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street who was portrayed by Rawiri Paratene from 2001 to 2002.
Jack Theodore Hannah is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street. Portrayed by Reuben Milner since 2014 in what was originally a 4-episode stint, the character became a regular character in the following years and had a family unit written around him.
Curtis Hannah is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street. Portrayed by Jayden Daniels since 2015, Curtis has appeared on the show in 2 stints in both regular and recurring appearances.
Grace Palmer is a New Zealand actress, best known for her role as Lucy Rickman on the prime-time soap opera Shortland Street.
Bree Peters is a New Zealand stage, film and television actress, stunt performer and boxer. She is best known for her recurring roles on the soap operas Shortland Street as Pania Stevens (2014–2015) and in Home and Away as Gemma Parata (2020).