List of Shortland Street characters

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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.

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Main characters

ActorCharacterDurationSource
Michael Galvin Dr. Chris Warner 1992–96, 2000– [1] [2]
Benjamin Mitchell Dr. TK Samuels 2006– [3]
Sally Martin Nicole Miller 2009– [4]
Jennifer Ludlam Leanne Black-Johnson 2010–11, 2014– [5]
Sam BunkallDr. Boyd Rolleston 2012– [6]
Ria Vandervis Dr. Harper Whitley 2013– [7] [8]
Reuben MilnerDr. Jack Hannah 2014– [9]
Grant Lobban Damo Johnson 2015– [10]
Ben BarringtonDr. Drew McCaskill 2015– [11]
Ngahuia PiripiDr. Esther Samuels 2015– [12]
Rebekah Palmer Dawn Karim 2017– [13]
Jay Kiriona Prince Kimiora 2019– [14]
Nivi SummerDr. Zara Mandal 2019– [15]
Nicole Whippy Cece King 2019– [16]
Henry Rolleston Louis King 2019– [16]
Iana Grace Sophia King 2019– [16]
Rawiri Jobe Eddie Adams 2019–
Scott SmartDr. Marty Walker 2019–
Becky McEwen Tess Hutchinson 2019–
Kura Forrester Desdemona Schmidt 2019–
Lisa Chappell Michelle Beaufort 2020–
Jess Sayer Maeve Mullens 2020–

Recurring characters

ActorCharacterRelationDurationsource
Elisabeth Easther Carla Summerfield Nicole's psychotherapist and former nurse at the hospital.1995–96, 2021– [17]
Tinihuia Lee-Lemon Tillie Potts Daughter of TK Samuels and the late Sarah Potts (Amanda Billing).2011–17, 2019– [18]
Leila Eketone
Nalani Rose Tuhae
Nathan Anderson
Feleti Aulika Pele Kruse-Miller Nicole Miller and Vinnie Kruse's (Pua Magasiva) son.2014– [19] [20]
Jayden Daniels Curtis Hannah Policeman and former career criminal.2015–18, 2020–
Lachlan & Connor McCartneyRemus & Romulus Rolleston-RestonBoyd Rolleston's twin sons with Eve Reston (Holly Bates).2017–18, 2020– [21]
Ashton Summersby Dongle "Donny" Johnson Damo Johnson's son.2018– [22] [20]
Louis Brunel-Morvan Billy McCaskill Intersex child of Drew McCaskill and Harper Whitley.2018– [23] [20]
Arlo Jackson
Keisha Jayapuram Rani Mandal Ferndale High student and Zara Mandal's daughter.2019– [15]
Eleanor Tankard Amélie Warner Tess Hutchison and Phoenix Warner (Geordie Holibar) daughter.2019– [20]
Felix Jones Wilder Mullens Son of Maeve Mullens and Saskia Burgess2020–
Hiwaiterangi Hiwa Dixon Kiwa Adams-Samuels Esther and Eddie's son.2020–
Chye-Ling Huang Theodora 'Theo' Chang Paramedic2020– [24]

Lists of characters by year of introduction

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