ActionActors New Zealand
Welcome, if you require the highest quality, talented temp personnel for promotions, brand activation, role play, hospitality & events – both corporate & private, or retail staffing, you’ve come to the right place – ACTIONACTORS. Use the links or search menu to view our talented database.

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Media Update
ActionActors co-founder Bruce Hopkins is a board member of NZ Equity, representing actors, & of Film Auckland, an industry advisory & leadership group. Bruce was interviewed on TV1 News and RadioLIVE about the recent announcement by James Cameron that 3 Avatar films will be shot in NZ, and also the restructuring of NZs incentives for attracting offshore and local productions. You can view the TV1 news item here & the RadioLIVE chat here

ActionActors unique database are all professional actors, with the relevant experience to ensure your promotion, event, mystery shopper project, training programme etc is as entertaining or as real as you require.

Thanks to their training and experience, ActionActors personnel are versatile, resourceful and focused.

For a free quote Contact Us now, provide your job brief and we’ll get to work! We take care of contracts, timesheets, payroll etc, leaving you to focus on your business or event.

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About Us

Launched in 2011, ActionActors was established to provide a specialised role play and promotional service utilising the unique skills of professional actors. The company has one of New Zealand’s largest databases of professional actors and performers and is recognised by talent agencies as providing a complimentary service and essential supplementary income to the acting industry. By hiring an ActionActor you get a great outcome and you support the performing arts in NZ by supporting the performing artists!
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Role Play

We provide role play actors for employment candidate screening, corporate training, corporate events, crises training and any situation where a professional is required to ensure the most realistic exchange possible.
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When it comes to promoting your product, service or brand – enthusiasm, an outgoing personality and an ability to stick to the brief are core requirements. ActionActors personnel provide a superior promotional service with their trained and proven ability to perform. Your brief is their script and we don’t have a shy actor on our books (unless you want them to be!). Ensure your brand is championed by promotions people who can really perform.
Read more about our Promotion Services.

Event Staff

Our database come from a diverse range of backgrounds so we are able to fulfil a range of roles required for hospitality and seasonal events. Hospitality staff, promotional sales people, ushers – no matter the event and no matter the role there’s an ActionActor able to not only do the job but add a bit of sparkle to your next event.
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So tell us your particular requirements and let us get into action!

When your special event or promotion needs people with the ability to really perform, engage with the public or provide that unexpected moment with a guerilla campaign or role play – contact ActionActors for workers who really perform!

Our clients enjoy the fact that as a spin off from hiring an ActionActor for your promotion, event, role play or other temp & casual work, you are in fact supporting the performing arts in New Zealand by supporting the performing artists.

Who knows, you may one day be able to say you once hired NZs next Sam Neill, Karl Urban or Anna Paquin.

So when your special event, promotion, business or even home could do with an extra worker(s), people with the relevant experience, a real ability to perform, who can engage and communicate, Contact ActionActors, workers who really perform.

What our clients have said

“Flash mob went brilliantly and your people were fab and did everything asked of them. Thanks for your help!” Jackie Clarke

“Action Actors, were fantastic to deal with, they were prompt, reliable and helped us cover an unexpected absence.  We are a client focused business so needed someone confident and approachable, quickly!  I’m happy to say Action Actors provided just that.  I would absolutely recommend them.” David, Radiate Sound

“Action Actors provided a great service and ultimately the best quality promotions staff for our public promotional event. It was great having actors as they were willing to interact with the public and they were very proactive in promoting the message.” – Matt Corby, Madant Productions

Our clients include

Auckland Transport Air New Zealand Waterfront AucklandWaikato District Council
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  • Action Actors promote KiwiRail family event

    To celebrate 150 years on rails the iconic KiwiRail sent an Exhibition Express to 12 destinations all across New Zealand and of course Auckland was one of the stops. What better way to promote the free family fun day at the Parnell train station than with professional Action Actors who know how to  work a crowd [...]

  • Role Play training

    I know when I mention role play and promotional work, I’m beginning to sound like the record my Dad loved playing of a brilliant song called Cab Driver, by the Mills Brothers. Dad would dance to it every time it played. When the song was finished he would reach out with his foot and give [...]

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Action Actors
49 Brown St, Ponsonby
Auckland 1021
New Zealand

Phone: (09) 360 1717

Office Hours
8.30am - 4pm
Monday - Friday