Erroll Shand


A NZ born and Australian trained actor, Erroll has worked predominately in the mediums of Film and TV. He consolidated his theatrical beginnings and gained a Bachelor of Theatre Arts with a major in Acting from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia.

Beginning his professional career in Sydney it now spans over a decade with titles such as - The Water Horse, Underbelly, Outrageous Fortune and more. Since returning to Aotearoa (New Zealand) he has continued to grow a diverse body of work in Television Dramas, Film, Comedy, TVCs and the occasional piece of theatre including roles in "Street Car Named Desire", "The Lion in Winter" in which he played King Henry ii and also Patrick Marber's "After Miss Julie".

One of Erroll's stand out roles was that of the infamous Mr Big of the Mr Asia Syndicate "Terry Clark" in Underbelly - Land of the Long Green Cloud, this series was produced by ScreenTime NZ and was written as a prequel to the Australian Underbelly story - "Tale of Two Cities".

Wayne 'Chocka' Fahey; another force to be reckoned with, the President of the Vipers bikie gang in the Desert Road production "Harry". A role that could be straight out of Sons of Anarchy and one which Erroll has put his own unique stamp on and also received critical acclaim. Harry is a hard hitting series that revolves around a criminal case to be solved by the central characters played by Oscar Kightley and Sam Neill.

Erroll's latest choice of onscreen roles have proven even further his ability to transform himself not only as the antagonist in the story but in "Passion in paradise", he brings to life a romantic lead - University lecturer 'David Grant', a charismatic, energising and engaging academic. Now in the soon to be released feature "The Z Nail Gang" - something new once again; 'Dave'- a good kiwi bloke, loving husband, father but a very reluctant protagonist.

"The Z Nail Gang" is a feature film that has been based on the true events that happened in the Coromandel (NZ) in the 1980s - a film that has been produced with the heart of a community and a spirit that is also mirrored within the story. A beautiful film created and nurtured entirely on belief, for who we are, what we stand for and how far will you go to save your home - check out the trailer "The Z Nail Gang".

For a current and complete work history please see Errol's CV or take a look at the Current Showreel and previous performances on the Showreel page.