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 well over a decade and it includes a variety of impressive industry names and titles, with directors and producers and locations stretching all over the globe. Erroll's diverse body of work, since returning home to Aotearoa (New Zealand), has been a reflection of the style and strength he brings to the screen, from feature films to television dramas, comedy to theatre his characters are complex, engaging and leave you wanting more.

The role that propelled Erroll in to a new league of on-screen villians was that of the infamous Mr Big of the Mr Asia Syndicate "Terry Clark" in Underbelly - Land of the Long Green Cloud. A role that truly enabled Erroll to flesh out a 3 dimensional character for the screen and find his feet as a performer via a wealth of research material. A dream job to be given the challenge of embodying NZ's most notorious drug dealer.

Since then he's developed an impressive list of anatagonists, like "Chocka Fahey", who wouldn't have been out of place in Sons of Anarchy, to "Tony Micheals" in "Safehouse" and the latest of the bunch "Karl Riechman" in TVNZs brand new 20 episode drama "Filthy Rich". 2014 saw Erroll as the faulted romantic lead of "David Grant" in the tv series "Passion in Paradise" and following that the reluctant protagonist "Dave" in the beautiful feature film "The Z Nail Gang".

This year will also see Erroll's ability to transform himself once again to a new level, in the true story "Little Secret" (Pequeno Segredo) set for release mid 2016 - a Brazilian / New Zealand story that reveals the bilingual tale of a family fighting for life against adversity in the magic story of Kat Schurmann. Also scheduled for 2016 is "Blind Panic".

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.