Jed Brophy (born 29 October 1963) is an actor from New Zealand. He has appeared in several of Peter Jackson's films, including Braindead, Heavenly Creatures, The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, and King Kong. Brophy also appears as the dwarf Nori in The Hobbit films.
He was educated at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, graduating in 1987 with a Diploma in Acting. He started acting in stage productions in Wellington in the 1980s. He became well known for his role in Gary Henderson's play Skin Tight, which he performed hundreds of times over numerous tours. When it was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1998 it won the Scotsman Fringe First Award.
The first screen role Brophy played was in 1988 in Small War on the Edge of Town produced by the National Film Unit. He has been part of many screen and film projects with director Peter Jackson and associated digital company Weta.
Drifting Clouds Short Film Festival New Zealand (2000) - Best Actor: for Group Therapy
|1991||Shark in the Park||Vci Molloy||TV series. Episode: "You've Gotta Have Mates"|
|1992||Chunuk Bair||Private Fred South|||
|Absent Without Leave||Joe|
|Braindead||Void||First collaboration with Peter Jackson. Also known as Dead Alive in North America.|
|1994||A Little Death||Short film|
|Lemming Aid||Short film|
|The Last Tattoo||Furlough Guard|
|Heavenly Creatures||John/Nicholas||Directed by Peter Jackson|
|Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Gnatius||TV series. Episode: "The Enforcer"|
|Return to Treasure Island||Joseph Savage||TV movie|
|1997||Enid Blyton Secret Series||PC Cooper||TV series. Episode: "The Secret Island"|
|1998||Shortland Street||Dr. Jack Galloway|
|The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson||Seth Parsons||TV series. Episode: "Survival: Part 1"|
|Group Therapy||Ewen||Short film|
|2000||Xena: Warrior Princess||Ramius||TV series. Episode: "Looking Death in the Eye"|
|2001||The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring||Nazgûl||Directed by Peter Jackson|
|2002||The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers||Sharku/Snaga, Orc Warg Rider, and the Rohan Rider in the Extended Cut.||Directed by Peter Jackson. (He was also a riding double)|
|Tongan Ninja||Bank Manager|
|Revelations||Pieter||TV series. Episode: "Incident at Whitewater"|
|2005||King Kong||Venture Crew #1||Directed by Peter Jackson|
|2006||The Killian Curse||Mr. Shepard||TV series. Episode: "Water"|
|2007||Heavenly Sword||Commander/Clansmen||Video Game (Voice)|
|2008||Second Hand Wedding||Waz|
|2009||District 9||Police Officer James Hope|
|Lovely Bones||Stunt Performer (New Zealand)|
|2010||Home by Christmas||Mart Preston|
|The Warrior's Way||Jacques|
|Tracker||Posse Soldier Barker|
|Legend of the Seeker||Shadrin||TV series. Episode: "Princess"|
|2011||Tangiwai||Dick Brittenden||TV movie|
|2012||The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||Nori||Directed by Peter Jackson.|
|Lego the Lord of the Rings: The Video Game||Sharku||Video Game (Archive Footage)|
|Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan||Himself||TV series. Episode: "Cast of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'/Jesse Tyler Ferguson/Carmen Electra"|
|2013||The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug||Nori||Directed by Peter Jackson.|
|Beep Beep and the Island of Terror||Lance Borman||Short|
|2014||The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies||Nori||Directed by Peter Jackson.|
|Lego The Hobbit||Nori||Video Game (Archive Footage)|
|Calgary Expo 2014||Himself||Short|
|2015||The Shannara Chronicles||The Dagda Mor||TV series (adapted from the books)|
|The Dead Room||Liam Andrews|
|2019||Killer Sofa||Bob Gravy|
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- Beaumont, Emily (16 December 2013). "Actor's family rest and recharge in Taihape". Stuff. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
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- "Graduate". www.toiwhakaari.ac.nz. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
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- "Gary Henderson". Playmarket. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
- "PAST SHOWS - SKIN TIGHT by Gary Henderson 1998 (NZ)". Theatre Tours International. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
- Matheson, Lexie (23 June 2011). "Skin Tight - Revel in the sensuality of one of our best stories". TheatreView. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
- Willis, Rosalie. "Actor inspires Ōtaki College students". NZ Herald. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
- Scotcher, Katie (19 September 2019). "Fellowship of the actors: Robyn Malcolm says 'Hobbit Law' should protect actors on Amazon series". RNZ. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
- "Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards: Winners announced". Scoop News. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
- "Jed Brophy". New Zealand Film Commission. Retrieved 19 January 2021.