Kirk Torrance is an actor and award-winning playwright from New Zealand, best known for his role as Wayne Judd in Outrageous Fortune. He is also a former Commonwealth Games swimmer.[2]


His debut play Strata (2003) won Best New Playwright at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards. He played the lead role of Holden in the New Zealand movie Stickmen (2001) and award-winning television drama Fish Skin Suit (2003).[2] While appearing on Outrageous Fortune, he hosted one series of a New Zealand version of The Real Hustle.

He was nominated Best Supporting Actor at the Qantas Film & Television Awards 2008 for his ex-cop role in the television series Outrageous Fortune.[3] In 2008, he was named Sexiest Man in Auckland by Metro magazine.

Torrance is a graduate from Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School in Wellington.[4]



1995Swimming LessonsHouse Buyer
2011Ebony SocietyEric
2012Sione's 2: Unfinished BusinessCardinal Hoani
2012SiegeSergeant Heath Jones
2014The Dark HorseNoble


1998Shortland StreetLee Kapeneunknown episodes
1999DugganJames Frankham"Food to Die For" (S01E11)
2000Cleopatra 2525Blade"The Watch" (S02E01)
2001Xena: Warrior PrincessDemetrius"Old Ares Had a Farm" (S06E10)
2002MatakuTemuera"The Blue Line" (S01E01)
2004The Insiders Guide to HappinessPolice Negotiator"You Are Happy" (S01E13)
2004-2005Shortland StreetDr. Bronson Paraoneunknown episodes
2005Holly's HeroesTony McKenzieMain role
2005-2010Outrageous FortuneDet. Sgt. Wayne JuddMain role
2006The Lost ChildrenRanginuiEpisodes 2 and 3
2009Legend of the SeekerKrilmark"Marked" (S02E01)
2010The Real Hustle (NZ)Presenter
2012The Almighty JohnsonsGeorge"The House of Jerome" (S02E11)
"You Call This the Real World?"(S02E12)
"Does This Look Like Asgard? (S02E13)
2015TatauReverend CalcottSeries regular, Miniseries
2015Power Rangers Dino ChargeDr. RungaEpisode 18