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]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Swimming Lessons House Buyer
2001 Stickmen Holden
2011 Ebony Society Eric
2012 Sione's 2: Unfinished Business Cardinal Hoani
2012 Siege Sergeant Heath Jones
2014 The Dark Horse Noble


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Shortland Street Lee Kapene unknown episodes
1999 Duggan James Frankham "Food to Die For" (S01E11)
2000 Cleopatra 2525 Blade "The Watch" (S02E01)
2001 Xena: Warrior Princess Demetrius "Old Ares Had a Farm" (S06E10)
2002 Mataku Temuera "The Blue Line" (S01E01)
2004 The Insiders Guide to Happiness Police Negotiator "You Are Happy" (S01E13)
2004-2005 Shortland Street Dr. Bronson Paraone unknown episodes
2005 Holly's Heroes Tony McKenzie Main role
2005-2010 Outrageous Fortune Det. Sgt. Wayne Judd Main role
2006 The Lost Children Ranginui Episodes 2 and 3
2009 Legend of the Seeker Krilmark "Marked" (S02E01)
2010 The Real Hustle (NZ) Presenter
2012 The Almighty Johnsons George "The House of Jerome" (S02E11)
"You Call This the Real World?"(S02E12)
"Does This Look Like Asgard? (S02E13)
2015 Tatau Reverend Calcott Series regular, Miniseries
2015 Power Rangers Dino Charge Dr. Runga Episode 18