December 26, 1960 (62)
Temuera Morrison MNZM is a New Zealand actor who first gained recognition for his role as Dr. Hone Ropata on the soap opera Shortland Street. He gained critical acclaim for his starring role as Jake “The Muss” Heke in the 1994 film Once Were Warriors and its 1999 sequel What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?.
Outside New Zealand, Morrison is best known for his work in the Star Wars multimedia franchise, playing the roles of Jango Fett as well as his many genetic clones, including the clone troopers and Jango’s clone son Boba. He originated the role of Jango in the 2002 film Attack of the Clones. Morrison would go on to provide the voice of Boba Fett in the 2004 re-release of The Empire Strikes Back, and then portray Boba fully in the second season of The Mandalorian (2019–present) and the spin-off show The Book of Boba Fett (2021–present). Morrison is also known for voicing Chief Tui, the father of the title character in Disney’s Moana (2016), and for playing Arthur Curry’s father Thomas in Aquaman (2018).