Erroll Shand

Erroll Shand


Born in NZ, and having trained as an actor in Australia at University of Southern Queensland, Erroll has worked predominately in the mediums of Film and TV for almost 2 decades. Beginning his career in Sydney, it now includes a variety of impressive industry names and titles, with directors, producers and locations stretching all over the globe. Erroll's diverse body of work is a great 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 into a new league of on screen villains 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 enabled him to truly immerse himself as a performer, by marrying process and a wealth of research material - a real gift to be given the challenge of embodying NZ's most notorious drug dealer. Since then he's developed an impressive list of dangerous antagonists; "Chocka Fahey", who wouldn't have been out of place in Sons of Anarchy; "Tony Michaels" (Safehouse), "Karl Riechman" (Filthy Rich) and last year "Louis Evans" (lead role) in the feature film "Blind Panic".

His ear for accents has recently seen him in US productions; "Shannara Chronicles" (Season 2 - Valcaa), Gale Anne Hurd's; "Hunters" (Texan - Victor Karp), Murder is Forever (Billie) and the Roman Empire 2 (Vercingetorix) for Stephen David Entertainment, and at the end of 2017 he was back in Australia on Mystery Road (the series) and Rake (S5).

Every job provides a new challenge, every character provides some aspect of life that Erroll has never explored, and that, is something that fuels his passion as an actor and will continue too forever. Whether it's someone like university lecturer "David Grant" (Passion in Paradise), activist, surfer and potter "Dave" in the beautiful independent feature film "The Z Nail Gang" HIV infected father "Robert" in "Little Secret" (Pequeno Segredo) (which was chosen as the Brazilian submission for best foreign language film for the Oscars 2017) or Crown Prosecutor "Jim Larsen" in Dear Murderer (the life story of Mike Bungay) - Creating life on screen is what ignites life in him.

For a current and complete work history please see Erroll's CV or take a look at the Current Showreel and previous performances on the Showreel page.