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25 October 1975 |
Wellington, New Zealand
Antony Starr (born 25 October 1975) is a New Zealand actor, known for his television roles. He played the dual roles of Jethro and Van West on Outrageous Fortune (2005–10), Lucas Hood on Banshee (2013–16), and Homelander on The Boys (2019–present).
For his role in the 2012 Australian film Wish You Were Here, Starr won the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, among other accolades. He was nominated for the New Zealand Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in After the Waterfall (2010).
Starr began his professional acting career early in the 1990s with a small part in Shortland Street and had guest roles in Xena: Warrior Princess.
In 2001, Starr was cast in Mercy Peak as Todd Van der Velter, a guest role that he had throughout the show's three seasons. He also received a role as the brother of long running character Waverley Wilson in the soap opera Shortland Street. He appeared for several weeks as part of the write out of the Minnie Crozier character. Starr stated he did not like the fast pace of the show and thought his performances suffered because of it.
Since then, Starr's television credits have included a core cast role in kids' series Hard Out and guest roles in P.E.T. .....
Playing twins Van and Jethro West won Starr the 2007 Air New Zealand Screen Award for Performance by an Actor, the award for Best Actor at the Qantas Television Awards and Best Actor at the Asian TV Awards in the same year. Readers of the TV Guide also voted Starr Best Actor in the 2007 TV Guide Best on the Box People's Choice Awards. In 2005, he was named Best Actor at the inaugural Qantas Television Awards for his role in Outrageous Fortune.
During the production of the first series of Outrageous Fortune, Starr also juggled filming for Toa Fraser's debut feature, No. 2 which was released in New Zealand in early 2006. Starr's other film credits include Roger Donaldson's The World's Fastest Indian, the US comedy feature Without a Paddle and Brad McGann's feature film In My Father's Den. Between series two and three of Outrageous Fortune, Starr worked on a collaborative short film with some friends.
Between filming Outrageous Fortune seasons five and six, Starr starred in feature film After the Waterfall and the telefeature Spies and Lies.
In 2011, Starr joined the cast of the Australian police drama Rush, playing Senior Sergeant Charlie Lewis. He will also have a role in the second series of Lowdown.
From 2013 to 2016, Starr starred in the television series, Banshee, his first role on U.S. television. He played an unnamed ex-con who, after 15 years in prison, assumes the identity of Lucas Hood, becoming the new Sheriff of Banshee. Trying to reconnect with his former lover, Anastasia, both learn that he "has become a distant (violent) version of the man he once was". The show's fourth and final season began in April 2016. Also in 2016, Starr portrayed main character Garrett Hawthorne on the CBS crime/mystery series American Gothic.
In January 2018, it was announced that Starr was cast as The Homelander in The Boys, Amazon Studios' adaptation of the Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson comic book of the same name. Season one was released in July 2019 and season two was released in September 2020. Season three was released in June 2022. In the series he plays opposite Karl Urban who is also from New Zealand. "We've got an American show with a Kiwi playing an all-American hero psychopath and another Kiwi playing an Englishman. It's a pretty bizarre mix-up," said Starr.
On 4 March 2022, it was reported that Starr was arrested in Alicante, Spain after assaulting a 21-year old chef at a local pub. He was sentenced to a 12-month suspended prison sentence and paid $5,530 in restitution to avoid prison time.
|2004||In My Father's Den||Gareth|
|Without a Paddle||Billy Newwood|
|2005||The World's Fastest Indian||Jeff|
|2010||After the Waterfall||John Drean|
|2012||Wish You Were Here||Jeremy King|
|2019||American Sausage Standoff||Mike Dankworth McCoid|
|TBA||Untitled Guy Ritchie film||Filming|
|1995||Xena: Warrior Princess||Mesas||Episode: "Hooves and ..."|
|1996||David||Episode: "The Giant Killer"|
|2000–2002||Shortland Street||Stratford Wilson||Guest role|
|2001–2003||Mercy Peak||Todd Van der Velter||Recurring role (21 episodes)|
|Skin & Bone||Seymour Collins||Lead role, Television film|
|2004||...||Dean Crocker||1 episode|
|Not Only But Always||LA Cab Driver||Television film|
|2005–2010||Outrageous Fortune||Jethro West and Van West||Main role|
|2008||The Jaquie Brown Diaries||Himself||Episode: "Brown Love"|
|2010||Spies and Lies||Sydney Ross||Television film|
|2011||Rush||Charlie Lewis||Main role (season 4)|
|Bliss||Tom Mills||Television film|
|2012||Tricky Business||Matt Sloane||Main role|
|Lowdown||Stuart King||5 episodes|
|2013–2016||Banshee||John "Lucas Hood" Smith||Lead role, 38 episodes|
|2013–2014||Banshee Origins||Two-part television film|
|2016||American Gothic||Garrett Hawthorne||Main role|
|2019–present||The Boys||John Gillman / Homelander||Main role, 24 episodes|
|2020||Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun||Stray Man||Episode: "Housemates"|
|2022||The Boys Presents: Diabolical||John Gillman / Homelander (voice)||2 episodes|
|2021||Vought News Network: Seven on 7 with Cameron Coleman||John Gillman / Homelander||Guest role; web series promoting The Boys|
Awards and nominations
|2006||Air New Zealand Screen Awards||Performance by an Actor||Outrageous Fortune||Nominated|
|2007||Air New Zealand Screen Awards||Best Actor in a TV Drama||Won|
|2007||NZ TV Guide Best on the Box People's Choice Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|2008||Qantas Film and Television Awards||Performance by an Actor in General Television||Won|
|2009||Qantas Film and Television Awards||Performance by an Actor in General Television||Nominated|
|2011||Aotearoa Film & Television Awards||Best Performance by an Actor||Spies And Lies||Nominated|
|Aotearoa Film & Television Awards||Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film||After the Waterfall||Nominated|
|2012||Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Wish You Were Here||Won|
|Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Won|
|2021||Critics' Choice Super Awards||Best Actor in a Superhero Series||The Boys||Won|
|Critics' Choice Super Awards||Best Villain in a Series||Won|
|2022||Saturn Awards||Best Actor in a Streaming Series||Nominated|
- In Spanish: Antony Starr