Dave Fane’s most recent foray into comedy was in the TV3 series Radiradirah, co-starring Rhys Darby, Mario Gaoa and Oscar Kightley. The series was created by the makers of bro’Town; a highly successful animated series Dave was previously a part of.
He is also a member of the popular theatre comedy group the Naked Samoans.
Recently, New Zealanders will have also seen Dave in the lead role of Jonah in the comedy series, Diplomatic Immunity and as a co-presenter on the 2009 reality television show, Island Wars.
Dave’s earlier television credits include The Strip, Telelaughs, Skitz, The Semisis and presenting work on the children’s series What Now?
In late 2007, Dave appeared on the big screen in The Tattooist (which earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the 2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards) and Eagle vs Shark. Prior to this, he played the role of Bolo in the hit New Zealand feature film Sione’s Wedding.
Dave’s theatre credits include: Niu Sila, Naked Samoans Talk About Their Knives, Naked Samoans Go To Hollywood, Naked Samoans Go Home, Fresh Off The Boat, Ladies Night, A Streetcar Named Desire, Serial Killers (written by James Griffin), Sons and A Frigate Bird Sings (co-writer). In early 2008, Dave co-directed Where We Once Belonged for Auckland Theatre Company.
Dave currently juggles his acting commitments with his role as breakfast host on hip hop station Flava FM.
Dave Fane plays Falani.