Jed Brophy stars as Nori in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "The Hobbit: There and Back Again."

Jed Brophy has more than 60 theater productions, as well as numerous feature film, television and short film credits to his name. He won Best Actor at the Drifting Cloud Film Awards for the short film "Group Therapy" in 1998, and, in 2009, won The Chapman Tripp Award for Wellington Actor of the Year.

Following his first film, the New Zealand feature "Once on Chunuk Bair," Brophy was cast as the Zombie Void in Peter Jackson's "Brain Dead." In 1993, Jackson cast him again, as John the boarder, in "Heavenly Creatures." He next appeared in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, as leading Orc characters, including Snaga and Sharku, and one of the black riders, the Nazgul. He also worked as one of the horse trainers and riders on the production. Brophy worked again with Jackson on "King Kong," appearing as a member of the Venture crew.

In 2005, he joined the motion capture cast of the PlayStation 3 game "Heavenly Sword," directed by Andy Serkis, and also worked on the "The Adventures of Tintin" MoCap set. His film credits include the New Zealand feature "Second Hand Wedding," and the acclaimed "District 9." He most recently appeared in the films "Tracker" and "Warrior's Way," as well as the telefeature "Tangiwai."

Born in Taihape, New Zealand, Brophy grew up on a sheep and cattle farm in The Ruanui Valley out of Mataroa. After graduating from the University of Otago, he completed his studies at the New Zealand Drama School, Toi Whakaari.

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Height: 5' 9"
Birthplace: Taihape, New Zealand

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