John Callen stars as Oin in John Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "The Hobbit: There and Back Again."

John Callen began acting at age five in a school play in London. After moving to New Zealand at age 16, he gained experience in youth and amateur theater work before turning fully professional almost 40 years ago. He has since worked as a professional actor, director and writer in theater, radio, film and television.

As an actor, Callen was twice nominated by Wellington theater critics, for Best Actor then Best Supporting Actor, winning the awards on both occasions. He also won Best Actor in a Short Film for his work in "Fly." His experience includes more than 100 theater productions as actor or director, and covers everything from the absurd to the classical, including roles as Shylock and Macbeth, a performance that garnered Callen a Critics' Choice award in New Zealand.

Callen has appeared in a number of films, including "Picture," "The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior," "Treasure Island Kids," "Love Birds," and the New Zealand/UK co-production of "The Man Who Lost His Head." He has also done a considerable amount of voice work, including narrating almost 150 documentaries for National Geographic, Discovery and Animal Planet, among others. Behind the camera, Callen's major directing credits include "Shortland Street," "Comedy Central," "Epitaph," "Jackson's Wharf I and II," "The Tribe," "Karaoke High," "Taonga" and, more recently the story of Kiwi World War II hero Sir Keith Park, "The Kiwi Who Saved Britain."

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Height: 5' 11 ¼"

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