Blair Strang

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Blair Strang
Blair Strang

(1972-03-15) 15 March 1972 (age 47)
NationalityNew Zealander

Blair Strang (born 15 March 1972) is a New Zealand Maori actor. He is most noted for playing ambulance driver Rangi Heremaia on New Zealand's longest-running soap opera, Shortland Street, between 1995 and 2001 and Brian King on Nothing Trivial from 2011 to 2014.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Born to a Pākehā father and a Māori mother,[3] he attended Saint Kentigern College, Pakuranga, where he was Head Prefect.[3]



As well as Shortland Street, Strang has appeared in television dramas Doves of War (for TV3), Orange Roughies (TV 1), Interrogation (Prime TV), Go Girls and Nothing Trivial, he also made an appearance on So You Wanna be a Popstar?, hosted by Oliver Driver, and starring Katrina Hobbs, and regularly appears in a variety of roles as a guest star or extra.

He completed filming Māori Television's new family drama, Kaitangata Twitch, which is an adaption of the children's book by author, Margaret Mahy, he has also completed a successful New Zealand tour of the theatre piece, Whero's New Net and co starred in the TV drama Nothing Trivial and Homeland.

Personal life[edit]

He has an LLB from the University of Auckland, majoring in entertainment law,[5] and is a practising family lawyer in Albany at North Shore Legal Chambers.

He married his former Shortland Street co-star Katrina Devine on 10 November 2001;[6] the couple later divorced.


In 2008 he won Metro magazine's "Outstanding Performance of the Year" award in a theatre piece with Massive Theatre Company called Whero's New Net.[7]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Harward, Esther (15 February 2009). "Auckland Mayoral chains attract the celebrity vote". Sunday Star Times. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Medical reasons force TV soap star to bow out". The New Zealand Herald. 24 February 2001. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Local play is all kids' stuff". The New Zealand Herald. 7 May 2001. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
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  5. ^ "Actor Biography – Blair Strang" (PDF). Johnson & Laird. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
  6. ^ Cleave, Louisa (26 September 2001). "Couple's gift list shockingly short". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
  7. ^ "'Home is where the heart is'". Waikato Times. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 1 February 2010.