Dwayne Cameron (born 28 October 1981) is a New Zealand born film actor, writer, director and producer. First and foremost Cameron specializes as a fine arts painter and sculptor. In 2018 Cameron got his Hollywood break starring as the lead role opposite Nicolas Cage in Millennium Films bank heist action drama #211 playing Cage's son and police partner. In 2017 he was cast by Roger Donaldson to star as the title role of Bruce McLaren in Donaldson's feature length doco-drama McLaren and starred in the Amazon TV series American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story. Globally Cameron is perhaps best known for playing the lead roles of Bray on the teen drama series The Tribe and Tyzonn in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive and starring as the leading role in feature films Nice Package, The Locals and Desired. Recurring lead roles in internationally distributed TV series include Street Legal, The Cult, Mercy Peak, Shortland Street, Agent Anna and Legend of the Seeker.
Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Cameron began painting and sculpting at the age of 6 years old. He began acting professionally at 12 when he appeared in a nationally syndicated commercial for Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing. Within three years, he had landed his first role in the American television movie Amazon High where Cameron played the boyfriend of Selma Blair. Two years later, he guest starred alongside "William Shatner in A Twist in the Tale. The series was produced in Wellington by Cloud Nine, the same company who would cast him in the lead role for its next project The Tribe.
He remained on the show for the first three series and left to pursue other TV and film work. He is one of the stars scheduled to make a return for the show's sixth series, however the show was canceled before it could go into production. During his time on the series, he went on several publicity tours to Europe to promote both the show and the spin-off album Abe Messiah. He also represented The Tribe when it was a nominated for best international television drama at the 2000 GAIT Awards in Los Angeles.
After The Tribe Cameron made guest appearances in numerous television dramas including Love Bites and Dark Knight. He also had lead roles in Street Legal and the award-winning Mercy Peak during the next two years. He also had starring roles in The Possum Hunter (2000), The Locals (2003) and Cockle (2005).
In 2004, he moved to Los Angeles where he trained at the Stella Adler Academy and the Ivana Chubbuck Acting Studio. He also bought art studios in Los Angeles and Auckland. Signing a contract with Scott Karp and the Syndicate Agency, then based in Universal Studios, Cameron appeared in the 2007 film No Destination with Brianna Brown and John Savage and also played the love interest of Amber Heard in a Warner Brothers music video. He returned to New Zealand where he landed starring roles in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive, Shortland Street, The Cult, and Legend Of The Seeker.
In 2009 Dwayne launched an official website highlighting his other talents as a screenwriter, film director, producer and fine arts painter and sculptor. Recent works include playing the lead role of Detective Joshua King in the New Zealand Feature film Desired, the lead role in A Dream a short film made with the assistance of Oscar and Palme d'Or winner Jane Campion, and is based on Franz Kafka The Trial. Dwayne also played the lead role in Holding The Sun, a short film based on the works of C.G. Jung and Joseph Campbell, that he wrote, directed, produced and edited. Holding The sun was nominated for Best Short Film and Best Production Design at the 2013 New Zealand Film Awards and was selected into the Cannes Film Festival in the Short Film Corner the same year.