Temuera Derek Morrison (born 26 December 1960) is a New Zealand actor. He portrayed Thomas Curry in the 2018 film Aquaman.[1][2]

Jason Momoa insisted on Morrison being cast as his character's father because of the latter's critically-acclaimed performance in Lee Tamahori's 1994 film Once Were Warriors, which had a profound effect on Momoa growing up. In fact, Tom's line to Atlanna in the opening scene, "I was gonna cook you some eggs", is a tribute to a similar line from Once Were Warriors.[3]




  1. Temuera Morrison Joins ‘Aquaman’ As The Hero’s Father
  2. Aquaman casting calls and auditions - Acting Auditions
  3. "Why Jason Momoa fought for Temuera Morrison to be cast in Aquaman" Woman's Day]
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