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Cliff Curtis is a New Zealand actor who portrayed Travis Manawa in AMC's Fear the Walking Dead.


Cliff Curtis was born in Rotorua, in the North Island of New Zealand, and is the son of an amateur dancer. He is of Māori descent; his tribal affiliations are Te Arawa and Ngāti Hauiti. As a boy he studied mau rākau, a traditional Māori form of taiaha fighting, which nurtured his abilities as a performer in kapa haka.

He later performed as a breakdancer in rock 'n' roll dance competitions and received his secondary education at Western Heights High School, Rotorua. He then moved to USA to pursue an acting career.

Other Works

  • Live Free or Die Hard
  • Training Day
  • Three Kings
  • The Fountain
  • Trauma
  • Gang Related
  • Blow
  • 10,000 BC
  • Sunshine
  • The Last Airbender
  • Meg
  • Avatar 2
  • Doctor Sleep

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