Michael Galvin

Recent Role:

Dr Chris Warner on Shortland Street

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  • Michael Galvin is well known to New Zealand audiences. He is has been on Shortland Street for most of the time is has been on air and has made a name for himself. He has a large career, dating back from plays like Ladies Night and Blue Sky Boys. During his break from Shortland Street, he starred in local shows and films before returning in 2001. His short stories have appeared in New Zealand collections and has made a few plays in the past few years. He is married to Melissa Galvin, an artist, and has a daughter.

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    • He thinks that Karl Burnett was one of the best actors on Shortland Street.

    • He enjoyed rapping in the special Shortland Street: The Musical.

    • Michael says that he enjoys it when people ask him about his plays.

    • Michael particularly enjoyed his Shortland Street storyline of Dr Warner's addiction to painkillers and his brief descent into drug dealing. But one of his most memorable scenes was about the unexpected consequences of bad breath. His character thought he had halitosis, and was using a spray breath freshener at the same time Kirsty [Angela Dotchin] was worried about being mugged and was carrying mace in her bag. He inadvertantly used the mace as breath freshener, and Grace Kwan [played by Lynette Forday] had to give him an emergency tracheotomy with a Star Trek pen.

    • Michael said that it was scary when he had to have a CT scan on Shortland Street.

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