Stephen's short film credits include:
(2010) Meathead "Box Guy", Eyeworks Films and Drama Limited, dir. Sam Holst
(2008) Finders Keepers, Sweetshop, dir. Melany Bridge
(2007) Inside, dir. Andrew Denton
Fluff, Maxim Films, dir. Andrew McCarten
Dirty Dave "Cowboy", dir. Jayne Cooper
Cat Of Nine, Kitten Tongue Prods, dir. Gillian Roberts
Warm Gun "Wayne", The Ltd, dir. Stephen Batt
Absolutely, Positively Richard "Stan", Quarry Films, dir. Kevin J Wilson
Stephen has worked as a silver service waiter between acting jobs.
Stephen's theatre credits include:
The Lover "Milkman" Magic Productions - Dir David Coddington
The Dumb Waiter "Ben" - Bats Theatre
Strictly Off The Wall "Richard" Bats Theatre
Twelfth Night "Malvolio" Revels Collective - Dir Elizabeth O'Connor
The Killing of Angel Dunleavy "Sparky" - Dir D. McSwan
Amadeaus "Joseph II" - Dir Stuart Tils
After The Rain "Cpt Hunter" - Dir D. McSwan
Snow Angel "Johnny" - Dir William Rowe
Hayfever "Richard" - Dir William Rowe
Look Back in Anger "Jimmy Porter" - Dir D.McSwan
Trouble in the Works "Sir" - Dir Chris Clark
Harry's Christmas "Happy" - Dir J.Holland
One's Company "Harold" - Dir J.Holland
Equus "Dysart" - Dir Chris Clark
Romeo and Juliet "Mercutio" - Dir Greg Forbes
The Tempest "Stephano" - Dir Mark Slocum
The Taming of the Shrew "Petruchio" - Dir Greg Forbes
Stephen speaks French.
Stephen enjoys horseback riding, cricket, boxing, and high diving.
Stephen is represented professionally by Gail Cowan Management.
Stephen frequently appears at conventions for The Lord of the Rings.
Stephen was trained by the special effects team WETA how to move his features enough to transmit his expressions through the thickness of his latex satyr mask for The Chronicles of Narnia. He had previously worked in a WETA mask in The Lord of the Rings, but director Peter Jackson was less concerned about him changing facial expressions as a orc in those movies.
Stephen is one of fifteen Kiwi actors suing New Line Cinema for merchandizing royalties for The Lord of the Rings movies. Over 13.5 million dollars worth of merchadise using Stephen's images as Grishnakh and Gorbag has been sold and he has not received a penny in royalties.
Stephen was delivered by his father in the back seat of a taxi as his mother was being driven to the hospital.
Stephen is credited with appearing as two different orcs in the movies The Two Towers and The Return of the King. He also played an orc in the first part of the trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring, but unfortunately his scene with the villain Saruman was cut, and his role was lost.
Stephen is 5'7 3/4", with brown hair and green eyes.
Stephen: (on his lawsuit against New Line Cinema) We do realize we're picking a fight with a giant. The only thing I know for certain that's going to happen out of this is, win or lose, New Line [isn't] going to offer me another job in a hurry.
Stephen: (on his work on "The Lord of the Rings" movies) Pretty much whenever an orc delivered dialogue it was me.