Julian Arahanga Movies and Career Information
Dec 18, 1972
Julian Arahanga (born December 18, 1972) is a New Zealand film and television actor. Arahanga was born Julian Sonny Arahanga in Raetihi, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. His father is screenwriter Larry Parr. Arahanga is 5 foot and 10 inches. His mother is an Estonian-New Zealander. Julian is best known for his role in the cult movie "Once Were Warriors" from 1995 where he plays the son of Jake "the Muss" Heke. Jake is an alcoholic who tries to do things right, but can't because he is depending in his fits rather than his wits. His wife, Beth, is a strong cultural woman whom he shares a lot of fights and love with. When their eldest daughter commits suicide because of a sexual abuse from one of Jake's closest friends, Jake shows his love for his family when he beats the man who raped his little girl. Julian plays the eldest son who seek else where when things at home gets too much and he ends up as a member of the local but brutal gang. Julian Arahanga also stars in the sequel "What becomes of the broken hearted?" from 1999, that centers around Jake's search for redemption after the first movie. Again, he plays the son Nig Heke.