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Shortland Street

Weeknights at 7pm | TV2

Get to know Spencer Falls

He's done the LA thing, and now he's getting back to his local roots on NZ's favourite drama. Get to know our newest cast member, Spencer Falls, who plays ladies' man and Harper's troublesome brother, Garrett Whitley!

Where were you born and where did you grow up?

Hawkes Bay

How long have you been acting and how did you get your first big break?

4½years, I would say this is my big break

Name three similarities between you and your onscreen character:

Fun-loving, laid back and confident

What has been your best experience/scene on the show to date?

I really enjoyed my entry scenes into the show. Its challenging and fun finding the right tone when dealing with physical states like being drugged.

What are your hobbies/interests outside of SS?

Surfing, snowboarding, photography, filmmaking and boxing

What do you do in your down time during the day when youre not shooting?

Surf, eat, read, chill and many other things

What is your favourite destination in NZ and overseas?

Wanaka, New Zealand and Valencia, Spain 

How many brothers and sisters do you have, are they older or younger?

I have two older brothers

What is your date of birth and what star sign are you?

May 11th, Taurus

Do you have any pets?

I grew up with pets but Im not a fan of pets in the city.

What is the thing you enjoy most about going to work everyday?

Acting every day

What has been your favorite scene to film in your time at Shortland Street?

I really enjoyed the scenes with Uncle Benny

Do you watch Shortland Street at home? If yes, is it strange seeing yourself on television or are you used to it?

Ha, havent seen anything yet!

What is your favourite food?

Bacon, chocolate, Avocado

What is your favourite television programme and/or film of all time?

On the Waterfront, Dazed and Confused

Are you from Auckland or did you move her to film Shortland Street? Where did you grow up?

I moved here to work on Shorty

Which other actors/actresses do you like working with the most and why?

Hard to say, everyone brings uniqueness to their work and thats what I love.

Have you made any good friends amongst the cast and crew?

Everyone is awesome, from the cast and crew, to the writers and producers.

Whats the best experience youve had with a fan/fans?

Havent had any yet

Can you remember your first day on Shortland Street what was it like?

I just shut my mouth and listened to everyone. Its a beast, that studio. So many faces and theyre all interrelated, youre collaborating on so many levels- its crazy.


Don't miss Spencer Falls on Shortland Street, weeknights at 7pm on TV2.