Gareth Ruck is a film actor and producer from New Zealand, who has extensive work in the creative industries for quite a long time. He has spent more than twenty years in radio and also penned, produced, and performed several commercials, which are highly successful. He has experience in stadium rock musicals, improvisational theater, and his brilliant work in the APOLLO 13: Mission Control earned him the 2008 Chapman Tripp Award for Best Sound Design. Gareth has presented television for kids and performed stunts in many Hollywood blockbusters. He also appeared in several commercials and short films. Aside from that, he also has wide experiences as editor of sound and picture; as well as sound for films, trailers, documentaries and commercials. Gareth has a deep interest in post-production and has been the producer of the Random Films. He is also a former stunt performer in New Zealand’s Stone Street Studios.
In 2011, he was in action staff of Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin. Later, he was a scale double for Dwalin in Peter Jackson’s fantasy adventure films, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 2012. In the same year, Gareth has been the casting assistant in Dean Hewison’s How to Meet Girls from a Distance and the co-writer for Noor Razzak’s Ninja! He was still a scale double in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 2013 and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in 2014. He played as Stekkjarstaur in the 2015 Christmas horror comedy film, Krampus. Before this, he has a un-credited role as Ops Centre worker in James Cameron’s Avatar in 2009 and as the Master Sergeant in Peter Webber’s Emperor, in 2012.