Julian Dennison - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 15, 2022

Julian Dennison
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Hunt for the Wilderpeople (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $500K

Personal Details

Born on : October 26, 2002 (age 20)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Julian Bailey Dennison
Birth Place: Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Horoscope: Scorpio
Father's Name: Wayne Dennison
Mother's Name: Mabelle Dennison
Siblings: 3

Christian Dennison (fraternal twin brother)

High School: Hutt International Boys' School
Ethnicity: Maori
Nationality: New Zealander


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.60 meter (5 feet 3 inch)
Weight: 75 kg (165.35 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 8 US
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Julian Dennison?

Julian Dennison is an actor by profession, a New Zealander by nationality, and of Māori descent. He is best known for appearing in the films Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Deadpool 2, The Christmas Chronicles 2, and Godzilla vs. Kong.

Julian Dennison – Age, Parents, Siblings

Julian Dennison was born on 26 October 2002 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. He is the third of four siblings. His non-identical twin brother is named Christian Dennison while details of his two older siblings are not known. His mother Mabelle Dennison has begun to work as an actress while the profession of his father Wayne Dennison is not known.

Julian and Dennison with their mother (top left) (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Julian Dennison attended Naenae Primary School and later Hutt International Boys' School. His ethnicity is Māori descent and is a member of the Ngāti Hauā iwi (tribe) which is a part of the Tainui tribal confederation.

Julian Dennison – Girlfriend, Relationship

Julian Dennison is currently believed to be single. Also, information on his previous relationship(s) and girlfriend(s) is not a piece of public knowledge.

Julian Dennison – Career

Early Days

Dennison auditioned for a role in the film Shopping. He landed the role of Solomon in the film which was released in 2013. This was followed by the role of Kevin in the Australian film Paper Planes (2015). His next major work was in an advertisement for the NZ Transport Agency targeted to discourage people from driving under the influence of drugs. The public service announcement, which was directed by Taika Waititi, became an internet sensation in both New Zealand and Australia.

Waititi also cast Julian Dennison without the need to audition in his film Hunt for the Wilderpeople, released in 2016. The film was a massive success as it became New Zealand's highest-grossing film to date. This role is considered his breakthrough role.

Julian Dennison in Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Image: Time Magazine)

Films, Series

Since then Dennison has starred in the films Deadpool 2 (2018) as Russell Collins / Firefist, The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020) as the voice of Belsnickel, and Godzilla vs. Kong (2021). He has also appeared in an episode of the comedy series Funny Girls (2016) and voiced Pierce in the Australian animated TV series The Strange Chores (2019-present).


On the set of Godzilla vs. Kong, Julian Dennison has worked with Jessica Henwick, Demián Bichir, Lance Reddick, Alexander Skarsgård, and Kyle Chandler.

Julian Dennison in Deadpool 2 (Image: Polygon)

Julian Dennison – Awards, Nominations

Dennison has been awarded New Zealand Film Award for Best Supporting Actor (2013) and the New Zealand film and television awards 2017 for Best Actor (2016).

Julian Dennison – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Dennison is estimated to be around $500k and shall be increasing with time. His annual salary/income is not known.

Julian Dennison – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram and Twitter, Julian Dennison is followed by thousands of followers but is absent from Facebook. While on his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote Deadpool 2, he said that his twin brother manages his social media accounts.

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