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Cast and Character Profiles

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Scroll down to find out information about each major character of The Tribe and the cast members that plays them.

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BRAY
Bray has been part of the Mallrats since the first episode. He is one of the leaders of the tribe and cares about everyone. He showed this best when he took care of a pregnant Trudy and helped her find a home after the virus hit. Bray has always wanted to build a new world of peace and harmony. In season two he, along with Danni, he starts the rebuilding by creating a Bill of Rights. Bray's main strengths are to plan and lead. He shows his leadership best when he leads the rebels to fight The Chosen in seson three. Amber has always been the love of his life. He will give up anything to be with her.

Dwayne Cameron plays Bray and is 20 years old. He was trained at the O' Grady's Drama Academy. His experience in television drama includes roles in Amazon High and One of Them. He has also appeared in several television commercials such as the infamous Skittles commercial. Dwayne played the part of Chris in Jessica's Diary, a screenplay of the series William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale

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LEX
Lex has always been the bully of the tribe and is pretty self centered. He has always wanted to be the leader of the tribe and has held that position a few times throughout season one, two, and three. Lex's main interests are girls and staying fit. He has been married twice (once to Zandra in season one and once to Tai-San in season two and three.) Lex is ready to fight for something that he believes in and to protect people that he loves and is close to. He can't read or write and has a short temper and blows up at people often.

Caleb Ross plays Lex and is 20 years old. As a member of the Whangeri Amateur Opera and Dramatics Society he has had a variety of stage experiences including roles in Evita, Godspell and Peter Pan. In 1994 Caleb played the part of Brett in the New Zealand feature film Avondale Dogs. His recent television work includes playing Temecula in Xena and Logan Patterson in Shortland Street. Caleb has also had roles in Hercules and Plainclothes.

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EBONY
Ebony was queen of the Locos for most of season one. She was ruthless and cunning and always saw to it that she got her way. In season two she joins the mallrats and is one of the leaders as Chef of Security. Ebony doesn't show her weaknesses often. She almost lost it when she was kidnapped by Spike. She has always been in love with Bray and she almost falls apart when he rejects her in season two. This is one of the few times that we see how lonely Ebony really is. Most of the time she is seen as power hungry.

Meryl Cassie plays Ebony and is 17 years old. She has trained in drama at the Young People`s Theatre and Nathan Homestead. Her experience in front of the camera includes numerous photographic shoots as well as extra work on Hercules and Shortland Street. Meryl loves to sing and does just that at every chance she gets.

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JACK
Jack is the scientist of the Mallrats. He loves to invent things and come up with ideas that will help the tribe. Along with Dal as his helper he invents things like the water filter and the wind turbine in season one. Jack seems to have trouble with anything else that isn't scientific like standing up for himself and telling Ellie how he feels about her. Ellie is the only girl that Jack has liked, but sadly that relationship ended in season three.

Michael Wesley-Smith plays Jack and is 18 years old. He has studied drama for four years at school and has taken several drama courses. Michael has had roles in a number of radio plays for Radio New Zealand such as Yellow Bride and The Baby Farmer. Michael was a member of the guest cast in the Cloud 9 production of The Legend of William Tell.

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SALENE
Salene is very understanding and sensitive and takes care of all the younger members of the tribe. She thinks that learning is important and trys to teach Patsy, Paul, Cloe, KC, and some of the city children. Salene cares for Brady almost as much as Trudy does and enjoys looking after her. She has had to over come great obsticules like her bulimia in season one. Since she first met him, she has like Bray and was even in love with him at one time. She falls in love with Ryan and marries him because she is carrying his baby.

Victoria Spence plays Salen and is 17 years old. She has experience as a stills photographic model and has appeared in several television commercials. Her drama work includes a lead role in The Joker as well as parts in Memory and Desire, Shortland Street, Jack be Nimble and Mother Tongue. Victoria played the part of Zoe in William Shatner`s A Twist in the Tale - The Duellists.

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ZOOT
Zoot was the leader of the evil Locos. He could strike fear into anyone eye and ran his tribe ruthlessly. One of Zoot's main passions was destroying the city. This was reflected in his chant, "Power and Chaos!" Along with Ebony, his queen, he ruled the city. When he came to the mall to see Trudy and meet Brady, he met his death. Lex accidently through him off the balcony when Zoot was protecting Bray from him. He was given a warrior's burial by Amber, Jack, Dal, and Bray.

Daniel James played Zoot and is 20 years old. He has a range of experience in television including roles in Xena and Hercules. He was a member of the cast of Cloud 9`s Enid Blyton Secret Series in 1996. Daniel has theatre experience including roles in Auckland Opera`s productions of Carmen and The Magic Flute. He has recorded a variety of voice overs and has appeared in several television commercials.

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ELLIE
Ellie is the younger sister of Alice. She loves to write and so, with the help of Jack, starts a newspaper for the city called The Amulet. One of her best talents is finding stories and she thinks that everyone has a right to know exactly what is happening. She is very strong minded and determined. Ellie is very stubborn and refuses to give up on things she believes in. Her first love was Jack, but that relationship ended when she fell in love with Luke.

Jennyfer Jewell plays Ellie and is 17 years old. Her previous roles include the Enid Blyton Secret Series and The Enid Blyton Adventure Series (also made by Cloud 9) as well as Mirror Mirror and The Storytellers. She has also been in theatre in The Thingamajigs and the Buzz O`Bumble Show, as well as roles in short films and commercials. Jennyfer attended the Film Acting Workshop and performed Ballet for four years. Jennyfer enjoys bicycling, dance, horse riding, music, running, singing, skiing and swimming.

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DANNI
Danni was one of the leaders of the Mallrats in season two. She is very determined to build a new world, and this passion, along with other things, bring her and Bray together. She and Bray wrote up a Bill of Right s to protect the people of the city and aid in creating peace. Danni was afraid, through most of season two, that everyone would find out about her past. Her father was one of the scientists who created the virus and this kept her on her guard a lot of the time.

Ella Wilks plays Danni and is 16 years old. She has been in several plays including lead roles in Romeo and Juliet, and Squabble. Ella has four years of acting at the Performing Arts Centre and three years of dance. She has also been in videos and documentaries. Ella enjoys travelling, acting, singing, dancing, swimming, and art and drawing.

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MAY
We first meet May when she takes Lex in after he is thrown out of the mall for putting the moves on Salene. While he is sleeping she steals his things and leaves. After this she meets Salene and saves her from the Jackels and tells her that Salene is pregnant. She goes back to the mall with Salene and becomes part of the tribe. May liked Lex, but he didn't want to be with her because he was in love with Tai-san. Now she has a thing for Pride. May has always enjoyed caring for Brady.

Laura Wilson plays May and is 18 years old. As a keen participant in school drama with many lead roles she progressed into stage. She had a lead role in A Comedy of Errors - part of the Sheilah Wynne Shakespeare Festival. Laura made her film debut in "Choice" an educational film made by Little White Cloud Productions where she had a lead role. Since her recurring guest role in The Tribe Series II she has become core cast in Series III and also made an appearance in Cloud 9`s promo of Atlantis High.

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LUKE
Lukes tries to make everything better for everyone else. When he was a Lietenant for The Chosen he looked after all prisoners and broke the rules if he thought someone was being treated unfairly, an example of this is when he saved Ryan from his death in season three. He also has courage as he finally stood up to the Guardian in season three and he also decide to take punishment for crimes him and his old tribe commited. Luke wants to create a new world and found he couldn't do this while he was with The Chosen.

Jacob Tomuri plays Luke and is 22 years old. He has had roles in various productions. In 2000 he was a stunt performer for Peter Jackson in The Lord of The Rings. He has had roles in film, television commercials and television drama. In 2000 as well as being a stunt performer and being Lieutenant Luke in The Tribe Series III he had a guest role in a film called Snakeskin. Jacobs hobbies include martial arts, dance parties, painting, photography, theatre and anything relating to the arts.

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TALLY
Tally is Andy's twin and Ned's younger sister. Tally is very smart and quick to recognise any opportunities that might benefit her - especially from a financial perspective. She looks up to KC and enjoys the art of the scam. Tally may seem shrewd and selfish but she can also be sensitive and sympathetic to others in need, which is shown when she takes care of Brady while Trudy had been kidnapped in season three, and seeing this kind side of her often surprises others.

Amelia Reynold plays Tally and is 11 years old. She is currently attending Nelson Repertory Drama Classes. Amelia featured in a short film called Murderhouse in 1997 before starring in Cloud 9`s William Tell as Tilly. Tally in Tribe Series III has been her first major role. Amelia enjoys dancing, drama, swimming and reading.

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PAUL
Paul was Patsy's brother. His main strength was his sixth sense of being able to hear vibrations, this was shown when Zoot entered the mall in season one. Pauls weakness is his disability, being deaf, life can be hard, but paul tries to overcome this weakness and enjoy everything. Paul disappeared in the middle of season one. Will we ever see him again?

Zachary Best played Paul and is 12 years old. The Tribe is his first acting role in television. Zachary is profoundly deaf in real life and adds much emotion and experience from this to the role of Paul who is also deaf in the series. Outside work, Zachary enjoys reading and loves go-karting.

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ZANDRA
Zandra was always in love with Lex and spent most of her time making herself beautiful to impress him. She has a good sense of style and used to it to cheer others up in the tribe like when she did Patsy's hair for her on her birthday. Sometimes Zandra had trouble with her words and left other Mallrats upset. She knew Ryan liked her and used him to get what she wanted sometimes. Unfortunatly a pregnant Zandra died in an explosion while the tribe was at Eagle Mountain.

Amy Morrison played Zandra and is 17 years old. She had a variety of experience in front of the camera. She has appeared in a number of television commericials and has had roles in Shortland Street and Hercules. Her film work includes The Joker and Jack be Nimble. Amy played the part of Jessica in Jessica`s Diary, a screenplay in the Cloud 9 series William Shatner`s A Twist in the Tale.

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MOZ
In the beginning of Tribe Series 3 the Mall Rats defeated the Chosen. Moz and her tribe the Mozzie's were outside the mall waiting to see the Guardian and asking Bray to hand over the Guardian so she an dothers could execute their special kind of justice. Moz is a strong willed woman who seems to be more interested in physical confrontation than mediation. She is the leader of the Mozquitos. A typical con-artist. You can guarantee that if something dodgy is happening Moz will be involved. This is probably why she got on so well with Ebony. Moz is played by Miriama Smith.

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AMBER/EAGLE
Amber was one of the leaders of the Mallrats. At the end of season one she was thought to have died in an explosion but is found again in season three with the new name Eagle. She rejoins with Bray and the tribe and helps fight the Chosen. She has always wanted to build a new world and teach the younger kids the things that they would have learned in school. She is now pregnant with Bray's baby. and they are together.

Beth Allen is 17 and plays the part of Amber/Eagle. She has been acting since 1993. She was a member of the PAS Children's Theater and appeared in Pinnochio and Hairy Maclary at Auckland's Aotea Center. She has been in several television commercials, had a guest role as Eva in the television drama Riding High and played a young Julie in the film The Ugly. Beth was a core cast member of The Legend of William Tell as Princess Vara. She also had a lead role in William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale- The Green Dress.

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CLOE
Cloe is one of the younger members of the tribe. She is very caring and understanding and has a great love for animals. Patsy is Cloe's bestfriend and Salene has been a mother figure to her ever since the virus wiped out all of the adults. Cloe has always been easily frightened and this is one of her greatest weaknesses. For a while in season two she thinks she likes Dal because he is around when she discovers boys.

Jaimee Kaire-Gataulu plays Cloe and is 14 years old. She has a variety of experience in film, radio and television. She has had roles in the short films Clown Story (1996) and The Birthday (1994) and she played the lead in the short film The Kiwi and the Water Melon (1993). Her television work includes roles in The Visitation and Xena. Most recently, Jaimee has worked as a reporter on What Now for KVNZ. She has recorded several radio commercials and has a weekly radio spot with Wellington radio station, the Breeze.

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PATSY
Patsy is one of the younger members of the tribe. Cloe is her best friend and she has always looked up to Salene as a mother ever since the virus killed all the adults. Patsy is caring and sesitive and has a great love for animals. Patsy is quite gullible sometimes and this gets her into trouble when Trudy persuades her to do bad things after she returns from being with the Chosen in season two. She makes up for this and uses her courage to spy on the Chosen in season three.

Sarah Major plays Patsy and is 13 years old. She has recorded radio commercials and provided voices for a cartoon series promo. Sarah has appeared in television commercials, the short film Flying and as Gaela`s daughter in Hercules. Sarah has appeared in William Shatner`s A Twist in the Tale - The Magician in which she played the part of Emily Watson.

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RYAN
Ryan is one of the protectors of the tribe. He cares for everyone in the tribe. He was in love with Zandra in season one and married Salene in season two. Ryan wants to start a family of his own. Sometimes he isn't that clever and acts before he thinks. He will lose his temper when he is trying to stick up for Salene like when he attacks the guardian for taking Salene away from him.

Ryan Runciman plays Ryan and is 19 years old. He has acting experience in a variety of media. He has had roles in film, television commercials and television drama as well as being experienced in voice over work and stills photographic work. Ryan is also a trained singer and tap dancer. Ryan played the part of Darren Hunt in the Duellists, a screenplay in Cloud 9`s previous production, William Shatner`s A Twist in the Tale.

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TAI-SAN
Tai-san has always believed in spiritual things and sticks to her beliefs very strongly. She loves to meditate and uses her knowledge of nature to make the antidote that cures the virus in season two. She is very strong minded and know exactly what she wants. Tai-san is known as the tribes resident space cadet because of her ways. In season two she falls in love with Lex and they get married. Then in season three she goes over to the side of the chosen for awhile and is at The Guardian's side all the time.

Michelle Ang plays Tai-san and is 17 years old. She is a trained ballet dancer. She has been a guest artist with the New Zealand Royal Ballet, having danced for them in Giselle, The Nutcracker Suite and Romeo and Juilet. She is a member of the McDonald`s Young Entertainers Super Troupe. Michelle made her television drama debut in Cloud 9`s previous production William Shatner`s A Twist in the Tale - The Green Dress.

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TRUDY
Trudy is the caring mother of Brady, Zoot's baby, whom she was with before the virus hit. Trudy is caring and sensitive and at some times she thinks that everyone is out to get her. She has always been in love with Bray, although he hasn't been able to return this affection. Because of her need to be loved and needed, Trudy betrayed the mallrats to The Guardian and The Chosen. After awhile she realized what she had done and rejoined the Mallrats.

Antonia Prebble plays Trudy and is 17 years old. She last appeared for Cloud 9 as Jem in A Crack in Time in the series William Shatner`s A Twist in the Tale. Prior to this Antonia played the lead role in the television drama series Mirror Mirror. She has theatre experience having appeared in Starchild in 1994 and The Magical Kingdom of Thingymijig in 1993. Antonia studied ballet for 8 years and also plays the flute, the recorder and guitar.

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DAL
Dal helps the tribe by building things and coming up with brilliant ideas. He helped Jack, his best friend, build things like the water filter in season one. He is very caring towards the tribe and its members and shows this when he helps Trudy recover from an overdose and falls in love with her. He loved her enough to run away with her but that got them into trouble with the Nomads. Dal loves to farm and live off the land. In season two he falls for Ellie and they become good friends.

Ashwath Sundarasen plays Dal and is 15 years old. He has participated in drama at school, has learned Bharat Natyam (an Indian classical dance) for four years and has also learned Indian classical music. Ashwath has recently been a member of the children`s chorus in a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat that toured New Zealand.

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KC
KC came into the scene when he was caught stealing at the mall in season one. Lex persuaded everybody to let him stay and so KC looked to Lex for advice and instructions about things from then on. KC loves to gamble and this gets him and the Mallrats in trouble with Tribe Circus. KC can think fast and shows this when he gets the Locos to leave him, Amber, and Bray alone by telling them that they had the virus in season one.

Ari Boyland plays KC and is 14 years old. He has been in many theatrical and musical productions including the musical Oliver and the New Zealand Children`s Academy. Ari enjoys sports including soccer, basketball, flipperball, and rollerblading.

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ALICE
Alice was first seen in season one trading with the members of the Mallrats from her farm. When Tai-san's antidote cures her little sister Ellie, she decides to go to the mall and be Tai-san's bodyguard. Alice looks after everybody in the tribe and is very protective of Ellie. She is a good organizer. Alice fall for Lex although he doesn't like her this way. She does find love in Ned though in season three.

Vanessa Stacey plays Alice and is 26 years old. She has been in several films (The Frighteners, Heavenly Creatures, and Willow). In the theatre, she has been in Charlotte`s Web, Baby with the bathwater, Work in Progress, and the Knitwits. Vanessa featured in the role of Alice in the first series of the Tribe. Vanessa has a Diploma in Directing Performance Art and enjoys singing, with a Certificate in Jazz Theory and Performance. Vanessa`s hobbies include theatre, music, singing, writing and directing theatre.

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THE GUARDIAN
Is he simply ambitious or incredibly crazy? The Guardian is the leader of The Chosen. He used to be a Loco and considers Zoot to be a God. Everything he does is devoted to making Zoot's trademark phrase of Power and Chaos come true. The Guardian is willing to kill anyone and everyone who gets in his way. Him and his followers brainwash people into believing in the Guardian's cause.

Damon Adrews plays the Guardian and is 26 years old. He graduated from the New Zealand Drama School in 1992. Since then he has accumulated a wide range of experience in Theatre, Television, Television Commercials, Radio Plays and Film. In the theatre, he has been in A Man`s World, Split (which he co directed), Estimated Time of Arrival and Wind in the Willows. Damon has done a Trainee Directors and Writers course which he loves to put in to practice and has written a few plays. Damon first featured in the Tribe as the Guardian in 1999. Damon`s interests include; Guitar, Martial Arts, Swimming, and Skiing.

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PRIDE
Pride was part of the tribe that saved Amber from the explosion in season one. A prominent member of the "eco-tribe", Pride is shy, reserved and polite. He lives by a code of conduct, means no harm to others and has an affinity with nature. But if necessary Pride will take action and be forthright without hesitation to defend what he feels is right. Prides main weakness is Amber, as he will give up anything and everything for her, even when other things look more important. Pride has had feelings for Amber, but he has found a new love in May.

Nick Miller plays Pride and is 21 years old and has acting experience in a range of media.He has a variety of stage experiences including roles in the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Summer Shakespeare, Arcadia and of course many school productions. Nick has made appearances in guest roles on many of New Zealand`s soaps and dramas. He made his television debut in 1996 in an ongoing role as Sean Kearney on Shortland Street. Nick has also had guest roles on Street Legal and Jacksons Wharf. The Tribe Series III was his first Core cast role. Nick enjoys, singing, canoeing, skydiving, swimming, rock climbing and being a DJ.

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NED
Ned planned the kidnaping of two of the Mallrats which showed he is cool under presure and intelligent. Larger than life, Ned is intelligent and possesses a sharp wit which can make others laugh - or cry out in anger if Ned irritates them (which he often does). Stubborn and headstrong, Ned will seldom back down and always wants his way. Ned could not spell and in some ways he was gulable as he believed in Ebony, which in some ways lead to his death. Ned was in love with Alice.

Bevin Linkhorn plays Ned and is 27 years old. In 1994/1995 Bevin joined the VUW Dept of Theatre and Film as well as attending a Screen Acting and Auditioning Workshop. Bevin has had extensive theatre experience in the last 5-6 years including Welcome to Superbial, Questions, Milk, Two Boys. He has had roles in film, television commercials and television drama as well as theatre. Some of Bevin`s interests include: Acrobatics, Singing (Tenor), Swimming and Golf.

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ANDY
Andy is Tally's twin and Ned's younger brother. He is quite an entrepreneur - he is always looking out for a good deal or to make a profit, even if this is by tricking someone in a scam. KC becomes a bit of a role model for Andy. Andy deep down is good and cares for Ned and Tally - and will do what he can to try to make the New World order a good one; his loyalties will never be with the Chosen.

James Ordish plays Andy and is 12 years old. He has had drama lessons since the age of 5. James has had roles in theatre, television commercials, television drama and film. James had a lead role in 1997 in a film called Murder House - coincidentally Amelia Reynolds also starred in the same film. In his spare time James likes tap dancing, drama, singing, guitar, and soccer.

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