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Antonio Te Maioho

Antonio Te Maioha plays the gladiator Barca in Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Starz original action adventure drama series. Barca, 'the Beast of Carthage' serves Batiatus' (John Hannah) as his bodyguard and hitman.

Te Maioha was born in Auckland and grew up in Hastings, New Zealand. His Maori heritage comes from his father's side of the family, with both Ngapuhi and Waikato tribal affiliations. Years of busking and countless street performances piqued his interest in performing arts which led to him attending Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School in 1992. After graduation he joined acclaimed Maori theatre project, Te Rakau Hua O Te Wao Tapu, run by well known New Zealand actor Jim Moriarty. From there he worked steadily in theatre and was one of the ensemble cast of Waiora, which successfully toured New Zealand, Hawaii and the UK over a two year period.

His television credits include roles in Hercules, The Legendary Journeys, produced by Spartacus: Blood and Sand executive producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi. He then went on to play numerous roles in their Xena: Warrior Princess and recently resumed his work for Tapert playing 'Denfir', a guest role in two episodes of The Legend of The Seeker. Other series he's appeared in include Shortland Street, Mataku, Orange Roughies The Lost World, all produced in New Zealand. His film work includes a role in Te Tangata Whai Rawa O Weneti (The Maori Merchant of Venice), and he played the lead in award-winning short film Taua.

He lives with him family is the surfing town of Raglan, on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.

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