Julian Dennison Age, Parents, Brother, School & Now

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Julian Dennison Age, Parents, Brother, School & Now

Actor Julian Dennison is best known for his role in the movie, Hunt For The Wilderpeople (2016), where he appeared alongside Sam Neill. He even took home the winning title in the category of Best Actor in 2017 New Zealand Film and TV Awards.

Prior to this achievement, the artist acted in the drama Shopping (2013), which led him to win in the category of Best Supporting Actor at the same award back in 2013.

Julian Dennison's Parents, Brother 

Julian's mother and father are members of the iwi tribe, Ngati Haua, and the waka (canoe) Tainui. His mom worked as an actor as well.

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Julian has a twin brother named Christian Dennison, including his other two siblings. 


Julian Dennison with brother Christian Dennison in 2018 (Photo: Julian Dennison's Instagram)

His brother is an actor who has fronted the online program Wild Eyes. The series, produced by New Zealand on Air and the Ministry for Business, featured mission given to kids to become more outgoing and in touch with nature.

Movies, Now

Julian made his onscreen debut from the film, Shopping (2013), where he played the role of Solomon. The next year, he appeared in the film, Paper Planes (2014). 

His breakthrough role came after he was cast in Taika Waitii's critically acclaimed movie, Hunt For The Wilderpeople (2016). The movie put him in an international spotlight, and in 2018, he landed the role in the hit superhero franchise, Deadpool 2 (2008).

He also appeared in the TV series, Aroha Bridge (2019) and The Strange Chores (2019). 

He has been cast in the upcoming film Godzilla vs. Kong. The movie is slated to be released in 2020. 

Cast By Ryan Reynolds

Julian's biggest movie project to date is Deadpool 2 (2018), where he portrayed the role of a character named Firefist. The movie was a box office success and made over $500 million worldwide. 

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Interestingly, the young actor was the first choice for the role and was chosen by star Ryan Reynolds himself. Talking to NZ Herald in 2017, Julian's co-star said, 

I’m very good friends with Taika. So that’s kind of how I found him. Obviously, I saw Taika’s film [Hunt for the Wilderpeople] and I was like, ‘who is this kid and what voodoo did you put on him to make him this good?’“ And Taika said, ‘he just is that good.’ He was the only one we ever considered for the role.

Also, during Julian's interview with in 2018, he had landed a role in another major movie but was unable to share the details due to contractual obligations.

Facts About Julian Dennison Including Age:

  • Julian was born on 26th October 2002 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand.
  • He studied at Lower Hutt elementary school.
  • He stands at the height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.6 meters).
  • His star sign is Scorpio.