Kyle Pryor

Actor

Kyle Pryor is an English/New Zealand actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as Dr Nate Cooper in the Australian soap Home and Away.

Before that he was a stunt man on several films including Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. He also acted on several New Zealand based TV dramas including This Is Not My Life and Go Girls.

Kyle Pryor was born in Surrey England.  When he was 14, Kyle began training in the Korean Martial Art of Taekwondo. He competed in various National competitions, winning the British and English Championships in his weight and grade category. In 2003, he was awarded a ‘Distinction’ Black Belt. He studied Martial Arts for many years as well as gymnastics.

Between 2003 and 2006, he went to University of Worcester to complete a Joint Honours Bachelor of Arts in Media and Culture and Sports Science.

Kyle emigrated to New Zealand in 2006 and he became a stuntman due to his fitness training and Martial arts skills on Underworld: Rise of the Lycans in 2009 and The Warrior’s Way in 2010. He then studied with acting teacher, Mr Michael Saccente, (who has also taught Karl Urban, and Josh Thomson).

Kyle won the National Award for ‘Most Extraordinary Performance’ for his portrayal of Alex Puddle in CUZ at New Zealand’s 48 Hour Furious Film Making Competition Grand Final in 2009.

He got his first major acting role as Marcus in the series Spartacus: Blood and Sand in 2010. He later starred in ‘This Is Not My Life’, a local New Zealand production, and in the ABC series Legend of the Seeker. Part of which was filmed in Bulgaria.

In late 2012, Kyle got full New Zealand Citizenship.

In 2013, the actor moved to Australia and was considering returning to the UK, when he auditioned for Home and Away in September 2013.

After auditioning for Home and Away originally the part of Andy Barrett (Tia Hara was to get that part), Kyle was a week away from returning to London when he received the call that they wanted him for the character Dr Nate Cooper.

After 3 years Kyle as become one the most popular and important characters on the show.