Biography

Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he played water polo, surfed, paddled outrigger canoes, practiced Brazilian jiu jitsu, and sailed but nothing excited him more than being on stage. Kaiwi has experience as a close up magician and has won and placed in several magic competitions. He was fortunate to have four years of intense theater arts training in high school at the Mid-Pacific Institute School of the Arts. After high school Kaiwi moved to California in 2002 to pursue his passion in the entertainment business. He attended Santa Monica College and, to fulfill an assignment, in the first few weeks of class, he delivered a monologue from The Crucible. The teacher realized his experience was beyond an Acting 101 class and had him then deliver the monologue to the drama department head. She immediately recognized his talent and suggested he audition for Julliard School. Kaiwi was determined, however, to get a screen role and it wasn't long before he got his first break when, in 2003, Kaiwi played the lead role of Colin in the horror film, Trespassers. Since then he has taken on a variety of different projects. His work displays his range of roles, from comedic to dramatic, in numerous films, TV shows, webisodes and commercials.

Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he played water polo, surfed, paddled outrigger canoes, practiced Brazilian jiu jitsu, and sailed but nothing excited him more than being on stage. Kaiwi has experience as a close up magician and has won and placed in several magic competitions. He was fortunate to have four years of intense theater arts training in high school at the Mid-Pacific Institute School of the Arts. After high school Kaiwi moved to California in 2002 to pursue his passion in the entertainment business. He attended Santa Monica College and, to fulfill an assignment, in the first few weeks of class, he delivered a monologue from The Crucible. The teacher realized his experience was beyond an Acting 101 class and had him then deliver the monologue to the drama department head. She immediately recognized his talent and suggested he audition for Julliard School. Kaiwi was determined, however, to get a screen role and it wasn't long before he got his first break when, in 2003, Kaiwi played the lead role of Colin in the horror film, Trespassers. Since then he has taken on a variety of different projects. His work displays his range of roles, from comedic to dramatic, in numerous films, TV shows, webisodes and commercials.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 29

Birthday -

Place of Birth Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

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Also Known As

  • Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 The Outsider as James Walker
2019 The Final Wish as Derek
2018 Blackmark as Timothy Daniels
2018 Minutes to Midnight as Charlie Crenna
2018 Den of Thieves as Tony Z Zapata
2018 Deadtime Tales 2 as Cory - 'Asylum of the Damned' (archive footage) (uncredited)
2017 Hickok as John Wesley Hardin
2017 American Violence as Jackson Shea
2016 Westworld (1 episode) as Branding Soldier
2016 Ice Sharks as Michael
2016 Zoombies as Daxton
2016 The Amityville Terror as Todd
2016 Flaked (1 episode) as Scott
2016 Lost in the Pacific as Vincent
2015 They Want Dick Dickster as Brad Priest
2015 Circle as The Bearded Man
2015 Fresh Off the Boat (1 episode) as White Guy 1
2014 Jane the Virgin (1 episode) as Zed
2014 Ninja Apocalypse as Trillion
2014 Android Cop as Wescott
2013 Gone Dark as Mike
2013 Dragon Day as Tibbit
2013 Assassins Tale as Woody
2012 40 Days and Nights as Baggins
2012 Reel Evil as Cory
2011 Kickin' It (1 episode) as Snake
2010 Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus as USS Argonaut Officer
2006 Trespassers as Colin
2005 Frankenstein vs. the Creature from Blood Cove as Surfer #2

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