Born and raised in Surrey, England, Kyle Pryor emigrated to New Zealand in 2006 after successfully gaining his Joint Honours Bachelor of Arts in Media and Culture and Sports Science. Since then, he has generated a successful career as an international actor.
From a young age, Kyle had a keen interest in the performing arts. He began learning various aspects of performance, beginning with dance styles tap and ballet, and circus skills such as juggling. He also began playing the drums in various rock bands, training as a scuba diver, learning firearms techniques, and performing on stage in popular theatre productions. His varied pursuits set a solid foundation for a future in the TV and film industry.
At the age of 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.
After arriving in New Zealand, Kyle sought on-set work, and began filming with the stunt department on international feature film The Warriors Way in 2008, followed closely by the successful series of Underworld films Underworld Rise of the Lycans. During this time Kyle was studying The Sanford Meisner Acting Technique, undertaking two years of formal study, and one year in master class.
Kyle’s breakthrough came in 2009 in the hugely popular series Spartacus Blood and Sand, playing the character Marcus. This was followed closely by NZ production, This Is Not My Life, and ABC’s Legend of the Seeker, where Kyle played the embodied spirit of Walter, actor Craig Parker’s alter ego.
It was also in 2009 that he was awarded Most Extraordinary Performance for his portrayal of Alex Puddle in the 48 Hour New Zealand Film Festival Competition.
Kyle has since worked on popular shows such as Go Girls, Nothing Trivial, Auckland Daze, The Blue Rose, and 2013 feature film White Lies. He gained his New Zealand Citizenship in late 2012, and now has dual national status. After living and working in Auckland for six years, he is now based in Sydney where he is currently playing the role of Dr. Nate Cooper in Home and Away.
Kyle says of his character: 'Nate’s arrival is fast paced and frantic when he finds himself in Summer Bay. Playing a doctor has led to interesting and engaging storylines, that have been great fun and challenging to play. Being new to Australia myself, our journeys are fairly similar.'
We sat down to chat with Bridgette Sneddon, Steven Peacock's fiancé off screen and her on screen love and co-star Kyle Pryor.
I worked with Kyle Pryor who’s an incredible stunt guy. I kept fighting him in Spartacus going 'you’re too pretty, you get out and be and amazing actor’ said Liam McIntyre.
Scratch just beneath the surface, and actor Kyle Pryor has more in common with his Summer Bay character than it might initially appear.
Plays Summer Bay's new HOT doctor...Dr Nathaniel 'Nate' Cooper.