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Latham Gaines

Latham Gaines
Born (1964-02-03) February 3, 1964
Birmingham, Alabama

Latham Gaines (born February 3, 1964) is an American actor, artist and inventor. He is the son of the novelist Charles Gaines and artist Patricia Ellison Gaines.


  • Acting career 1
  • Performance and Visual Art 2
  • Inventing 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Acting career

Gaines moved to New Zealand in 1995. Some memorable roles include "Mesogog/Dr. Anton Mercer" in Power Rangers Dino Thunder and "Bill Burke" in Bridge To Terabithia. Most recently Gaines starred in the TVNZ series The Cult, earning a nomination for "Best Performance by an Actor" at the 2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards for his portrayal of "Edward North".

Performance and Visual Art

As 1/2 of the duo GAINES, Gaines and brother Shelby Gaines create sound sculpture from 'found' materials. Their pieces have been featured in several NY Art Shows and their live performance of their original score in Ethan Hawke’s revival of Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind earned them a Drama Desk Award nomination in 2010. They collaborated with Hawke again in 2013, creating the sound doors that provided the soundtrack for "Clive" - Jonathan Marc Sherman's latter-day variation on Brecht’s “Baal”.


In 2008, Gaines and his partner, Laura Interval, established "Opi and Me, LLC", a product development company specializing in licensing toys and game concepts to companies worldwide. He has invented products such as Mattel's SpinShotz, BOTI's Nitro Grinders, and Schmidt Spiele's Ligretto Twist.[1][2]


  1. ^ "The perils of toy making". 5 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Diary: Kiwi actor turns toy inventor". The New Zealand Herald. 

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