Kaiwi Lyman

Kaiwi Lyman

  • Birthday: 1983-05-13
  • Place of birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • Also know as: Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau

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.

Filmography

Trespassers

2006

As Colin

Reel Evil

2012

As Cory

Assassins Tale

2013

As Woody

Dragon Day

2013

As Tibbit

Android Cop

2014

As Wescott

Ninja Apocalypse

2014

As Trillion

They Want Dick Dickster

2018

As Brad Priest

Circle

2015

As Bearded Man

Minutes to Midnight

2018

As Charlie Crenna

Gone Dark

2013

As Mike

Zoombies

2016

As Daxton

Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus

2010

As USS Argonaut Officer

Ice Sharks

2016

As Michael

Lost in the Pacific

2016

As Vincent

American Violence

2017

As Jackson Shea

Hickok

2017

As John Wesley Hardin

Den of Thieves

2018

As Det. Tony 'Z' Zapata

40 Days and Nights

2012

As Baggins

Blackmark

2018

As Timothy Daniels

The Final Wish

2019

As Derek

Deadtime Tales 2

2018

As Cory - 'Asylum of the Damned' (archive footage) (uncredited)

The Outsider

2019

As James Walker

Acceleration

2019

As Jimmy

Without Borders

2010

As 1st Avenger

Orgy of the Damned

2010

As Man Who Shakes

The Mongolian Connection

2019

As Wade Dalton

Copshop

2021

As Officer Barnes

End Times

2023

As Hayden

Sympathy for the Devil

2023

As Colleague

Trigger Warning

2024

As Ghost

Traded

2016

As Jed

The Cardboard Window

2023

As Father

Production

The Cardboard Window

2023

As Director

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