Former Commonwealth Games swimmer Kirk Torrance reinvented himself as an actor in 1994, earning a degree in Performing Arts from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School.
Kirk has had extensive television experience, including roles in Xena: Warrior Princess, Shortland Street, The Lost Children, Mataku Kahurangi - The Blue Line and Fish Skin Suit, which won the award for Best Drama in the 2002 New Zealand Television Awards. He is best known for playing Detective Wayne Judd in TV3´s Outrageous Fortune.
On film he is known for playing the character Holden in the feature film Stickmen and Noble in The Dark Horse.
He wrote, directed and performed his first play Strata at Taki Rua Theatre, for which he won three Chapmann Tripp awards for Outstanding New Playwright, Most Original Production and Best New Director.