KJ Apa Shirtless: Ethnicity, Family, and Girlfriend?

KJ Apa Shirtless Photos and Other Stuff. There’s a new Kiwi hunk in tinseltown. His name is KJ Apa. He is from New Zealand and is part-Kiwi/part-Samoan. And he is going to be the lead star of an upcoming The CW show, Riverdale. KJ, for those who are wondering, is short for Keneti James. Keneti is also the name of KJ’s dad. More about KJ’s Hollywood acting gig from Deadline:

After a four-month worldwide talent search, 18-year-old New Zealand-born actor KJ Apa has been cast as Archie Andrews in Riverdale, the CW pilot from producer Greg Berlanti.

While the search for a young actor to play Archie went on for months, I hear Apa only auditioned on Friday, landing the role just days later. He just wrapped A Dog’s Purpose, directed by Lasse Hallstrom and produced by Steven Spielberg. Apa is repped by WME, Luber Roklin Entertainment and New Zealand’s Red 11 Management.

KJ is now shooting the show in Vancouver. Here are some still photos from the set (via justjared.com):

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He’s a brunette in real life but he also rocks it as a redhead.

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KJ Apa Shirtless Photos: For those of you looking for more KJ Apa shirtless pics.

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How cute is he? Swooon!

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More KJ Apa shirtless photos after the jump.