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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He sure is a looker, isn’t he? What’s your favorite KJ Apa shirtless photo?

KJ Apa Girlfriend and Other Stuff? Does KJ have a girlfriend? Seems like he does not have a significant other at the moment because we can’t find any report that he does have any. This should be a good thing, no? He’s getting a big break in Hollywood and it would be good if he focuses on his acting career first and foremost before he thinks of dating anyone.

Want to know more about KJ? Here’s a video which tells us more about him, his childhood, and how he started his career. The vid also features his parents. Watch:

Please tell us we are not the only ones who’ve got a thing for Keneti Sr. What a hot daddy! Hehe. Here are other stuff you might want to know about KJ:

From tvnz.co.nz:
What are your hobbies/interests? Music is definitely a hobby of mine, I love playing the guitar. Exercise as well is important every day!

What do you do in your down time during the day when you’re not shooting? I am almost always playing the guitar when I’m not shooting. Otherwise I will be studying.

What is your favourite destination in NZ and overseas? In New Zealand it would have to be home. Overseas is Samoa.

How many brothers and sisters do you have, are they older or younger? I have two sisters, 21 and 18. [Note: A pic of KJ with her two sisters, Ari and Timena. Pic courtesy of Yahoo NZ.]

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What is your date of birth and what star sign are you? 1997, Gemini.
Do you have any pets? Yep! Two dogs: Furby (Papillion), Rocky (Husky)
Who is the actor or actress that you look up to or admire the most? Dwayne Johnson
What is your favourite food? Watermelons
What is your favourite television programme and/or film of all time? TOP GEAR!!