Tapu, Lani

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Tapu, Lani

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Lani John Tapu (born 1955) is an Samoan actor, born in Auckland, New Zealand, who has enjoyed a steady and successful acting career since the late 1970s. He graduated from the New Zealand Drama School (the first Samoan to do so) in 1978.

His most notable roles have been on the cult American-Australian science fiction television program Farscape(1999-2003), where he played the role of Captain Bialar Crais, the show's initial chief adversary who evolved over time into a reluctant ally of the main characters. Tapu also provided the voice for Pilot, the alien creature (in actuality a sophisticated audioanimatronic puppet) who pilots the living spaceship Moya, on board whom the main characters live.


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