KJ Apa is a New Zealand actor, singer and musician. He began acting playing Kane Jenkins in the New Zealand primetime soap opera Shortland Street. In 2017, Apa began starring as Archie Andrews in the CW drama series Riverdale. Apa has starred in A Dog’s Purpose, The Hate U Give and I Still Believe.

Birth Name

Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa


KJ Apa


Actor, Singer


Classic Rock, Instrumental Rock, Fusion Rock


Bass & Electric Guitar, Vocals, Piano, Drums


BPC Music


New Zealand

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

KJ Apa was born on the 16th of June 1997, in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.


He’s currently 23 years old.

Sun Sign




He is of Samoan origin (on father’s side) and has Scottish and English ancestry (on mother’s side).





Apa attended high school at King’s College in Auckland before beginning his acting career.

Family Details

  • Father – Keneti Apa (Chief of the village in Samoa)
  • Mother – Tessa Apa
  • Siblings – Ari Apa (Older Sister), Timēna Apa (Older Sister)

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

KJ Apa has dated –

  • Britt Robertson (2019) – In 2019, there are rumors that he dated actress Britt Robertson.

  • Clara Berry (2020-Present) – Apa is currently in a relationship with model and social media star Clara Berry.

Physical Statistics

  • In feet – 5 feet 11 inches
  • In centimeters – 180 cm
  • In meters – 1.8 m


  • In Kilograms – 73 kg
  • In Pounds – 161 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 38–12–32
  • Chest – 38 in or 96.5 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 12 in or 30.5 cm
  • Waist – 32 in or 81 cm

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

He wears a size 11 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Apa became known for his role as of Kane Jenkins in the New Zealand soap opera, Shortland Street (2013-2015). He began starring as Archie Andrews in the CW drama series Riverdale (2017-Present).

Film Debut

In 2017, Apa landed a role as teen Ethan in his debut film comedy-drama A Dog’s Purpose.

Album Debut

In 2012, Apa released his debut instrumental album The Third Room.

Television Debut

In 2013, Apa appeared as Kane Jenkins in the New Zealand prime-time soap opera Shortland Street.

KJ Apa Favorites

  • Favorite ActorJohnny Depp, Hugh Jackman
  • Favorite ActressScarlett Johansson
  • Favorite Fashion Brands – Adidas, Working Style, AS Colour
  • Favorite Grooming product – Kevin Murphy Products
  • Favorite TV Show – Game of Thrones
  • Favorite Color – Black
  • Favorite Food – Fast Food

KJ Apa Net worth

KJ Apa has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About KJ Apa

  • While growing up, he wasn’t a massive fan of Archie comics and he believes it is a good thing because he would have only focused on the script.
  • Apa can play the piano by ear.
  • While growing up, he used to play his guitar at the street corners near his home in Auckland.
  • Apa released his solo music album at the age of 14.
  • His mother convinced him to sign up for the modeling agency.
  • In 2017, Apa starred as teenage Ethan Montgomery in the comedy-drama film A Dog’s Purpose which was released on the same day as Riverdale premiered on television.
  • In October 2017, KJ had a car accident after he fell asleep while driving back to the hotel after a 16-hour workday.
  • Apa also starred as singer Jeremy Camp in the biographical romantic drama film I Still Believe.


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