New Zealand actor KJ Apa is well-known for starring as Archie Andrews in the American teen drama, Riverdale. Before shot to fame, the 20-year old actor has starred in the primetime soap opera Shortland Street and also in the comedy-drama film A Dog’s Purpose. Check out KJ Apa to know more about his childhood, acting career, personal life, family, height, weight, body measurements, girlfriend, achievements, net worth and fun facts.
Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa
Birthday / Date of Birth
Apa was born on 16 June 1997 in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.
He is currently 20 year sold.
KJ Apa attended King’s College in Auckland and lost interest to enroll at college in order to further his acting career.
English, Scottish, Samoan
He has kept his personal life private.
- Father – Keneti Apa (Chief of village in Samoa)
- Mother – Tessa Apa
- Siblings – Ari Apa (Older Sister), Timēna Apa (Older Sister)
- In feet – 5 feet 11 inches
- In centimeters – 180 cm
- In meters – 1.8 m
- In Kilograms – 73 kg
- In Pounds – 161 lbs
- Measurements – 39-14.5-33
- Chest – 39 inches
- Biceps / Arms – 14.5 inches
- Waist – 33 inches
He wears a size 11 (US) shoe.
In 2017, KJ Apa landed a role as teen Ethan in his debut film comedy drama A Dog’s Purpose.
Apa appeared as Kane Jenkins in the New Zealand prime-time soap opera Shortland Street between 2013 and 2015.
In 2012, he released his debut instrumental album The Third Room.
He attained immense popularity for playing the famous comic character Archie Andrews in the teen drama series, Riverdale.
KJ Apa Favorites
- Favorite Grooming product – Kevin Murphy products
- Favorite Cologne – Sean Jean or a Versace fragrance
- Favorite Fashion Brands – Adidas, Working Style, AS Colour
KJ Apa Net worth
KJ Apa’s net worth is estimated at $0.5 million US dollars as of 2017. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Social Media Portfolio
His popularity can be attributed to his immense social media following who has over 4.5 million followers on Instagram and around 1 million followers on Twitter.
With no interest in acting and modeling, it was his mother who convinced him to sign up with the modeling agency and there after, this Auckland actor hasn’t turned his back. His popularity, reputation and net worth have only enhanced with every new projects.
To get the right shade of color for the Archie character, he had to spend ten hours in the gym.
While growing up, he used to play his guitar at the street corners near his home in Auckland.
He released his solo music album at the age of 14.
He can play piano by ear.
In October 2017, KJ had a car accident after he fell asleep while driving back to the hotel after a 16-hour workday.