Jarod finished Toi Whakaari NZ drama school in 2002. He performed in various plays in Wellington including "The Boxer", "Te Ao Marama" and toured with Hone Kouka's "The Prophet". it was also part of the international arts festival and is looking at going to hawaii this year.
Jarod has starred in three short films. "Tangi" directed by Michael Bennett, which also starred Tama Tu co-star, Taungaroa Emile. "Spring Flames" directed by Aileen O'Sullivan. then tama tu. His TV credits include work on "Secret Agent Men" and a lead role in an episode of "Mataku" Series 3.
Jarod has a lead role in an upcoming feature "The Rivers Secret", which was devised using Mike Leighs method of improvisation.