Crowe was brought into the world in the Wellington suburb of Strathmore Park on 7 April 1964, the child of film set caterers Jocelyn Yvonne and John Alexander Crowe. His dad likewise dealt with a hotel. His maternal granddad, Stan Wemyss, was a cinematographer who was named a MBE for shooting film of The Second Great War as an individual from the New Zealand Film Unit. Crowe is Māori, and relates to Ngāti Porou through one of his maternal extraordinary incredible grandmothers. His fatherly granddad, John Doubleday Crowe, was a Welsh man from Wrexham, while one more of his grandparents was Scottish.His other family incorporates English, German, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, and Swedish. He is a cousin of previous New Zealand public cricket skippers Martin and Jeff Crowe, and the nephew of cricketer Dave Crowe.
At the point when Crowe was four years of age, his family moved to Australia and got comfortable Sydney, where his folks sought after their vocation in film set catering. His mom’s back up parent was the maker of the Australian television series Spyforce, and Crowe was recruited for a line of exchange in one episode of the series at age five or six, inverse series star Jack Thompson.Later, in 1994, Thompson would play the dad of Crowe’s personality in The Amount of Us. Crowe likewise showed up momentarily in the sequential The Youthful Specialists. In Australia, he was taught at Vaucluse State funded School and Sydney Young men High School, before his family moved back to New Zealand in 1978 when he was He proceeded with his auxiliary training at Auckland Syntax School, with his cousins and sibling Terry, and Mount Roskill Sentence structure School prior to passing on school at 16 years old to seek after his acting ambitions.