Bret McKenzie

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  • Birth Name: Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie
  • Birth Place: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Profession: Musician, Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Former member of the New Zealand band the Black Seeds and an active member of the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra.
  • Appeared in the Lord of the Rings trilogy as an unnamed elf; as his Internet popularity grew, the character was dubbed Figwit (an acronym for "Frodo is great. Who is that?").
  • Formed Flight of the Conchords---often billed as New Zealand's fourth most popular folk-parody duo---in 1998 with college friend Jemaine Clement.
  • Debuted the musical-comedy series Flight of the Conchords on HBO in 2007.

Awards

  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics: Nominee
  • 2007, Grammy — Best Comedy Album: Winner
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Winner

Relationships

  • Peter McKenzie — Father
  • Jonathan McKenzie — Brother
  • Vita — Daughter
  • Deirdre Tarrant — Mother
  • Justin McKenzie — Brother
  • Leo — Son
  • Hannah Clarke — Wife

College

  • Attended Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Details

  • Birth Name: Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie
  • Birth Place: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Profession: Musician, Actor

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