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Bret McKenzie Biography

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

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

  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics: nominated
  • 2011Oscar-Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): winner
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Jonathan McKenzie -- Brother
  • Justin McKenzie -- Brother
  • Vita -- Daughter
  • Deirdre Tarrant -- Mother
  • Leo -- Son
  • Hannah Clarke -- Wife