Rhys Darby

  • Birth Name: Rhys Montague Darby
  • Birth Place: Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian
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  • Served in the New Zealand Army for four years as a signaler trained in Morse code.
  • Performed standup comedy in Britain for eight years before landing his first screen role.
  • Met fellow New Zealanders Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement at a comedy festival; after hitting it off, they collaborated on several projects, including Flight of the Conchords.
  • Created his Flight of the Conchords character on the spot at the first shoot.
  • Served as an ambassador for Greenpeace's "Sign On" campaign to reduce carbon emissions by 2020.


  • Finn Darby — Son
  • Rosie Carnahan — Wife
  • Theo Darby — Son


  • University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

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