Bret McKenzie

Comedian, TV Writer

1976 –

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Who is Bret McKenzie?

Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie, ONZM is a New Zealand comedian, actor, musician and producer, best known for being one half of the Grammy Award winning musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords along with Jemaine Clement. McKenzie served as music supervisor for two Muppet films, The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted, the former of which won him an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the song "Man or Muppet".

As an actor, he is known for portraying Lindir in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies, respectively: in the first he remained unnamed with fans naming him Figwit, a character originally cast as an extra who gained attention thanks to the trilogy's Fan Community, and in The Hobbit is credited as Lindir, a small character who originally appears in The Fellowship of the Ring book.

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Born
Jun 29, 1976
Wellington
Also known as
  • The Rhymenoceros
  • Rhymenoceros
  • Video Kid
  • McKenzie, Bret
  • Fllight of the Conchords
  • Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie
  • Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie, ONZM
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Kiwi
Nationality
  • New Zealand
Profession
Education
  • Victoria University of Wellington

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on July 23, 2013

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