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Bret McKenzie

Actor, Musician

 Bret McKenzie

 Bret McKenzie
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Bret McKenzie

Bret McKenzie is one half of musical-comedy duo Flight of the Conchords. McKenzie and Jemaine Clement found international fame with the cult HBO comedy, which followed the duo's fictional efforts to 'make it' in New York. An Oscar-winner after writing songs for The Muppets (2011), McKenzie's screen career began after a brief role in The Lord of the Rings trilogy helped win him a cult following. 

You can always tell when we’ve learned a new chord, because we’ll use it in our next three songs. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Muppets Most Wanted

Muppets Most Wanted

Music

2014

 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Actor

2012

 Two Little Boys

Two Little Boys

Actor

2012

 The Muppets

The Muppets

Music

2011

 Diagnosis: Death

Diagnosis: Death

Actor

2009

 Flight of the Conchords: On Air

Flight of the Conchords: On Air

Subject

2009

 The Drinky Crow Show

The Drinky Crow Show

Voice

2008

 Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords

Writer
Actor

2007 - 2009

 One Night Stand - The Flight of the Conchords

One Night Stand - The Flight of the Conchords

Performer
Writer

2007

 Flight of the Conchords - A Texan Odyssey

Flight of the Conchords - A Texan Odyssey

Writer
Performer

2006

 Sheep Man

Sheep Man

Music

2006

 Sometimes Enough

Sometimes Enough

Concept

2006

 Frodo is Great.. Who Is That?

Frodo is Great.. Who Is That?

Subject

2004

 Futile Attraction

Futile Attraction

Actor

2004

 Dawnskate-88

Dawnskate-88

Musician

2003

 Pulp Comedy - Series Seven, Episode Four (Flight of the Conchords)

Pulp Comedy - Series Seven, Episode Four (Flight of the Conchords)

Performer

2003

 The Living Room - Series One (Flight of the Conchords)

The Living Room - Series One (Flight of the Conchords)

Actor

2002

 The Living Room - Series One (excerpts)

The Living Room - Series One (excerpts)

Performer

2002 - 2003

 Pulp Comedy Presents Cal Wilson and Friends

Pulp Comedy Presents Cal Wilson and Friends

Performer

2001

 Pulp Comedy - Series Five, Episode Two (Flight of the Conchords)

Pulp Comedy - Series Five, Episode Two (Flight of the Conchords)

Performer

2000

 The Simpsons

The Simpsons

Actor

2010


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Awards

2012 Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit
For Services to Music and Film

2012 Academy Awards
Best Original Song - Music Written for Motion Pictures: for 'Man or Muppet', from The Muppets

2012 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (United States)
Critics' Choice Award for Best Song (shared with performers Jason Segel and Amy Adams) for 'Life's a Happy Song' from The Muppets
Nominated for the same award (with performers Jason Segel and Peter Linz) for 'Man or Muppet' from The Muppets

2009 Emmy Awards
Nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series (with 8 others): for Flight of the Conchords
Nominated for Writing for a Comedy Series (with Jemaine Clement and James Bobin): for Flight of the Conchords ('Prime Minister' episode)
Nominated for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (with Jemaine Clement and James Bobin): for Flight of the Conchords (for 'Carol Brown' song and episode 'Unnatural Love')

2008 Emmy Awards
Nominated for Writing for a Comedy Series (with Jemaine Clement and James Bobin): for Flight of the Conchords ('Yoko' episode)
Nominated (twice) for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (with Jemaine Clement and James Bobin): (for songs 'Inner City Pressure' and 'The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room')

2008 Writers Guild of America Awards
Nominated (with 8 others) for Best Comedy Series: for Flight of the Conchords
Nominated (with 8 others) for Best New Series
Nominated (with Jemaine Clement and James Bobin) for Episodic Comedy: for Flight of the Conchords ('Sally Returns' episode)