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Rhys Darby

Actor, Comedian

Stand-up comedian Rhys Darby played an inept band manager on cult hit Flight of the Conchords. It proved a springboard to wider fame. After acting in movies on both sides of the Atlantic, Darby starred in Kiwi rom com Love Birds. 2014 saw the debut of comedy show Short Poppies. He went on to act in the 2017 remake of Jumanji, hosted travel show Rhys Darby: Big in Japan and cameoed in hit Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

I've had quite a few emails from people asking me where I'm really from, and complimenting us on inventing such a funny accent. They say it's great that you've made up this paradise place. Perhaps we should refuse to believe in California as payback. Rhys Darby, talking Flight of the Conchords with writer Grant Smithies, The Sunday Star-Times, 1 January 2009

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The Alone Rangers

2020, As: Park Ranger Bill Napier - Web

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Dai's House Party - First Episode

2020, Performer - Television

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The Alone Rangers - Episode Two

2020, As: Bill Napier, Writer - Web

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Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

2019, Subject - Television

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Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy (series promo)

2019, Subject - Television

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Mosley

2019, As: Deaver - Film

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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - 7 Days

2019, Subject - Web

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Three Turns 30 - Promo

2019, Subject - Television

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

2016, As: Psycho Sam - Film

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Cure Kids - Team Ball Player Thing

2015, As: Rhys Darby - Web

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What We Do in the Shadows

2014, As: Anton the werewolf - Film

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Cure Kids - Feel Inside (and stuff like that)

2012, As: Murray Hewittt - Web

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Love Birds

2011, As: Doug - Film

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Radiradirah

2010, Contributing Writer , As: Funny Orange Thing, Various roles - Television

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Radiradirah - First Episode

2010, Contributing Writer, As: Funny Orange Thing, Various roles - Television

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7 Days

2009 - ongoing, Subject - Television

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Diagnosis: Death

2009, As: Specialist - Film

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7 Days - Series One, Episode Three

2009, Subject - Television

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Intrepid Journeys - Rwanda (Rhys Darby)

2009, Presenter - Television

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Rocked the Nation

2009, Presenter, Subject - Television

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The Jaquie Brown Diaries

2008 - 2009, As: Terence Ben'et - Television

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Frontseat - Series One, Episode 14

2004, Subject - Television

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Pulp Comedy - Series Five, Episode Three (Rhys Darby, Mike Loder & Justine Smith)

2000, Performer - Television

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Pulp Comedy

1995 - 2003, Subject - Television