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Bret McKenzie (I)


Bret McKenzie was born on June 29, 1976 in New Zealand as Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie. He has been married to Hannah Clarke since March 18, 2009. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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(2007-2009)
The Muppets Music Department
(2011)
Muppets Most Wanted Music Department
(2014)

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 2010-2015 The Simpsons (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Friend with Benefit (2015) ... (music: "LV U 4 Ever")
- Elementary School Musical (2010) ... (music: "Medium T-Shirt", "Meal Lady", "We Never Do That", "Artists", "Artists Reprise", "Playing Guitars")
 2010-2015 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top Ten Best Hit Songs of 2014: Part 1 (2015) ... (writer: "It's Business Time")
- Bedrock (2010) ... (writer: "Business Time")
 2014 Muppets Most Wanted (lyrics: "Interrogation Song") / (music: "Interrogation Song") / (producer: "We're Doing a Sequel", "I'm Number One", "The Big House", "I'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo In Malibu)", "Interrogation Song", "Something So Right", "Together Again") / (writer: "Life's A Happy Song", "We're Doing a Sequel", "I'm Number One", "The Big House", "I'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo In Malibu)", "Something So Right")
 2013 NotBad (Documentary short) (writer: "One by One")
 2013 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Showbiz Tour 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "Life's A Happy Song" (from "The Muppets"), "Hiphopapotamus vs. Rhymenoceros" (from "Flight of the Conchords"))
 2012 The Pirates! Band of Misfits (writer: "I'm Not Crying")
 2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round Nine: The Results (2011) ... (writer: "Life's a Happy Song")
 2011 The Muppets (producer: "Life's a Happy Song", "Pictures in My Head", "Me Party", "Let's Talk About Me", "Man or Muppet", "Rainbow Connection", "Life's a Happy Song (Finale)") / (writer: "Life's a Happy Song", "Me Party", "Let's Talk About Me", "Man or Muppet", "Life's a Happy Song (Finale)")
 2010 Naruto: The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bowie no jutsu! (2010) ... (writer: "Bowie" - uncredited)
  Flight of the Conchords (TV Series) (performer - 22 episodes, 2007 - 2009) (writer - 22 episodes, 2007 - 2009)
- Evicted (2009) ... (performer: "Petrov, Yelyena, and Me") / (writer: "Petrov, Yelyena, and Me")
- Wingmen (2009) ... (performer: "Rambling Through The Avenues Of Time", "I Told You I was Freaky") / (writer: "Rambling Through The Avenues Of Time", "I Told You I was Freaky")
- NewZealandTown (2009) ... (performer: "Fashion is Danger") / (writer: "Fashion is Danger")
- Prime Minister (2009) ... (performer: "Demon Woman", "Korean Karaoke (Oh, Dance, Baby)") / (writer: "Demon Woman", "Korean Karaoke (Oh, Dance, Baby)")
- Love Is a Weapon of Choice (2009) ... (performer: "I Met a New Girl", "Epileptic Dogs", "Love is a Weapon of Choice") / (writer: "I Met a New Girl", "Epileptic Dogs", "Love is a Weapon of Choice")
  Timeshift (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- The Comic Songbook (2008) ... (performer: "Business Time") / (writer: "Business Time")
 2008 Chuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the First Date (2008) ... (writer: "Foux Du Fafa" - uncredited)
  Backstage Pass (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Flight of the Conchords (2007) ... (performer: "Business Time", "Jenny", "Boom", "The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)", "Think About It") / (writer: "Business Time", "Jenny", "Boom", "The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)", "Think About It")
  Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2007) (writer - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2007)
- Episode #14.171 (2007) ... (performer: "Ladies of the World") / (writer: "Ladies of the World")
- Episode #13.4 (2005) ... (performer: "Business Time") / (writer: "Business Time")
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Episode dated 11 June 2007 (2007) ... (performer: "The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)") / (writer: "The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)")
  The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Episode #2.2 (2005) ... (performer: "Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros") / (writer: "Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros")
  One Night Stand (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Flight of the Conchords (2005) ... (performer: "Jenny", "Think About It, Think Think About It", "Business Time", "Albi the Racist Dragon", "Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros", "She's So Hot (Boom)") / (writer: "Jenny", "Think About It, Think Think About It", "Business Time", "Albi the Racist Dragon", "Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros", "She's So Hot (Boom)")
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Other Works:

Makes solo music under the persona of the Video Kid. See more »

Official Sites:

The Black Seeds

Alternate Names:

Bret | Flight of the Conchords

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on films of the '30s and '40s] It was such a golden age for musicals. Those years are so influential on us now with what they did for films with musical numbers. I'm jealous of that time. It seemed like the actors spent most of their time doing dancing and singing lessons, and they'd come on set and know all the moves. And they could all sing as we'll. Now you're dealing with actors who can't ... See more »

Trivia:

A skilled multi-instrumentalist, he often overdubbed lead guitar, drums and keyboards on Flight of the Conchords (2007) tracks. See more »

Trademark:

New Zealand Accent See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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