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BRET McKENZIE ("Martin") is an accomplished musician, actor, writer and comedian. He is perhaps most widely known for his work with Jemaine Clement as half of the popular musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords. The team toured extensively and released four hit CDs including "The Distant Future," which won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, and "Flight of the Conchords," which received a Grammy nomination.

A native of Wellington, New Zealand, McKenzie appeared on film in the Academy Award- winning The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, as well as the comedy horror Diagnosis Death, the comedy romance Futile Attraction and the action/comedy/musical Tongan Ninja. He was recently seen in director Robert Sarkies' comedy Two Little Boys, as well as Oscar winning director Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the upcoming The Hobbit: There and Back Again.

In addition to his feature film work, McKenzie created, co-wrote, executive produced and starred in the hit HBO television series Flight of the Conchords. He also appeared on television in The Drinky Crow Show and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and voiced the role of Kurt Hardwick the camp counselor on the Elementary School Musical episode of The Simpsons. McKenzie also composed the music for the short film Sheep Man, and was a member of the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra. He also performed with Jemaine Clement in the Australian comedy troupe "So You're a Man."

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