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
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."