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Bret McKenzie Net Worth $4 Million Dollars

Bret McKenzie, produced Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie, is a well-known New Zealand comedian, musician, producer and performer who has a net worth of $4 million. He received his education from Wellington College before attending the Victoria University of Wellington, where he met his future best friend and business associate Jemaine Clement. The two would eventually go on to form the successful “Flight of the Conchords,” a new modern humor and music-performing group. Nevertheless, his music career began considerably earlier in 1998 as he became a part of “The Black Seeds” group, with whom an album called “Prototype” was released. McKenzie is well-versed with guitar and ukulele as he was also a part of the Wellington Ukulele International Orchestra. The pair first gained popularity in New Zealand and Australia before tried to win over the fans in Europe and America. They’ve since been a recognizable face on HBO, BBC and eventually appearing on many occasions and also a post-Grammy concert in Wellington. They reached their summit and world recognition in the 84th Academy Award, where they received the Best Original Song award. The two recorded many fashionable and popular songs underneath the “Flight of the Conchords”. Their acclaim would eventually lead them into acting, and because the release of the “Flight of the Conchords,” an HBO premier in 2007, their career in acting finally took shape. Jamaine Clement went on to feature on many success featured pictures, most notably the “Men in Balck 3.” While Bret McKenzie was cast in an array of international blockbusters, for example, a minor role in “The Lord of the Rings” franchise, and was brought back as an elf Lindir in “The Hobbit.” A little known fact is the fact that Bret’s father, Peter McKenzie, an actor and a racehorse trainer and owner, also appeared in the “Lord of the Rings” franchise as Elindil.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons2010-2015TV Series music - 2 episodes
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2010-2015TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Muppets Most Wanted2014lyrics: "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"
NotBad2013Documentary short writer: "One by One"
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Pirates! Band of Misfits2012writer: "I'm Not Crying"
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Muppets2011producer: "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"
Naruto: The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Flight of the ConchordsTV Series performer - 22 episodes, 2007 - 2009 writer - 22 episodes, 2007 - 2009
TimeshiftTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Chuck2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Backstage PassTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Late Night with Conan O'BrienTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2007 writer - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2007
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
The Late Late Show with Craig FergusonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
One Night StandTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bret and Jemaine's Announcement2010Short
Flight of the ConchordsTV Series creator - 22 episodes, 2007 - 2009 written by - 13 episodes, 2007 - 2009
Flight of the Conchords: A Texan Odyssey2006TV Movie
One Night Stand2005TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Austenland2013Martin
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2012Lindir
Deano and Nige's Best Last Day Ever2012Nige
The Outback2012Hamish (voice)
The Simpsons2010TV SeriesKurt
Diagnosis: Death2009Dr. Cruise
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!2009TV SeriesTim's Tennis Double
Flight of the Conchords2007-2009TV SeriesBret
The Drinky Crow Show2008TV SeriesAlien
Pantsed2008ShortDate
Futile Attraction2004Wickham
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003Elf Escort
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring2001Figwit (uncredited)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tip Top Taj Mahal2017original songs by pre-production
Muppets Most Wanted2014music supervisor / original songs by
The Muppets2011music supervisor / original songs by - uncredited
Flight of the Conchords2007-2009TV Series composer - 22 episodes

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flight of the Conchords2007-2009TV Series 22 episodes
Flight of the Conchords: A Texan Odyssey2006TV Movie
Sheep Man2006Short
One Night Stand2005TV Series 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flight of the ConchordsTV Series co-executive producer - 12 episodes, 2007 executive producer - 10 episodes, 2008 - 2009
Flight of the Conchords: A Texan Odyssey2006TV Movie producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tongan Ninja2002kitchen choreographer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hunt for the Wilderpeople2016very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Call with Carson Daly2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Original Song
Conan2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself
Bret and Jemaine's Announcement2010ShortHimself
Bro'Town2009TV SeriesHimself
Flight of the Conchords: On Air2009TV Short documentaryHimself
Rocked the Nation2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Largo2008Himself
Backstage Pass2007TV SeriesHimself
Flight of the Conchords: A Texan Odyssey2006TV MovieHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005TV SeriesHimself
One Night Stand2005TV SeriesHimself
Just for Laughs2004TV SeriesHimself
Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!!2004DocumentaryFigwit
Stand Up!2004TV SeriesHimself - Flight of the Conchords

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original SongThe Muppets (2011)
2012ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsThe Muppets (2011)· Christophe Beck
2012Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest SongThe Muppets (2011)· Jason Segel (Performer)
· Amy Adams (Performer)
2012GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Original SongThe Muppets (2011)
2012OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongThe Muppets (2011)· Jason Segel (performed by)
· Peter Linz (performed by)
· Amy Adams (performed by)
2011HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original SongThe Muppets (2011)
2011Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest SongThe Muppets (2011)
2011PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original SongThe Muppets (2011)
2009ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Television SeriesFlight of the Conchords (2007)· Jemaine Clement
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Comedy Album· Jemaine Clement

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Original SongMuppets Most Wanted (2014)
2014HMMA AwardHollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA)Best Song - Feature FilmMuppets Most Wanted (2014)
2014Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original SongMuppets Most Wanted (2014)
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for Visual MediaThe Muppets (2011)
2012Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest SongThe Muppets (2011)· Jason Segel (Performer)
· Peter Linz (Performer Credited as Walter the Muppet)
2012GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Original SongThe Muppets (2011)
2012Film AwardNew Zealand Film and TV Awards (II)Best ActorTwo Little Boys (2012)
2012OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongThe Muppets (2011)· Jason Segel (performed by)
· Peter Linz (performed by)
2012World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Song Written for a FilmThe Muppets (2011)· Jason Segel (performer)
· Peter Linz (performer)
2011AnnieAnnie AwardsBest Music in a Television ProductionThe Simpsons (1989)· Jemaine Clement
· Alf Clausen
· Tim Long
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original SongThe Muppets (2011)· Jason Segel (Performer)
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original SongThe Muppets (2011)· Jason Segel (Performer)
· Amy Adams (Performer)
2011SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest MusicThe Muppets (2011)· Christophe Beck
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Original Music and LyricsFlight of the Conchords (2007)· James Bobin (composer/lyricist)
· Jemaine Clement (composer/lyricist)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesFlight of the Conchords (2007)· Stu Smiley (executive producer)
· James Bobin (executive producer)
· Troy Miller (executive producer)
· Jemaine Clement (executive producer)
· Tracey Baird (co-executive producer)
· Anna Dokoza (producer)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesFlight of the Conchords (2007)· James Bobin
· Jemaine Clement
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Original Music and LyricsFlight of the Conchords (2007)· Jemaine Clement (composer and lyricist)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Original Music and LyricsFlight of the Conchords (2007)· Jemaine Clement (composer and lyricist)
· James Bobin (lyricist)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesFlight of the Conchords (2007)· James Bobin (written by)
· Jemaine Clement (written by)
2008WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy SeriesFlight of the Conchords (2007)· Damon Beesley
· James Bobin
· Jemaine Clement
· Eric Kaplan
· Iain Morris
· Duncan Sarkies
· Paul Simms
· Taika Waititi
2008WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USANew SeriesFlight of the Conchords (2007)· Damon Beesley
· James Bobin
· Jemaine Clement
· Eric Kaplan
· Iain Morris
· Duncan Sarkies
· Paul Simms
· Taika Waititi
2008WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic ComedyFlight of the Conchords (2007)· James Bobin
· Jemaine Clement


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#Fact
1Although his elf role in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) was only a brief silent cameo, his attractive character was noticed by female fans, who made him a minor Internet celebrity, and dubbed his character "Figwit" (short for "Frodo is great...who is THAT?!?"). When this came to the attention of director Peter Jackson, he arranged to have McKenzie reprise the (still-officially-unnamed) character in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). In interviews and commentaries, Jackson has informally approved the name of Figwit for the character. McKenzie was also brought back to play an elf character named Lindir in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014).
2A skilled multi-instrumentalist, he often overdubbed lead guitar, drums and keyboards on Flight of the Conchords (2007) tracks.
3One half of New Zealand 'folk comedy' duo Flight of the Conchords, with Jemaine Clement.
4Son of actor Peter McKenzie, who plays Elendil in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).

#Quote
1[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 sing or dance, but think they can.
2I grew up watching the 'Muppets.' In New Zealand, the 'Muppets' were as big as anywhere else I think. It was a pretty global phenomenon.
3It's easy to struggle in New York. I think New York is a bit expensive.
4Music-wise, I listen to everything. Leonard Cohen, Randy Newman - I guess I like a lot of '70s music.
5My acting's very understated. I think my sad and happy don't play that differently onscreen.
6I think the radio is kind of cool, because you're really free to do whatever you want, because you can go into another world. Whereas in TV, you have to make that world.
7One of the mistakes I made was thinking chickens and penguins could sing, just like all the other animals in the 'Muppets.' But it turns out those animals are not allowed to sing words.
8The 'Muppets' were a very big part of my childhood, and 'Flight of the Conchords' definitely has elements of the 'Muppets' in it, specifically the way we mixed music and comedy.

#Trademark
1His beard
2Curly black hair

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