The Muppets Cast Bio of Bret McKenzie

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BRET MCKENZIE (Music Supervisor) 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 Grammynomination.

 

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 will soon be 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 Hobbit: There and Back Again.” McKenzie recently completed roles in “The Outback” and “Austenland.”

 

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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ABOUT THE MOVIE

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, Disney’s “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.

 

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