Bret McKenzie, born Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie, is a well known New Zealand comedian, musician, producer and actor 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 partner Jemaine Clement. The two would eventually go on to form the very successful "Flight of the Conchords," a fresh contemporary comedy and music-performing band. However, his music career began much earlier in 1998 as he became a member of "The Black Seeds" band, with whom an album called "Prototype" was released. McKenzie is well-versed with guitar and ukulele as he was also a member of the Wellington Ukulele International Orchestra. The duo first gained popularity in New Zealand and Australia before attempted to win over the fans in Europe and America. They have since been a familiar face on HBO, BBC and eventually appearing on many occasions and a post-Grammy concert in Wellington. They reached their summit and world recognition at the 84th Academy Award, where they received the Best Original Song award. The two recorded many trendy and popular songs under the "Flight of the Conchords."
Their fame would eventually lead them into acting, and since the release of the "Flight of the Conchords," an HBO premiere in 2007, their career in acting finally took shape. Jamaine Clement went on to feature on many hit featured films, most notably the "Men in Balck 3." While Bret McKenzie was cast in an array of international blockbusters, such as, 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 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.