Birth Name: Bret McKenzie
Birth Place: New Zealand
Born Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie on June 29, 1976, in Wellington, New Zealand, to Deirdre Tarrant, a dance instructor, and Peter McKenzie, an actor and horse trainer, he grew up with an affinity for music. The young McKenzie became proficient in as many as 11 instruments, and found his way into as many performances as he could throughout his childhood, among them a title role in a theatrical version of "Oliver Twist" when he was 11 years of age and membership in a band, The Blue Samanthas, that would win a Wellington battle-of-the-bands contest in 1993. He attended Wellington College, where he expanded his skills on the debating team and producing school plays, including a version of J.R.R. ...
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