Bret McKenzie

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Birth Name: Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie

Place of Birth: Wellington, New Zealand

Date of Birth: June 29, 1976

Ethnicity: Scottish, English

Bret McKenzie is a New Zealand comedian, actor, singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. He is one half of the comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, alongside Jemaine Clement. Bret is the son of Deirdre Tarrant and Peter McKenzie. He is married to publicist Hannah Clarke, with whom he has two children.

Bret’s maternal grandfather was Alfred Edward Tarrant (the son of Leonard Saywell Tarrant and Acacia Barley). Leonard was the son of English parents, William Tarrant, from Beechingstoke, Wiltshire, and Maria Saywell, from Bredgar, Kent. Acacia was the daughter of Charles Edward Barley, who was from Gorleston, Suffolk, England, and of Mary Ann King.

Bret’s maternal grandmother is named Betty Esme Rendle.

Source: Genealogy of Bret McKenzie (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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