Jemaine Clement

Actor, Comedian, Writer
With only a handful of television and radio shows under his belt, Jemaine Clement became one of New Zealand's highest-profile exports since "Lord of the Rings" visionary Peter Jackson. As the tall, dark and bespectacled ... Read more »
Born: 01/10/1974 in Masterton, Wellington, NZ

Filmography

Actor (18)

Misery Loves Comedy 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

What We Do in the Shadows 2015 (Movie)

Vladislav (Actor)

Don Verdean: Biblical Archeologist 2014 (Movie)

Boaz (Actor)

Muppets Most Wanted 2014 (Movie)

Prison King (Actor)

People, Places & Things 2014 (Movie)

Will Henry (Actor)

Rio 2 2014 (Movie)

Nigel (Voice)

TripTank 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Out There 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Men in Black 3 2012 (Movie)

Boris The Animal (Actor)

Napoleon Dynamite 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rio 2011 (Movie)

Nigel (Voice)

Despicable Me 2010 (Movie)

Voice of Jerry the Minion (Actor)

Dinner for Schmucks 2010 (Movie)

Kieran Vollard (Actor)

Predicament 2010 (Movie)

Spook (Actor)

Flight of the Conchords 2007 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Gentlemen Broncos 2009 (Movie)

Chevalier (Actor)

Diagnosis: Death 2008 (Movie)

Garfield Olyphant (Actor)

Eagle vs Shark 2007 (Movie)

Jarrod (Actor)
Music (5)

Muppets Most Wanted 2014 (Movie)

("End Of The Road") (Song Performer)

Rio 2 2014 (Movie)

("Poisonous Love") (Song Performer)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits 2012 (Movie)

("I'm Not Crying") (Song)

Rio 2011 (Movie)

("Pretty Bird") (Song)

Rio 2011 (Movie)

Guitarist (Music)
Writer (1)

What We Do in the Shadows 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

What We Do in the Shadows 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

What We Do in the Shadows 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

With only a handful of television and radio shows under his belt, Jemaine Clement became one of New Zealand's highest-profile exports since "Lord of the Rings" visionary Peter Jackson. As the tall, dark and bespectacled half of the musical comedy duo, Flight of the Conchords, Clement cemented his status as one of the most off-beat comics to cross over internationally. The "band," which Clement and partner Bret McKenzie described as "New Zealand's fourth most popular digi-folk parodists," became an unassuming comedy phenomenon with their R&B and hip-hop-infused songs about mundane superfluities of love and robots taking over the world, coupled with their bone-dry, self-satirizing HBO series. Playing themselves as frumpy, barely functional losers doomed by their own naiveté to musical obscurity in New York City, Clement and McKenzie carved out a niche as actors, comedians, musicians, writers and producers of their own show, as well as unofficial - and self-consciously inept - kiwi spokesmen.

Relationships

Sophocles Clement

Son
Born in December 2008 mother, Miranda Manasiadis

Miranda Manasiadis Actor

Wife
Married long time girlfriend in August 2008

EDUCATION

Victoria University of Wellington

Wellington
Met future collaborators Taika Waititi and Bret McKenzie; dropped out of the university

Victoria University of Wellington

Wellington
Met future collaborators Taika Waititi and Bret McKenzie; dropped out of the university

Milestones

2012

Cast in "Men in Black III" opposite Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones

2010

Featured in the comedy "Dinner for Schmucks" alongside Steve Carell and Paul Rudd

2010

Voiced the character of Tim in the animated feature "Despicable Me"

2010

Shared a Grammy nomination (with McKenzie) for their comedy album I Told You I Was Freaky

2009

Played an acclaimed novelist who steals a story idea from a teenage outcast in the comedy "Gentlemen Broncos"; earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Male

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male ("Gentlemen Broncos")

2008

Released third comedy album Flight of the Conchords

2007

Reunited with Waititi (who wrote and directed) to play the lead in the New Zealand-made romantic comedy "Eagle vs. Shark"

2007

Signed with Sub Pop Records and released The Distant Future

2007

Co-created the HBO series "The Flight of the Conchords" with McKenzie; also co-starred with McKenzie and produced; earned Emmy nominations in 2008 for Outstanding Writting and Music; earned an Emmy nomination in 2009 for Best Actor in a Comedy Series

2006

With McKenzie, filmed the documentary "Flight of the Conchords: A Texan Odyssey," about their trip to the South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX

2005

Appeared with McKenzie in a one-off special on HBO's ongoing "One Night Stand" series

2005

Featured with McKenzie in a six-part radio series on BBC Radio 2 as "The Flight of the Conchords"

2002

Co-wrote and starred in his first full-length feature film, "Tongan Ninja"

2002

Released first Flight of the Conchords album Folk the World Tour

1999

Wrote for "Trashed" on Channel Z radio in Wellington

1998

Formed the musical act the Flight of the Conchords with Bret McKenzie

1996

Wrote for and appeared the "Skitz" spin-off show "Telly Laughs"

1993

Wrote for and appeared on New Zealand's sketch-comedy show "Skitz"

Bonus Trivia

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Clement was featured as one of 2008's "100 Sexiest People" in a special edition of the Australian magazine Who.

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