Rhys Darby first gained attention in the U.S as Murray in HBO's Flight of the Conchords.
He first appeared in the same role on BBC’s Radio Show of the same name.
An ex-soldier in the New Zealand Army and a veteran of fifteen years as a standup comedian, Darby made his feature film debut in Yes Man. He then featured as one of the DJ's in The Boat that Rocked, and has since completed two lead roles in romantic comedies, Coming and Going, opposite Sasha Alexander (NCIS) and Lovebirds, opposite Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins.
Darby’s standup has been described as a sensational blend of sound effects, characterizations and askew observations. He has performed his unique brand of humour in places as far flung as London and Iceland to the Falkland Islands, and in festivals from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to Montreal's Just for Laughs.
Rhys has two standup DVD's, Imagine That! filmed in Los Angeles in 2008, and It's Rhys Darby Night! filmed in Auckland in 2010. Darby’s debut novel This Way to Spaceship, “a loosely autobiographical end of world companion", was released in April 2012.
Darby is based in Los Angeles and spends his time off at home in New Zealand with his wife and two young sons.