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Rhys Montague Darby was born on the 21st March 1974 in Auckland, New Zealand, and is best known as an actor and comedian who appeared in the HBO series “Flight of the Conshords”, in the role of band manager Murray Hewitt and in the role of Brian Nesbit in the BBC radio series . He is also recognized as a stand-up comedian who won the 2012 Fred award at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, for the Best New Zealand show.
Have you ever wondered how rich Rhys Darby is? According to sources it is estimated that Rhys Darby`s overall net worth is $3 million, an amount acquired through his successful career as a stand-up comedian and actor in the entertainment industry.
Rhys Darby Net Worth $3 Million
Rhys Darby was raised in Pakuranga, Auckland, where he attended Edgewater College and after leaving school joined the New Zealand army as a soldier and served from 1991 to 1994. After that, he went to the University of Canterbury to study art. However, he was very interested in stand-up comedy so he started developing his own comedy routine – better known as slapstick humor – based on deliberately clumsy actions and humorously embarrassing events. In 1996 with his friend Grant Lobban, Darby founded a comedy duo, which they called “Rhysently Granted”. His net worth began building when they performed locally, and soon they won at an open contest at Southern Blues Bar in the Christian church. However, he wanted to be a solo stand-up comedian, so his first solo performance was at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2002, with other comedians – Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie. Darby moved to the UK in the same year to pursue his career further, which was based partly on viewings of “Monty Python”. In addition to this, he has published three following comedy DVDs – “Imagine That!”, “It’s Rhys Darby Night!” and “This Way to Spaceship”. All have contributed to his net worth.
2004 year was probably the start of his real rise in net worth, when his career continued with Clement and McKenzie on their own BBC radio show called “Flight of the Conchords” in the role of Brian Nesbit, which led him to the TV version of this series on HBO. In this show he played a semi-improvised role as the band’s manager Murray Hewitt. The somewhat unexpected success of this show had a huge influence on Americans who loved it, so the show soon after became very popular.
In 2008 he was asked to appear in the comedy called “Yes Man” alongside Jim Carrey, in which he played a nerdish variation on his “Conchords” character. Furthermore to his engagements in 2008, he acted as an imposter coach of the tennis star Roger Federer, in a Nike commercial, and in commercials for the company of mobile 2 degrees, which also increased his net worth. After the role in “Yes Man”, his career began to gain in its popularity, and his net worth rose steadily, as he started to appear as a main star in films such as “Love Birds” (2011) in the role of Doug, “Diagnosis: Death” (2009) as Specialist, and “Coming And Going” (2011) playing Lee.
Furthermore, in recent years he has also worked as a voice actor, lending his voice to numerous characters such as Percy The Penguin in the TV series “Jake And The Never Land Pirates” (2012-2015), Lead Elf in the 3D animated film “Arthur Christmas” (2011) and many others.
Apart from his film career, Darby has also made numerous appearances in TV series, including “Hot in Cleveland” (2014-2015) as Jack, “How To Be A Gentleman” (2011-2012), in which he portrayed Mike, and he also had small roles in TV series’ “How I Met Your Mother”, “Tiny Commando”, “Short Poppies” and “Life In Pieces”, which added to his overall wealth. His latest ventures in the entertainment industry include roles in the up-coming 2016 films “Hunt For TheWilderpeople” and “Wrecked”. Furthermore, he is to star in an episode of the popular TV series “The X-Files”.
Regarding his personal life, Darby is somewhat an adventurist; he climbed Killimanjaro in 2013. When it comes to his love life, Darby is married to Rosie Carnahan, with whom he has two children. They live in Los Angeles, California.
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|2008||OFTA Television Award||Online Film & Television Association||Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||Flight of the Conchords (2007)|
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|1||He and wife Rosie Carnahan have a son - Finn - born in 2006.|
|2||Was in the New Zealand army from 1991-1994.|
|1||Greatest American Hero, I really dug that as a kid, because it had an alienation to it, where he was given a gift and didn't know why, and yet he was forced to do something with it and he was very much an out-of-place character who was trying to cope with his own surroundings, and I can kind of relate to that guy.|
|2||I'd love to be [one of MacGyver's buddies]. I'd watch that one and just think, wow, what a life. Living in Hawaii, driving around in someone's Ferrari, and solving mysteries.|
|3||['Dad's Army'] was a military thing but also very funny, so it's kind of the two things that I experienced by being a soldier, and I found it very humorous then and there, because of the juxtapositions [and] me and my emotional state.|
|4||MacGyver of course, that's probably my favorite show of all time, because it was a guy who was so, so smart and could use his wits, and his technical know-how could get him out of any situation. There's something about the adventurer aspect of that show that I loved, that he went on all these great missions and saved people without having to use guns or anything like that. And I think that show might even be coming back, too.|
|5||That's one of the best things about characters like Indiana Jones. I mean, he's funny. He's done really wicked things.|
|6||I think some of the big characters, you know, they do these adventures, but they've got something about them, they've got this charisma, and they've got to have a sense of humor. Because whether it be very dry, or very silly, they've got to be likeable.|
|7||When there's characters out there that don't have humor, I don't find them as believable, because we all have humor, no matter what level it is, we all use it every day, no matter what situation we're in, we'll try and have a bit of a laugh even if it goes wrong.|
|8||My optimistic outlook on life is to sort of be positive and take everyone at face value.|
|9||Open mind all the way. Because people have had eyewitness accounts, they've seen things, they swear they've seen things, and I tend to believe in people rather than - maybe I'm a little naive, but my optimistic outlook on life is to sort of be positive and take everyone at face value.|
|10||If you're into comedy, you will know what the show is about. We have so many comedy geeks, comedy enthusiasts, fanatical people who go to comedy festivals and follow comedians, and really treat it like rock 'n' roll - which it can be, but more like the geeky rock 'n' roll.|
|11||I've always been a big fan of the Yeti, simply because I have an affiliation to Everest - who was the New Zealander, Sir Edmund Hillary, the guy that conquered it. He actually went on an expedition after the Everest climb to look for the Yeti, and they didn't find it, but they found a footprint and some hair samples that turned out to be a goat or something.|
|12||I've always been into monsters.|
|13||I believe that there are definitely creatures out there in this world that we haven't classified yet, and whether or not they can transcend dimensions is yet to be seen, but I... well, to put it simply, I want to believe in that kind of stuff.|
|14||Now I'm a big fan [of X-files]. I had to see what all the fuss is about, and I love it.|
|15||I've been to Loch Ness three times, I've done a fair amount of research on the Chupacabra and things like that, so I've actually done a bit of the sort of paranormal investigation that happens on this show [X-Files].|
|16||I missed Breaking Bad and people just go on and on about it until you're blue in the face with envy and you've got to watch it.|
|17||I missed the whole thing [X-files series]. And I know it went for nine seasons, and I think I saw bits and pieces of it in maybe season seven or eight or something, and then was very busy doing whatever else, stand-up comedy and stuff throughout the world. Now I'm watching the show right from the beginning.|
|18||I'm probably a monster-of-the-week guy, and that comes back down to my old favorite show, which as a kid was always Scooby-Doo.|
|19||Luckily the script [of X-files episode] was written wonderfully and that became who I was and I was quirky, and I was kind of agitated and not entirely happy, but at the same time, witty.|
|20||In New Zealand we had this colossal squid, which was discovered just off the shores of New Zealand, between New Zealand and Antarctica back in 2003. It's the biggest squid ever found, and I know that there's things living down in the depths of the ocean that do explain the Kraken - you know, these giant things that people saw back in the day, that could take ships down - and so I know that there's stuff out there, and I like the idea that we haven't solved everything yet.|
|21||I guess, on my list, going back to some old American stuff and British stuff that I used to love in the '80s, would be a British show called Dad's Army, which recently just turned into a movie.|
|22||For anyone who's a fan of the X-files show - I mean, I have the ultimate role. I got to deal with Mulder, I got to talk to him, I had a fight sequence with him. Really for anyone who is a fan of the show, I think I fulfilled a lot of young boys' dreams.|
|23||I'm quite a good reader of people; I like to meet people, and I can tell if they're lying or not, and I've certainly had interviews with people in this radio show I've done that swear they've seen things or have had bizarre experiences with creatures, and so I think they're telling the truth.|
|24||I am very much into the paranormal.|
|25||I was in the New Zealand army for like four years, the exact period of when it was on the air, so I never saw it.|
|26||I tried my best [on audition for X-Files], and it worked out. I got the part. So I was flabbergasted.|
|27||I do want to come across something, I do want to feel something and see something.|
|28||I've had a couple of ghost experiences, but I'm not a big fan of the spiritual side of things, of the ghost type thing. I don't know why, maybe it freaks me out a bit, or I'm more into tangible, physical beings rather than things that can pass through walls.|
|29||I've never really been into ghosts or spirits, and I've only had a couple of those kind of experiences.|
|30||You're thrown to the side and then you think, oh, there's more to life than what we really can just see in front of us. There's something else going on.|
|31||When I do the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, I always go across to Loch Ness and stay there.|
|32||I've seen UFOs, and Loch Ness - I've been to Loch Ness a few times looking for Nessie, and that's also a beautiful place to be.|
|33||One time we stayed at a B&B, and there were a couple of hippies who had this nice little area and they let us sleep in their beds that they had in the back. Then the woman suggested we go out and lie on some cushions and look up at the stars and look for UFOs and she said, "You know, I do this all the time," and I was like, "Okay..." So there we are, lying there next to this amazing loch, and we're looking up in the stars and I don't really know what I was expecting, but to see some sort of metallic object.|
|34||When I was a kid I thought I saw a ghost in the forest when I was on a bush walk, like a walk through the forest. I saw something weird pass from one side of the track to the other, and it was sort of a white, blurry... it's hard to describe, really, something that was almost see-through but it just moved in front of me. It was definitely something you could tell was there, and it really freaked me out. I think I was probably 10, and I ran all the way home.|
|35||I was an adult and I was in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I was performing in this cave - they used to bury the plague victims in these caves underneath the streets of Edinburgh, when I got this weird cold sensation up my spine, it gave me this really weird feeling, and then I looked up and there was this white, sudden white shape, that just zapped from me and went straight to the light that was at the back of the room, and I just stopped cold and said to the audience, "Did you guys see that?" No one saw it.|
|36||I think that's one of the reasons people love The X-Files, because most people do believe that there's something else going on that we don't know, because life is just too bizarre to be the way it is.|
|37||I get them [auditions] from time to time, and I sometimes get auditions for big dramas, and I often think, well, I'm not going to get that part. This was a big surprise - it was The X-Files.|
|38||It's a funny thing because it's what the people say when they come across a ghost situation is that it does freak you out, but then you do get over it - for some reason you're not scared to come across it again.|
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