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Taika Waititi

1975-08-16 Wellington, New Zealand

Image of Taika Waititi


Taika David Cohen ONZM (born 16 August 1975), known professionally as Taika Waititi, is a New Zealand film and television director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and comedian. He is the recipient of an Academy Award, BAFTA Award and a Grammy Award, and has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards. His feature films Boy (2010) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) have each been the top-grossing New Zealand film. Waititi's 2004 short film Two Cars, One Night earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film. He co-directed and starred in the horror comedy film What We Do in the Shadows (2014) with Jemaine Clement, which was adapted into a television series of the same name (2019–present). The series has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. His most recent directing credits include the superhero film Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and the black comedy film Jojo Rabbit (2019), the latter of which he also wrote and starred in as an "imaginary Hitler". Jojo Rabbit received six Academy Award nominations and won for Best Adapted Screenplay. Furthermore, Waititi earned a Grammy Award for producing the film's soundtrack. In addition to directing an episode of the television series The Mandalorian (2019–present), he also voices the character IG-11, for which he garnered a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance.


Lightyear Mo Morrison (voice) 2022-06-15
Thor: Love and Thunder Korg / Old Kronan God (voice) 2022-07-06
The Suicide Squad Ratcatcher 2021-07-28
Deadpool and Korg React Korg / Antwan Hovachelik (uncredited) 2021-07-13
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Max Kase 2021-10-21
Free Guy Antwan Hovachelik 2021-08-11
Save Ralph Ralph (voice) 2021-04-06
Inside Jojo Rabbit Self 2020-02-18
Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss Storsh 2020-03-06
Jojo Rabbit Adolf Hitler 2019-10-18
Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen Self 2019-01-28
Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee Self / (archive footage) 2019-12-20
Avengers: Endgame Korg (voice) 2019-04-24
Shrimp Bartender 2018-09-22
Thor: Ragnarok Korg / Surtur / Hulk (mo-cap) 2017-10-24
Poi E: The Story of Our Song Himself 2016-08-04
Hunt for the Wilderpeople Minister 2016-03-31
What We Do in the Shadows Viago 2014-06-19
The Captain The Captain 2013-08-08
Green Lantern Tom Kalmaku 2011-06-16
Boy Alamein 2010-02-14
42 One Dream Rush 2010-09-15
Eagle vs Shark Gordon 2007-07-15
What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires Viago 2005-01-01
Futile Attraction Waiter 2005-04-16
Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!! Himself/Frodo Baggins 2004-07-23
Toy Boy Jack Hammer 2004-07-20
Tongan Ninja Graham (voice) 2002-11-08
A New Way Home Max 2001-01-01
Snakeskin Nelson 2001-10-01
Scarfies Alex 1999-08-05
Heinous Crime