Biography

Taika David Waititi also known as Taika Cohen, is a New Zealand-born film director, writer, painter, comedian and actor named as one of "ten new directors to watch" in influential United States entertainment magazine Variety.

His 2010 film Boy has done very well in New Zealand, eclipsing several records, and he was nominated for an Academy Award for his 2003 short film Two Cars, One Night.

Taika David Waititi also known as Taika Cohen, is a New Zealand-born film director, writer, painter, comedian and actor named as one of "ten new directors to watch" in influential United States entertainment magazine Variety.

His 2010 film Boy has done very well in New Zealand, eclipsing several records, and he was nominated for an Academy Award for his 2003 short film Two Cars, One Night.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 31

Birthday 1975-08-16

Place of Birth Wellington, New Zealand

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Taika Cohen

Directing TV ShowsMovies

What We Do in the Shadows(1 episode)Director
Jojo RabbitDirector
BubblesDirector
2018 Team DarrylDirector
2017 Thor: RagnarokDirector
2017 Team Thor: Part 2Director
2016 Team ThorDirector
2016 Hunt for the WilderpeopleDirector
2014 What We Do in the ShadowsDirector
2011 Super City(12 episodes)Director
2010 42 One Dream RushDirector
2010 BoyDirector
2007 Eagle vs SharkDirector
2007 Flight of the Conchords(5 episodes)Director
2005 Tama TūDirector
2004 What We Do in the ShadowsDirector
2003 Two Cars, One NightDirector

Acting

Jojo Rabbit as Adolf Hitler
2018 All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks(6 episodes) as Narrator
2018 Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss by Passing Through the Gateway Chosen by the Holy Storsh as Storsh
2017 Thor: Ragnarok as Korg / Surtur / Hulk (mo-cap)
2016 Poi E: The Story of Our Song as Himself
2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople as Minister
2014 What We Do in the Shadows as Viago
2013 The Captain as The Captain
2011 Green Lantern as Tom Kalmaku
2010 Boy as Alamein
2007 Eagle vs Shark as Gordon
2005 Futile Attraction as Waiter
2004 Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!! as Himself/Frodo Baggins
2004 What We Do in the Shadows as Viago
2002 Tongan Ninja as Graham (voice)
2001 Snakeskin as Nelson
1999 Scarfies as Alex

Writing

Jojo RabbitScreenplay
We're WolvesWriter
2017 Team Thor: Part 2Writer
2016 Team ThorWriter
2016 Hunt for the WilderpeopleScreenplay
2014 What We Do in the ShadowsWriter
2013 The CaptainWriter
2010 BoyWriter
2007 Eagle vs SharkScreenplay
2005 Tama TūWriter
2004 What We Do in the ShadowsWriter
2003 Two Cars, One NightWriter

Production

What We Do in the Shadows(1 episode)Executive Producer
Jojo RabbitProducer
We're WolvesProducer
2018 Wellington Paranormal(6 episodes)Executive Producer
2018 The Breaker UpperersExecutive Producer
2016 Hunt for the WilderpeopleProducer
2014 What We Do in the ShadowsProducer
2007 Eagle vs SharkCasting
2004 What We Do in the ShadowsExecutive Producer

Crew

2016 MoanaThanks

Creator

What We Do in the ShadowsCreator

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