Taika Waititi

Taika Waititi


  • Known For: Directing
  • Birthday: 16-08-1975
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Also Known As:

    Taika David Cohen
    타이카 와이티티

  • Popularity: 11.89
  • Homepage: https://gcm.co.nz/artists/taika-waititi


Taika David Cohen ONZM (born 16 August 1975), known professionally as Taika Waititi /ˈtaɪkə waɪˈtiːti/, 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.




Year Movie Character
2013 The Captain as The Captain
2014 What We Do in the Shadows as Viago
2021 Save Ralph as Ralph (voice)
2020 Inside Jojo Rabbit as Self
1999 Scarfies as Alex
2005 What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires as Viago
2010 Boy as Alamein
2020 Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss as Storsh
2019 Jojo Rabbit as Adolf Hitler
2001 A New Way Home as Max
2022 Lightyear
2004 Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!! as Himself/Frodo Baggins
2016 Poi E: The Story of Our Song as Himself
2021 Free Guy as Antwan Hovachelik
2022 Thor: Love and Thunder as Korg
2011 Green Lantern as Tom Kalmaku
2007 Eagle vs Shark as Gordon
2002 Tongan Ninja as Graham (voice)
2001 Snakeskin as Nelson
2018 Shrimp as Bartender
2005 Futile Attraction as Waiter
2017 Thor: Ragnarok as Korg / Surtur / Hulk (mo-cap)
2021 The Electrical Life of Louis Wain as Max Kase
2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople as Minister
2019 Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen as Self
2021 The Suicide Squad as Ratcatcher 1
2019 Avengers: Endgame as Korg (voice)
2016 Moana
1970 The Incal
2007 Eagle vs Shark
2010 Boy
2004 Two Cars, One Night
2010 42 One Dream Rush
2014 What We Do in the Shadows
2017 Thor: Ragnarok
2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople
2004 Tama Tū
2005 What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires
2018 Team Darryl
2019 Jojo Rabbit
2022 Thor: Love and Thunder
1970 Next Goal Wins
1970 Untitled Taika Waititi Star Wars Film
2017 Team Thor: Part 2
2016 Team Thor
2013 Blazed
1970 Tower of Terror
1970 The Incal
1970 Akira
2014 What We Do in the Shadows
2005 What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires
2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople
2007 Eagle vs Shark
2018 The Breaker Upperers
2019 Jojo Rabbit
1970 Next Goal Wins
2020 Baby Done
1970 Frybread Face and Me
2016 Team Thor
2018 Your Name Isn't English
2021 Night Raiders
2007 Eagle vs Shark
2010 Boy
2004 Two Cars, One Night
2014 What We Do in the Shadows
2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople
2004 Tama Tū
2005 What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires
2013 The Captain
2019 Jojo Rabbit
1970 Flash Gordon
2022 Thor: Love and Thunder
1970 Next Goal Wins
1970 Untitled Taika Waititi Star Wars Film
1970 We're Wolves
2016 Team Thor
2018 Team Darryl
1970 Akira
Photo Name Department
2018 All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks (6 episode) as Narrator
2019 What We Do in the Shadows (3 episode) as Viago Von Dorna Schmarten Scheden Heimburg
2019 Year of the Rabbit (1 episode) as Musician
2019 The Mandalorian (3 episode) as IG-11 (voice)
2015 Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (1 episode) as Self
1953 The Oscars (1 episode) as Self
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1 episode) as Self
2007 Flight of the Conchords (1 episode) as Gypsy Kings Fan (uncredited)
2010 Radiradirah (8 episode) as Various
2020 Home Movie: The Princess Bride (1 episode) as Westley
2020 Russo Bros. Pizza Film School (1 episode)
2020 Disney Gallery / Star Wars: The Mandalorian (7 episode) as Self - Director & Voice of IG-11
2020 Home Movie: The Princess Bride (10 episode)
2013 Rick and Morty (1 episode) as Glootie (voice)
1970 Our Flag Means Death (1 episode) as Blackbeard
2021 RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under (1 episode) as Self - Special Guest
2021 What If...? (1 episode) as Korg (voice)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (1 episode)
2007 Flight of the Conchords (4 episode) Directing as (Director)
2011 Super City (12 episode) Directing as (Director)
2018 Wellington Paranormal (6 episode) Production as (Executive Producer)
2019 What We Do in the Shadows (3 episode) Directing as (Director)
2019 What We Do in the Shadows (30 episode) Production as (Executive Producer)
2021 Reservation Dogs (8 episode) Production as (Executive Producer)
1970 Our Flag Means Death (1 episode) Production as (Executive Producer)
1970 Our Flag Means Death (1 episode) Directing as (Director)
2019 The Mandalorian (1 episode) Directing as (Director)
2021 Reservation Dogs (1 episode) Writing as (Writer)
2019 What We Do in the Shadows (30 episode) Writing as (Original Film Writer)
2021 Reservation Dogs ( episode) Creator as (Creator)
2018 Wellington Paranormal ( episode) Creator as (Creator)

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