Brian Sergent (born 29 December 1959) is an actor born and based in Wellington, New Zealand. He has appeared in some of New Zealand’s television series, commercial advertisements, and is well known in theatre and his voice is recognized for his voice-overs and radio presentations. He is also an award winning playwright.
Sergent’s acting career began at age 15 playing Lionel in the soap opera, Close to Home.
Brian is also known for playing Eric on the award winning television show, Outrageous Fortune (TV series), the New Zealand Prime Minister on The Flight of the Conchords (also named Brian), and Harold in The Lost Children (TV). One of his most popular characters, cabin steward Gavin Soper, appeared on the Pulp Comedy television series.
Sergent has a strong association with Circa Theatre in Wellington. He performed as five different characters in Time of My Life, ten roles in Greater Tuna, eleven characters in Travels with My Aunt and several roles in The Duchess of Malfi and Take a Chance on Me.
Sergent’s film credits include Peter Jackson’s Meet the Feebles, Braindead and Lord of the Rings, Absent Without Leave, Via Satellite, the lead role as Marty in The Shirt and Noah in