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|Born||7 February 1978|
Wellington, New Zealand
|Years active||1999 – present|
|Relative(s)||Dick Jones (great-grandfather)|
Life and careerEdit
Henwood was born in 1978 to father Ray and mother Judge Carolyn Henwood. Henwood has stated his great-grandfather was Welsh international rugby player, Dick Jones. Henwood studied Theatre and Film at Victoria University of Wellington, graduating with a BA in eastern religions, before winning 'Best New Face' on TV2's Pulp Comedy in 1999, the Billy T Award in 2002 and the Fred Award in 2007.
In 2004 and 2005, Henwood toured the shows The Hot Stepper and Champagne Table Tennis, and performed at the Tokyo Comedy Store and in Melbourne and around Britain. He has subsequently performed seasons in both Auckland and Wellington during the New Zealand International Comedy Festival including "Dai-Namic Scenarios" (2007 & 2008), "Shabba" (2009), "Dai Another Day" (2009), "Ideals vs. Reality" (2010), "Fonzie Touched Me" (2011) and "Adapt Or Dai" (2013). In 2008 he was invited to the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and recorded for a televised Gala special.
Henwood spent a period on TV3's Sunrise morning show, as the gadget guy, giving humorous reviews of the latest gadgets. He subsequently rose to prominence after featuring on television station C4 hosting "Insert Video Here", then went on to host two series of a comedy travel show "Roll The Dai" on the same network.
Henwood now lives in Avondale, Auckland with his wife, son, and baby daughter.
|Derby Dogs||2012||Mr. Lumsden|
|A Kiwi Legend||2013||Himself||Short film|
|The Tribe||1999||Boy / Youth No.1||2 episodes|
|Xena: Warrior Princess||2001||Siki||Episode: "Old Ares Had a Farm"|
|Revelations – The Initial Journey||2003||Carlos||Episode: "David and Mr. G"|
|Insert Video Here||2007||Host Joshua Paul|
|Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards||2007–09||Host|
|Roll the Dai||2007–08||Host|
|Jono's New Show||2008||Himself|
|7 Days||2009–present||Team 1 Leader / Team 2 Leader|
|The Jono Project||2010||Himself|
|7 Days of Sport||2015||Forwards Leader / Team Member|
|The Moe Show||2017||Himself||2 episodes|
|The Project||2017||Backup Host|
|Dancing with the Stars||2018||Host|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1998||Dynamic Innovative Video Awards||Winner|
|1998||Best New Face Award||Winner|
|2002||Billy T James Comedy Award||Winner|
|2004||The New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards||Winner - Best Male Comedian|
|2005||The New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards||Winner - Best Male Comedian|
|2006||The New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards||Winner - Best Television Performance|
|2006||The New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards||Best MC|
|2007||TV Guide Best On The Box Awards Nomination||Winner - Funniest Person On Television|
|2007||The New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards Nomination||The Kevin Smith Memorial Cup for Best Artist Achievement|
|2007||The New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards Nomination||Best New Zealand On Screen Comedy Performance|
|2007||The New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards Nomination||Best Male Comedian|
|2007||Cleo Music Awards||Best Music TV Presenter|
|2007||Best New Zealand Comedian||The Fred Award|
- "Dai Henwood Biography". Retrieved 9 November 2010.
- "'The Times Interview - Dai Henwood, Explain Yourself to PJ Taylor'". times.co.nz. Archived from the original on 27 September 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
- Nippert, Matt (5–11 May 2007). "Upfront: Dai Henwood". New Zealand Listener. 208 (3495). Retrieved 13 April 2008.
- "Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Inc, 2016 Awards".