|Born||20 July 1970
Greymouth, New Zealand
Leigh Hart (born 20 July 1970) is a New Zealand performance artist who is also known by the pseudonym "That Guy". He has made various appearances on New Zealand television, including Sports Cafe and his own show, Moon TV. He is widely known to be a comedian of the people. Leigh was born in Greymouth and went to Christ's College in Christchurch. He was singer/songwriter for New Zealand Rock Band Wild Turkey. The band was briefly jailed and then deported from France. Leigh also worked on the Channel Tunnel in the early nineties.
He currently appears on Moon TV, an original and innovative late night comedy show. Leigh also writes a column for the Herald on Sunday, and has worked for the television show Fair Go. He has made various appearances on television advertisements for Hellers Bacon, and ANZ.
Leigh's latest series, Leigh Hart's Mysterious Planet, is a mockumentary series in which he travels the world attempting to solve the worlds greatest Mysteries including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster, UFOs, The Bermuda Triangle, Lost Inca Gold, the Pyramids, and of course Stonehenge.
This programme has been sold internationally including in Russia and Australia.
- Moon TV (2002–present)
- Sports Cafe (screened 1996-2006 & 2008, starred 2001-2006 & 2008)
- The Great New Zealand Spelling Bee (2006)
- Pulp Sport (2007)
- Shock Treatment
- Moon TV USA
- That Guys World Cup (TVNZ on Demand)2007
- Moon TV MTN Network May (2008) 10 part series, featuring The Late Night Big Breakfast, Naan Doctors and old favorites like Speedo Cops and Hamster man.
- Leigh Harts Mysterious Planet 2008/2009
- Rugby Mundo:(2011) A humorous rugby world cup show broadcast from his home during the 2011 world cup in New Zealand.
- Live Appearances: Leigh is a regular speaker and M.C at public events. In 2011 in Shanghai he helped raise nearly half a million dollars for the Christchurch earthquake relief fund.
- Descent from Disaster: (2013) Leigh looks back at the Strongman Mine Disaster of 1967 which shook New Zealand, particularly the West Coast and many of Leigh's friends and family.
- He made a cameo in You Move You Die
- Rugby World Cup Show That Guys World Cup
- Scott Scott's World of Cheese
- ANZ Bonus Bonds (screened 2006–present)
- Hellers Bacon (screened 2006–present)
- No 8 Rugby Internet Campaign
On 10 May 2009, Hart wrote a humorous piece for the New Zealand Herald entitled That Guy: Let's hear it for the Maori sasquatch . This piece provoked outrage in the cryptozoological community for the representations of individuals at the conference, as well as its overall tone. A subsequent apology claimed that the article used fictional individuals, but an analysis of this at cryptozoology site Cryptomundo, claimed that Hart referred to specific individuals and fictionalized his encounters with those individuals.
- "That Guy: Let's hear it for the Maori sasquatch". The New Zealand Herald. 10 May 2009. Retrieved 14 October 2011.