Phil Collins

Biography

While other major artists trudge painfully through a handful of over promoted releases each decade; this drummer/actor/singer/producer has been constantly active in all manner of contradictory and unlikely projects.  His history with Genesis is well documented from their art-house beginnings to multi-platinum status as the band grew up, lost Steve Hackett and then Peter Gabriel and ended up making videos with tongues firmly in their cheeks.  Collins launched his solo career twenty nine years ago with “Face Value” (‘81), followed by “Hello, I Must Be Going” (’82), “No Jacket Required” (’85), “…But Seriously” (’89), “Both Sides” (’93), “Dance Into The Light” (’96) and “Testify” (‘02) picking up numerous awards including 7 Grammy’s, 2 Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe for “Two Hearts”.  After leaving Genesis in 1996 he released a “Hits” album in 1998.  Between Phil’s solo and Genesis recordings and excluding his other activities, Phil has sold over 200 million records.

His acting CV reveals that he first trod the boards at 14 when he took the role of the Artful Dodger in a West End production of “Oliver”.  He also made childhood cameos in the Beatles “A Hard Days Night” (‘64) and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” (’69).  Since then he’s starred with Julie Walters in “Buster” (’88), took the lead role as the arch-villain in “Frauds” (’92), made a brief appearance in Spielberg’s “Hook” (’92) and played the Greek owner of a chain of gay bath houses in “And The Band Played On” (’92).  In addition to this Phil “The Spiv” turned up in a 1985 episode of Miami Vice and four years later he took the part of Uncle Ernie in The Who’s rock opera “Tommy”.

He has written songs for the Disney Feature’s “Tarzan” and “Brother Bear”.  “You’ll Be In My Heart” from “Tarzan” won a Golden Globe Award for “Best Song Written For A Film”.  This song, in addition to the soundtrack was also nominated in the Grammys and won for “Best Original Song In A Movie”.  Phil also won an Oscar for the same song in March 2000. 

While other major artists trudge painfully through a handful of over promoted releases each decade; this drummer/actor/singer/producer has been constantly active in all manner of contradictory and unlikely projects.  His history with Genesis is well documented from their art-house beginnings to multi-platinum status as the band grew up, lost Steve Hackett and then Peter Gabriel and ended up making videos with tongues firmly in their cheeks.  Collins launched his solo career twenty nine years ago with “Face Value” (‘81), followed by “Hello, I Must Be Going” (’82), “No Jacket Required” (’85), “…But Seriously” (’89), “Both Sides” (’93), “Dance Into The Light” (’96) and “Testify” (‘02) picking up numerous awards including 7 Grammy’s, 2 Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe for “Two Hearts”.  After leaving Genesis in 1996 he released a “Hits” album in 1998.  Between Phil’s solo and Genesis recordings and excluding his other activities, Phil has sold over 200 million records.

His acting CV reveals that he first trod the boards at 14 when he took the role of the Artful Dodger in a West End production of “Oliver”.  He also made childhood cameos in the Beatles “A Hard Days Night” (‘64) and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” (’69).  Since then he’s starred with Julie Walters in “Buster” (’88), took the lead role as the arch-villain in “Frauds” (’92), made a brief appearance in Spielberg’s “Hook” (’92) and played the Greek owner of a chain of gay bath houses in “And The Band Played On” (’92).  In addition to this Phil “The Spiv” turned up in a 1985 episode of Miami Vice and four years later he took the part of Uncle Ernie in The Who’s rock opera “Tommy”.

He has written songs for the Disney Feature’s “Tarzan” and “Brother Bear”.  “You’ll Be In My Heart” from “Tarzan” won a Golden Globe Award for “Best Song Written For A Film”.  This song, in addition to the soundtrack was also nominated in the Grammys and won for “Best Original Song In A Movie”.  Phil also won an Oscar for the same song in March 2000. 

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Gender -

Known Credits 87

Birthday 1951-01-30

Place of Birth London - England - UK

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://philcollins.co.uk/

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 808 as Himself
2014 Genesis: Together and Apart as Himself
2013 DTS Blu-Ray Music Demo Disc 1
2012 Genesis: Behind the Music and in Their Own Words
2010 Phil Collins: Going Back - Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC as Lead Vocals
2010 The Best British Rock Concert Of All Time: Live At Knebworth as Himself
2010 The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story as Himself
2010 Genesis - Live in London: The Lyceum Tapes as himself - Vocals, Drums
2008 Genesis: When in Rome 2007 as Himself - Vocals & Drums
2008 Genesis: Come Rain or Shine as himself
2008 Genesis: Live in London as Himself
2008 Rare and Unseen: The Beatles as Himself
2008 Ich Tarzan, Du Jane!(1 episode)
2007 Genesis - Live in Dusseldorf as himself - Vocals, Drums
2006 Eric Clapton - Live at Montreux 1986
2006 The One Show(1 episode)
2006 Classic Albums(1 episode)
2005 Genesis - The Video Show as himself
2004 Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? as Himself
2004 Phil Collins: Live at Montreux as Lead Vocals/Drums
2004 Phil Collins: Finally... The First Farewell Tour as Himself
2003 The Jungle Book 2 as Lucky
2003 The Jungle Book 2 as Lucky (voice)
2002 Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace as Himself
2002 V Graham Norton(1 episode)
2001 Genesis - The Genesis Songbook as himself
2000 Phil Collins: Live and Loose in Paris as Himself
1999 Phil Collins: Face Value as Himself
1997 Music for Montserrat
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1997 Brass Eye(2 episodes)
1995 Balto as Muk and Luk (voice)
1995 You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' as Host
1994 New York Undercover(1 episode)
1994 Phil Collins - MTV Unplugged 1994 as himself
1994 Phil Collins - The Making of MTV Unplugged 1994 as himself
1994 Room 101(1 episode)
1993 Live & Kicking(1 episode)
1993 And the Band Played On as Eddi Papasano
1993 Frauds as Roland Copping
1993 Genesis: The Way We Walk as himself - Vocals, Drums
1992 Genesis - A Midsummer Night's Dance as himself
1992 Genesis Live at Knebworth 1992 as himself
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(1 episode)
1991 Hook as Inspector Good
1991 Genesis: We Can't Dance as Himself
1991 Genesis - The MAMA Tour as himself - Vocals, Drums
1990 Phil Collins: Serious Hits Live as Vocals / Piano / Drums
1990 Phil Collins: The Singles Collection as Himself
1990 The Cream of Eric Clapton as Self
1989 MTV Unplugged(1 episode)
1988 Buster as Buster Edwards
1988 Genesis: Invisible Touch Tour as HImself
1987 Genesis - Live at Wembley Stadium as Vocals, Drums
1987 B.B. King & Friends as Him Self
1986 Genesis: Invisible Touch as Himself
1985 Live Aid as Himself
1985 Phil Collins: No Ticket Required
1984 Miami Vice(1 episode)
1983 Genesis: Genesis as Himself
1982 Phil Collins: Live at Perkins Palace
1982 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball as Himself
1982 Wogan(1 episode)
1981 Genesis: Three Sides Live as himself - Vocals, Drums
1981 Genesis: Abacab as Drums, Vocals
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(6 episodes)
1980 Genesis: Duke
1978 Genesis: And Then There Were Three
1977 Genesis - Seconds Out as himself
1977 Genesis - In Concert as himself - Vocals & Drums
1976 Genesis: Wind & Wuthering
1976 Genesis: A Trick of the Tail as Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Backing Vocals
1974 Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
1973 Genesis - Live at Shepperton as himself - Drums, Vocals
1973 Genesis: Selling England by the Pound
1973 Genesis - Live as Himself
1973 Genesis - Live at Bataclan as himself - Drums, Vocals
1972 Genesis: Foxtrot
1972 Genesis: Live At Belgium TV Studio - PopShop'72 as Himself
1971 Genesis: Nursery Cryme
1971 The Two Ronnies(2 episodes)
1967 Calamity the Cow
1964 Top of the Pops(3 episodes)
1955 This Is Your Life(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)
1900 One Night Only(0 episodes)
1900 R3(1 episode)

Sound

2008 Genesis: When in Rome 2007 … Music
2003 Brother Bear … Original Music Composer
2000 Phil Collins: Live and Loose in Paris … Music

Writing

1990 Phil Collins: The Singles Collection … Writer

Directing

1990 Phil Collins: The Singles Collection … Director

Production

1990 Phil Collins: Serious Hits Live … Producer

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