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Anthony Donald Field AM (born 8 May 1963 in Kellyville, New South Wales) is an Australian musician and actor. He is best known as a member of the children's group The Wiggles and the 1980s and 90s band The Cockroaches with his brothers, Paul and John and another future Wiggle, Jeff Fatt.

Field was the youngest of seven children, and grew up in the suburbs of Sydney. He came from a long line of musicians, especially the women in his family. His great-great aunt was "Queenie Paul", known for performing at the Tivoli theatre in Sydney, and his grandmother Kathleen accompanied silent movies in the mining town of Cobar. Field's mother Marie made sure that all of her seven children learned how to play at least one musical instrument. In 1979, while still in secondary school (St. Joseph's College, Hunters Hill, a prestigious boarding school), he and his brothers formed the pop group The Cockroaches.

He took a short break from music to serve in the 5th/7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, Australia's regular army from 1982 to 1985, as an infantry soldier, medic, and rifleman. He played the bagpipes in parades and on training missions. When The Cockroaches disbanded in the early 90s, Field enrolled in Macquarie University to study Early Childhood Education. There he met the other members of The Wiggles, guitarist Murray Cook, vocalist Greg Page, and pianist Phillip Wilcher. He recruited former bandmember Jeff Fatt to record their first CD in 1991. Field worked as a preschool teacher for two years before the success of The Wiggles forced him to quit. Field originally wore a green shirt during their concerts, but after a short time switched to blue because green became associated with the Wiggles character Dorothy the Dinosaur, a character Murray Cook created and originally performed. Field created and played the original Captain Feathersword; the role was taken over by Paul Paddick in 1993. He plays several instruments, including the tin whistle, bagpipes, guitar, drums, trumpet, violin, and didgeridoo. Field's schtick is eating.

In spite of being named as "Bachelor of the Year" in Cleo Magazine, Field married Michaela Patisteas, a former dancer, in 2003. They have three children, who have joined the Field family tradition of involvement in The Wiggles by appearing in several of their TV shows and videos. In April 2007, Field cut short his US tour by ten days to return home for the birth of his youngest child; his fellow bandmembers appeared on the U.S. version of Deal or No Deal without him. Beginning in 2007, Field did some voiceover work for the TV show "RSPCA Animal Rescue," for Channel 7 in Australia.

Field is a registered breeder of miniature fox terriers. He is a fan of the Australian rugby league club the Wests Tigers, as well as of singer Julio Iglesias. Field went public about his experience with clinical depression in mid 2007 to draw more attention to the condition. He has stated that "being on the road is a dangerous job for someone with depression," but has dealt with it through diet, exercise, talking about it, and having a good support system (including his wife, and his friend Murray Cook).

Field is a devout Catholic. He wears two large tattoos on his arms, under his blue skivvy: one is the Virgin Mary with the words "My life is in your hands" in Spanish; the other is a heart with the words, "My love, my heart" in Spanish. The names of his wife and his three children are also tattooed on his arms.

Field was made a Member of the Order of Australia on 26 January 2010 for service to the arts, particularly children's entertainment, and to the community as a benefactor and supporter of a range of charities.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Anthony Field,licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Anthony Donald Field AM (born 8 May 1963 in Kellyville, New South Wales) is an Australian musician and actor. He is best known as a member of the children's group The Wiggles and the 1980s and 90s band The Cockroaches with his brothers, Paul and John and another future Wiggle, Jeff Fatt.

Field was the youngest of seven children, and grew up in the suburbs of Sydney. He came from a long line of musicians, especially the women in his family. His great-great aunt was "Queenie Paul", known for performing at the Tivoli theatre in Sydney, and his grandmother Kathleen accompanied silent movies in the mining town of Cobar. Field's mother Marie made sure that all of her seven children learned how to play at least one musical instrument. In 1979, while still in secondary school (St. Joseph's College, Hunters Hill, a prestigious boarding school), he and his brothers formed the pop group The Cockroaches.

He took a short break from music to serve in the 5th/7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, Australia's regular army from 1982 to 1985, as an infantry soldier, medic, and rifleman. He played the bagpipes in parades and on training missions. When The Cockroaches disbanded in the early 90s, Field enrolled in Macquarie University to study Early Childhood Education. There he met the other members of The Wiggles, guitarist Murray Cook, vocalist Greg Page, and pianist Phillip Wilcher. He recruited former bandmember Jeff Fatt to record their first CD in 1991. Field worked as a preschool teacher for two years before the success of The Wiggles forced him to quit. Field originally wore a green shirt during their concerts, but after a short time switched to blue because green became associated with the Wiggles character Dorothy the Dinosaur, a character Murray Cook created and originally performed. Field created and played the original Captain Feathersword; the role was taken over by Paul Paddick in 1993. He plays several instruments, including the tin whistle, bagpipes, guitar, drums, trumpet, violin, and didgeridoo. Field's schtick is eating.

In spite of being named as "Bachelor of the Year" in Cleo Magazine, Field married Michaela Patisteas, a former dancer, in 2003. They have three children, who have joined the Field family tradition of involvement in The Wiggles by appearing in several of their TV shows and videos. In April 2007, Field cut short his US tour by ten days to return home for the birth of his youngest child; his fellow bandmembers appeared on the U.S. version of Deal or No Deal without him. Beginning in 2007, Field did some voiceover work for the TV show "RSPCA Animal Rescue," for Channel 7 in Australia.

Field is a registered breeder of miniature fox terriers. He is a fan of the Australian rugby league club the Wests Tigers, as well as of singer Julio Iglesias. Field went public about his experience with clinical depression in mid 2007 to draw more attention to the condition. He has stated that "being on the road is a dangerous job for someone with depression," but has dealt with it through diet, exercise, talking about it, and having a good support system (including his wife, and his friend Murray Cook).

Field is a devout Catholic. He wears two large tattoos on his arms, under his blue skivvy: one is the Virgin Mary with the words "My life is in your hands" in Spanish; the other is a heart with the words, "My love, my heart" in Spanish. The names of his wife and his three children are also tattooed on his arms.

Field was made a Member of the Order of Australia on 26 January 2010 for service to the arts, particularly children's entertainment, and to the community as a benefactor and supporter of a range of charities.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Anthony Field,licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 69

Birthday 1963-05-08

Place of Birth Kellyville, Australia

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 The Wiggles - Duets as Anthony Wiggle
2017 The Wiggles - Wiggle Around Australia as Anthony Wiggle
2017 The Wiggles - Nursery Rhymes as Anthony Wiggle
2016 The Wiggles - Dance, Dance!
2016 The Wiggles - Wiggle Town as Anthony Wiggle
2015 The Wiggles Meet The Orchestra as Anthony Wiggle
2015 The Wiggles - Rock and Roll Preschool as Anthony Wiggle
2014 The Wiggles - Wiggle House as Anthony Wiggle
2014 The Wiggles - Apples and Bananas as Anthony Wiggle
2013 The Wiggles: Go Santa Go as Anthony Wiggle
2013 The Wiggles: Wiggly Halloween as Anthony Wiggle
2013 The Wiggles - Pumpkin Face as Anthony Wiggle
2013 The Wiggles: Furry Tales as Anthony Wiggle
2013 Hot Potatoes! The Best Of The Wiggles as Anthony Wiggle
2013 The Wiggles - Taking Off! as Anthony Wiggle
2012 The Wiggles: Celebration! as Anthony Wiggle
2012 The Wiggles : Surfer Jeff as Anthony Wiggle
2011 The Wiggles: It's Always Christmas With You as Anthony Field
2011 The Wiggles: Ukulele Baby! as Anthony Wiggle
2011 The Wiggles Big Birthday! as Anthony Wiggle (Blue)
2011 The Wiggles: Let's Eat as Anthony Field
2011 Dorothy The Dinosaur - Travelling Show as Anthony Field
2011 The Wiggles: Wiggle & Learn: The Pick Of Tv Series 6 as Anthony
2010 The Wiggles Present: Dorothy the Dinosaur as Anthony Field
2009 The Wiggles: Hot Poppin' Popcorn as Anthony Wiggle
2009 The Wiggles - Big, Big Show! as Anthony Wiggle
2009 The Wiggles: Go Bananas as Anthony Field
2008 The Wiggles: Sing a Song of Wiggles as Anthony Wiggle
2008 The Wiggles: You Make Me Feel Like Dancing as Anthony Field
2008 The Wiggles: Pop Go the Wiggles! as Anthony Field
2007 The Wiggles: Here Comes The Big Red Car as Anthony Field
2007 The Wiggles: Wiggle Around the Clock as Anthony Field
2007 The Wiggles: Racing to the Rainbow as Anthony Field
2007 The Wiggles: Lights, Camera, Action! as Anthony Field
2007 The Wiggles: Getting Strong as Anthony Field
2007 RSPCA Animal Rescue(13 episodes)
2007 The Wiggles - Dorothy the Dinosaur's Party as Anthony
2006 The Wiggles: WiggleDancing Live as Anthony Wiggle
2006 The Wiggles: Wiggles 15th Birthday as Anthony Field
2006 The Wiggles: Splish Splash Big Red Boat as Anthony Field
2006 Thank God You're Here (US)(1 episode)
2005 The Wiggles: Sailing Around the World as Anthony
2005 The Wiggles: Wiggly Play Time as Anthony Field
2005 The Wiggles: Live: Hot Potatoes! as Anthony
2004 The Wiggles: Whoo Hoo! Wiggly Gremlins! as Anthony Field
2004 The Wiggles: Cold Spaghetti Western as Anthony
2003 The Wiggles: Top of the Tots as Anthony
2003 The Wiggles: Space Dancing as Anthony Field
2002 The Wiggles: Wiggle Bay as Anthony Field
2002 The Wiggles: Wiggly Safari as Anthony
2002 The Wiggles: Hoop-Dee-Doo! as Anthony
2001 The Wiggles: Hoop-Dee-Doo! It's A Wiggly Party! as Anthony
2001 The Wiggles: Wiggly, Wiggly World! as Anthony Field
2001 The Wiggles: Yule Be Wiggling as Anthony
2001 The Wiggles: Dance Party as Anthony
2000 The Wiggles: Wake Up Jeff as Anthony
2000 The Wiggles: Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas as Anthony Wiggle
1999 The Wiggles: Toot Toot as Anthony Field
1999 The Wiggles: The Wiggly Big Show as Anthony Field
1999 Rove(1 episode) as Himself
1998 The Wiggles(13 episodes)
1997 The Wiggles Movie as Anthony Field
1997 The Wiggles - Wiggledancing Live in Concert as Anthony Field
1994 The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy as Anthony
1993 The Wiggles: Wiggle Time as Anthony Field
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)

Directing

The Wiggles: Wiggle TreatsDirector
2016 The Wiggles - Dance, Dance!Director
2014 The Wiggles - Wiggle HouseDirector

Production

The Wiggles: Wiggle TreatsExecutive Producer
2009 Dorthy the Dinosaur Meets Santa ClausExecutive Producer

Sound

The Wiggles: Wiggle TreatsMusic Score Producer
2007 The Wiggles: Racing to the RainbowMusic

Creator

2008 The Kingdom of ParamithiCreator

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