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Anthony Field

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.


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Born:
May 8, 1963 In Kellyville, Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
58
First Appeared:
In the series Busting Loose 1977-01-17
Latest Project:
Series Tokko 2017
Known For
Poster of The Wiggles: Sailing Around the World
Poster of The Wiggles: Live: Hot Potatoes!
Poster of The Wiggles: Cold Spaghetti Western
Poster of The Wiggles: Hoop-Dee-Doo!
Filmography
Series Tokko Anthony Field 2017
Series Manee Din Anthony Wiggle 2016
Series Love from the Hood Anthony Field 2015-06-08
Movie The Wiggles - Apples and Bananas Anthony Wiggle 2014-02-07
Movie The Wiggles - Wiggle House Anthony Wiggle 2014-06-21
Movie Hot Potatoes! The Best Of The Wiggles Anthony Wiggle 2013-05-04
Movie The Wiggles - Taking Off! Anthony Wiggle 2013-03-05
Movie The Wiggles: Furry Tales Anthony Wiggle 2013-06-19
Movie The Wiggles: Go Santa Go Anthony Wiggle 2013-11-06
Series Eigen Kweek Anthony Field 2013-11-05
Movie The Wiggles - Pumpkin Face Anthony Wiggle 2013-09-02
Movie The Wiggles - Pumpkin Face Anthony Wiggle 2013-09-02
Movie The Wiggles : Surfer Jeff Anthony Wiggle 2012-06-21
Movie The Wiggles: Celebration! Anthony Wiggle 2012-09-05
Movie The Wiggles: Let's Eat Anthony Field 2011-02-14
Movie Dorothy The Dinosaur - Travelling Show Anthony Field 2011-02-02
Movie The Wiggles Big Birthday! Anthony Wiggle (Blue) 2011-06-29
Movie The Wiggles: Ukulele Baby! Anthony Wiggle 2011-08-08
Movie The Wiggles: It's Always Christmas With You Anthony Field 2011-12-06
Series Lotto's Onvergetelijke Zondag Anthony Field 2010-05-01
Series 屍鬼(しき) Anthony Field 2010-07-09
Movie The Wiggles Present: Dorothy the Dinosaur Anthony Field 2010-07-14
Series BrainSurge Anthony Field 2009-09-28
Movie Leaves of Grass 2009-09-13
Movie The Wiggles: Hot Poppin' Popcorn Anthony Wiggle 2009-12-31
Movie The Wiggles: Pop Go the Wiggles! Anthony Field 2008-03-10
Movie The Wiggles: Getting Strong Anthony Field 2007-08-06
Movie The Wiggles - Dorothy the Dinosaur's Party Anthony 2007-06-05
Movie The Wiggles: Racing to the Rainbow Anthony Field 2007-10-08
Movie The Wiggles: Here Comes The Big Red Car Anthony Field 2007-10-08
Movie The Wiggles: Lights, Camera, Action! Anthony Field 2007-10-08
Series Thank God You're Here (US) Unknown 2006-04-05
Movie The Wiggles: Splish Splash Big Red Boat Anthony Field 2006-06-05
Movie The Wiggles: WiggleDancing Live Anthony Wiggle 2006-08-14
Series The Race Anthony Field 2006-11-06
Movie The Wiggles: Live: Hot Potatoes! Anthony 2005-01-10
Movie The Wiggles: Wiggly Play Time Anthony Field 2005-01-31
Movie The Wiggles: Sailing Around the World Anthony 2005-07-18
Series Sophie – Braut wider Willen Anthony 2005-10-08
Movie The Wiggles: Cold Spaghetti Western Anthony 2004-03-29
Movie The Wiggles: Whoo Hoo! Wiggly Gremlins! Anthony Field 2004-08-03
Movie The Wiggles Magical Adventure - A Wiggly Movie Anthony Field 2003-02-04
Movie The Wiggles: Top of the Tots Anthony 2003-12-31
Movie The Wiggles: Hoop-Dee-Doo! Anthony 2002-04-08
Movie The Wiggles: Wiggle Bay Anthony Field 2002-09-29
Movie The Wiggles: Wiggly Safari Anthony 2002-09-02
Movie The Wiggles: Wiggly, Wiggly World! Anthony Field 2001-07-31
Movie The Wiggles: Dance Party Anthony 2001-04-02
Movie The Wiggles: Hoop-Dee-Doo! It's A Wiggly Party! Anthony 2001-12-19
Movie The Wiggles: Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas Anthony Wiggle 2000-10-23
Series The Wiggles 1998-08-13
Movie The Wiggles - Wiggledancing Live in Concert Anthony Field 1997-06-01
Movie The Wiggles Movie Anthony Wiggle 1997-12-17
Movie The Wiggles: Magical Adventure Anthony Field 1997-12-17
Movie The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy Anthony 1994-05-31
Series Namiki-ie no Hitobito Anthony Field 1993-01-14
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Busting Loose Anthony Wiggle 1977-01-17