Who is Anthony Field?
Anthony Donald Joseph Field AM is an Australian prominent musician, actor, songwriter, and producer. He is widely known as a leader of the children’s group the Wiggles and a member of the 1980s and 1990s pop band the Cockroaches. Anthony still a teenager, helped found the Cockroaches with his brothers, Paul and John. Thus with the formation of the Cockroaches, they recorded two albums and enjoyed moderate success. In the late 1980s, the band disbanded as it was interrupted by Field’s service in Australia’s regular army.
While at university, Field founded the Wiggles with fellow students Murray Cook, Greg Page, and former bandmate Jeff Fatt in 1991. The success of the Wiggles led him to focus on children’s music full-time. However, despite his strong dislike of touring, the Wiggles went on to become one of the most successful, prominent, and active groups in Australia. With the departure of Cook, Fatt, and Page in 2012, Field is the only remaining original Wiggle.
How Old Is Anthony Field?
He is 60 years old as of 2023, having been born on May 8, 1963, in Kellyville, New South Wales, Australia. Field shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; 6IX9INE, Trisha Paytas, Ethan Wacker, David Attenborough, Stephen Amell, and many more.
Anthony Field Family
Who are Anthony Field Parents?
He was born to John Patrick Field (Father was born on March 11, 1932, but died on May 7, 1998) and Marie Field (Mother born on May 30, 1933) she is a florist and also works for the Wiggles.
Does Anthony Field have Siblings?
He is the youngest of seven siblings. Some of his siblings’ names are Paul Field (born on May 3, 1961) an Australian musician, filmmaker, and actor, John Field (born on May 15, 1962) an Australian composer and songwriter, and Colleen Field. However, the other names and whereabouts of his siblings, are not mentioned on the internet.
Anthony Field Education
He received his education at Patrician Brothers’ College, Blacktown, an all-boys boarding school. After that, he enrolled at Macquarie University where he majored in Early Childhood Education.
Anthony Field Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Michaela Patisteas, a former dancer. They got married in 2003.
Anthony Field Kids
He and his wife Michaela have three kids. Two daughters by the names Lucia Maria Angela Field (born on February 2, 2004) and Marie Claire Field (born on October 1, 2005). And a son by the name of Antonio Carlos Field (born in 2007).
Anthony Field Career
A Career with the Wiggles
Before forming the Wiggles, he and his brothers Paul and John formed the Cockroaches pop group in 1979. After the disbandment of the Cockroaches in the early 1990s, Field enrolled at University where he met Greg Page, and Jeff Fatt to form the Wiggles. In 1991, the Wiggles recorded their first CD and it sold 100,000 copies. For two years, he worked as a preschool teacher for two years before the success of the Wiggles and their extensive touring schedule which he strongly disliked, forced him to quit. After the production of their second album, the Wiggles adopted color-coded shirts to wear on stage.
And because of this decision, Field wore blue because Cook and Fatt already owned shirts colors Red and respectively. Page ended up wearing a yellow shirt and Field originally wore a green polo shirt, but changed to blue to avoid clashing with Dorothy the Dinosaur. Therefore, each Wiggle developed a schtick based on their actual behaviors which involved caricatures and served the same purpose as the uniforms in differentiating their characters and making them memorable to young children. Thus he created and played the original Captain Feathersword; and in 1996, the role was taken over by Paul Paddick. In addition, Field also played Wags the dog.
Anthony Field Career Continuation
Despite the success of the Wiggles, Field by the mid-1990s reported being suicidal and “frequently gripped by anxiety, sadness, and negativity”. Shortly after his marriage in mid-2004 and the birth of his first child, his serious medical issues worsened by their heavy tour schedule and this caused him to consider quitting or re-inventing the Wiggles, despite their success all over. With time his health improved after meeting chiropractor James Stoxen in 2004 in Chicago, to the point that he was able to continue with the Wiggles. Due to his health improving, he began to hire teams of chiropractors for himself, his fellow bandmates, and cast members in every city they performed. After Fatt, Cook, and Page retires, Field became the only original Wiggle member of the group in early 2013.
He remained with the group because he wanted to educate children as Wiggles manager Paul Field stated “to placate American, British and Canadian business partners”. His influences in the music industry include Elvis Presley, Lightning Hopkins, and the Rolling Stones. In her career, he plays several instruments including, bagpipes, didgeridoo, drums, guitar, percussion instruments, trumpet, the tin whistle, and violin. On January 26, 2010, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia “for service to the arts, particularly children’s entertainment and to the community as a benefactor and supporter of a range of charities”.
Anthony Field Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6tf 0inches (1.83m) and a weight of 82kg (180lbs).
Anthony Field Salary and Net Worth
He earns over $1 million a year and has a net worth of $20 million.