This article will answer every question you have about Jeff Fatt. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.
- What does Jeff do for a living?
- Who are Jeff’s parents and siblings?
- What are Jeff’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Jeff married or does XY have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Jeff have any children?
- Where is Jeff now?
- How tall is Jeff?
- How much money does Jeff earn?
- What is Jeff’s net worth?
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Who is Jeff Fatt?
Jeffrey Wayne Fatt AM abbreviated as Jeff Fatt is an Australian musician and actor. From 1991 to 2012, he was a member of the children’s the Wiggles and was also in the 1980s and 1990s pop band the Cockroaches. During his time with the Wiggles, he was the oldest member of the original lineup.
How Old Is Jeff Fatt?
He is 68 years old as of June 2022, having been born on July 21, 1953, in Casino, New South Wales, Australia. Jeff shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Kaylee Halko, Robin Williams (1951-2014), Maggie Lindemann, Noor Dabash, Romeo Santos, and many more.
Jeff Fatt Family
Who are Jeff Fatt Parents?
He was born to Oscar Fatt (Father) and Norma Yong Yee (Mother). His parents are of Chinese background.
Does Jeff Fatt have Siblings?
He is the second youngest of four children. One of his siblings’ names is Hilton Fatt. However, the other names and whereabouts of his siblings are not mentioned on the internet.
Jeff Fatt Education
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in industrial design with aspirations of becoming an architect.
Jeff Fatt Marital Status
On his love life matters, he is seen as a person who hates drama and loves his privacy. He has managed to keep his marriage/dating life low-key thus leaving many with a lot of unanswered questions. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Jeff Fatt Kids
It is not mentioned on the internet whether he has kids or not. In case of news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Jeff Fatt Career
A Career with the Wiggles
In the early 1990s, after the Cockroaches disbanded, Anthony Field asked Fatt to help them record the Wiggles’ first album in 1991. Fatt’s response to Field’s request was “Sure but long will it take? Field reported that Fatt had done exemplary work for the Cockroaches he was “a musical backbone for The Wiggles”. During his time with the Wiggles, he wore a purple skivvy. And thus originated the Wiggles character Henry the Octopus and occasionally has voiced Wags the Dog and performed those voices when other actors took over the roles.
According to him, he said it took him twelve months to learn the language of preschool, including addressing children using the inclusive “everybody” instead of “boys and girls”. Thus he also says that the first Wiggles performances were traumatic for him because he was not used to being around children. His schtick was sleeping at odd times which led to a Wiggle’s catchphrase and the title of one of their songs “Wake Up Jeff! Moreover, he was the oldest Wiggle and was well-known for his laid-back personality which according to Field made him “invaluable company on the road”. Jeff was the only Wiggle member without a background in early childhood education, as he stated that was the reason falling asleep was chosen as his shtick, “because it was a way of getting me involved in the shows without actually having to do anything”.
Kathleen Warren (the group’s former professor at Macquarie ) believed that the schtick empowered children. While Paul Field reported that children in the Wiggle’s audience felt “great excitement”. It was announced on May 17, 2012, that Fatt along with Greg Page and Murray Cook, would be retiring at the end of the year. With Jeff having retired, he was replaced by Lachlan Gillespie as the purple Wiggle. He and the other retired members were expected to remain involved with the creative and production aspects of the group. Moreover, he continues to perform in reunion shows. In July 2020, Jeff appeared with other classic Wiggles in The Soul Movers music video “Circles Baby”.
Following the announcement of Lachlan’s daughters Lulu and Lottie in September 2022, it was announced that Lachlan would take some time away from the group in order to spend time with his kids. As a result, Jeff decided to temporarily replace Lachlan to film The Wiggly World Of Dance Classes, a four-part series. In addition, he has made appearances in the newest Wiggles series, season 3 of Ready, Steady, Wiggle, and has returned as the voice of Henry the Octopus. In January 2010, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) because of his service to the arts, particularly in children’s entertainment.
Jeff Fatt Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 9inches (1.75m) and a weight of 80kg (176lbs).
Jeff Fatt Salary and Net Worth
His salary is not dated on the internet but has a net worth of $20 million.