Anthony Field is an Australian musician and actor. He is best known as a member of the children's group The Wiggles and for his involvement in the 1980's and 90's chart-topping band The Cockroaches.
Anthony was born in Sydney's western suburbs in 1963 and is the youngest of seven children. Coming from a long line of musicians, he developed a passion for music at a young age and was taught the violin at school and guitar from his brother John and by listening to Elvis and Rolling Stones records. Anthony served as a member of Australia’s regular army from 1982 until 1985, as an infantry soldier and a piper with the 5/7 Royal Australian Regiment at Holsworthy. After The Cockroaches disbanded in the early 1990s, Anthony attended Macquarie University Institute of Early Childhood Learning obtaining his Diploma in Education.
As the creator of The Wiggles, Anthony produces all of the music for the group, writes and directs their live shows and is best known for his role as the Blue Wiggle. Since forming almost twenty years ago, The Wiggles have achieved phenomenal success worldwide; including selling over 23 million videos/DVDs and 7 million CDs, being broadcast in over 120 countries and selling out countless live shows.
As a result of the group’s success and strong reputation, they have had the opportunity to partner with leading companies such as Medibank and Volkswagen, and have been highly recognised through many awards and acknowledgements. Perhaps, most notable of their achievements, The Wiggles were named UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors in 2008, were awarded honorary doctorate degrees from both Australian Catholic University and Macquarie University, and the four original members of the group were in 2010 appointed Members in the Order of Australia for their service to the arts in Australia.
In 2008, Anthony and his brother Paul created two new children’s TV series, The Kingdom of Paramithi and Baby Antonio’s Circus. In addition to this, Anthony is also internationally recognised as the host of the Australian television series RSPCA Animal Rescue.
In the last few years, Anthony has developed a passion for fitness, in particular for gymnastics and acrobatics. He was recently interviewed and photographed by popular Australian magazine Men’s Health for an article about keeping fit and healthy at any age, and is in the near future set to release a book which touches on his dedication to looking after himself both physically and mentally. Though once named Cleo’s Bachelor of the Year, these days Anthony is happily married to wife Miki and together they have two young daughters, Lucia and Maria, and a son, Antonio.