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Jeff Fatt

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jeffrey Wayne "Jeff" Fatt AM (born 21 July 1953 in Casino, New South Wales, Australia), is a Chinese Australian musician and actor. He is best known as a member of the children's band The Wiggles and the 1980s and 90s band The Cockroaches. As part of the Wiggles, Fatt became one of the "most popular Asian performers in the world". The son of Chinese parents who owned a large retail store in Casino, New South Wales, Fatt had aspirations to become an architect, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in industrial design. He opened a public address equipment business with his brother in Sydney when he began playing keyboard for the rockabilly band The Roadmasters, and was recruited by Anthony and Paul Field to join The Cockroaches. After The Cockroaches disbanded in the early '90s, Anthony Field asked Fatt, who was renovating his house at the time, to help them record The Wiggles' first album in 1991. Fatt reported, "I got this call from Anthony: 'Hello, Anthony. Go away, go away. I'm not interested,' you know. He's always got these ideas for things. He said, 'I've got this idea, come down to the studio.'" Fatt's response to Field's request was, "How long will it take?" As a Wiggle, Fatt wears a purple shirt. He originated the Wiggles character Henry the Octopus, and performed his voice when other actors took over the role. His schtick was sleeping at odd times, which led to a Wiggles' catch-phrase and the title of one of their songs, "Wake Up, Jeff!" Fatt is the oldest Wiggle and is well-known for his "laid-back personality". As Sam Moran has said, when referring to the development of The Wiggles' shticks, "Jeff really does fall asleep", and Fatt reported, "The irony is I'm a very light sleeper in the nighttime. I will invariably have a snooze before the show". Fatt was the only member of The Wiggles without a background in early childhood education; 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". Fatt reports that it took twelve months to "learn the language of preschool", including addressing children using the inclusive "everybody", instead of "boys and girls", and that The Wiggles' first performances were traumatic for him because he was not used to being around children. Since 1990, Jeff has taken a photo a day documenting the most eventful thing that has happened to him. He is "a keen surfer". Fatt was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) 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 Jeff Fatt,licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jul 21, 1953 In Casino, New South Wales, Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
52
First Appeared:
Movie The Wiggles - Pumpkin Face 2013-09-02
Latest Project:
In the movie The Wiggles: Wiggle Time 1993-11-01
Known For
Poster of The Wiggles: Lights, Camera, Action!
Poster of The Wiggles: Getting Strong
Poster of The Wiggles: Wiggly Play Time
Poster of The Wiggles: Whoo Hoo! Wiggly Gremlins!
Filmography
Movie The Wiggles - Pumpkin Face Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles - Taking Off! Jeff Fatt
Movie Hot Potatoes! The Best Of The Wiggles Jeff Wiggle
Movie The Wiggles: Celebration! Jeff Wiggle
Movie The Wiggles : Surfer Jeff Jeff Wiggle
Movie The Wiggles: It's Always Christmas With You Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles: Ukulele Baby! Jeff Wiggle
Movie The Wiggles Big Birthday! Jeff Wiggle (Purple)
Movie The Wiggles: Let's Eat Jeff Fatt
Movie Dorothy The Dinosaur - Travelling Show Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles: Wiggle & Learn: The Pick Of Tv Series 6 Jeff
Movie The Wiggles Present: Dorothy the Dinosaur Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles: Go Bananas Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles: Hot Poppin' Popcorn Jeff Wiggle
Movie The Wiggles - Big, Big Show! Jeff Wiggle
Movie The Wiggles: Sing a Song of Wiggles Jeff Wiggle
Movie The Wiggles: You Make Me Feel Like Dancing Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles: Pop Go the Wiggles! Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles: Wiggle Around the Clock Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles: Here Comes The Big Red Car Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles: Racing to the Rainbow Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles: Lights, Camera, Action! Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles: Getting Strong Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles - Dorothy the Dinosaur's Party Jeff
Movie The Wiggles: Splish Splash Big Red Boat Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles: Wiggles 15th Birthday Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles: WiggleDancing Live Jeff Wiggle
Movie The Wiggles: Sailing Around the World Jeff
Movie The Wiggles: Wiggly Play Time Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles: Live: Hot Potatoes! Jeff
Movie The Wiggles: Santa's Rockin'! Unknown
Movie The Wiggles: Whoo Hoo! Wiggly Gremlins! Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles: Cold Spaghetti Western Jeff
Movie The Wiggles: Top of the Tots Jeff
Movie The Wiggles: Space Dancing Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles: Wiggle Bay Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles: Wiggly Safari Jeff
Movie The Wiggles: Hoop-Dee-Doo! Jeff
Movie The Wiggles: Dance Party Jeff
Movie The Wiggles: Hoop-Dee-Doo! It's A Wiggly Party! Jeff
Movie The Wiggles: Yule Be Wiggling Jeff
Movie The Wiggles: Wiggly, Wiggly World! Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles: Wake Up Jeff Jeff
Movie The Wiggles: Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas Jeff Wiggle
Movie The Wiggles: Toot Toot Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles: The Wiggly Big Show Jeff Fatt
Series Rove Himself
Series The Wiggles Jeff Wiggle
Movie The Wiggles Movie Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles - Wiggledancing Live in Concert Jeff Fatt
Movie The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy Jeff
Movie The Wiggles: Wiggle Time Jeff Fatt