He 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 is the youngest of 7 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 culture rockband, "The Cockroaches" in which he was their guitarist.
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 1996. He plays several instruments, including the tin whistle, bagpipes, guitar, drums, trumpet, violin, and didgeridoo. Fields act is eating alot.
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 the Wiggly Safari tour in 2003 in the US, Anthony had to go into a hernia operation, so that means he had to miss the tour, so he was filled in by Brett Clarke. 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 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.
Baby Anthony and his older siblings
Babies Paul and Anthony at Manly Beach
Anthony at four years old
Young Anthony, Paul, John and Patrick
Anthony and his siblings in Sydney
Anthony playing the violin
Paul, John, Colleen and Anthony Field
Anthony in his football uniform
John and Anthony playing violin
Anthony as a older teenager
Paul, John and Anthony as teenagers
Anthony, Paul and Patrick
Anthony, John, Rob and Mark
Anthony in the Cockroaches
John and Anthony in the 80s
Anthony, Paul, John and Patrick
Anthony and the "Starstruck" poster
Anthony when he was in the military
Anthony in the Aussie army
Anthony and John in the army
Anthony and his father John Patrick
Anthony, his father John Patrick and his mother Marie
The Field Brothers and Bob Hawkie
Anthony at Sydney Airport
Anthony and Phil Robinson
Anthony in "The Cockroaches".
John and Anthony in Nyngan
John, Anthony, Phil and Tony
Paul, John, Anthony, Phil and Tony
Anthony in the Cockroaches' Live Priority One concert
Anthony in "The Cockroaches: Wait Up"
Anthony in "The Cockroaches" album cover
Anthony in "The Cockroaches: She's the One"
Paul, John and Anthony as the Countdown hosts
The Field Brothers and Molly Meldrum
Anthony on "Hey, Hey, It's Saturday"
Anthony in a Smash Hits magazine
Anthony in "The Cockroaches: Some Kind of Girl"
John, Anthony and their dad John Patrick
Anthony in "Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)"
Anthony's face covered in cake
Anthony singing "Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)"
Anthony's Cockroach spotlight
Paul, Anthony, Steve Balbi and Stuart Fraser
Paul and Anthony on Sounds
Anthony in "The Cockroaches: "Hey What Now!"
Anthony Field and Peter Mackie
Anthony and John at the Brisbane Expo
Anthony in Brisbane Expo concert
Anthony in "The Cockroaches: "You and Me"
Anthony in "The Cockroaches: Permanently Single"
Paul, Anthony, Tony and Peter
Anthony in "The Cockroaches: It's Another Saturday Night"
Anthony in "The Cockroaches: Hope" music video
John, Anthony and John Patrick
Anthony at Macquarie University
Anthony and the kids at Macquarie University
Anthony in the Macquarie University class
Anthony Field and Murray Cook
Anthony and John at Crowle Home
Greg, Anthony and his nephew, Joseph
The Wiggles with fans in the early days
Anthony and Murray in 1992 photo
Anthony, Clare, Joseph and Pauline
Anthony in the green T-shirt
Anthony at the Penrith Plaza
Anthony in green polo shirt
Anthony on St. Patrick's Day
Anthony on the early Wiggles in Yummy Yummy
Anthony, Jeff and Peter Mackie selling merchandise on July 2, 1993
Anthony as Henry the Octopus
Anthony as Captain Feathersword
Paul, Anthony, John and Patrick at John's wedding
A 1996 picture of Anthony at a Wiggles concert
Anthony wearing a green shirt?
Anthony in white shirt in "Yummy Yummy"
Anthony wearing his Mexican hat in a Wiggles video
Anthony in Dorothy the Dinosaur T-Shirt
Anthony in 1997 promo picture
Anthony in "The Wiggles Movie" bonus clip
Anthony as the Magic Club judge in "The Wiggles Movie"
Anthony and a puppet of him in the episode "Hygiene"
Anthony at "Bachelor of the Year" awards
Anthony and his brother Paul in blue Wiggle shirts
Anthony at Outstanding Achievement Awards
Anthony, his wife Miki and their newborn baby daughter, Lucia
Anthony, Miki and Lucia in 2005
Anthony at Australian Catholic University
Anthony, his brother, Paul and Paul Paddick
Anthony, Paul and Dorothy the Dinosaur
Anthony as one of the Magic Club judges.
The Wiggles Website next to Murray.
Anthony, Paul and the Field Dogs
Anthony and his dog, Fergus
Anthony at Sydney Harbour
Anthony and his dog, Pasqua
Anthony and his dog, Manuella
Anthony, Morgan and Denise
Anthony at the Aria awards
Anthony and his cousin Dan
Anthony on "Steve Irwin's Crocodile Diaries"
Anthony in "The Making of Space Dancing"
Anthony Field in "The Wiggles Take on the World"
Anthony at Electric Avenue Studios
Anthony in "The Wiggles Take on the World" epilogue
Anthony on "Enough Rope with Andrew Denton"
Anthony at Mikalina's cafe
Anthony and his wife, Miki at the wedding
Anthony in "Live Hot Potatoes!" Behind-the-Scenes clip
A picture of Anthony, Miki and Lucia
A picture of Anthony and Lucia
Anthony on "The Crocodile Hunter Diaries"
Anthony and Julio Iglesias
Anthony, Fernando and Julio
Anthony on "Where Are They Now"
Anthony in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Anthony on "RSPCA Animal Rescue"
Anthony on "Super Pop INTERVIEWS"
Anthony in Hot Potato Studios
Anthony in Hot Potato recording studios
Anthony in The Wiggles' 2007 video tour diary
Anthony on "Thank God You're Here"
Anthony, Lucia and Maria at Manly Beach
Anthony on National Career Development Week
Anthony and Benny Marshall
Anthony in "On the Road with the Wiggles"
Anthony and Dr. James Stoxen
Anthony and Graham Kennedy
Anthony and his niece, Lara
Anthony in "Everybody Clap, Everybody Sing!" documentary.
Anthony and Paul at Sydney Harbour
Anthony, John and Paul in 2011.
Anthony at "ARIA Hall of Fame"
Anthony in "ARIA Awards" backstage
Anthony in The Field Brothers T-Shirt
Anthony in Hot Potato Studios Green Room
Anthony and his family at the Sydney Entertainment Centre
Anthony and his kids at the Sydney Entertainment Centre
Anthony and Miki at the Sydney Entertainment Centre
Anthony and Antonio on "Today"
Anthony straddling pull-ups
Anthony and Paul in Hot Potato Studios
Anthony in The Wiggles Retirement Message
Anthony at Tower of London
Anthony on "Pictures of You"
Anthony at the Tower of Philadelphia
Anthony, Nick Hutchison and Cookie Monster
Anthony on 702 ABC Sydney
Anthony in "Greg Speaks!"
Anthony with the new wiggles
Anthony, Antonio and Maria
Anthony in "Rest and Restore" commercial
Anthony in "Super Krill Oil" commercial
Anthony and Miki at Sydney Harbour
Anthony at the Civic Theatre
Anthony The Vampire Sailor
Anthony in "Soldier On" commercial
Anthony, Paul and Jay La Gaia
Anthony's name in "Pumpkin Face" end credits as Henry the Octopus
Anthony in "Wiggly Road" shirt
Anthony at Cotija de La Paz
Anthony in Fort Stockton, Texas
Anthony "then compared too "now".
Anthony in "The Wiggles World Tour" shirt
Anthony in New York interview
Anthony and his kids at Sydney Harbour
Anthony in "Super Krill Oil Plus Calarami" commercial
Paul and Anthony at the ARIA awards
Anthony in the Australian Army
Anthony, Paul, Kamahl and Anabelle Krabb
Anthony in "The Sacred Hearts"
Anthony in Team Doctors Massage Assist ad
Paul and Anthony rehearsing
Performing with the Cockroaches in 2014
John and Anthony performing in 2014
Anthony with his brother, John
Anthony in The Cockroaches' reunion concert
Anthony at the Any Questions for Ben? premiere in Sydney, Australia
Anthony with Lachy and Sam McFadden
Anthony at the Iwaski Auditorium
Paul, Anthony and the Soldier On Crew
Anthony as the king in "Cinder Emma!" show
Anthony in the Soldier On jam
Anthony rehearsing for the Wiggles' reunion concert
Anthony In the Big Red Boat