Henry the Octopus

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This article is about the Wiggly Friend. You may be looking for the song.

"Henry" is a fun-loving octopus who likes to make music and dance.

He is purple with 8 tentacles and 8 shoes. He wears plaid clothes, a boater hat and a black bowtie. ( Sometimes purplish blue )

He is the leader of the Underwater Big Band, and likes to sing and to breakdance with his eight legs. He is said to have a bubbly personality and loves a good joke! He has a son seen at the end of the episode Family. He is the main protagonist of Henry the Octopus Puppet Show as a Puppet. and He lives under the sea.

According to Anthony in Everybody Clap! Everybody Sing!, Henry was named after Tony Henry. And according to Jeff, an octopus with eight tentacles would play the drums.

Even though at many times he is voiced by Paul Paddick after 2006, he is still occasionally voiced by Jeff.

He was introduced in 1992 for appearing on the song Henry the Octopus from ​the Wiggles' second album Here Comes A Song.He also likes octo pie.

He has had songs named after him like Henry's dance, Henry Likes Water and Move Your Arms Like Henry.

In recent years, he has became more of a background character in between songs on the videos, not doing much speaking at all, most likely due to Jeff's departure in 2012. He does still speak at concerts though on a regular basis. On top of that, he wasn't in a few episodes of TV Series 2 when the other friends appeared. The same thing happened in a 2009 video, Go Bananas.

He is one of the few characters to never show signs of visible anger and frustration.


  • Henry was created by Jeff.
  • Paul Field played Henry in 1992, then Anthony played him. After that Jeff took over the role, although Henry is occasionally played by Paul Paddick
  • Jeff played Henry in Taking Off, In the songs ( Everybody's Here ) and ( Get Ready To Wiggle )
  • Henry doesn't talk that much.

Voice Talents

See Also

Henry the Octopus Voice Comparison

Costume Performers

Costume Models

Henry the Octopus Through the Years


See Also

Current Main Characters Anthony Wiggle - Simon Wiggle - Emma Wiggle - Lachy Wiggle
Former Main Characters Greg Wiggle - Murray Wiggle - Jeff Wiggle - Sam Wiggle - Phillip Wiggle
Secondary Characters

Captain Feathersword - Dorothy the Dinosaur - Wags the Dog - Henry the Octopus

Minor Characters Officer Beaples - The Wagettes - The Wiggly Dancers - Hot-Pots The Oven - Foodman - Paul the Cook - Flora Door - The Little Wiggles - Magdalena the Mermaid - Professor Singalottasonga - Santa Claus - Ringo the Ringmaster
Guest Stars Lee Hawkins - Steve Irwin - Kylie Minogue - Al Roker - Leo Sayer - Robert Rakete - Ross Wilson - Alfonso Rinaldi - Daryl Somers

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