Henry the Octopus

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— Henry's Catchphrase
Henry the Octopus


Henry the Octopus

Played by

Tasmin Cummins (voiced by Jeff Fatt and Paul Paddick)





Favorite Song

Henry's Dance

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

He is purple with 8 tentacles and 8 shoes. He wears plaid clothes, a boater hat, a black bow tie and even black polished shoes on the end of every tentacle.

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 young son seen at the end of the episode Family.

According to Anthony Field in Everybody Clap! Everybody Sing!, Henry was named after the drummer from The CockroachesTony Henry. And according to Jeff Fatt, an octopus with 8 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 has had songs named after him like Henry's dance, Henry Likes Water, Move Your Arms Like Henry, etc.

In recent years, he has became more of a background character in between songs on the videos, not doing much speaking at all. Probly Beacuse of Jeff's Departer 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 appered. The same thing happened in a 2009 video," The Wiggles Go Bananas." 


Anthony Field provided Henry's voice from 1992-1993 didn't sound like any later voices.

Jeff Fatt began serving as Henry's voice in 1994.

Paul Paddick has provided the voice of Henry since the mid 2000's for concerts, although Fatt still voices the character occasionally. Paddick does the voice still sometimes.

There have also been several different songs about Henry, including "Henry the Octopus", "Henry's Dance", "Henry's Underwater Big Band" "Move Your Arms Like Henry" "Boom Boom" "Let's have a dance with Henry" and many more.


  • Henry was created by Jeff.
  • Paul Field played Henry in 1992, then, his brother Anthony played him. After that Jeff took over the role, although Henry is occasionally played by Paul Paddick.

Voice Talents

See Also

Henry the Octopus Voice Comparison

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 - Gino the Genie
Guest Stars Lee Hawkins - Steve Irwin - Kylie Minogue - Al Roker - Leo Sayer - Robert Rakete - Ross Wilson - Alfonso Rinaldi - Daryl Somers

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