Henry the Octopus

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— Henry's Catchphrase
Henry the Octopus


Henry the Octopus

Played by

Clare Field (voiced by Jeff Fatt)





Favorite Song

Henry's Dance

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

He is purple with 8 tentacles. 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, 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.

In recent years, he has became more of a background character in between songs on the videos, not doing much speaking at all. He does still speak at concerts though on a regular basis.


Anthony Field (The Blue Wiggle) provided Henry's voice from 1992-1993 didn't sound like any later voices.

Jeff Fatt (The Former Purple Wiggle) began serving as Henry's voice in 1994.

Paul Paddick (Captain Feathersword performer) 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.


  • 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 others such as Paul Paddick.

Voice Talents

Also See: Henry the Octopus Voice Comparison

Costume Models

Henry the Octopus Through the Years


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