"Paul Paddick" (b. February 16, 1967) is an Australian actor and musician. He currently plays Captain Feathersword, having done the role since 1996.
Paul Paddick met Anthony in 1993. Field needed a hernia operation, so he asked Paul Paddick to temporarily take over for him; for that tour, he played the Blue Wiggle, the Captain, and Dorothy the Dinosaur and Wags the Dog (who were usually played by Murray). Murray, Greg and Jeff say that after that and Anthony came back, they told him that 'they have to keep him', and the rest is history.
Paddy not only plays Captain Feathersword, but has played many other characters throughout the years including newsreporters, television hosts, a scuba diver, a lifesaver, a robber, the dog catcher, Singalottasonga, Foodman and various other characters in Space Dancing.
Paddy is married to Charmaine Martin who played Pirate Charlie, Wags The Dog and Henry The Octopus in the early days. They have 2 children, Connor, born in 2005, and Felix, born in 2013.
The first official Wiggles video to feature Paul as the Captain was Wake Up Jeff! (1996). Wake Up Jeff! is also the first Wiggles video where Paul played someone else besides the Captain.
Paul Paddick has become so closely associated with the band that he has been referred to as "the Fifth Wiggle", a name also given to Phillip Wilcher (who was the original Wiggle when they were patterned shirts).
He is also the first person to voice all Wiggles characters (Dorothy, Wags, Henry and Captain Feathersword.) and the second character to play all the Wiggles characters.
Album Production History
- Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas (1996) - Backing Vocals, Songwriter
- Wake Up Jeff! (1996) - Backing Vocals
- The Wiggles Movie Soundtrack (1997) - Additional Vocals, Backing Vocals
- Toot Toot! (1998) - Backing Vocals
- It's a Wiggly, Wiggly World! (2000) - Vocals, Backing Vocals
- Yule Be Wiggling (2000) - Vocals, Arranger
- Hoop-Dee-Doo! It's a Wiggly Party (2001) - Vocals, Backing Vocals
- Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas - Composition (w/Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page)
- Go Santa Go - Additional Vocals
- Ooh It's Captain Feathersword - Additional Vocals
- Wiggly Medley - Additional Vocals
- Paul Paddick wrote many songs with The Wiggles such as Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas.
- According to The Wiggles Take on the World documentary, Anthony Field said that Paul Paddick has provided the royalties for the songs since 1995 when the Big Red Car album was released.