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Henry the Octopus is a Wiggles character who was first introduced in 1992. He'ss a fun-loving octopus who lives under the sea and likes to make music with his Underwater Big Band. He also likes to dance and spin around. He is the main protagonist and star of his own segment in the first series, and a major supporting character in the rest of the TV seasons and all of The Wiggles videos (except The Wiggles Go Bananas!, where he did not appear). His role has been more minor in modern seasons.

Henry likes to sing and to dance with his eight legs. He is said to have a bubbly personality and loves a good joke.

According to Anthony in Everybody Clap! Everybody Sing!, Henry was named after The Cockroaches drummer Tony Henry.

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, appearing on the song Henry the Octopus from Here Comes a Song.


  • Henry was created by Jeff.
  • Paul Field played Henry in 1992, then Anthony played him. After that Jeff took over the role, before other actors began wearing the suit in concerts and videos. Jeff would remain his voice actor until Paul Paddick began to occasionally voice him in the mid-late 2000s, who mostly took over the role after that. Lachlan Gillespie is now the main voice of Henry, with Jeff returning to voice him on rare occasions in recent years.
  • Henry doesn't talk as much as other Wiggly Friends.
  • Henry is not seen in The Wiggles Go Bananas! but he can be seen in Wiggle & Learn (TV Series 6).
  • Henry is named after Tony Henry who was with Jeff Fatt & Anthony Field in The Cockroaches, as told in Everybody Clap! Everybody Sing! Documentary. The choice of an octopus was so he could use his eight legs to drum, although he has rarely played the drums since his first appearance.
  • Two of Henry's most played instruments include a Tambourine, and mostly the Red Starry Keyboard.

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Henry the Octopus Through the Years


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See Also

The Wiggly Group Anthony Wiggle - Lachy Wiggle - Simon Wiggle - Emma Wiggle - Dorothy the Dinosaur - Henry the Octopus - Captain Feathersword - Wags the Dog - Shirley Shawn the Unicorn
The Former Wiggles Murray Wiggle - Jeff Wiggle - Greg Wiggle - Phillip Wiggle - Sam Wiggle
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 - Wally the Great
Guest Stars Lee Hawkins - Steve Irwin - Kylie Minogue - Al Roker - Leo Sayer - Robert Rakete - Ross Wilson - Alfonso Rinaldi - Daryl Somers