For his character in The Wiggles, see Lachy Wiggle

Lachlan Gillespie

Birth Name

Lachlan Gillespie


October 23, 1985 (age 36)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


6' 1" (1.85 m)


Lachy Wiggle
Wags the Dog
Henry the Octopus
Captain Feathersword

Years active



Emma Watkins (divorced) Dana Stephensen (engaged)


Lulu Gillespie, Lottie Gillespie (biological) Jasper Kai (stepson-to-be)


Boon Gillespie, Cameron Gillespie (brothers)

Lachlan "Lachy" Gillespie (born October 23, 1985) is the current Purple Wiggle, Before he was the Purple Wiggle, however, he played Captain Feathersword a few times in the Dorothy the Dinosaur series, and planned to replace Jeff Fatt as the Purple Wiggle in mid 2012. He has two younger brothers. Lachy also watched the Wiggles when he was a kid according to a Saturday Café radio interview. As of March 2015 he announced his two year relationship with Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins. In May 2015, Lachy announced that he and Emma got engaged after two years in a relationship. They were married April 9th, 2016. In August 2018, he and Emma announced their separation.


  • Koala-By is the first song Lachy ever wrote.
  • He’s been with The Wiggles for 10 years.
  • He is currently engaged to Australian Ballet dancer, Dana Stephensen.
    • As such, he will be the stepfather to her son, Jasper, thus making him the first member of the band since Greg to be a step parent.
  • On September 11, 2020, his twin daughters Lulu and Lottie were born.
    • Because of this, Lachy took paternity leave from The Wiggles to spend time with them, with original purple Wiggle Jeff Fatt filling in for him.