Samuel Alexander Moran
|Born||April 4, 1978 (age 40)
6'1 1/2" 1.87 m
Lyn Moran (née Stuckey)
|Children||Eloise Isabella Moran|
Samuel Alexander "Sam" Moran (b. April 4, 1978) is the man who performed as the Yellow Wiggle that filled in for Greg from November 2006 to January 2012.
Sam is a long time friend of The Wiggles, who had appeared with them in many releases before he was the official Yellow Wiggle.
At the time of Greg's retirement, Sam was his understudy. Sam was selected as his replacement, a position he held for five years.
His first appearance was as a dancer in 1998’s Toot Toot! video. Sam's first appearance as the Yellow Wiggle was the Australian version of Wiggledancing!. 'It's Always Christmas With You!' was the last DVD released featuring Sam as the yellow wiggle in Australia. In the USA, the final DVD released featuring Sam as the yellow wiggle was 'The Wiggles Big Birthday!' It was released months after Sam left The Wiggles. The Wiggles album and DVD 'Surfer Jeff' was originally recorded and filmed with Sam as the yellow wiggle, but it was never released.
Five years after his promotion to yellow Wiggle, Greg returned as the yellow Wiggle, after a return to health thus firing Sam. Sam currently has his own TV show on Nick Jr. called Play Along with Sam. Sam is the only Wiggle to have been fired from the group.
Growing up in Wagga Wagga, Sam moved to Sydney to study classical voice and Music Education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under Robert Allman AM OBE. Here he was able to experience using music in classrooms and how your children respond to music in their development.
He has appeared as a vocalist in 'Haste to the Wedding', John Field's Australian musical 'Evie & the Birdman' and was cast as Jinx in the Australian premiere of 'Forever Plaid.' Other musical productions include 'Sunday in the Park with George', 'Sweeney Todd' and 'Seven Little Australians'.
Sam's first appearance for The Wiggles was in 1998, touring Australia, New Zealand & the USA as host of "The Dorothy the Dinosaur Show". But more recently has been appearing as Professor Singalottasonga, Dapper Dave, and A Wiggly Dancer in the TV series, DVDs and live shows. Sam also has provided vocals for and appeared in the Wiggles videos 'Toot, Toot!', 'Cold Spaghetti Western', ' Live Hot Potatoes', 'Santa's Rockin', 'Sailing All Round The World', a Wiggle appeared in the new 'Wake Up Jeff!', and 'Big Red Car!', Professor Singalottasonga appeared in 'Top of the Tots', 'Splish Splash Big Red Boat', 'Santa's Rockin', 'Pop Go the Wiggles' & 'Racing to the Rainbow'. He has also found a challenge providing additional vocals for the Spanish & Taiwanese Wiggles.
Sam has toured the world extensively as part of the Wiggles Live Show, including Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, Hong Kong, China & Japan. Over this time, Sam understudied Greg Page and filled in as the yellow Wiggles for more than 150 shows before donning the yellow skivvy and taking on the role full time..
Sam is currently starring in his own children's show on Nick Jr. called Play Along with Sam.
CD Production History
- Racing to the Rainbow (2006)
- The Crocodile Hunter - Backing Vocals
- Australia Zoo - Backing Vocals
- Do the Owl - Backing Vocals
- Wobbly Camel - Backing Vocals
- Old Man Emu - Backing Vocals
- Swim With Me - Backing Vocals
- Feeding Time - Backing Vocals
- Dingo Tango - Backing Vocals
- Snakes (You Can Look But You Better Not Touch) - Backing Vocals
- Kookaburra Choir - Backing Vocals
- We're the Crocodile Band - Backing Vocals
- You Might Like a Pet - Backing Vocals
- Dorothy Queen of the Roses - Backing Vocals
- The Wiggly Owl Medley - Backing Vocals
- Wiggle Bay - Backing Vocals
- Eagle Rock - Backing Vocals
- The Zeezap Song - Backing Vocals
- Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles! - Backing Vocals
- Gulp Gulp - Backing Vocals
- Vegetable Soup - Backing Vocals
- Dressing Up - Backing Vocals
- Where's Jeff? - Backing Vocals
- Bow Wow Wow - Backing Vocals
- Fly Through The Sky - Backing Vocals
- The Master Pasta Maker From Italy - Backing Vocals
- Rockin' Santa! - Backing Vocals
- Overture - Backing Vocals
- Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car - Backing Vocals
- Rock-a-Bye Your Bear - Backing Vocals
- Hoop-Dee-Doo - Backing Vocals
- Can You (Point Your Fingers and Do the Twist?) - Backing Vocals
- Play Your Guitar with Murray - Backing Vocals
- The Monkey Dance - Backing Vocals
- We're Dancing with Wags the Dog - Backing Vocals
- Here Come the Reindeer - Backing Vocals
- Fruit Salad - Backing Vocals
- Captain Feathersword Fell Asleep on his Pirate Ship (Quack Quack) - Backing Vocals
- Eagle Rock - Backing Vocals
- Hot Potato - Backing Vocals
- Wiggly Christmas Medley - Backing Vocals
- Music Box Dancer - Backing Vocals
- Shakin' Like a Leafy Tree - Backing Vocals
- Rainbow of Colors - Backing Vocals
- The Chew Chew Song - Backing Vocals
- The Princess of the Sea - Composition
- Stamp Your Feet (To the Heavy Beat) - Backing Vocals
- He's a Bird! What a Bird! - Backing Vocals
- Do the Daddy Long Legs - Backing Vocals
- Huddle, Huddle, Huddle Along (The Football Song) - Backing Vocals
- Row, Row, Row Your Boat - Backing Vocals
- Rockin' on the Water - Backing Vocals
- Everybody Dance! - Backing Vocals
- Love Train - Backing Vocals
- According to Sam's mother, Marion Moran, his father loved singing more than playing an instrument.
- Sam appears as one of the three backup singers in the Wiggly Orchestra in Live Hot Potatoes!.
- Sam has been writing songs with The Wiggles since 2006.
- Sam was a member of The Manzillas.