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For his character in The Wiggles, see Sam Wiggle

Sam Moran
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Birth Name

Samuel Alexander Moran

Born April 4, 1978 (age 42)

Sydney, Australia

Height

6'1 1/2" 1.87 m

Roles

Sam Wiggle, Professor Singalottasonga, Dapper Dave, Captain Feathersword

Spouse

Lyn Stuckey (2006-2018)

Children Eloise Isabella Moran

Years Active

1998-present

Samuel Alexander "Sam" Moran (born April 4, 1978) formerly performed as the Yellow Wiggle, filling 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! Live In Concert. '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 replacing Sam and Greg wearing the yellow skivvy once more. Sam currently has his own TV show on Nick Jr. called Play Along with Sam.

Career

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  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 Around 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

Musician

Songwriter

Arranger

Lead Vocals

Song Credits

Wiggly Safari (Video)

  • 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 ThenRoses - Backing Vocals

Wiggly Safari (CD)

  • The Wiggle Owl Medley - Backing Vocals

Wiggle Bay (Video)

  • Dancing In The Sand - Backing Vocals
  • Swim Like A Fish - Backing Vocals
  • C'est Wags, C'est Bon - Backing Vocals
  • Let's Make Some Rosy Tea - Backing Vocals
  • Zing Zang Wing Wang Wong - Backing Vocals
  • Let's Have A Barbie On The Beach - Backing Vocals

Wiggle Bay (CD)

  • Eagle Rock - Backing Vocals
  • Dance The Gloomies Away - Backing Vocals
  • What's This Button For? - Backing Vocals
  • The Zeezap Song - Backing Vocals
  • Going Home - Backing Vocals

Go To Sleep Jeff! (CD)

  • Lullaby Overture - Backing Vocals
  • Take A Trip Out On The Sea - Backing Vocals
  • Maranoa Lullaby - Backing Vocals
  • October Winds - Backing Vocals

Whoo Hoo! Wiggly Gremlins! (Video)

  • Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles! - Backing Vocals
  • Gulp Gulp - Backing Vocals
  • Anthony's Workshop - Backing Vocals
  • Testing, One, Two, Three - Backing Vocals
  • Bit By Bit (We're Building A Set) - Backing Vocals
  • Vegetable Soup - Backing Vocals
  • Music With Murray - Backing Vocals
  • Camera One - Backing Vocals
  • Weather, Weather, Weather - Backing Vocals
  • Dressing Up - Backing Vocals
  • Calling All Cows - Backing Vocals
  • Where's Jeff? - Backing Vocals
  • Knock, Knock (Who's There?) - Backing Vocals
  • The Dancing Flowers - Backing Vocals

Top of the Tots (Video)

  • Bow Wow Wow - Backing Vocals
  • Central Park New York - Backing Vocals
  • Cowboys & Cowgirls - Backing Vocals
  • Fly Through The Sky - Backing Vocals
  • I Wave My Arms And Swing My Baton - Backing Vocals
  • New York Firefighter - Backing Vocals
  • Picking Flowers - Backing Vocals
  • Say Aah At The Doctors - Backing Vocals
  • Feeling Chirpy - Backing Vocals
  • Lettuce Sing (Fresh Fruit & Veggies) - Backing Vocals
  • Let's Go Swimming - Backing Vocals
  • The Bricklayers Song - Backing Vocals
  • Tick Tock (All Night Long) - Backing Vocals
  • Can You Dig It? - Backing Vocals
  • Knead Some Dough - Backing Vocals
  • Open Wide Look Inside At The Dentist - Backing Vocals
  • Hey There Partner - Backing Vocals
  • Walking On The Moon - Backing Vocals

Cold Spaghetti Western (Video)

  • We're The Cowboys - Backing Vocals
  • Cielito Lindo - Backing Vocals
  • The Wiggly Trail - Backing Vocals
  • Listen To The Drummer Playing - Backing Vocals
  • Let's Go To The Great Western Cafe - Backing Vocals
  • The Master Pasta Maker From Italy - Backing Vocals
  • Follow The Bird - Backing Vocals
  • Foodman - Backing Vocals
  • El Pato - Backing Vocals
  • Olive Oil - Guest Vocalists
  • Hey Now, Let's Have A Party! - Backing Vocals
  • Fiesta Siesta - Backing Vocals
  • Farewell To The Wiggly Trail - Backing Vocals

Santa's Rockin'! (Video)

  • Ring-A-Ding-A-Ding-Dong! - Backing Vocals
  • Great Big Man In Red - Backing Vocals
  • Mary's Boy Child - Backing Vocals
  • Captain Feathersword's Christmas Dance - Backing Vocals
  • Rockin' Santa! - Backing Vocals
  • This Little Baby Is Born Again - Backing Vocals
  • Wags Stop Your Barking, It's Almost Christmas Day! - Backing Vocals
  • Christmas Barcarolle (Let The World Rejoice) - Backing Vocals
  • Dorothy's Christmas Roses - Backing Vocals
  • Away In A Manger - Backing Vocals
  • Henry The Champion Christmas Wrapper - Backing Vocals
  • O Come All Ye Faithful - Backing Vocals
  • Day Of Joy, Day Of Peace - Backing Vocals

LIVE Hot Potatoes!

  • Overture - Backing Vocals
  • Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car - Backing Vocals
  • Rock-A-Bye Your Bear - Backing Vocals
  • Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles! - Backing Vocals
  • Hoop Dee Doo - Backing Vocals
  • D.O.R.O.T.H.Y. (My Favourite Dinosaur) - Backing Vocals
  • Rolling Down The Sandhills/Running Up The Sandhills - Backing Vocals
  • Can You (Point Your Fingers and Do the Twist?) - Backing Vocals
  • Where's Jeff? - Backing Vocals
  • Play Your Guitar With Murray - Backing Vocals
  • The Monkey Dance - Backing Vocals
  • We're Dancing With Wags The Dog - Backing Vocals
  • Central Park New York - 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
  • I Wave My Arms & Swing My Baton - Backing Vocals
  • Hot Potato - Backing Vocals
  • Wiggly Christmas Medley - Backing Vocals

Sailing Around The World (CD)

  • Sailing Around The World - Backing Vocals
  • Hula Hula Hula (Nothing Could Be Cooler) - Backing Vocals
  • San Francisco Trolley Car - Backing Vocals
  • Agapame Tin Athena (We Love Athens) - Backing Vocals
  • Elbow To Elbow - Backing Vocals
  • London Town - Backing Vocals
  • Sicily (I Want To Go) - Backing Vocals
  • Here We Go Mexico City! - Backing Vocals
  • Goldfish - Backing Vocals
  • The Pennsylvania Polka - Backing Vocals
  • The Barrel Polka - Backing Vocals
  • Mop Mop - Backing Vocals
  • Brisbane - Backing Vocals
  • Sydney Barcarolle - Backing Vocals
  • The Captain's Wavy Walk - Backing Vocals

Here Comes The Big Red Car (CD)

  • Sorry Again - Backing Vocals
  • I Want To Wear The Jacket - Backing Vocals
  • Our Boat Is Rocking On The Sea - Backing Vocals
  • Nicky Nacky Nocky Noo - Backing Vocals

It's Time To Wake Up Jeff! (CD)

  • We're Playing A Trick On The Captain - Backing Vocals
  • Have A Happy Birthday Captain - Backing Vocals

Racing to the Rainbow (CD)

  • Here Come The Chicken - Backing Vocals
  • Music Box Dancer - Backing Vocals
  • Shakin' Like a Leafy Tree - Backing Vocals
  • Rainbow of Colours - 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

Trivia

  • 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.
  • Sam is the second yellow wiggle, following on from Greg Page, and preceeding Emma Watkins.
  • Since his departure, Sam has not been in touch with The Wiggles.
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