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Simon Pryce
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Birth name

Simon James Pryce

Born

March 7, 1972 (age 48) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Height

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Role

Simon Wiggle, Gremlin #1, Ringo the Ringmaster, Gino the Genie

Spouse

Lauren Hannaford

Years active

1990s-present

Simon James Pryce (born March 7, 1972) is the current Red Wiggle. He played Gremlin #1, Ringo the Ringmaster, Gino the Genie and eventually replaced Murray Cook as the red Wiggle in 2013. He is the fourth tallest Wiggle out of The Awake Wiggles. He is also the tallest of the entire lineup slightly taller than Lachlan Gillespie who is slightly shorter than Anthony Field. When he was a little boy, his grandparents who were opera singers taught him how to sing. He has a sister named Megan and Stella and Trevor are his parents. He began being a singer in musicals such as Cats as Old Deuteronomy and Phantom of the Opera as the title role. He also became an actor such as Home and Away and Soldier Soldier.

Starting in about 2001 or 2002, he helped out with the low bits in some songs. He did the voice for Santa Claus in the non-Wiggles cartoon video Dorothy the Dinosaur Meets Santa Claus. He is married to Lauren Hannaford. According to his Facebook page, he loves playing cowbells more than guitars. Simon played Maxwell Robert for John Field's musical Who's Love Me.

On February 23, 2016, he announced that he is engaged to Lauren Hannaford after four years of dating and they wed in January 2017.

On September 5th, 2020, Simon announced that him and Lauren will be expecting their first child in 2021.

Trivia

  • He was born 2 months after Greg.
  • He and Murray have the same middle name (James).
  • Simon was a member of The Manzillas.
  • Simon has been writing songs of The Wiggles since 2010 when he first wrote Cook, Captain, Cook! for their Let's Eat! album.
  • He appeared on The Masked Singers Australia as “The Puppet”.
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