Phil Collins is a cult English actor drummer record producer singer and multi-instrumentalist. He began experimenting with drums at the tender age of five. His first contact with fame and popularity was his work as a drummer for the famous pop-rock band Genesis. The young Phil Collins showed his interest in drums during his school days when he was a drummer in a stage school band.
The musician whose genres are pop progressive rock soft rock and jazz-fusion later released several solo albums including hits such as I Don’t Care Anymore You Can’t Hurry Love Another Day in Paradise One More Night Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) Two Hearts and In the Air Tonight. Between 1982 and 1989 he won seven number-one singles in the USA and three in the UK.
The sum total of his work with both Genesis and other bands as well as his prolific solo albums is proof that the veteran musician has recorded more US TOP 40 singles than any other well-known singer in the 1980s.
Phil Collins Age and Early Life
The legendary singer was born on January 30 1951 as Philip David Charles Collins in Chiswick Middlesex London. His father Philip Austin Collins was an insurance agent while his mother Winifred June Collins was a theater agent. Phil is one of three children; he has a brother – Clive Collins who grew up to be a cartoonist and a sister who became an ice skater.
He began playing drums at the age of five first with a drum set before moving on to a makeshift drum which was followed by a more challenging set – a gift from his parents. Phil attended Barbara Speake’s stage school of the same name and began professional acting training at the age of 14. As a teenager, he formally studied the basics of drumming but he initially learned the basics under the tutelage of Frank King and Lloyd Ryan.
Phil began his career on the set of Oliver! a London stage production in which he played the infamous Artful Dodger. Later music took over his occupation and he entered the studio as a drummer for the iconic band Genesis and later became a singer. The young artist took over the vocals when the then-leader Peter Gabriel quit in 1975. He scored a hit with the song Invisible Touch.
Phil Collins’ first solo record Face Value was a major success when it came out in February 1981. The popular single “In the Air Tonight” helped to launch the album’s popularity. His second album Hello I Must Be Going followed in November 1982 and featured hit singles like “I Don’t Care Anymore” and “You Can’t Hurry Love”. Both albums have become staples of Phil Collins’ career as an iconic artist.
Phil Collins’ career skyrocketed with the release of his 1984 single “Two Hearts” from the soundtrack of Against All Odds. The song earned him a Golden Globe nomination and an Oscar nomination for best original song. His third album No Jacket Required further propelled his fame worldwide due to its immense success. Additionally, he made his debut acting appearance in Buster where he also provided musical contributions to the film’s score.
Phil Collins Net Worth
Over the years the music icon has accumulated a staggering net worth of $260 million over his career in the entertainment industry. Considering how fruitful his career has been this amount is not surprising.
Is He Gay?
If Phil Collins suddenly came out with an explanation of his gay status it would certainly come as a surprise. Although the singer has repeatedly refuted rumors about his possible gay status there is still a lot of speculation in the media. But for the record: Phil Collins is not gay.
Phil Collins’ Wife, Daughter, and Son
Phil Collins was married to three women and had four children. His first marriage was with Andrea Bertorelli in 1975; they met when they were children but were separated when Andrea’s parents moved to Canada. They met again at the age of 18 at a Genesis performance in Vancouver and finally tied the marriage knot in England at the age of 24.
Their son, Simon Collins, was born in 1976. Like his father, he grew up to be a drummer and singer in the progressive band Sound of Contact. Andrea also has a daughter, Joely, from a previous relationship who became a film producer and actress. Unfortunately, Phil and Andrea were divorced in 1980.
The musician married his second wife, Jill Tavelman, in 1980. The couple divorced in 1996 after giving birth to a daughter, Lily Collins, born in 1989. His third wife, Orianne Cevey, is a Swiss citizen; they married in 1999, and had two sons, Matthew and Nicholas Collins, but were finally divorced in 2008. In January 2016 the couple reconciled and got back together. Phil and Orianne have been together ever since.
Phil Collins Height and Weight
The talented entertainer has an average height of 1.68 m (5 feet 6) and weighs 65 kg. His other body measurements are not known. However, it can be assumed that the musician is in good shape since he is still on tour and performing.
Phil has an impressive online presence with over 7.5 million followers on Facebook and 177.1k followers on Twitter alone. He is highly active across a range of social media platforms including Instagram YouTube and more making him one of the most popular influencers in the digital space today.
He has garnered a substantial following on both Instagram and YouTube boasting 516K followers on the former platform and 1.61 million subscribers to his YouTube channel.
|Age:||71 years 11 months|
|Birth Date:||January 30, 1951|
|Full Name:||Phil Collins|
|Net Worth:||$260 Million|
|Last Updated:||December, 2022|
|Birth Place:||London, England|
|Height / How tall :||5 feet 6 inches (1.68m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Songwriter, Instrumentalist, Record Producer, and Actor|
|Father’s Name:||Greville Collins|
|Mother’s Name:||June Collins|
|Education:||The Barbara Speake Stage School|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color:||Hazel Blue|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius|