|Phil Collins Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||January 30, 1951|
Phil Collins is a legendary English drummer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor, and voiceover artist who is best known for being the drummer/singer of the rock band Genesis which also includes keyboardist Tony Banks and bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford. He has also flourished as a solo artist and has released many successful albums like Face Value, Hello, I Must Be Going!, No Jacket Required, and Dance into the Light.
Philip David Charles Collins
Phil, Little Elvis
Chiswick, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Miami, Florida, United States
Phil Collins studied at Chiswick County School for Boys and Barbara Speake Stage School.
Drummer, Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, Record Producer, Actor, Voiceover Artist
- Father – Greville Philip Austin Collins (Insurance Agent)
- Mother – Winifred June Collins (née Strange) (Theatrical Agent)
- Siblings – Carole (Sister) (Professional Ice Skater), Clive Collins (Older Brother) (Cartoonist, Illustrator)
Phil Collins is represented by Philip Collins Ltd., Production Company, London, England, United Kingdom.
Pop, Soft Rock, Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Jazz Fusion, Blue-Eyed Soul
Virgin, Atlantic, WEA, Walt Disney, Rhino, Legacy, RCA
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
67 kg or 147.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Phil Collins has dated –
- Oleta Adams
- Andrea Bertorelli (1973-1980) – After their marriage in 1975, he adopted Bertorelli’s daughter Joely (b. August 8, 1972). Later on, the duo was blessed with a son named Simon Collins (b. September 14, 1976). The marriage ended in 1980.
- Jill Tavelman (1980-1996) – They parent a daughter named Lily Collins (b. March 18, 1989).
- Lavinia Lang
- Orianne Cevey (1999-2008, 2016-Present) – He married Swiss translator Orianne Cevey in 1999 and they have 2 sons – Nicholas (b. 2001) and Matthew (b. 2004). The duo divorced in 2008 with Collins paying the largest divorce settlement of £25 million in a British celebrity divorce. However, the duo reunited in 2016.
- Dana Tyler (2006-2016)
Race / Ethnicity
Phil Collins is of English descent.
Salt and Pepper
- Wears glasses
- Receding hairline
- Distinctive singing voice and emotive delivery
- Often writes songs with just 3 chords
Phil Collins Favorite Things
- Guitarist – Eric Clapton
- Genesis Album – The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
- One Of His Favorite Bands – The Who
Source – IMDb
Phil Collins Facts
- He is regarded as “one of the most successful pop and adult contemporary singers of the ’80s and beyond”.
- Alongside Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, he has been one of the 3 artists who have sold over 100 million records worldwide both as solo artists and separately as principal members of a band.
- In 1999, Phil Collins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- He has also authored books like The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector’s Journey and Not Dead Yet: The Autobiography.
- Phil Collins has supported People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and also donated autographed drum sticks supporting the organization’s campaign against Kentucky Fried Chicken.
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