With a remarkable combination of middle-of-the-road likability and talent and vision that has produced some of the better music of his time, composer-singer-drummer-actor Phil Collins has made an indelible impact on the entertainment industry. Truly one of the hardest working men in show business, he has written for and performed with two legendary and vastly different bands, found great success as a solo artist and nursed a budding acting career, all at the same time. While considering himself a drummer above all else, the musician has written some of the most memorable songs in contemporary pop music and has proven a powerful and universally recognizable singer. Because of his unfaltering dedication to his craft and his place in Genesis, one of the most influential rock bands of the day, Collins managed to win both popular success and the respect of fellow musicians, hitting the top of the pop charts while also being called upon to perform with such modern legends as Eric Clapton, Sting, Robert Plant and Quincy Jones. His musical credibility and capability have served well many a film that has procured his songwriting services.