Phil Collins

Singer, Songwriter, Drummer
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 ... Read more »
Born: 01/30/1951 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (65)

Genesis- Sum of the Parts 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Genesis: When In Rome 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Naked Brothers Band: Polar Bears 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jungle Book 2 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Lucky (Actor)

Phil Collins in Paris 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Beatles Revolution 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Stand and Be Counted 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Bowl XXXIV 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

Phil Collins Live By Request 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Tarzan in Concert With Phil Collins 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nobel Peace Concert 1998 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Music For Montserrat 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Phil Collins -- The Big Band 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Balto 1995 (Movie)

s of Muk and Luk (Voice)

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1993 Billboard Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Host

The American Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Performer

The Who's Tommy: The Amazing Journey 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Frauds 1993 (Movie)

Roland (Actor)

The 1992 Billboard Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Host

The Way We Walk, Part 1 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Way We Walk, Part 2 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Together For Our Children -- M.U.S.I.C. 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Genesis: Opening Night 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

One Child -- One Voice 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

1990 Billboard Music Awards Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

An American Saturday Night 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Hook 1991 (Movie)

Inspector Good (Actor)

Queen: The Days of Our Lives 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Seriously... Phil Collins 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Street Beat 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1990 MTV Video Music Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

Fox Presents Tommy Performed By the Who 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Best of Cinemax Sessions 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

A Blues Session: B.B. King & Friends 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC Presents a Royal Gala 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Buster 1988 (Movie)

Buster Edwards (Actor)

The Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Bruce Willis: The Return of Bruno 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Phil Collins: No Jacket Required--Sold Out 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th Annual Grammy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

The American Music Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

The Noel Edmonds Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Hard Day's Night 1964 (Movie)

Screaming Fan (Actor)

And the Band Played On (TV Show)

Actor

In My Life (TV Show)

Actor
Music (49)

Fury 2014 (Movie)

Piano (Music)

Pride 2014 (Movie)

("You Can't Hurry Love") (Song Performer)

The Hangover Part III 2013 (Movie)

("In The Air Tonight") (Song)

The Hangover Part III 2013 (Movie)

("In The Air Tonight") (Song Performer)

The Other Guys 2010 (Movie)

("Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)") (Song)

The Other Guys 2010 (Movie)

("Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)") (Song Performer)

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

("In The Air Tonight") (Song)

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

("In The Air Tonight") (Song Performer)

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

("Follow You, Follow Me") (Song)

The Wedding Weekend 2007 (Movie)

("Take Me Home") (Song)

Miami Vice 2006 (Movie)

("In the Air Tonight") (Song)

Brother Bear 2003 (Movie)

(Composer)

Brother Bear 2003 (Movie)

Songs by (Original Music)

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2002 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Big Trouble 2002 (Movie)

("In the Air Tonight") (Song)

Disney's The Legend of Tarzan 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Song

Paid in Full 2002 (Movie)

("In The Air Tonight") (Performer)

Paid in Full 2002 (Movie)

("In The Air Tonight") (Song)

The New Guy 2002 (Movie)

("In the Air Tonight") (Song)

Waking Up in Reno 2002 (Movie)

("Sussudio") (Song)

Moulin Rouge 2001 (Movie)

("One More Night") (Song)

American Psycho 2000 (Movie)

("Sussudio") (Song Performer)

American Psycho 2000 (Movie)

songs("In Too Deep" "Sussudio") (Song)

Rancid Aluminum 2000 (Movie)

("Gunfire") (Song)

Forces of Nature 1999 (Movie)

("Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)") (Song)

Phil Collins Live By Request 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Tarzan 1999 (Movie)

song arranger/ producer & performer("You'll Be in My Heart (Phil Collins' version)" "Two Worlds" "Son of Man" "Trashin' the Camp" "Strangers Like Me") (Song)

Gang Related 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Gang Related 1997 (Movie)

("In the Air Tonight") (Song Performer)

Fire Birds 1990 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Fire Birds 1990 (Movie)

("Do You Remember" "Find a Way to My Heart") (Song Performer)

Buster 1988 (Movie)

("Two Hearts (One Mind)" "Goin' Loco Down in Acapulco" "Big Nose") (Song)

Buster 1988 (Movie)

("Groovy Kind of Love") (Song Performer)

Playing for Keeps 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

Playing for Keeps 1986 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

The Color of Money 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

The Color of Money 1986 (Movie)

("One More Night") (Song Performer)

White Nights 1985 (Movie)

("Separate Lives") (Song Performer)

Against All Odds 1984 (Movie)

(Song)

Against All Odds 1984 (Movie)

("Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)") (Song Performer)

Electric Dreams 1984 (Movie)

("You Can't Hurry Love") (Song Performer)

Risky Business 1983 (Movie)

(Song)

Risky Business 1983 (Movie)

("In the Air Tonight") (Song Performer)

Remembrance 1980 (Movie)

("Behind the Lines" "If Leaving Me Is Easy") (Song Performer)

Remembrance 1980 (Movie)

(Song)

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball 1980 (Movie)

(Secret Police Choir Member) (Music)

Genesis - A Band in Concert 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

Genesis - A Band in Concert 1975 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Nicholas Grev Austin Collins

Son
Born April 21, 2001 mother, Orianne Cevey

Andrea Bertorelli

Wife
Canadian met as students in a drama class in London married from 1975-1980 divorced after she started an affair with their painter and decorator mother of his two eldest children

Orianne Cevey

Wife
Swiss-born third wife met on tour in 1994 while she was working as a translator married from 1999-2008 mother of Nicolas and Matthew received a $46.76 million cash payout from Collins

June Collins

Mother

Lily Collins Actor

Child
Born c. 1989 mother, Jill Tavelman

Joely Collins

Daughter
Born August 8, 1972 mother, Andrea Bertorelli

Matthew Collins

Son
Born December 1, 2004 mother, Orianne Cevey

Simon Collins

Son
Born Sept. 14, 1976 mother, Andrea Bertorelli

Clive Collins

Brother

Carole Collins

Sister

Jill Tavelman

Wife
Second wife married from 1984-1996 divorced after Collins confessed to having an affair mother of Lily Collins reportedly received $34 million divorce settlement after he ended their relationship by fax

Dana Tyler Actor

Companion
Began dating after his third divorce in 2006

EDUCATION

Chiswick Community School

Barbara Speake Stage School

Milestones

2011

Announced his retirement from music due to health problems brought on by his lifelong drum-playing

2007

Re-united with Genesis for "Turn It On Again: The Tour" with the Collins/Rutherford/Banks lineup

2006

Appeared as himself in the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 2 video game "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories"

2006

Contributed 11 new songs and instrumental pieces, when Disney's "Tarzan" was adapted for Broadway

2005

Performed several songs on Disney's "Brother Bear" soundtrack

2003

Lent his voice to the animated feature "The Jungle Book 2"

1999

Reunited with Gabriel and other Genesis members to re-record "The Carpet Crawlers" for Genesis's Turn It On Again: The Hits

1999

Performed the soundtrack to the animated film "Tarzan"; won first Oscar for the hit single "You'll Be in My Heart"

1999

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (June 16)

1998

Toured with the Phil Collins Big Band as drummer; the band performed jazz renditions of Collins’ and Genesis's hits

1996

Appeared as himself on an episode of FOX's "New York Undercover"

1995

Voiced two polar bears in the animated adventure "Balto"

1993

Featured in the Australian-produced comedy/mystery "Frauds"

1993

Played the sleazy owner of a San Francisco bathhouse in the AIDS-themed drama "And the Band Played On" (HBO)

1991

Appeared in Steven Spielberg's "Hook"

1991

Released final studio album with Genesis, We Can't Dance

1990

Featured in the CBS variety special, "Seriously...Phil Collins"

1988

First film role since becoming a musician, playing the title role in "Buster"; released rendition of "Groovy Kind of Love" and the Academy Award nominated "Two Hearts"

1988

Played Uncle Ernie in a 20th anniversary performance of The Who's rock opera "Tommy" (aired on FOX)

1985

Invited to perform at Bob Geldof's charity concert, Live Aid; appeared at both Wembley Stadium in England and JFK Stadium in Philadelphia

1985

Performed (with Marilyn Martin) the Academy Award nominated song "Separate Lives" for the "White Nights" soundtrack

1985

Released his top ten single-packed third solo album, No Jacket Required

1985

Appeared in an episode of NBC's "Miami Vice," entitled "Phil the Shill"

1984

Composed the title track for the film "Against All Odds"; received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song

1981

Released first solo album Face Value; also that same year released Abacab Genesis' eleventh studio album

1974

Became lead vocalist for Genesis after auditions of hundreds of singers failed to yield a successor to the departed Peter Gabriel

1969

Joined the British art rock band Genesis; first as a drummer and later taking on lead singing duties in its post-Peter Gabriel pop-rock incarnation

1968

First record deal came as drummer for Flaming Youth; they released a single album, Ark 2 (1969)

1964

Made film debut in The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" as one of hundreds of screaming teenagers during the concert sequence

1958

Began playing the drums on a kit handmade by his uncle

Bonus Trivia

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Collins never learned to read and write conventional musical notation; instead, he uses a system he devised himself.

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Collins was appointed a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order in 1994 in recognition of his work on behalf of the Prince's Trust.

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