Phil Collins Biography (1951-)

Full name, Philip David Charles Collins; born January 30, 1951, in Chiswick,London, England; son of Greville (an insurance agent) and June (a children'stheatrical agent) Collins; married Andrea Brett (some sources cite name as Andrea Bertorelli), 1975 (divorced, 1977); married Jill Tavelman, 1984 (divorced, 1994); married Orianne Chevey (an interpreter and businessperson), July 23, 1999; children: (first marriage) Joely (an actress), Simon; (second marriage) Lily Jane; (third marriage) Nicholas Grev Austin. Addresses: Contact: Atlantic Recording Corporation, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY10019; Soundtrack Music Associates, 15760 Ventura Blvd., Suite 2021, Encino,CA 91436.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Musician, singer, composer, actor, producer
Birth Details
January 30, 1951
London, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Screaming fan, A Hard Day's Night, United Artists, 1964
  • (As Philip Collins) Mike Lucas, Calamity the Cow, 1967
  • (As Phillip Collins) Genesis: A Band in Concert (also known as Genesis in Concert), 1977
  • Himself (member of Secret Police choir), The Secret Policeman's OtherBall, Miramax, 1981
  • The Secret Policeman's Private Parts, 1984
  • Crawling King Snakes member, Porky's Revenge (also known as Porky's 3: Revenge), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • Buster Edwards (title role), Buster, TriStar, 1988
  • Uncle Ernie, The Who Live, Featuring the Rock Opera Tommy, 1989
  • Inspector Good, Hook, TriStar, 1991
  • Jackson Dover, Calliope, 1993
  • Roland Copping, Frauds, Live America, 1993
  • Voices of Muk and Luk, Balto (animated), Universal, 1995
  • Voice of Lucky the Vulture, The Jungle Book 2 (animated), Buena Vista, 2003
  • Film Song Performer
  • "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (theme song), Against All Odds, Columbia, 1984
  • (With Marilyn Martin) "Separate Lives," White Nights, Columbia, 1985
  • "In Too Deep," Mona Lisa, Island Pictures, 1986
  • "Two Hearts," Buster, TriStar, 1988
  • "Two Worlds," "You'll Be in My Heart," and other songs, Tarzan (animated), Buena Vista, 1999
  • Performer of songs that have appeared in other films.
  • Film Work
  • Musician and backing vocalist, Back to the Future, Universal, 1985
  • Musician and backing vocalist, Porky's Revenge (also known as Porky's 3: Revenge), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • Song producer, Playing for Keeps, Universal, 1986
  • Song arranger and producer, Tarzan (animated), Buena Vista, 1999
  • Co-producer, Everything's Jake, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Eddie Papasano, And the Band Played On, HBO, 1993
  • Specials
  • Live Aid, various channels, 1985
  • Phil Collins: No Jacket Required--Sold Out, HBO, 1985
  • Kraft Salutes the Magic of David Copperfield ... In China, CBS, 1986
  • The Noel Edmonds Show, ABC, 1986
  • The Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert, HBO, 1986, 1987
  • A Blues Session: B. B. King & Friends, Cinemax, 1987
  • Bruce Willis: The Return of Bruno, HBO, 1987
  • ABC Presents a Royal Gala, ABC, 1988
  • Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary: It's Only Rock `n' Roll, HBO, 1988
  • Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebration, syndicated, 1988
  • The Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert, The Disney Channel, 1988
  • Wicked Uncle Ernie, Fox Presents Tommy Performed by the Who, Fox,1989
  • The Songwriters Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary ... The Magic of Music, CBS, 1989
  • The Best of Cinemax Sessions, Cinemax, 1990
  • Late Night with David Letterman Eighth Anniversary Special, NBC, 1990
  • Seriously ... Phil Collins, CBS, 1990
  • An American Saturday Night, 1991
  • Eric Clapton: 24 Nights, 1991
  • Queen: The Days of Our Lives, syndicated, 1991
  • Two Rooms: Tribute to Elton John & Bernie Taupin, ABC, 1991
  • Genesis: Opening Night, ABC, 1992
  • One Child--One Voice, TBS, 1992
  • The Way We Walk, Part 1, Fox, 1992
  • The Way We Walk, Part 2, Fox, 1992
  • Together for Our Children--M.U.S.I.C., syndicated, 1993
  • ABC Back to School Concert: Virgin Records' 21st Anniversary, ABC,1994
  • The Who's Tommy: The Amazing Journey, The Disney Channel, 1994
  • Host, You Can't Do That! The Making of "A Hard Day's Night" (alsoknown as The Making of "A Hard Day's Night"), PBS, 1995
  • Vanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New York, ABC, 1996
  • Music for Montserrat, SET pay per view, 1997
  • Himself, In My Life, Bravo, 1998
  • A&E's Live by Request Starring Phil Collins, Arts and Entertainment, 1998
  • The Nobel Peace Concert, Fox Family Channel, 1998
  • Phil Collins--The Big Band, PBS, 1998
  • A Hot Night in Montreux, Comcast Cable Communications, 1999
  • Tarzan in Concert with Phil Collins, ABC, 1999
  • Super Bowl XXXIV, ABC, 2000
  • Himself, The Beatles Revolution (documentary), ABC, 2000
  • Himself, Stand and Be Counted (documentary), The Learning Channel,2000
  • An Evening of Stars: A Celebration of Educational Excellence, syndicated, 2000
  • (In archive footage) Himself, Freddie Mercury, the Untold Story, 2000
  • Phil Collins in Paris, ABC Family Channel, 2001
  • The Jubilee Girl (documentary), BBC, 2002
  • (In archive footage) Himself, 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs ... Ever, VH1, 2004
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 11th Annual American Music Awards, 1984
  • The American Music Awards, 1986
  • The 28th Annual Grammy Awards, 1986
  • MTV's 1990 Video Music Awards, MTV, 1990
  • The 1990 Billboard Music Awards Show, 1990
  • The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards, 1991
  • Host, The 1992 Billboard Music Awards, 1992
  • The 1993 Billboard Music Awards, 1993
  • The American Music Awards, 1994
  • Presenter, The 42nd Annual New York Emmy Awards, 1999
  • Himself, 72nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 2000
  • Presenter, The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 2000
  • Presenter, The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2001
  • The 34th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards, Bravo, 2003
  • 2003 Radio Music Awards, NBC, 2003
  • Presenter, The 76th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2004
  • Episodic
  • Terry, "Unwelcome Visitor," R3, BBC, 1965
  • Himself, Album Flash, 1984
  • Phil Mayhew, "Phil the Shill," Miami Vice, NBC, 1985
  • "Shannon/Phil Collins," American Bandstand, ABC, 1985
  • The Last Resort (also known as The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross), Channel 4, 1988
  • Himself, America's Top 10, syndicated, 1988
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1990
  • Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1990, 1991
  • ABC in Concert, ABC, 1991
  • Himself, "Wetten, dass...? aus Kiel," Wetten, dass ... ?, 1991
  • The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, various episodes, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998
  • The History of Rock `n' Roll, Vol. 6 (also known as The Historyof Rock `n' Roll and My Generation), syndicated, 1995
  • Himself, "Going Platinum," New York Undercover, Fox, 1996
  • Himself, "Wetten, dass ... ? aus Hannover," Wetten, dass ... ?, 1996
  • The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, multiple episodes in 1996
  • The Howard Stern Show, E! Entertainment Television, multiple episodes in 1997
  • Himself, "Wetten, dass...? aus Erfurt," Wetten, dass ... ?, 1998
  • Parkinson, BBC, 1998
  • Himself, Brass Eye, Channel 4, 2001
  • Himself, Top of the Pops 2, 2001
  • Himself, TROS TV Show, 2002
  • Himself, V Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2002
  • The View, ABC, 2002
  • Himself, GMTV, ITV, multiple episodes in 2002 and 2004
  • Himself, "Brother Bear," Movie Surfers, 2003
  • Himself, "Mike Rutherford," This Is Your Life, 2003
  • Himself, "2nd December," Film 03, BBC, 2003
  • Himself, "Sticky Fingers," Whoopi, NBC, 2003
  • Himself, Children in Need, 2003
  • Himself, God kveld Norge, 2003
  • Himself, Pulse, Fox, 2003
  • Himself, RI:SE, Channel 4, 2003
  • Himself, TV total, 2003
  • Himself, Verstehen Sie Spass?, 2003
  • Himself, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003
  • Also appeared as himself, Tiswas, Associated Television and Central Television; voice of Lucky the Vulture, "The Jungle Book II," Toon Jam (animated); singer of theme song, A-Z 3--Deep Space Secrets; performer of song "Two Worlds," Cartoon All Stars to the Rescue: STOP DIGIMON!; and appeared in MTV Music Awards--The Series.
  • Pilots
  • Street Beat, syndicated, 1990
  • Stage Appearances
  • The Artful Dodger, Oliver! (musical), London production, 1964
  • Live Aid, Philadelphia, PA, and London, 1985
  • Radio Appearances
  • The Howard Stern Show, multiple episodes in 1997
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Face Value, Atlantic, 1981
  • Hello, I Must Be Going (featuring "I Don't Care Anymore"), Atlantic, 1982
  • No Jacket Required, Atlantic, 1985
  • 12'ers, Atlantic, 1987
  • But Seriously, Atlantic, 1989
  • Serious Hits Live, 1990
  • Smart Pack, Atlantic, 1990
  • Both Sides, Atlantic, 1993
  • Both Sides [Bonus Live Disk], Alex, 1995
  • Dance into the Light, Atlantic, 1996
  • Hits, Atlantic, 1996
  • In My Life, MCA Records, 1998
  • Testify, Atlantic, 2002
  • Albums with Flaming Youth
  • Ark2, 1968
  • Albums with Genesis
  • Nursery Cryme, Atlantic, 1971
  • Foxtrot, Atlantic, 1972
  • Genesis: Live, Atlantic, 1973
  • Selling England by the Pound, Atlantic, 1973
  • The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Atlantic, 1974
  • Trick of the Tail, Atlantic, 1976
  • Wind and Wuthering, Atlantic, 1976
  • Seconds Out (live double album), Atlantic, 1977
  • And Then There Were Three, Atlantic, 1978
  • Follow You Follow Me, 1978
  • Duke, Atlantic, 1980
  • Abacab, Atlantic, 1981
  • Three Sides Live (live double album), 1982
  • Genesis, Atlantic, 1983
  • Invisible Touch, Atlantic, 1986
  • Invisible Touch Live, 1988
  • We Can't Dance, Atlantic, 1991
  • Live Volume 1: The Way We Walk, Atlantic, 1991
  • Live Volume 2: The Way We Walk, Atlantic, 1991
  • Turn It On Again: The Hits, Atlantic, 1999
  • Albums with Brand X
  • Unorthodox Behaviour, Caroline Records, 1976
  • Livestock, Caroline Records, 1977
  • Moroccan Roll, Caroline Records, 1977
  • Product, Caroline Records, 1979
  • Do They Hurt?, Caroline Records, 1980
  • Is There Anything About, Caroline Records, 1982
  • X-Trax, 1987
  • Plot Thins: History of Brand X, 1997
  • Missing Period, 1998
  • Albums with the Phil Collins Big Band
  • A Hot Night in Paris, Atlantic, 1999
  • Albums with Others
  • Rock Roots, 1975
  • The Secret Policeman's Other Ball: The Music Originally (soundtrack), 1981
  • Against All Odds (soundtrack), Atlantic, 1984
  • White Nights (soundtrack), Atlantic, 1985
  • Atlantic Rock & Roll, Atlantic, 1991
  • Royal Gala Concert, Kock Records, 1992
  • Power of Love: 16 Great Soft Rock Hits, Madacy Records, 1996
  • The Songs of West Side Story, RCA Victor, 1996
  • Atlantic Records: 50 Years, Atlantic, 1998
  • Best of Smooth Jazz, Vol. 4, Warner Bros. Records, 1998
  • First Generation: 25 Years of Virgin..., MCA Records, 1998
  • Live from the Board, Imprint, 1998
  • Now, Vol. 44: 42 Top Chart Hits, EMI Recorded Music, 1999
  • Tarzan (soundtrack), Buena Vista, 1999
  • Billboard Top Hits 1990, Rhino Records, 2000
  • Heartbreak of Rock, Virgin Records, 2000
  • Today Show Summer Concert Vol. 1..., Redline Records, 2000, also released as Today Presents ... Concert Series Vol. 1, NBC Records, 2002
  • Billboard Top Hits of the 90s, Rhino Records, 2001
  • 80s Pop Hits, Sony Records, 2001
  • Chicken Soup ... Another Helping of Celebratin'..., Rhino Records,2002
  • Disney's Superstar Hits, Disney, 2002
  • Everything 80s, Time/Life Music, 2002
  • Hit Me with Your 80s, Hip-O Records, 2002
  • Party at the Palace, Virgin Records, 2002
  • Ultimate Power of Love, Madacy Records, 2002
  • Billboard #1s: The 80s, Rhino Records, 2003
  • Brother Bear (soundtrack), Disney, 2003
  • La magia de Disney y sus super estrellas, Disney, 2003
  • Album Producer
  • John Martyn, Grace & Danger, 1980
  • Frida Lynstrom, Something's Going On, 1982
  • Adam Ant, Strip, 1983
  • Tangerine Dream, Risky Business, 1984
  • Eric Clapton, Behind the Sun, 1985
  • Philip Bailey, Chinese Wall, 1985
  • Back to the Future Soundtrack (soundtrack), 1985
  • Eric Clapton, August, 1986
  • Howard Jones, Action Replay, 1986
  • Howard Jones, One to One, 1986
  • Eric Clapton, Crossroads, 1988
  • Four Tops, Indestructible, 1988
  • Buster Soundtrack (soundtrack), 1988
  • Adam Ant, Antics in the Forbidden Zone, 1990
  • Philip Bailey, Inside Out, 1990
  • Genesis, We Can't Dance, 1991
  • Two Rooms: Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin, 1991
  • David Crosby, Thousand Roads, 1993
  • Howard Jones, Best of Howard Jones, 1993
  • Adam Ant, Antmusic: The Very Best of Adam Ant, 1994
  • Tribute to Curtis Mayfield, 1994
  • Singles
  • (With Philip Bailey) "Easy Lover," c. 1985
  • "Another Day in Paradise," c. 1990
  • "You'll Be in My Heart," c. 1999
  • Recorded several singles as a solo artist and with the group Genesis.
  • Videos
  • (With Genesis) Mama Tour Live, 1984
  • Eric Clapton and Friends, 1986
  • Himself, Queen--The Magic Years: Volume One--The Foundations, MPIHome Video, 1989
  • Himself, Queen--The Magic Years: Volume Two--Live Killers in the Making, MPI Home Video, 1989
  • Himself, Queen--The Magic Years: Volume Three--Crowded in Glory, MPI Home Video, 1989
  • Live at Knebworth, 1990
  • Phil Collins: A Closer Look (also known as Phil Collins: Both Sides Tour '94), 1994
  • Music for Montserrat, 1997
  • Phil Collins: Live and Loose in Paris, 1998
  • Classic Albums: Phil Collins--Face Value, 1999
  • (With Genesis) The Genesis Songbook, Eagle Rock, 2001
  • (With Genesis) Genesis: The Way We Walk--Live in Concert, PinnacleVision, 2001
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in several music videos as a solo artist and as a member of thegroup Genesis; appeared in the music videos of others.
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Songs
  • (As Phillip Collins) Genesis: A Band in Concert (also known as Genesis in Concert), 1977
  • "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (theme song), Against All Odds, Columbia, 1984
  • "Separate Lives," White Nights, Columbia, 1985
  • "In Too Deep," Mona Lisa, Island Pictures, 1986
  • "Two Hearts," Buster, TriStar, 1988
  • "Two Worlds," "You'll Be in My Heart," and other songs, Tarzan (animated), Buena Vista, 1999
  • "Great Spirits" and other songs, Brother Bear (animated; also known as Tierra de osos), Buena Vista, 2003
  • Collins's songs have appeared in other films.
  • Television Music
  • Series
  • "Go' rov & go' weekend," beginning 2003
  • Movies
  • Songs, Die Musterknaben 2, 1999
  • Specials
  • Phil Collins: No Jacket Required--Sold Out, HBO, 1985
  • Songs, Kraft Salutes the Magic of David Copperfield ... In China,CBS, 1986
  • Songs, Tarzan in Concert with Phil Collins, ABC, 1999
  • Albums
  • Face Value, Atlantic, 1981
  • Hello, I Must Be Going, Atlantic, 1982
  • No Jacket Required, Atlantic, 1985
  • 12'ers, Atlantic, 1987
  • But Seriously, Atlantic, 1989
  • Serious Hits Live, 1990
  • Smart Pack, Atlantic, 1990
  • Both Sides, Atlantic, 1993
  • Both Sides [Bonus Live Disk], Alex, 1995
  • Dance into the Light, Atlantic, 1996
  • Hits, Atlantic, 1996
  • In My Life, MCA Records, 1998
  • Testify, Atlantic, 2002
  • Albums with Flaming Youth
  • Ark2, 1968
  • Albums with Genesis
  • Nursery Cryme, Atlantic, 1971
  • Foxtrot, Atlantic, 1972
  • Genesis: Live, Atlantic, 1973
  • Selling England by the Pound, Atlantic, 1973
  • The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Atlantic, 1974
  • Trick of the Tail, Atlantic, 1976
  • Wind and Wuthering, Atlantic, 1976
  • Seconds Out (live double album), Atlantic, 1977
  • And Then There Were Three, Atlantic, 1978
  • Follow You Follow Me, 1978
  • Duke, Atlantic, 1980
  • Abacab, Atlantic, 1981
  • Three Sides Live (live double album), 1982
  • Genesis, Atlantic, 1983
  • Invisible Touch, Atlantic, 1986
  • Invisible Touch Live, 1988
  • We Can't Dance, Atlantic, 1991
  • Live Volume 1: The Way We Walk, Atlantic, 1991
  • Live Volume 2: The Way We Walk, Atlantic, 1991
  • Turn It On Again: The Hits, Atlantic, 1999
  • Albums with Brand X
  • Unorthodox Behaviour, Caroline Records, 1976
  • Livestock, Caroline Records, 1977
  • Moroccan Roll, Caroline Records, 1977
  • Product, Caroline Records, 1979
  • Do They Hurt?, Caroline Records, 1980
  • Is There Anything About, Caroline Records, 1982
  • X-Trax, 1987
  • Plot Thins: History of Brand X, 1997
  • Missing Period, 1998
  • Albums with the Phil Collins Big Band
  • A Hot Night in Paris, Atlantic, 1999
  • Video Music
  • Phil Collins: The Singles Collection, 1990

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Billboard, September 14, 1996, p. 10; July 24, 1999, p. 47; November 9, 2002, p. 59; November 16, 2002, pp. 32-33, 38, 47
    • Down Beat, October, 1998, p. 26; February, 2000, p. 16
    • People Weekly, July 8, 1985, p. 38
    • Playboy, October, 1986, pp. 57-64, 174-76
    • Rolling Stone, February 3, 1983, p. 37; May 23, 1985, p. 35
    • Scholastic Update, October 4, 1985, p. 38
    • Time, May 18, 1998, p. 102

    User Contributions:

    Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic:

    CAPTCHA


    forum