Colin Hay Net Worth

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Colin spent his early years in Scotland, and then when he was 14, he and his whole family moved to Australia.

A decade later, he met Ron Strykert and the two started making music together, firstly only acoustic but soon enough switched to electric instruments. They brought in Jerry Speiser on drums, John Ress as a bass player and Greg Ham as a keyboardist, flautist and saxophone player’ they named themselves Man at Work, and in 1981 released their album “Business as Usual”. The album topped the charts in several countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom and US, and achieved seven times platinum status in Australia, five times platinum in Canada, six times platinum in US, all of which only increased Hay’s net worth, and encouraged the group to continue in the same rhythm. Two more albums were released during band’s existence – “Cargo” (1983) and “two Hearts” (1985) – “Cargo” topped the chart in Australia, and achieved triple platinum status in Australia and Canada, while the latter wasn’t as popular, but still achieved gold status in the US, further increasing Hay’s net worth. After that, the band broke-up, but had several reunions over the years, although no new material was released.

Colin continued his career as a musician, releasing a number of solo albums, while also working with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. Some of Colin’s solo albums include his debut “Looking for Jack” (1987), then “Wayfaring Sons” (1990), “Topanga” (1994), “Company of Strangers” (2002), “American Sunshine” (2009), and in recent years “Next Year People” (2015) and “Fierce Mercy” (2017). However, he has never reached popularity of the Men at Work as a solo artist, although the sales of his albums have certainly increased further his net worth.

Most recently, Colin has produced an audio book of “Aesop’s Fables with Colin Hay”, narrating 24 of the Fables as adapted by author Tom Graves.

Regarding his personal life, Colin is married to Cecilia Noël, who often contributes to the production of his solo efforts. The two now reside in Topanga Canyon near Los Angeles, California.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Colin Hay
  • Net Worth: $16 Million
  • Date Of Birth: June 29th 1953
  • Place Of Birth: Saltcoats, Scotland United Kingdom
  • Height: 1.93 m
  • Profession: Musician
  • Education: Clare College, Cambridge, University of Cambridge
  • Nationality: Scottish
  • Spouse: Cecilia Noël
  • Parents: James Hay, Isabela Hay
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColinHayMusic
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/colinhay
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colinhay/
  • MySpace: https://myspace.com/colinhay
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0370478/
  • Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/colin-hay-mn0000097395
  • Music Groups: Men at Work, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Boulder, CO, United States, Morgantown, WV, USA, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, Down Under, Who Can It Be Now?, Overkill
  • Movies: Boulder, CO, United States, Morgantown, WV, USA, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, The Uninvited, The Wild, The Craic, Heaven’s Burning, Cosi, Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band: Live at the Greek Theatre 2008, Soundstage: Ringo Starr and the Roundheads, Raw Silk

Facts

  • Touring the U.S. in support of his 8th solo album [July 2004]
  • In February 2009, his former Men at Work band mate, Ronald Strykert, was arrested and taken into custody by Los Angeles police for allegedly making death threats against Hay. Strykert denied the charges.
  • Former lead vocalist for Australian rock-pop band, Men at Work.

Trademarks

  • His lazy eye

Filmography

Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
Gintberg på kanten 2016 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
The Voice 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Molly: The Real Thing 2016 TV Movie documentary writer: “Who Can It Be Now” – as C.Hay
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series writer – 3 episodes, 2014 – 2016 performer – 1 episode, 2016
Atop the Fourth Wall 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Modern Family 2014 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Leonning maen 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Voice UK 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Words and Pictures 2013 performer: “Waiting For My Real Life To Begin” / writer: “Waiting For My Real Life To Begin”
One Hit Wonderland 2012 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
The Footy Show 2012 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Thing 2011/I performer: “Who Can It Be Now” / writer: “Who Can It Be Now”
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Morning Glory 2010 performer: “Waiting for My Real Life to Begin” / writer: “Waiting for My Real Life to Begin”
Rude Tube 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary writer – 4 episodes
Getaway 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2009-2010 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2010 Documentary writer: “Down Under”
En ganske snill mann 2010 writer: “Down Under”
Live from Studio Five TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2010 writer – 1 episode, 2010
Saints Row 2 2008 Video Game writer: “Down Under”
The Cleaner TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2008 writer – 1 episode, 2008
‘Til Death 2008 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Fields of Fuel 2008 Documentary writer: “Land Down Under” 1978
The Singing Bee 2007 TV Series writer – 1 episode
SingStar ’80s 2007 Video Game writer: “Who Can it be Now?”
Australian Idol 2006 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Groomsmen 2006 writer: “Be Good Johnny”
South Park 2006 TV Series writer – 1 episode
What About Brian TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2006 writer – 1 episode, 2006
Karaoke Revolution Party 2005 Video Game “Who Can It Be Now?”
L’anniversaire 2005 writer: “Down Under”
CHIKARA Tag World Grand Prix 2005, Night 2 2005 Video producer: “Down Under” / writer: “Down Under”
Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band 2003 2004 TV Special documentary writer: “Down Under”
Scrubs TV Series writer – 4 episodes, 2002 – 2004 performer – 2 episodes, 2002
Garden State 2004 performer: “Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You” / writer: “Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You”
Cold Case 2003 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Kangaroo Jack 2003 producer: “Down Under” / writer: “Down Under”
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles 2001 producer: “Down Under” / writer: “Down Under”
SeaChange 2000 TV Series performer – 3 episodes
The Craic 1999 performer: “Down Under” / writer: “Down Under”
Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain 1995 performer: “The Flying Song” / writer: “The Flying Song”
Glückliche Reise 1993 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Pandemonium 1987 performer: “Nature of the Beast” – as Colin James Hay / writer: “Nature of the Beast” – as Colin James Hay
Aussie Assault 1984 Documentary writer: “Down Under”
Automan 1984 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Valley Girl 1983 writer: “Who Can It Be Now?”
Knight Rider 1983 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Men at Work: Down Under 1983 Video short writer: “Down Under”
Storm Riders 1982 Documentary writer: “Down Under”
Enough Guts to Say No! 1981 Video short writer: “Who Can It Be Now?” – uncredited
Actor
Title Year Status Character
Lowdown 2012 TV Series Miles
Jack Irish: Bad Debts 2012 TV Movie Tony Baker
The Uninvited 2008 Nick
The Wild 2006 Fergus Flamingo (voice)
Scrubs 2002 TV Series Troubador
The Country Bears 2002 singing voice, uncredited
The Mick Molloy Show 1999 TV Series Gay Builder / Artist
The Craic 1999 Barry
The Larry Sanders Show 1998 TV Series Colin Hay
Heaven’s Burning 1997 Jonah
JAG 1997 TV Series Miles
Cosi 1996 Zac
Blue Heelers 1994-1995 TV Series Brad Fielding / George Patterson
Raw Silk 1988 TV Movie Parker
Georgia 1988 Policeman
Wills & Burke 1985 Publican
Men at Work: Down Under 1983 Video short
Writer
Title Year Status Character
Jimeoin 1994 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Composer
Title Year Status Character
You Better Take Cover 2015 Documentary short main composer
Self
Title Year Status Character
I Love the ’80s Strikes Back 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2000 TV Series documentary Himself / Men at Work
CNN World Beat 2000 TV Series Himself
The Panel 1999 TV Series Himself
Hessie’s Shed 1998 TV Series Himself
Jimeoin 1995 TV Series Himself
Rock in Rio 1991 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1983 TV Series Himself – Member of Men at Work
Saturday Night Live 1982 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Greatest Hits 2016 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2016 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest
Molly: The Real Thing 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself – Men at Work
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest
Colin Hay – Waiting For My Real Life 2015 Documentary Himself
Music City USA 2015 Documentary Himself
Blood and Thunder: The Sound of Alberts 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Member Man At Work Band
You Better Take Cover 2015 Documentary short Himself
Santo, Sam and Ed’s Total Football 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Lennon or McCartney 2014 Documentary short Himself
The Jeff Probst Show 2013 TV Series Himself
Can of Worms 2013 TV Series Himself
alt.news 26:46 2012 TV Series documentary Himself (segment “Colin Hay”)
The Project 2012 TV Series Himself
Bonnaroo Music Festival 2012 TV Movie Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2011 TV Series Himself – Musical guest
Backline 2010 TV Series Himself
Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation 2010 TV Series Himself
The 7PM Project 2010 TV Series Himself
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Live at the Greek Theater 2010 Video Himself
US Festival 1983 Days 1-3 2009 Documentary
Don’t Forget the Lyrics! 2009 TV Series Himself
Scrubs 2007-2009 TV Series Himself
Australia Unites: The Victorian Bushfire Appeal 2009 TV Movie Himself
Largo 2008 Himself
RocKwiz 2007 TV Series Himself
The Sideshow 2007 TV Series Himself
Spicks and Specks 2006 TV Series Himself
Good Morning Australia 2004 TV Series Himself
Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band 2003 2004 TV Special documentary Himself

Pictures

Colin Hay