Hamish Blake Biography
Hamish Donald Blake is an Australian comedian, television and radio presenter, actor, and author. He is known for acting in Hamish & Andy’s ‘Perfect’ Holiday (2019), True Story Avec (2020), and Real Stories (2006). Born and raised in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Donald attended his primary school at Glen Waverley South Primary and his high school at Caulfield Grammar School. Afterward, Blake graduated from St Leonard’s College in 1999. In addition, he was a member of the National Boys Choir of Australia during the late 1980s. Shortly after graduating from college, Hamish attended Melbourne University where he studied Science and Commerce. However, he dropped out in the first semester to pursue a career in comedy alongside Andy Lee.
Shortly after graduating from college, Hamish attended Melbourne University where he studied Science and Commerce. However, he dropped out in the first semester to pursue a career in comedy alongside Andy Lee. His first experience with comedy happen when he took part in a competition at University. He hoped to win the prize but he ended up being third place and qualified for a statewide universities’ final, which he did win.
Blake has collaborated with comedian Andy Lee in the duo Hamish and Andy since 2003. They performed their breakout show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Thereafter, they gained a drive-time shift on RMIT’s SYN Radio and a show called “Radio Karate” on community-access television station Channel 31.
In addition, they also collaborated with Ryan Shelton and several other school friends to create a new show titled “Radio Karate”. In 2004 the station won an Antenna Award for best comedy program at the inaugural National Community Television Awards. One month later they were offered a national comedy program on Australia’s Seven Network.
In 2015, The Hamish and Andy show was canceled after it failed to achieve a rating of its success. After the cancellation, they created a short mockumentary titled The Greystone 2800 about a couple who accidentally bought an open display home after failing to read the fine print on a housing purchase. The film won the Melbourne Comedy Festival Short Film competition and attracted the attention of comedian Rove McManus.McManus’s company, Roving Enterprises, also helped the duo develop Real Stories, mock current affairs show that aired on Network Ten
Moreover, Hamish has also appeared on various Australian television series, including Spicks and Specks, Thank God You’re Here, Twentysomething, Australia’s Brainiest Comedian, The Librarians, and The Panel. He has also featured in the British version of Thank God You’re Here. In 2008 he was a speaker for the negative team in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s annual televised Great Debate.
Blake and Lee debuted a national drive-time radio show titled Hamish & Andy on the Today Network. The show quickly gained popularity, finishing with almost one million Melbourne listeners, ahead of 3AW’s popular radio host Derryn Hinch. Besides that, the show was rating number one in four out of Australia’s five major capital cities in 2008. In the same year, they also made a guest appearance on the Australian soap opera Neighbours.
Aside from that, Blake and Andy also appeared on Channel Ten’s Good News Week and The 7 PM Project several times. He is a founding member of a “rock-insult” band, Coolboys and the Frontman, along with Andy Lee and Jack Post. On top of that, Blake has also worked on a radio show and podcast. Moreover, he has also made an appearance in the ABC comedy Twentysomething, starring real-life best friends Jess Harris and Josh Schmidt. He also co-starred in his first feature film with Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords, Two Little Boys, shot in New Zealand.
Additionally, he launched a podcast called How Other Dads Dad with Hamish Blake. The first season saw guests such as fellow fathers Rob Sitch, Adam Hills, Dave Hughes, and Ben Lee. He together with his wife Zoë Foster Blake has written a book on dating called Textbook Romance. Also, he was the winner of the TV Fugly Award for Spunkiest Male TV Personality in 2008.
Hamish Blake Age
Hamish is 41 years old as of 2023. She was born on December 11, 1981, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on December 11 every year.
Hamish Blake Height/ Weight
Blake stands at a height of 6 feet and 4 inches tall. He weighs around 100 kilograms.
Hamish Blake Wife
He has been married to Zoë Foster Blake since December 11, 2012. They have two children. More details about the family are currently not available.
Hamish Blake Family
Blake grew up in the Melbourne suburb of Glen Waverley. He is the son of Noel and Kerry. Also, he has two siblings an older brother, Lachlan, is a solicitor, and his sister, Sophie, has completed an arts degree. His parents, separated when Blake was 17, but his father eventually remarried. As a child, Blake was a fan of British comedies such as Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Blackadder.
Hamish Blake’s Net Worth
Hamish has an estimated net worth of $ 4 million dollars. This contains his personal assets, money, and income. His primary source is his career as a comedian, television and radio presenter, actor, and author.