Biography of Hamish Blake
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 primary school at Glen Waverley South Primary and secondary school at Caulfield Grammar School. Subsequently, Blake graduated from St Leonard’s College in 1999. Furthermore, he was a member of the National Boys Choir of Australia in the late 1980s. Shortly after graduating from college, Hamish attended the University of Melbourne where he studied Science and Commerce . However, he dropped out in the first half to pursue a career in comedy alongside Andy Lee.
Shortly after graduating from college, Hamish attended the University of Melbourne, where he studied Science and Commerce. However, he dropped out in the first half to pursue a career in comedy alongside Andy Lee. His first experience with comedy happened when he participated in a contest at the University. He expected to win the award, but ended up placing third and qualifying for a state university final, which he eventually won.
Blake has been collaborating with comedian Andy Lee on the duo Hamish and Andy since 2003. They performed their debut show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. After that, they won a driving time shift on RMIT’s SYN Radio and a program called “Radio Karate” on the community access television station Channel 31.
Furthermore, they also collaborated with Ryan Shelton and several other school friends to create a new show titled “Radio Karate”. In 2004, the station won the Antenna Award for Best Comedy Program at the inaugural National Community Television Awards. A month later they were given a national comedy show on Australia’s Seven Network.
In 2015, Hamish and Andy’s show was canceled after failing to gain a hit rating. After the cancellation, they created a short documentary entitled The Greystone 2800 about a couple who accidentally bought an open house after failing to read the fine print in buying a home. The film won the Melbourne Comedy Festival short film competition and attracted the attention of comedian Rove McManus. McManus’ company, Roving Enterprises, also helped the pair develop Real Stories, a mock current affairs show that aired on Network Ten.
In addition, Hamish has also appeared in several Australian television series including Spicks and Specks, Thank God You’re Here, Twentysomething, Australia’s Brainiest Comedian, The Librarians and The Panel. He was also featured on the UK version of Thank God You’re Here. In 2008, he was the negative team speaker at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s annual televised Grand Debate.
Blake and Lee launched a national radio show to direct titled Hamish & Andy on the Today Network. The show quickly gained popularity, ending up with nearly a million listeners in Melbourne, ahead of popular 3AW radio host Derryn Hinch. Additionally, the show reached number one in four of Australia’s top five capital cities in 2008. The same year, they also made a guest appearance on the Australian soap opera Neighbours.
In addition, Blake and Andy have also appeared several times on Channel Ten’s Good News Week and The 7 PM Project. He is a founding member of an “insult rock” band, Coolboys and the Frontman, along with Andy Lee and Jack Post. Furthermore, Blake also worked on a radio show and podcast. In addition, he also made a guest appearance on 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, filmed in New Zealand.
Furthermore, he launched a podcast called How Other Dads Dad with Hamish Blake. The first season had guests like fellow dads Rob Sitch, Adam Hills, Dave Hughes and Ben Lee. He, along with his wife Zoë Foster Blake, wrote a book about dating called Textbook Romance. Furthermore, he was the winner of TV Fugly Award for Bravest Male TV Personality in 2008.
Age of Hamish Blake
Hamish is 41 years old in 2023. She was born in December 11, 1981 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Furthermore, he celebrates his birthday on December 11th every year.
Height/Weight of Hamish Blake
Blake is at a height of 6 feet 4 inches high. he weighs around 100 kilos.
Hamish Blake’s Wife
He has been married to Zoë Foster Blake since December 11, 2012. They have two children. Further details about the family are currently unavailable.
Hamish Blake Family
Blake grew up in the Melbourne suburb of Glen Waverley. He is the son of Noel and Kerry. Furthermore, he has two siblings, an older brother Lachlan is a lawyer and his sister Sophie has an art degree. His parents separated when Blake was 17, but his father eventually remarried. As a child, Blake was a fan of British sitcoms like Monty Python, Fawlty Towers and Blackadder.
Hamish Blake Net Worth
Hamish has an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars. This contains your personal assets, money and income. His main source is his career as a comedian, television and radio host, actor and author.