Red Symons

Red Symons

Jun. 3rd, 1949
Born in
Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK

Red Symons' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Hey Hey It's Saturday (AU) TV Show
Hey Hey It's Saturday (AU)
The Einstein Factor (AU) TV Show
The Einstein Factor (AU)
Shafted (AU) TV Show
Shafted (AU)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Red started his career in the 70's as the guitarist for Skyhooks.

Well known for his theatrical performances, he provided a mix of music, humorous banter and sarcasm as a member of the Hey Hey team.

During his career, Red has appeared on Countdown, Neighbours and Big Brother. He lost a quarter of a million dollars on Who wants to be a Millionaire and written music for Blue Heelers. He has been a regular contributor to The Age newspaper. In his spare time Red also engaged in a fair amount of cross-dressing for a number of stage shows.

Red is also a regular on ABC's Einstein Factor, he was a judge on 7 Network's Australia's Got Talent, and has his own show on ABC radio 774.

  • Scored 131 on TV IQ test (August 2002)
  • Member of the Australian band "Skyhooks" (1973-1980) along with Graham "Shirley" Strachan, Greg Macainish, Bob "Bongo" Starkey. Red played Guitar.
  • He has written a childrens book called "The Little Red Book of Naughty Red Symons" (1989)
  • In his guest appearance on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire", he was so confident about the answer to a question that he actually got it wrong. He was attempting the $500,000 question.

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