Paul usually does many voices for Captain Feathersword while doing a magic button segment. One of the earliest broadcasts of this gimmick was on a Disneyland special in 1998.
Paul as the Captain began doing TV appearances with The Wiggles in 1996.
Paul developed his tumbling, unicycle riding, and juggling skills from circus training classes at WAAPA.
Paul met and became friends with Wiggles founder Anthony Field when Anthony rented out a spare apartment room to Paul's girlfriend and cast mate back when he was acting in West Side Story. In 1993, Paul helped Anthony Field with various Wiggles stage roles when Anthony had an operation and was out for five weeks. He played the Blue Wiggle, Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, and Wags the Dog. He was later offered the Captain's part.
Paul and Hugh Jackman were students at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), located in Perth. Paul joined a year before Hugh, and they both auditioned for the role of Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, of which Hugh won.
Paul Paddick was Anthony Field's understudy in 1993 for a show.
Before hooking up with The Wiggles, Paul had performed with the Victorian State production tour in the musical, West Side Story, and also had a lead role in the Victorian State Opera production of Don Quixote.
When Paul was with the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, he had many leading roles in plays such as "Macbeth" and "Lady Windermers Fan"
Paul joined the Wiggles cast in 1995.
Paul has several degrees related to music:
Graduate Diploma in Performing Arts from the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts in 1993.
Bachelor of Music from the South Australian College of Advanced Education. His specialty is classical voice.
Paul and Charmaine have a baby now, as seen in the Wiggles' latest video, Here Comes the Big Red Car.
Paul's nicknames when he's off camera are Paddy and Pad.
Paul married Charmaine Martin in March 2004. Charmaine played one of the pirate gals in the early Wiggles TV series. Their son, Connor, was born in February 2005.