By applying Veal's approach to working on large surfaces, Rolf soon began making a name for himself on his own television series when he effortlessly produced huge paintings in a short space of time.
As a vocalist his hits have included Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport, Sun Arise, Two Little Boys and more recently Stairway to Heaven.
On television he has presented The 1999 Show on BBC Television, Cartoon Time and HTV's immensely popular Rolf's Cartoon Club which ran for six series.
Rolf Harris sang a song with The Beatles. The song was`Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport` and they customized the lyrics.
He has been created a Member (MBE) in 1968 and an Officer (OBE) in 1977 of the British Empire.
His Catchphrase is "Do you know what it is yet?"
He has a Grandson called Marlon
His wife Alwen is a sculptress and jeweller. Bindi is a painter.
Rolf Harris came 43rd in The Independent's list of Britain's happiest people.
Rolf on "Animal Hospital" got injured by a cat.
Rolf has also planted a tree in the Celebrity Tree Park in Kununurra, Western Australia.
He appears on two albums by Kate Bush; The Dreaming (1982) and Aerial (2005).
He often signs his artwork with a caricature of himself as a kangaroo, which he calls a "Rolfaroo"
He can make all sorts of strange noises, including budgie noises.
He was named as one of the Radio Times list of the top 40 most eccentric TV presenters of all time, in July 2004.
Harris received a boost in 1993 when his cover version of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" became a hit, reaching number 7 on the Top 10 of the UK singles chart.
Western Australian state champion over a variety of distances and strokes, during the period 1948–1952
Australian Junior 110 yards Backstroke Champion in 1946.
Cromwell ("Crom") Harris and Agnes Margaret Harris (née Robbins) who had migrated from Wales,were his Dad and Mum.
For Elizabeth IIs portrait, he decided to have her in a calm pose with a nice friendly smile, instead of a formal pose
The portraits he has painted, in the style of Rembrandt, Picasso, Dali, Monet and Van Gogh.
Rolf caught up with his old mates 'The Wiggles' at Hammersmith Apollo a few weeks ago. The Wiggles were performing to a sell out crowd and even invited Rolf to step on stage to the delight of the young audience! After the show. The Wiggles presented Rolf with a fantastic plaque celebrating the success of a Wiggle Album that Rolf worked with them on!
Rolf also presented Rolf's Amazing World of Animals for BBC ONE.
He is Patron of PHAB.
Rolf's career on British television has spanned over 50 years.
Has a brother named Bruce.
When he was younger he could swim 110 metres backstroke, in eighty seconds flat!
His grandfather was a famous portrait painter.
Has now lived in Britain since 1952
His hero is Val Doonican.
Rolf Harris was a star performer at the Opening Ceremony of the XIIth British Commonwealth Games, which were held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, in 1982. Rolf sang 'Waltzing Matilda' and also a restructured form of his best-selling hit: 'Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport'.
The Wobble-board was parodied by The Kinks, in their 1969 song Australia, which includes a wobble-board solo.
Invented the 'wobble-board' - a musical instrument consisting of a large, flexible piece of wood, which makes a characteristic oscillating sound when 'wobbled'
He was the composer of The Little Convict(1979).
In 2000 he received an honorary membership from the Royal Society of British Artists, joining a list that includes Sir Winston Churchill and James McNeil Whistler.
In the UK in 1992, he was named the world's most famous artist when he came top of a poll of 1,000 people visiting the London ArtMart exhibition.
He has been married to Alwen Hughes since 1 March 1958.
His books include True Animal Tales, Beastly Behaviour, Rolf Harris's Favourite Animal Stories and his autobiography Can You Tell What It Is Yet?
In the mid 1950s, Rolf's paintings were exhibited in the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, for two consecutive years.
He was 'targeted' in The Goodies episode: 'Scatty Safari' ,where there was a 'plague of Rolf Harris's, all of them singing and painting!
Trademark is a goatee beard and glasses.
Height of 6' (1.83 m)
His nickname at school was "Ris" (the last 3 letters of his surname).
He was the director of The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water (1973).
He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to the 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
His daughter Alwen is named after the town of Bindi Bindi in Western Australia. There he and his wife found Bindi stone, a type of fossilised asbestos.
He painted a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on her 80th birthday celebrations. It was documented on BBC 1's The Queen.
Named after writer Rolf Boldrewood.
Awarded the Australian Honours award, of Member of the Order of Australia.
Studied at the University of Western Australia.