Darren Hayes Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluniyi Akande
Feb 08, 2024 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on Feb 14, 2023
Edited by Dolly Chhatwani
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Darren Hayes is a lead singer and songwriter who often collaborates with Robert Conley.
Age: 1-99
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About Darren Hayes

Darren Stanley Hayes is a revolutionary singer, songwriter, and musician.

He inspired millions with his brave efforts and also his songs. Darren Stanley Hayes was also the frontman and singer of the pop genre duo that became famous as Savage Garden.

Darren Hayes remained in that position until the team disbanded in 2001. He regularly traveled to Los Angeles and San Francisco in the ’00s for his performances. His hit song 'Insatiable' was a worldwide hit. Continue reading to learn more interesting facts about Darren Haye's Career, net worth, relationship, and more.

Darren Hayes Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Darren Hayes’s net worth?

The net worth of Darren Hayes' is around $20 million as of 2022.

How much does Darren Hayes earn per year?

The annual income of Darren Hayes is not available.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Darren Hayes?

Darren Stanley Hayes stands 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) tall.

How old is Darren Hayes?

As of 2022, Darren Hayes's birthday was on May 8, 1972, and the man is 50 years old.

Childhood And Education

Darren Hayes was born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland. The names of his parents are Judy Hayes and Robert Hayes. His siblings one is Peter John Hayes and Tracy Anne. That is the only information available about Darren Hayes' family life.

Experts have not been able to gather information on the educational background and schooling of Darren Hayes.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Darren Hayes’s partner?

Darren Hayes married his childhood sweetheart, Colby Taylor, in 1994. Colby Taylor was a makeup artist by profession. They remained married when Savage Garden was experiencing the golden time of their career in the late ’90s. However, the pair split apart in 1998 and finally got a divorce in 2000 for unknown reasons. Many of the lyrics of the songs in Darren's second album, Affirmation, revolved around his divorce.

On July 15, 2013, Darren Hayes married Richard Cullen, California, who he had been dating for two years then.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Daniel Jones and Darren Stanley Hayes became the final lineup for the duo known famously as Savage Garden. It was back in 1995 when they were recording their debut album with the help of producer Charles Fisher. With the release of the first single, 'I Want You,' in 1996, the duo Savage Garden rose to instant popularity. The single was awarded the best-selling single by an Australian Artist that year.

The year 1977 saw Savage Garden peak at No. 1 in Australia, No. 2 in the United Kingdom, and No. 3 in the United States with their album, 'Savage Garden.' The album contained hit and swoon-worthy songs like 'I Want You', 'To the Moon And Back,' and the famous hit 'Truly Madly Deeply.' With the immense success of their debut album 'Savage Garden,' the duo put out their next album, 'Affirmation,' in 1999. The album contained hits like 'I Knew I Loved You' and 'The Animal Song.' Even though the duo separated in 2001, Savage Garden sold over 23 million copies of their albums worldwide as of 2022.

After the disbandment of Savage Garden in 2001, Darren Hayes came out with his solo album Spin just a year later, in 2002. The album became an immediate hit by selling 2 million copies worldwide and charted at Number two in the United Kingdom and Number three in Australia. The album's most famous song was the single 'Insatiable.' Darren Stanley Hayes released his second album two years later in 2004 and titled it The Tension and The Spark. During that time, he was already signed under Columbia Records, which he later left in 2006. Parting ways with Columbia Records made Darren Stanley Hayes come up with his label, Powdered Sugar. He then released his third and fourth solo albums, 'This Delicate Thing We've Made' and 'Secret Codes' and 'Battleships', in 2007-2011, respectively. Darren Hayes is best known for his hits like 'I Knew I Loved You' from Affirmation's second album.

In mid-2010, Hayes announced the completion of his fourth solo album, Secret Codes, and Battleships, which featured three songs co-written and produced by Brian West and mixed by Robert Orton, best known for his work with Lady Gaga.

Hayes moved from London to Los Angeles in 2013 to study improv sketch comedy at The Groundlings Theatre and School. In 2015, he launched 'The He Said He Said' Show, a comedy podcast. In 2016, he launched another comedic podcast, 'We Paid to See This,' with co-host Anthony Armentano.

What awards has Darren Hayes won?

Top Fan Site for the Top of Pops Award

He has won an Aria Music Award

Darren Hayes’s Hobbies And Interests

Darren Stanley Hayes has admitted to being highly fascinated by 'Star Wars'. He also collects memorabilia. Darren Stanley Hayes was even permitted to have auditioned for a role in 'Star Wars: Episode III Revenge Of The Sith.'

Other Interesting Darren Hayes Facts And Trivia

  • The zodiac sign of Darren Hayes is Taurus.
  • Darren Hayes has a net worth of $20 million.
  • As of 2022, Darren Stanley Hayes is married to Richard Cullen.
  • On March 13, 2016, Hayes announced that he had been working on an original musical with writer and comedian Johnny Menke.

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Darren Hayes Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Darren Stanley Hayes

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178 cm

Eye Color

Dark Blue

Child Star?


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Judy Hayes, Robert Hayes


Peter John Hayes, Tracy Anne
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