Tape Face
Tape Face
Celebrated Name: Tape Face
Real Name/Full Name: Sam Wills
Gender: Male
Age: 45 years old
Birth Date: August 28, 1978,
Birth Place: New Zealand
Nationality: New Zealand
Height: 1.67m
Weight: 68kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Felicity Redman,
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Rafferty Basil Danger Willis)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Tape Face Gay?: No
Profession: clown, mime, prop comic and a busker
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $12 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Sam Wills is his real name, but he is well known as Tape Face. He is a famous New Zealand clown, mime, props comic and a busker, who lives in Las Vegas. He is well-known for his outstanding performances at the World Buskers Festival held at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Tape’s face became more popular in the world when he became a finalist in the 11th season of America’s Got Talent, where the audience and the judges were amazed at his unique performance.

Maybe you know about Tape Face very well, but do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Tape Face’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Sam Willis was born on August 28, 1978, in New Zealand. He has chosen to keep his family’s details away from public scrutiny. He instead chooses to focus on his career.

He started performing at the age of 13 years, and because of his passion for a clown, he decided to be trained for the same. This helped him to diversify his skills to be as unique as they are now. He graduated with a diploma in new circus from Christchurch polytechnic institute of technology.

Personal Life

Sam met with his wife Felicity Redman in 2007. Felicity is an English burlesque performer known with her stage name Lili La Scala. The two had a symbolic wedding at Avon River on the same spot that Sam had previously engaged. Later that year, they had a legal wedding that was done in England. Wills and his wife Felicity have a beautiful son named Rafferty Basil Danger Wills. He was born in 2013.

Unfortunately, the couple’s marriage was on the rocks, and the two decided to part ways in 2017.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 28 August, 1978, Tape Face is 45 years old as of today’s date 23rd April 2024. His height is 1.67m, and his weight is 68kg.


Willis began his career when he was a teenager. At 13 years, he had already started to perform at the circus, which he has trained. He experimented with shock comedy, and to his surprise, he got his first pulp comedy appearance during this time he was referred to as “Price of Cringe.”

He was actively involved with Christchurch until 2001.he was also perming at events such as private functions, cooperate events, appearing on local television shows, and he was also running weekly comedy night.

He got a show in Auckland, NCB comedy hour. This prompted him to move to Auckland in 2002.  In 2008, Wills presented his show The Boy with Tape on His Face to the Melbourne Comedy Festival and this move proved to credit his success, he went to Melbourne where he appeared as a modern mime with a striped shirt.

Then Willis auditioned for 11 season premiere of American’s got talent as tape face, and he was moved to the next round. He became a favorite with the judges and even with the Americans judges. Willis made it to the top finalist of the show, and this earned him a massive breakthrough to his career, for he became known all over.

Awards & Achievements

Willis is one of the Americans top comedy contenders for a very long time. Ever since he started his career success and recognition have been a part of his journey. He received his first award in 2001 when he received pulp comedy’s best new face award. Other awards include People’s Choice Award, and he also was a proud recipient of New Zealand’s highest comedy horror at the Billy T Award, the Groggy Squirrel Readers Award at World Buskers Festival. In the year 2011, he won best breakthrough act as ‘The Boy with Tape on His Face’ at chortle the live comedy awards 2011

To top it up, he was the Americans got talent finalist.

Net Worth & Salary of Tape Face in 2024

Tape Face Net Worth
Tape Face Net Worth

Willis has accumulated relative amounts in his career. He has worked under the Christchurch entertainment scene for a long time. His wealth has also been accumulated by doing several acts around New Zealand, such as appearing at balls, private functions, appearing on local television, corporate events, and running weekly comedy nights.

His appearance at the American has got talent has opened several openings for diverse opportunities. As of April 2024, Willis has a net worth of $12 million and has been on the increase as his popularity is increasing.

Willis had achieved so much in his career, some of which seemed impossible when he was starting his career. He has even performed in front of former Prime Minister Helen Clark.

In his career, he has tried to maintain his image as a tape face and also give the impression of a wordless man. Because of this, he rarely accepts interviews.  This is a strategy he learned from his role models, like Kate.


  1. Am I one of the fortunate ones to hear his voice? We ran into each other (literally) and the Royal Mile in Edinburgh during the Royal Military Tattoo and the Grunge Festival in 2016. He was living in Edinburgh and flying each week back and forth to LA for the AGT competition. Love his act. We say and spoke with him also in Las Vegas when he was beginning his one man show. Very unique talent and very pleasant man. Best wishes for health, wealth and continued success.

  2. In my broadcasting career of 54 years, my upcoming live radio interview with Tape Face, Wed. April 12, 2023 on WBSM in New Bedford, MA, will be one that I’ll hold very close to my heart. He proves wrong those who say you can’t get something out of nothing!


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