Short, stocky, balding character actor who found fame on British TV in The Bill (1984) but became an alcoholic and died in a clinic attempting to dry out less than a week after being dismissed from the series. He had 8 children, one adopted and another who died while still a baby. Did a lot of UK stage work in the 1970s including "What The Butler Saw" by Joe Orton.
- Undisciplined Moustache
- Commuted a round trip of 270 miles from his home in Duffield, Derbyshire to Notting Hill, London where The Bill (1984) was filmed.
- Was a lifelong Derby County FC supporter.