A Mancunian-born actor who became associated with a number of Liverpudlian roles, he has been appearing on British television since the 1970s. As of August 2017[update], his most recent role was in an episode of Holby City, but his career stretches all the way back to at least Philip Hinchcliffe's Target in the late 1970s.
The shows in which he's had a substantial recurring role include: Robert Banks Stewart's Bergerac, Waterfront Beat, Brookside, the 1996 run of The Liver Birds and Casualty. He's also had smaller recurring roles on Coronation Street, EastEnders and Little Britain, with Tom Baker, Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
Among the many guest-starring gigs he's had are tuns on Law & Order: UK with Freema Agyeman and Bill Paterson, All Creatures Great and Small with Peter Davison and Lynda Bellingham, Emmerdale Farm and Hi-de-Hi!