James Beck

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Birthday
21, 1929
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 6, 1973 (44)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
21, 1929
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 6, 1973 (44)

About

Remembered best for playing Private Joe Walker in the 1960s and '70s BBC comedy series Dad's Army, this British screen actor also starred as Bert Jones on the sitcom Romany Jones.

Before Fame

After studying art and briefly serving in the British military, he made his on-screen debut in a 1962 episode of Dr. Finlay's Casebook.

Trivia

He had guest spots on such television series as A Family at War, Coronation Street, and The Troubleshooters.

Family Life

His marriage to Kay Beck lasted until his sudden death at age forty-four from alcoholism-related pancreatitis.

Associated With

He and Arthur Lowe were both in the cast of Dad's Army.