Actor who rose to fame for playing roles in drama series such as Peak Practice (1993 - 2002) and Heartbeat (1992 - 2010).
He began acting in 1978 after auditioning for BBC's television play, Lies.
He has appeared on television shows including Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends and Close and True.
He was raised near Toxteth, Liverpool.
Big band music and the songs of Dean Martin inspired him to begin a career as a singer.