Tom O'Connor

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Birthday
31, 1939
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1939 (age 79)
Birthplace
England

About

English actor and comedian best known as a performer on Crosswits, The Zodiac Game, Name That Tune, Gambit, and other popular TV shows.

Before Fame

He was a mathematics and music schoolteacher at the St. Joan of Arc School in Bootle; he nurtured his performance skills by working as a comedian in working men's clubs in the evening.

Trivia

His breakthrough came when he was featured on Johnnie Hamp's The Comedians; by 1977, This Is Your Life shined the spotlight on him.

Family Life

His daughter-in-law, Denise Lewis, won the gold medal in the heptathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Associated With

He appeared on Countdown 100-plus times, a program that was originally hosted by Richard Whiteley.