Gary Bleasdale (born Liverpool, 1962) is an actor and playwright who first appeared on television in 1978 in Z Cars. Two years later he had a lead role in The Black Stuff, a one-off television play by his cousin Alan Bleasdale which developed into the seminal early 1980s series The Boys from the Blackstuff in which Gary reprised his role as Kevin Dean. Further roles followed in Scully, Casualty and Red Dwarf however he probably remains best known as one of the three permed and moustached “Scousers” in Harry Enfield’s Television Programme and its follow-up, Harry Enfield and Chums.

As a playwright he has had three scripts performed on Radio 4, the second of which, A Song For Edmond Shakespeare, was nominated for a Sony award.

Gary appeared in Coronation Street in August 2008, as Mally, the put-upon boyfriend of scheming Teresa Bryant.