John Garrie (born 18th May 1923 as John Rowland Garrie, died 22nd September 1998 in Taunton) appeared in Coronation Street as a Barman tending bar at the Rovers Return Inn on Christmas Day 1963 and returned as workman Arthur in April 1968

His other credits include The Odd Man, Here's Harry, The Villains, Crossroads , The Saint, Adam Adamant Lives!, Emergency-Ward 10, No Hiding Place , Public Eye, Z Cars, Dr. Finlay's Casebook, Take Three Girls and UFO.

Film roles included Far from the Madding Crowd and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes.

John converted to Zen Buddhism later in his life.

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