John Woodvine (born 21st July 1929 in South Shields) played two roles on Coronation Street: a Lorry Driver in November 1965; with a return to the programme some forty-five years later in December 2010 as Alan Hoyle, father of Charlotte Hoyle (the role was then recast with actor Michael McStay appearing in the character's 2011 appearances).

He also appeared as Mick and a policeman in separate episodes of the Street spin-off Pardon the Expression in 1966 and as Stefan in an episode of the spin-off Turn out the Lights during the following year.

An actor of stage and screen over six decades, his television and film credits include Danger Man, Doctor Who, An American Werewolf in London, The New Statesman, Shameless and Emmerdale.