Michael Le Vell, real name Michael Turner, was born 15th December, 1964 in Newton Heath. He is a British actor who has played Kevin Webster in Coronation Street since 1983. He first appeared in the programme in two episodes in January 1981 as troublesome paperboy Neil Grimshaw. His stage name is his mother's maiden name - Levell - split in two.
In 2011, he was accused for child abuse after he had allegedly abused a child of age 6, who was came forward when they were many years older. With the total support of his fellow cast members, Michael submitted to a police investigation which resulted in no charges being brought forward and the matter being dropped.
In 2013 he charged with a string of sex offences, including raping a child. Police said the actor, 48, who plays Kevin Webster in the ITV soap, is also accused of indecently assaulting a child and sexual activity with a child. Mr Le Vell, whose real name is Michael Turner, is due before magistrates in Manchester on 27th February. He faces a total of 19 charges relating to crimes allegedly committed between 2001 and 2010.