Mike Kelly appeared in Coronation Street in four different roles:

He was formerly an insurance broker who decided to become a stand-up comic, working in the clubs of northern England and then on The Comedians. He also appeared in All Creatures Great and Small, The Cuckoo Waltz, Open All Hours, Edge of Darkness, Last of the Summer Wine, Common as Muck, Heartbeat and Emmerdale as Caleb Dingle. He is also an after-dinner speaker.