Mike Kelly appeared in Coronation Street in four different roles:
- The Ambulanceman who took Gail Tilsley to hospital when she gave birth to Nick Tilsley in December 1980
- The Driver who took Audrey Potter to her wedding in December 1985
- The Taxi Driver who took Rita Fairclough and Alan Bradley to their abandoned wedding in August 1987
- The Compere at a hairdressing contest in February 1995.
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.