Norman Bird (30th October, 1924 - 22nd April, 2005) was an actor who appeared in more than seventy movies and over two-hundred television appearances. He appeared on Coronation Street as Frank Jackson in September 1961 and Joe Hibbert in March 1978. His career spanned over forty years he was a busy character actor, often cast in supporting roles as harassed officials.
His other television parts included Emergency-Ward 10, Boyd Q.C. , The Protectors, The Avengers, Mrs Thursday, No Hiding Place, Z Cars, ITV Play of the Week, The Saint, Armchair Theatre, Steptoe and Son, Z Cars, Softly Softly: Task Force, My Wife Next Door, The Fenn Street Gang, Bless This House, Crown Court, Yanks Go Home, Fawlty Towers, Hammer House of Horror, a regular part in Worzel Gummidge, A Voyage Round My Father, Lytton's Diary and Ever Decreasing Circles.