- A drunken Punter who tried to chat up Ivy Tilsley on a night out in September 1987
- Weatherfield Gazette editor Ted Lucas between January and April 1990
- Allotment owner Ernie Wagstaff who appeared intermittently between August 2001 and June 2003.
His previous employments were as a plasterer and bar manager in the Isle of Man and Sheffield where he was bitten by the acting bug when managing a bar near the city's famous Crucible Theatre. He attended the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff and later worked at the National Theatre. He was best known to viewers for his role of George Ward in Heartbeat, a part he played between 1992 and 1996 and in a regular role in the 1991 series Waterfront Beat although he also appeared in All Creatures Great and Small, Emmerdale, First Among Equals, The Darling Buds of May and Rumpole of the Bailey. Also on stage he toured in his own play Scrap and regularly appeared as W.C. Fields.