Tony Steedman (21st August, 1927 - 4th February, 2001) played Det. Chief Insp. Patterson on Coronation Street between 1972 and 1975. His other credits include The Avengers, Danger UXB, Citizen Smith, The A-Team and the 1989 Hollywood movie Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure.
He was married to the actress Judy Parfitt.