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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 14 March 1945Acocks Green, Birmingham, England, UK
Birth NameRobert Norman Davis
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jasper Carrott was born on March 14, 1945 in Acocks Green, Birmingham, England as Robert Norman Davis. He is an actor and writer, known for The Detectives (1993), All About Me (2002) and Canned Carrott (1990). He has been married to Hazel K Jackson since 1973. They have four children.

Spouse (1)

Hazel K Jackson (1973 - present) (4 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Strong Birmingham (Brummie) accent
Declaring himself "World famous in Birmingham".

Trivia (10)

A comedian.
Father of actress Lucy Davis and Jenny Davis.
Co-owns the production company Celador
Went to school with Bev Bevan, drummer with the pop group Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).
He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2003 Queen's New Year's Honours List for his services to charities.
Supports Birmingham City Football Team
He is part owner of the production company Celador, which makes Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1998). From which he has become a Millionaire many times over.
Was a contestant on Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1998) with his daughter, Jenny Davis.
In 1995, to celebrate the centenary of the university, he was awarded the Aston University Centennial Medal along with Sir Adrian Cadbury, Mr Douglas Ellis, Lord Howell of Aston Manor, Mrs Anne Kenrick, Mr Chris Oakley and Mr Robert Taylor.
Ex-father-in-law of Owain Yeoman.

Personal Quotes (25)

He used to be Jesus Christ, but now I've got him down to my level. (Speaking about his The Detectives (1993) co-star Robert Powell, who once starred in the mini-series Jesus of Nazareth (1977)).
Birmingham, as the centre of the country, indeed the universe, should play a big part in the World Cup 2018, so I'm all for making sure we help bring international football into our city and region. (On backing England's bid for the 2018 FIFA World Cup)
I am amazed at radio DJ's today. I am firmly convinced that AM on my radio stands for Absolute Moron. I will not begin to tell you what FM stands for.
I just felt that 'Golden Balls' was the right thing to do. I didn't care if people thought I was a failure.
Laughter is the best medicine - unless you're diabetic, then insulin comes pretty high on the list.
I have a very happy marriage and friends who keep my feet on the ground. But looking for satisfaction in life is difficult. Maybe being happy is as simple as not being unhappy.
Having signed a few autographs in my time, I always wonder what the heck people do with them.
When I hit the scene, there was Billy Connolly and Max Boyce. It was all mother-in-law and Irish jokes, and we broke the mould. Now there are thousands of comedians out there, and I don't think I can be above it all.
I have that working class fear of having nothing. I've always got one eye on what's in the bank.
I was never the class clown, and I've no idea where the comedy came from.
There is no way in my right mind I would contemplate running 26 miles-plus unless it involved a chase with Pamela Anderson.
I have to confess here that I am a useless cook.
I want to do things I enjoy, and show business comes fifth or sixth down the line.
I used to be a columnist for 'Golf Monthly' and have contributed articles for national newspapers based on the humour that is in abundance in the game, which is more than can be said of tennis.
I should be more vocal about the things I believe are doing us harm, but many years ago in my early twenties, I learned a bit of a lesson. I started to realise at that time the benefits of eating healthy food and drink.
Happiness to me is simply not being unhappy.
I've always been sensible with my money. I can't say I'm a business genius.
The whole debate on what food is best for us is complex, ongoing and often controlled by vested interests.
The impact of T.V. on our lives in general gets most things out of proportion.
My driving habits are so ingrained that the driving examiner would fail me in the first mile. That's provided he hadn't died of a heart attack by then.
I've played with some very famous bandits in my time on the celebrity golf circuit.
I have been known to play a few rounds in my time. I'm not obsessive; I don't play in the dark, but even that's not out of the question because Stevie Wonder is also a golfer.
There's a rumour going 'round that if you amass a certain number of penalty points on your driving licence, the authorities will make you take your test again! Now, if ever there was an incentive to drive carefully, they could not have threatened a more terrifying ordeal.
[Who Wants to be a Millionaire UK Ad Campaign, Celebrity and Public Vox Pops: What would you do with a Million?] Put it with the others?
I was working with Robert Powell on the series, and he's this really serious actor who's always going "What's my Motivation?" "Because it's Funny!"

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