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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 14 February 1978London, England, UK
Birth NameDean Martin Gaffney
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

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Dean Gaffney was born on February 14, 1978 in London, England as Dean Martin Gaffney. He is an actor, known for EastEnders (1985), Billy and Rain in Hell (2003).

Trivia (11)

Became a father for the 1st and 2nd time at age 18 when his [now ex] girlfriend Sarah Burge gave birth to their twin daughters Chloe and Charlotte Gaffney on 17 July 1996.
Is a close friend of former glamour model Katie Price.
Attended The Sylvia Young Theatre School.
Was in attendance at the wedding of his former EastEnders (1985) co-star Danniella Westbrook to Kevin Jenkins (27 December 2001).
Was in attendance at the wedding of Samantha Womack to Mark Womack (17 May 2009).
Participated in the reality TV competition I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2002) in 2006, finishing up fifth.
Is one of 9 EastEnders (1985) actors to have competed in I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2002). The others, in chronological order, are Danniella Westbrook (Sam Mitchell), Sid Owen (Ricky Butcher), Elaine Lordan (Lynne Hobbs), Marc Bannerman (Gianni di Marco), Joe Swash (Mickey Miller), Lucy Benjamin (Lisa Fowler), Charlie Brooks (Janine Butcher) and Laila Morse (Mo Harris).
Ranked #97 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Robbie Jackson (2010).
Touring with the Agatha Christie Theatre Company in 'The Unexpected Guest' playing Jan. [2007]
As of 2016 he is the 8th-longest serving actor in the history of EastEnders (1985) (tied with Shaun Williamson, Jake Wood and Jamie Borthwick, and behind only Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden, a tied Sid Owen and Perry Fenwick, Rudolph Walker, a tied Mike Reid and Todd Carty, John Bardon, and a tied Bill Treacher, James Alexandrou and Derek Martin), having played the character Robbie Jackson intermittently for 10 years (initially from 1993 to 2003 and then with brief appearances in 2004, 2010 and 2015).
Known to have frequented the 'Save the Rose Theatre' campaign prior to press day (1988-1989). At least 1 occasion accompanied by EastEnders (1985), co-star 'Wellard'.

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