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John Leyton

John Leyton was born on Feb. 17th 1936 at Frinton-On Sea, Essex, England, to parents of show business background. His father owned several cinemas and his mother acted under the name of 'Babs Walters' on the London stage. When John showed a desire to act, his parents tried to discourage him, wanting him to enter the family rope business as they ... See full bio »

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The Great Escape Willie 'Tunnel King'
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 2001 The Bill (TV Series)
Supt. Ian Acheson
- The Leopard: Part 2 (2001) ... Supt. Ian Acheson
 1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
- Baby Talk (1981) ... Steve
 1981 Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective (TV Movie)
Dave Boot
 1980 The Square Leopard (TV Series)
Gerald Parish
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... Gerald Parish
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Gerald Parish
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Gerald Parish
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Gerald Parish
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Gerald Parish
 1978 Send in the Girls (TV Series)
- A Hardy Breed of Girl (1978) ... Ben
 1976 Crown Court (TV Series)
Edward Linger
 1975 The Nearly Man (TV Series)
Brian Griffin
- Options (1975) ... Brian Griffin
- Casualties: August 1975 (1975) ... Brian Griffin
- Re-Shuffle: June 1975 (1975) ... Brian Griffin
- Power Base: April 1975 (1975) ... Brian Griffin
- Opportunity: March 1975 (1975) ... Brian Griffin
 1974 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Dave Hopkins
- Three's Company (1974) ... Dave Hopkins
 1965 Convoy (TV Series)
Lt. Detley Henning
- The Heart of an Enemy (1965) ... Lt. Detley Henning
 1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Bert Higgs
- The Trap (1965) ... Bert Higgs
 1961 Harpers West One (TV Series)
Johnny St. Cyr
- Episode #1.5 (1961) ... Johnny St. Cyr
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John Leyton started his career as Johnny Leyton, making two U.K. top ten records in the early sixties before attempting to cross over into films.

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