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Buster Merryfield (1920–1999)

Buster Merryfield was born on November 27, 1920 in Battersea, London, England as Harry Merryfield. He was an actor, known for Only Fools and Horses.... (1981), Only Fools and Horses: Only Fools Cutaway (1997) and The Citadel (1983). He was married to Iris M Mountford. He died on June 23, 1999 in Poole, Dorset, England. See full bio »

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Only Fools and Horses....
Only Fools and Horses.... Uncle Albert Trotter
The Citadel
The Citadel Professor Challis
Shroud for a Nightingale
Shroud for a Nightingale Sir Miles Honeyman


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 1997 Only Fools and Horses: Only Fools Cutaway (TV Short)
Uncle Albert
 1984 Shroud for a Nightingale (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Miles Honeyman
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Sir Miles Honeyman
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Sir Miles Honeyman
 1984 Strangers and Brothers (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Bishop
 1983 The Citadel (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Challis
- Part 6 (1983) ... Professor Challis
- Part 4 (1983) ... Professor Challis
 1980 Hannah (TV Series)
Uncle Jim
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Uncle Jim
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 1986 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tea for Three (1986) ... (performer: "Hey There" - uncredited)
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 2001 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (this programme is dedicated to the memory of - 1 episode)
- If They Could See Us Now.....! (2001) ... (this programme is dedicated to the memory of: 1920-1999)
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 1997 An Audience with Ronnie Corbett (TV Movie)
Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
 1991-1997 Surprise Surprise! (TV Series)
- Episode #14.8 (1997) ... Himself
- Episode #8.2 (1991) ... Himself
 1994 The Hypnotic World of Paul McKenna (TV Series)
- Episode #2.1 (1994) ... Himself
 1991 Family Fortunes (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 27 December 1991 (1991) ... Himself - Guest
 1989 Blankety Blank (TV Series)
- Episode #12.2 (1989) ... Himself
 1988 Comic Relief (TV Special)
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 2008 50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases (TV Movie documentary)
Uncle Albert Trotter (uncredited)
 2007 The Comedy Christmas (TV Movie documentary)
Uncle Albert Trotter (uncredited)
 2007 Comedy Connections (TV Series documentary)
Uncle Albert Trotter
- It Ain't Half Hot, Mum (2007) ... Uncle Albert Trotter (uncredited)

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Other Works:

TV commercial for The Lost World: Jurassic Park dinosaur pop-up collectibles found inside packets of Skips, Hula Hoops and Mini Cheddars savoury snacks - he plays a museum worker

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5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Personal Quote:

[from a letter to the producers of Only Fools and Horses] I understand that Lennard Pearce has died and without wishing to be disrespectful to his memory, if you were thinking of replacing him I would like to offer myself as his replacement.


When Merryfield sent in a photo to the producers of Only Fools and Horses.... (1981) to replace the recently deceased Lennard Pearce, David Jason thought this guy had bright eyes and pink cheeks and a bushy Captain Birdseye beard. He wasn't actually wearing a sailor's cap, but when you looked at him, you felt he ought to be. This got John Sullivan thinking about creating a long-lost relative who ... See more »


Magnificent white beard

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