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John Sparkes was born on January 9, 1954 in Swansea, Wales. He is an actor and writer, known for Peppa Pig (2004), Shaun the Sheep (2007) and Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015). He is married to Beverly. They have two children. See full bio »
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Known For

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig Narrator / Mr. Rabbit / Uncle Pig / Mr Potato / Mr Rabbit
(2004-2016)
Shaun the Sheep
Shaun the Sheep Bitzer / The Farmer
(2007-2014)
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie The Farmer / Bitzer
(2015)
Calendar Girls
Calendar Girls Welsh Photographer
(2003)

Filmography

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 2004-2016 Peppa Pig (TV Series short)
Narrator / Mr. Rabbit / Uncle Pig / ...
- Pumpkin Competition (2016) ... Narrator / Mr. Rabbit / Uncle Pig / ...
- Scooters (2016) ... Narrator / Mr. Rabbit / Uncle Pig / ...
- Playing Pretend (2016) ... Narrator / Mr. Rabbit / Uncle Pig / ...
- Gerald Giraffe (2016) ... Narrator / Mr. Rabbit / Uncle Pig / ...
- The Castle (2016) ... Narrator / Mr. Rabbit / Uncle Pig / ...
 2015 Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas (TV Short) (voice)
 2015 Peppa Pig: The Golden Boots (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2007-2014 Shaun the Sheep (TV Series short)
Bitzer / The Farmer
- Bad Boy (2014) ... The Farmer / Bitzer
- The Pelican (2014) ... The Farmer / Bitzer (voice)
 2009-2012 Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom (TV Series)
Mister Elf / King Marigold / Mr. Elf / ...
- Lucy's Picnic (2009) ... Mister Elf (voice)
- Picnic on the Moon (2009) ... Mister Elf (voice)
- Queen Holly (2009) ... Mister Elf (voice)
 2005 Not Tonight with John Sergeant (TV Movie)
Regional newscaster (as Barry Welsh)
 2003-2005 Fireman Sam (TV Series)
Fireman Sam / Elvis Cridlington / Station Officer Steele / ...
- High Jinx (2005) ... Fireman Sam / Elvis Cridlington / Station Officer Steele / ... (voice)
- Fun Run (2005) ... Fireman Sam / Elvis Cridlington / Station Officer Steele / ... (voice)
- Mummy's Little Pumpkin (2005) ... Fireman Sam / Elvis Cridlington / Station Officer Steele / ... (voice)
- Danger Falling Sheep (2005) ... (voice)
 2005 Planet Sketch (TV Series)
- Toothbrush (2005) ... (voice)
 2004 Jeff Global's Global Probe (TV Series)
Various
 2003 Calendar Girls
Welsh Photographer
 1996-2003 Barry Welsh Is Coming (TV Series)
Barry Welsh / Hugh Pugh
- Episode #5.1 (2003) ... Barry Welsh / Hugh Pugh
- Episode #4.1 (2002) ... Barry Welsh / Hugh Pugh
- Episode #3.1 (2001) ... Barry Welsh / Hugh Pugh
- Episode #2.1 (1998) ... Barry Welsh / Hugh Pugh
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Barry Welsh / Hugh Pugh
 2002 Panique au village (TV Series short) (2000) (English version, voice)
 2001 Pub Quiz (TV Series)
Frank Hovis
 2000 The Strangerers (TV Series)
Bilbo
- Angels (2000) ... Bilbo
- Space Cadets (2000) ... Bilbo
 1998 Comedy Nation (TV Series)
Various Roles
 1994-1995 The All New Alexei Sayle Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #2.3 (1995)
- Episode #2.1 (1995)
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Various Characters
 1993 I, Lovett (TV Series)
Roger
- Imagine (1993) ... Roger
 1989-1993 Absolutely (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #4.6 (1993) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.5 (1993) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.4 (1993) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.3 (1993) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.2 (1993) ... Various Characters
 1993 Saturday Zoo (TV Series)
Glaswegian Matron
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Glaswegian Matron
 1992 Angry George Irons (Short) (voice)
 1989 Melancholia
Roger Dere
 1986 Naked Video (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1986)
- Episode #1.5 (1986)
- Episode #1.4 (1986)
- Episode #1.3 (1986)
- Episode #1.2 (1986)
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Show Show Self (5 credits)

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Appeared in the music video for The Wildhearts song 'Just in Lust'(1995) See more »

Alternate Names:

Barry Welsh
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He worked as a bank clerk and a drama teacher at a comprehensive school, and earned a degree in computer science at Oxford Polytechnic.

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Capricorn

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