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George Tovey (1914–1982)

George Tovey was born on March 8, 1914 in Kensington, London, England as George William Tovey. He was an actor, known for Frenzy (1972), Steptoe and Son Ride Again (1973) and Potts and the Phantom Piper (1957). He was married to Margaret (Peggy) Tovey. He died in 1982 in Hounslow, London. See full bio »
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Known For

Frenzy
Frenzy Neville Salt
(1972)
Potts and the Phantom Piper
(1957)
The Grievance
The Grievance Holden
(1972)

Filmography

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 1983 Jack of Diamonds (TV Series)
Sykes' assistant
- She Was Only a Corporal's Daughter (1983) ... Sykes' assistant
 1983 The Wicked Lady
Man at Inn
 1982 Kelly Monteith (TV Series)
- Episode #4.5 (1982)
 1982 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... Various
 1981-1982 A Fine Romance (TV Series)
Charlie
- The New Secretary (1982) ... Charlie
- Playing Games (1981) ... Charlie
- How to Avoid Bankruptcy (1981) ... Charlie
- Unlucky in Love (1981) ... Charlie
 1982 Shine on Harvey Moon (TV Series)
Cafe Owner
- Hail the Conquering Hero (1982) ... Cafe Owner
 1981 When the Boat Comes In (TV Series)
Beggar
- The Bright Young Things (1981) ... Beggar
 1980 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Jack Pendleton
- Vengeance (1980) ... Jack Pendleton
 1980 Hammer House of Horror (TV Series)
Old Man
- The House That Bled to Death (1980) ... Old Man
 1980 Born and Bred (TV Series)
Hoofer Hopkins
- Nothing to Spoil Our Joy (1980) ... Hoofer Hopkins
 1980 Time of My Life (TV Series)
Mugger
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Mugger
 1979 Minder (TV Series)
Pub Landlord
- The Smaller They Are... (1979) ... Pub Landlord
 1979 To the Manor Born (TV Series)
Bert
- All New Together (1979) ... Bert
 1979 Hazell (TV Series)
Webb
- Hazell and the Big Sleep (1979) ... Webb
 1979 Two's Company (TV Series)
Fred
- The Silence (1979) ... Fred
 1978 The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (TV Series)
Little Man in Bank
- The Great Project (1978) ... Little Man in Bank
 1978 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Peter Potts
- Kean (1978) ... Peter Potts
 1971-1978 Play for Today (TV Series)
Old Spud / Frank Cheatham
- A Touch of the Tiny Hacketts (1978) ... Old Spud
- Everybody Say Cheese (1971) ... Frank Cheatham
 1978 Selwyn (TV Series)
Mr. Fraser
- Don't Make Waves (1978) ... Mr. Fraser
 1975-1978 Angels (TV Series)
Neighbour / Mr. Rowe / Mr. White
- Penalties (1978) ... Neighbour
- There's Always Tomorrow (1976) ... Mr. Rowe
- Linda (1975) ... Mr. White
 1978 People Like Us (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Gittens
- The First Lessons in Love (1978) ... Mr. Gittens
 1978 Devenish (TV Series)
Gatekeeper
- The Car Park Fiasco (1978) ... Gatekeeper
 1978 Mind Your Language (TV Series)
Charlie
- All Through the Night (1978) ... Charlie
 1977 Citizen Smith (TV Series)
Uncle Arthur
- A Story for Christmas (1977) ... Uncle Arthur
 1977 Seven Faces of Woman (TV Series)
Old man
- She: Sight Unseen (1977) ... Old man
 1977 Raffles (TV Series)
Cabbie
- The Gold Cup (1977) ... Cabbie
 1977 The Velvet Glove (TV Series)
Old Vic doorkeeper
- Auntie's Niece (1977) ... Old Vic doorkeeper
 1977 Mr. Big (TV Series)
Fingers
- Going Straight (1977) ... Fingers
 1976 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Len Watters
- Loving Arms (1976) ... Len Watters
 1976 The Crezz (TV Series)
Knobbs
- The Newcomers (1976) ... Knobbs
 1976 Yus My Dear (TV Series)
Joey
- Blackjack (1976) ... Joey
 1974-1976 Crown Court (TV Series)
James William Kent / Albert Morton
- Incorrigible Rogue: Part 1 (1976) ... James William Kent
- Arson: Part 1 (1974) ... Albert Morton
 1976 And Mother Makes Five (TV Series)
Laundryman
- Sally's Diary (1976) ... Laundryman
 1976 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
1st Fire-watcher
- Alas! Poor Maling (1976) ... 1st Fire-watcher
 1972-1975 Till Death Us Do Part (TV Series)
George / Carpenter / Man in Airport Lounge
- Window (1975) ... Carpenter
- Outback Bound (1974) ... Man in Airport Lounge
- Dock Pilfering (1972) ... George
- Pigeon Fancier (1972) ... George
 1975 Days of Hope (TV Mini-Series)
Building Worker
- 1926: General Strike (1975) ... Building Worker
 1975 Centre Play (TV Series)
Chanting Charlie
- The Ghost of Adelphi Terrace (1975) ... Chanting Charlie
 1974-1975 My Old Man (TV Series)
Willie
- Episode #2.6 (1975) ... Willie
- Episode #2.5 (1975) ... Willie
- Episode #2.4 (1975) ... Willie
- Episode #2.2 (1975) ... Willie
- Episode #2.1 (1975) ... Willie
 1974 A Little Bit of Wisdom (TV Series)
Mannering
- Public Enemy (1974) ... Mannering
 1973 Ghost in the Noonday Sun
Jim Stew
 1973 Oranges & Lemons (TV Series)
Stan
- Brotherly Love (1973) ... Stan
 1973 Black and Blue (TV Series)
May / Lorry Driver
- Soap Opera in Stockwell (1973) ... May
- Secrets (1973) ... Lorry Driver
 1973 Soap Opera in Stockwell (TV Movie)
May
 1973 Love Thy Neighbour
Airport Porter
 1972-1973 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #12.9 (1973)
- Episode #12.8 (1973)
- Episode #11.13 (1972)
- Episode #11.8 (1972)
 1973 Baxter!
George
 1972 Thirty Minutes Worth (TV Series)
- Episode #1.8 (1972)
 1972 Spring and Autumn (TV Series)
Mr. Duffy
- Pilot: Spring and Autumn (1972) ... Mr. Duffy
 1963-1972 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Austin / George Fenn / Adcock
- Trial and Error (1972) ... Austin
- Facing the Music (1964) ... George Fenn
- Time Bomb (1963) ... Adcock
 1966-1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Eddy / Albert Lawless / Harold
- Lushly (1972) ... Eddy
- The Queen Street Girls (1966) ... Harold
 1971-1972 Budgie (TV Series)
Jack Bird
- Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit, Run, Run, Run (1972) ... Jack Bird
- Fiddler on the Hoof: Part 2 (1971) ... Jack Bird
- Fiddler on the Hoof: Part 1 (1971) ... Jack Bird
 1972 The Train Now Standing (TV Series)
Bert
- The Tannoy (1972) ... Bert
 1972 The Grievance (TV Movie)
Holden
 1972 Mike and Bernie (TV Series)
Ticket Tout
 1971 From a Bird's Eye View (TV Series)
Alf Grover
- I Too Was a Novice (1971) ... Alf Grover
 1971 The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (TV Series)
Sam Corner
- The Willing Victim (1971) ... Sam Corner
 1971 Albert! (TV Series)
Wilkes
- Hold Up, it's a Hand Up (1971) ... Wilkes
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Percy
- Death for Divers' Reasons (1971) ... Percy
 1963-1970 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
Delivery Man / Second Man / Rag 'n' Bone Man
- Pot Black (1970) ... Delivery Man
- And Afterwards at... (1965) ... Second Man
- Wallah, Wallah Catsmeat (1963) ... Rag 'n' Bone Man
 1970 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Dr. Gedge
- Safe in the Streets? (1970) ... Dr. Gedge
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Charlie Chettle
- Dover and the Deadly Poison Pen Letters (1968) ... Charlie Chettle
 1968 Mum's Boys (TV Series)
- The Root of Evil (1968)
 1968 A Man of our Times (TV Series)
Porter
 1967 Poor Cow
Photographer
 1967 Mickey Dunne (TV Series)
Dad Hopkins
- Over the Hill (1967) ... Dad Hopkins
 1966 The Christmas Tree
The Crook
 1966 The Vulture (uncredited)
 1966 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
Taxi Driver
- Allah Is Not Always with You (1966) ... Taxi Driver
 1966 King of the River (TV Series)
Jim
- Sunset for a Sailorman (1966) ... Jim
 1966 Quick Before They Catch Us (TV Series)
The Fairground Attendant
- Mark of Distinction: Part 3 (1966) ... The Fairground Attendant
- Mark of Distinction: Part 2 (1966) ... The Fairground Attendant
 1965-1966 Barney Is My Darling (TV Series)
- My Son! My Son! (1966)
 1966 Bindle (One of Them Days)
Stallholder
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Tug Wilson / Pubgoer / Little George / ...
- The Coming Out Party (1965) ... Tug Wilson
- Up the Junction (1965) ... Pubgoer
- 3 Clear Sundays (1965) ... Little George
- A Tap on the Shoulder (1965) ... Patsy
 1965 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
'Maggot' Twining
- First Offender (1965) ... 'Maggot' Twining
 1960-1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Frank Condon / Lofty Spinks / Marks
- One Good Man and True? (1965) ... Frank Condon
- The Goat's Whiskers (1960) ... Lofty Spinks
- A Man of Straw (1960) ... Marks
 1964 HMS Paradise (TV Series)
Milkman
 1964 Diary of a Young Man (TV Series)
3rd Worker
- Marriage (1964) ... 3rd Worker
- Money (1964) ... 3rd Worker
 1964 Crooks in Cloisters
Tick Tack Man
 1964 The Valiant Varneys (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1964)
 1964 Taxi! (TV Series)
Tommy
- It's a Mug's Game (1964) ... Tommy
- Will You Marry Face? (1964) ... Tommy
- Christmas in May (1964) ... Tommy
 1959-1964 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Smudger Smith / Willie Walters
- Square Peg (1964) ... Smudger Smith
- Jellied Eels, They're Luv'ly (1960) ... Willie Walters
 1963 The Dickie Henderson Show (TV Series)
- The Convict (1963)
 1963 The Victorians (TV Mini-Series)
Bailiff
- Society (1963) ... Bailiff
 1961-1963 Bootsie and Snudge (TV Series)
First Conductor / Lift Attendant / Bank Robber / ...
- Tickets Please (1963) ... First Conductor
- The Toerag (1963) ... Lift Attendant
- Bank Robber (1961) ... Bank Robber
- The 'At Home' (1961) ... George
- Barber Shop Quartet (1961) ... Newspaper Seller
 1962 Citizen James (TV Series)
- The Reporter (1962)
 1957-1962 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Roxy / Mouse / Charlie / ...
- Miracle on Mano (1962) ... Roxy
- The Pot Carriers (1960) ... Mouse
- Lucky Strike (1960) ... Charlie
- Venus Observed (1957) ... Bates
 1962 Compact (TV Series)
Scullery Hand
- Weekend Plans (1962) ... Scullery Hand
- Looking Ahead (1962) ... Scullery Hand
 1961 Never Back Losers
Wally Sanders
 1961 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Wally Sanders
- Never Back Losers (1961) ... Wally Sanders
 1961 Colonel Trumper's Private War (TV Series)
Hicks
- Behind Enemy Lines (1961) ... Hicks
- Factory Saboteurs (1961) ... Hicks
- A Phoney Marks Time (1961) ... Hicks
- The Spy School (1961) ... Hicks
- Operation Lubenski (1961) ... Hicks
 1961 The Return of the Old Pull 'n Push (TV Series)
Porty
- Episode #1.6 (1961) ... Porty
 1961 Here's Harry (TV Series)
- The Voice (1961)
 1961 The Secret Partner
Vickers
 1959-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Todsworth Singleton / Fred
- Hi Diddle Diddle (1961) ... Todsworth Singleton
- The Christmas Card (1959) ... Fred
 1960 A Lady with Friends (TV Short)
Alf Croucher
 1960 Paul of Tarsus (TV Series)
Beggar
- The Feast of Pentecost (1960) ... Beggar
 1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Landlord
- Episode #1.33 (1960) ... Landlord
 1959 The Army Game (TV Series)
Derry
- Night Train to Itchwick (1959) ... Derry
 1959 Life in Emergency Ward 10
Mr. Pryor
 1958 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Ensemble
- Expresso Bongo (1958) ... Ensemble
 1958 The Salvage Gang
Alf, Removal Man
 1957 Strangers' Meeting
Van Driver
 1957 Black Ice
Simpkins
 1957 Potts and the Night Whistlers (TV Series)
Mike Maroney
- Diamonds in the Rough (1957) ... Mike Maroney
 1957 Potts and the Phantom Piper (TV Series)
Mike Moroney
- The Stranger in the Dungeon (1957) ... Mike Moroney
- Potts Sets a Trap (1957) ... Mike Moroney
- The Secret Agent (1957) ... Mike Moroney
- Under Suspicion (1957) ... Mike Moroney
- The Secret Formula (1957) ... Mike Moroney
 1957 O.S.S. (TV Series)
Cabbie
- Operation Chopping Block (1957) ... Cabbie
 1956 Potts, Gangbuster (TV Series)
Mike
- Face to Face (1956) ... Mike
- Miss Travers's Secret (1956) ... Mike
- Double Identity (1956) ... Mike
 1956 The Appleyards (TV Series)
- Autumn Leaves (1956)
 1956 Potts in Parovia (TV Series)
Mike
- Potts to the Rescue (1956) ... Mike
- The Leaflet Raid (1956) ... Mike
- Enter the Condors (1956) ... Mike
- Out of Action (1956) ... Mike
- The Warning Note (1956) ... Mike
 1956 Abigail and Roger (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1956)
 1955 Quatermass II (TV Mini-Series)
2nd Worker
- The Frenzy (1955) ... 2nd Worker (uncredited)
- The Coming (1955) ... 2nd Worker (uncredited)
 1955 The Prince and the Pauper (TV Series)
1st Man
- The Coronation (1955) ... 1st Man

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He acted in Frank Norman's play, "Insideout," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Oliver Maguire, Glen Williams, Ronald Lewis, Warren Clarke, Brian Croucher, Tom Chadbon, Harry Landis, Patrick Godfrey, Bill Owen, and Nigel Hawthorne in the cast. Ken Campbell was director.

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Trivia:

Father of Roberta Tovey.

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Pisces

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